October 3, 1978 |
Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15.6 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Wilson Gouveia (born October 3, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Gouveia fights as a light heavyweight in the Maximum Fighting Championships organization after a stint as a middleweight in the UFC. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a member of American Top Team.
Mixed martial arts career
Gouveia hails from Fortaleza, Brazil, and fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida. He defeated Wes Combs at UFC 62, Seth Petruzelli atUFC Fight Night 9 and Carmelo Marrero at UFC 71. In his UFC debut he lost to Keith Jardine by a unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale. He was also scheduled to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC 65 but Gouveia withdrew from the card. He was next scheduled to fight Jason Lambert at UFC 76 but had to withdraw due to a broken nose. The fight was re-scheduled for UFC 80, where Wilson Gouveia KO'd Lambert by a devastating left hook. Wilson Gouveia was then on a 4-win streak in the UFC, which was ended by Goran Reljic at UFC 84 when Reljic TKO'd Gouveia in the second round, the fight won "Fight of the night award". Gouveia recently got back on the winning track when he Submitted both Ryan Jensen due to an armbar, and Jason MacDonald due to elbows on the main card on Spike's Ultimate Fighter 8 finale. Wilson lost to Nate Marquardt at UFC 95 via TKO due to strikes.
Gouveia was scheduled to fight James Irvin on August 29, 2009 at UFC 102. However, Irvin was not able to fight due to a knee injury and was replaced by Ed Herman. Wilson was then forced out with a back injury and the bout was scrapped altogether.
Gouveia's latest fight was against Alan Belcher on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107 at a catchweight of 195 lb, which he lost by TKO in the first round. However, the bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
Gouveia was released from the UFC following his loss to Belcher. He left the company with a 6–4 record.
After a long layoff Wilson returned to action against Dwayne Lewis. Throughout the fight Gouveia attacked the lower part of Lewis's leg with kicks causing Lewis to collapse. Gouveia attempted to end it on the ground with a choke and a kimura before finishing the fight with punches.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||15 wins||8 losses|
|Win||15–8||Wanderson Lima||TKO (punches)||Combate Brasil 2: Desafio||July 28, 2013||2||4:16||Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil||Fought at Light Heavyweight|
|Win||14–8||Kyle Keeney||TKO (leg kick & punches)||Fight Time 9: MMA Explosion||April 27, 2012||1||0:50||Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States||Fought at Heavyweight|
|Win||13–8||Dwayne Lewis||TKO (punches)||MFC 32||January 27, 2012||2||3:19||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||12–8||Ryan Jimmo||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 25||May 7, 2010||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Catchweight at 208 lb|
|Loss||12–7||Alan Belcher||TKO (punches)||UFC 107||December 12, 2009||1||3:03||Memphis, Tennessee, United States||195 lb Catchweight; Fight of the Night|
|Loss||12–6||Nate Marquardt||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC 95||Feb 21, 2009||3||3:10||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||12–5||Jason MacDonald||Submission (elbows)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale||Dec 13, 2008||1||2:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||189 lb Catchweight|
|Win||11–5||Ryan Jensen||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night 15||Sep 17, 2008||2||2:04||Omaha, Nebraska, United States||Drops to Middleweight; Submission of the Night|
|Loss||10–5||Goran Reljić||TKO (punches)||UFC 84||May 24, 2008||2||3:15||Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||10–4||Jason Lambert||KO (punch)||UFC 80||January 19, 2008||2||0:37||Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||9–4||Carmelo Marrero||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 71||May 26, 2007||1||3:06||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–4||Seth Petruzelli||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night 9||April 5, 2007||2||0:39||Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||7–4||Wes Combs||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 62||August 26, 2006||1||3:23||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Keith Jardine||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale||June 24, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–3||Kazuhiro Hamanaka||KO (punches)||Euphoria – USA vs. Japan||November 5, 2005||1||0:39||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–3||Mike Delaney||Submission (punches)||FCC 15 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 15||June 12, 2004||1||3:23||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||4–3||Rory Singer||KO (knee)||KOTC 32 – Bringing Heat||January 24, 2004||2||4:55||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–2||Ron Faircloth||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 6 – Absolute Fighting Championships 6||December 6, 2003||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Ron Faircloth||TKO (corner stoppage)||AFC 4 – Absolute Fighting Championships 4||July 19, 2003||1||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Hirotaka Yokoi||TKO (punches)||HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 2||March 28, 2003||3||2:26||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jon Fitch||KO (knee)||HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 1||December 13, 2002||1||3:38||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ahron Davis||KO (punch)||WEFC 1 – Bring It On||June 29, 2002||1||0:22||Marietta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ray Casias||Submission (armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT – Kings 1||November 17, 2001||1||2:59||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
- "JAMES IRVIN VS. WILSON GOUVEIA AT UFC 102". mmaweekly.com. May 1, 2009.
- John Morgan (August 6, 2009). "Ed Herman steps in for injured James Irvin, will face Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102 in August". Retrieved August 31, 2009.
- "GOUVEIA VS. BELCHER TAPPED FOR UFC 107". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
- "Winner of Four in a Row, Wilson Gouveia Makes His Move". UFC.com. May 21, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
- "Wilson Gouveia's New ATT Miramar". ATTMiramar.com. March 1, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.