Willamy Freire

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Willamy Freire
Born (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 29)
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Other names Chiquerim
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Team Nova Uniao
Completa Team
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 26
By knockout 8
By submission 10
By decision 7
Unknown 1
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Willamy Freire (born July 28, 1987) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who has fought for Shooto and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Freire was also the Shooto Welterweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Freire compiled a 12–2 record prior to signing with Shooto. This included a 1–1 record against Jose Luis Nogueira and a 4-fight grand prix tournament victory held over the course of one night.[1]


Freire was scheduled to face Peter Angerer for the SHIDO MMA Welterweight Championship in May 2007. However, just prior to the fight, he was knocked unconscious in training and suffered a deep cut, so he had to withdraw.[2] In July 2007, Freire made his Shooto debut against Hacran Dias, his future Nova Uniao team-mate. Freire lost via unanimous decision.[3] This was his final defeat before an 11 fight win streak, prior to joining the UFC.[1]

After the Shooto Welterweight Championship was vacated, Freire faced Kenichiro Togashi for the title. After 2:05 of the first round, Freire was declared the winner via TKO (doctor stoppage), gaining him the title.[4]

After a non-title fight against Mikael Lähdesmäki, which Freire won via unanimous decision, Freire faced Yusuke Endo for the second time in his first title defence. Freire was declared the winner via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–27)[5] and immediately vacated the title, as he had already signed with the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Freire signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship which was announced in June 2010. He was scheduled to make his debut against Thiago Tavares at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko in August,[6] but would later withdraw with injury.[7] Since Tavares was left without an opponent, he too was pulled from the event.[8]

In November 2010, Freire was cleared to compete after recovering from his knee injury.[9] Freire faced Waylon Lowe in his UFC debut on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and will be out indefinitely after injuring his right hand and right cheekbone.[10]

Freire was released from the UFC following this loss.[11]


Freire was expected to face Shinya Aoki on May 29, 2011 at DREAM Fight for Japan!.[12] The fight was called off due to visa issues. Freire was set to fight Tatsuya Kawajiri on July 16, 2011 at Dream.17 but a hand injury forced him off the card.

Freire ultimately made his DREAM debut at Dream 17 against Satoru Kitaoka. He lost the fight via split decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26–6 Paulo Dantas DQ (faked knee to groin) Brazilian King Fighter 3 November 7, 2013 1 N/A Fortaleza, Brazil
Loss 25–6 Joao Luiz Nogueira TKO (punches) OX MMA August 8, 2013 2 0:27 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 25–5 Zozimar de Oliveira Silva Jr. Submission (guillotine choke) Brazilian King Fighter May 17, 2012 2 1:45 Fortaleza, Brazil
Loss 24–5 Satoru Kitaoka Decision (split) Dream 17 September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 24–4 Waylon Lowe Decision (unanimous) UFC: Fight For The Troops 2 January 22, 2011 3 5:00 Fort Hood, Texas, United States
Win 24–3 Yusuke Endo Decision (split) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon May 30, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Shooto Welterweight (154 lbs.) Championship; Later vacated title.
Win 23–3 Mikael Lähdesmäki Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Brazil 15 March 19, 2010 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 22–3 Kenichiro Togashi TKO (doctor stoppage) Vale Tudo Japan 2009 October 30, 2009 1 2:05 Tokyo, Japan Won Shooto Welterweight (154 lbs.) Championship
Win 21–3 Vincent Latoel Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto - The Way of Shooto 3 August 27, 2009 2 2:59 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 20–3 Yusuke Endo Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto: Shooto Tradition Final May 10, 2009 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–3 Randy Steinke Submission (D'arce choke) Shooto - Brazil 9 November 29, 2008 1 3:18 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 18–3 Mateus Machado Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto - Brazil 8 August 30, 2008 1 1:25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 17–3 Giovani Diniz KO (punch) Shooto - Brazil 6 April 19, 2008 2 4:50 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16–3 Ari Craupina Submission (arm triangle choke) Kabra Fight Nordeste March 13, 2008 1 N/A Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 15–3 Claudiere Freitas Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Brazil 5 January 26, 2008 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 14–3 Daniel Silveira TKO (punches) MZI - Combat 2 November 24, 2007 1 N/A Caico, Brazil
Win 13–3 Patricky Freire Technical Decision (majority) Rino's FC 4 September 27, 2007 3 1:45 Fortaleza, Brazil
Loss 12–3 Hacran Dias Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Brazil 3 July 7, 2007 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 12–2 Paulo Dantas Submission (rear naked choke) Ceara Vale Tudo Meeting April 18, 2007 3 2:44 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 11–2 Gasparzinho TKO (retirement) Rino's FC 3 February 7, 2007 N/A N/A Recife, Brazil
Win 10–2 Rafael Bastos Submission (north-south choke) Predador FC 4 - Kamae January 25, 2007 1 N/A Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 9–2 Phillip Schade Decision (unanimous) UCS - Fighting Day 3 December 2, 2006 3 5:00 Geislingen, Germany
Loss 8–2 Joao Luiz Nogueira Submission (guillotine choke) Tridenium Combat April 6, 2006 1 4:50 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 8–1 Joao Luiz Nogueira Decision (unanimous) Bad Boy Championship December 8, 2005 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 7–1 Erivan Silva Submission (punches) MZIF - MZI Fight November 22, 2005 2 2:58 Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Loss 6–1 Helman PQD Submission (rear naked choke) MF - Mossoro Fight August 26, 2005 3 2:25 Mossoro, Brazil
Win 6–0 Carlos Heide TKO (punches) COVT - Ceara Open Vale Tudo 2 March 10, 2005 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 5–0 David Oliveira TKO (punches) Champions Fight October 25, 2003 2 N/A Paraiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Cesar da Costa Alencar Decision (split) Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix November 22, 2002 2 5:00 Quixada, Ceara, Brazil
Win 3–0 Glauber do Santos Silveira TKO (doctor stoppage) Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix November 22, 2002 2 N/A Quixada, Ceara, Brazil
Win 2–0 Francisco Diego TKO (knee and punches) Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix November 22, 2002 1 N/A Quixada, Ceara, Brazil
Win 1–0 Gesias Cavalcante Crispim Submission (rear naked choke) Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix November 22, 2002 3 N/A Quixada, Ceara, Brazil



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