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Brazilians in the UFC - By The Numbers

Read below for a look at the history of Brazilian fighters in the UFC, including an All-Time roster...
From Anderson and Royce to Wanderlei and Lyoto, "The Phenom" to "The King of The Streets," the history of Brazilian fighters in the UFC is a rich one. With UFC RIO approaching on August 27th, let's take a "by the numbers" look at the fighters who have made the Octagon a second home.

RECORDS / FACTS

Brazilian UFC Champions

1.    Murilo Bustamante
2.    Vitor Belfort
3.    Anderson Silva
4.    “Minotauro” Nogueira
5.    Lyoto Machida
6.    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
7.    Jose Aldo

Brazilians in UFC title fights
1.    Patino vs Pat MiletichUFC 18
2.    Pederneiras vs Pat Miletich – UFC 21
3.    W.Silva vs Tito OrtizUFC 25
4.    Rizzo vs Kevin RandlemanUFC 26
5.    Rizzo vs Randy Couture I – UFC 31
6.    Rizzo vs Randy Couture II – UFC 34
7.    Bustamante vs Dave MenneUFC 35    
8.    Bustamante vs Matt LindlandUFC 37
9.    Belfort vs Randy Couture II – UFC 46
10.    Belfort vs Randy Couture III – UFC 49
11.    Sobral vs Chuck Liddell II – UFC 62
12.    A.Silva vs Rich Franklin I – UFC 64
13.    Franca vs Sean SherkUFC 73
14.    A.Silva vs Nate MarquardtUFC 73
15.    Gonzaga vs Randy Couture – UFC 74
16.    A.Silva vs Rich Franklin II – UFC 77
17.    M.Nogueira vs Tim SylviaUFC 81
18.    A.Silva vs Dan HendersonUFC 82
19.    A.Silva vs Patrick CoteUFC 90
20.    M.Nogueira vs Frank MirUFC 92
21.    A.Silva vs LeitesUFC 97
22.    Machida vs Rashad EvansUFC 98
23.    Alves vs Georges St-PierreUFC 100
24.    Machida vs Rua – UFC 104
25.    A.Silva vs Demian MaiaUFC 112
26.    Rua vs Machida II – UFC 113
27.    A.Silva vs SonnenUFC 117
28.    A.Silva vs Belfort – UFC 126
29.    Rua vs Jon JonesUFC 128
30.    Aldo vs HominickUFC 129

Most Wins
1.    Anderson Silva 13
2.    Royce Gracie 11
3.    Thiago Alves 10
4.    Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Pedro Rizzo, Gleison Tibau 9
5.    Demian Maia 8

Most Losses
1.    Wanderlei Silva 6
2.    Thiago Alves, Vitor Belfort, Ricardo Almeida, Gabriel Gonzaga, Pedro Rizzo, Hermes Franca, Gleison Tibau  5
3.    Renato Sobral, Fabiano Iha, Jorge Gurgel, Wilson Gouveia 4

Most Knockouts
1.    Vitor Belfort 9
2.    Anderson Silva 8
3.    Thiago Alves 7
4.    Pedro Rizzo 6
5.    Gabriel Gonzaga 5

Most Submissions
1.    Royce Gracie 11
2.    Demian Maia, Wilson Gouveia 5
3.    Renato Sobral 4
4.    Anderson Silva 3

First Brazilian Fighter in UFC
Royce Gracie – UFC 1

Fighters to go from The Ultimate Fighter to the UFC
Jorge Gurgel (TUF2)
Vinicius Magalhaes (TUF8)

Brazil vs Brazil
1.    Tulio Palhares vs Adriano Santos – Ultimate Brazil
2.    Cesar Marsucci vs Paulo Santos – Ultimate Brazil
3.    Gabriel Gonzaga vs Fabiano Scherner – UFC 60
4.    Diego Saraiva vs Jorge Gurgel – UFC 73
5.    Gabriel Gonzaga vs Fabricio Werdum – UFC 80
6.    Thiago Silva vs Antonio Mendes – UFC 84
7.    Hermes Franca vs Marcus Aurelio – UFC 90
8.    Fabricio Werdum vs Junior Dos Santos – UFC 90
9.    Lyoto Machida vs Thiago Silva – UFC 94
10.    Anderson Silva vs Thales Leites – UFC 97*
11.    Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua – UFC 104*
12.    Rousimar Palhares vs Lucio Linhares – UFC 107
13.    Junior Dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga – UFC on VERSUS
14.    Anderson Silva vs Demian Maia – UFC 112*
15.    Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua II – UFC 113*
16.    Demian Maia vs Mario MirandaUFC 118
17.    Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort – UFC 126*
18.    Gleison Tibau vs Rafaello OliveiraUFC 130

*title fight

Unbeaten in UFC
Anderson Silva 11-0
Junior Dos Santos 7-0
Tulio Palhares 1-0
Ebenezer Fontes Braga 1-0
Marcello Mello 1-0
Cesar Marsucci 1-0
Rafael Carino 1-0
Edson Barboza 2-0
Maiquel Falcao 1-0
Jose Aldo 1-0
Renan Barao 1-0
Ronny Markes 1-0

Record of Brazilians in UFC debuts
37-58-1, 1 NC

ALL-TIME ROSTER

Marcelo Aguiar – UFC 26
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1Matt Hughes

Jose Aldo – UFC 129
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – W5 Mark Hominick

Ricardo Almeida – UFC 31 – Born in NYC
UFC Record – 6-5
UFC Debut – LDQ3 Matt Lindland

Amilcar Alves – UFC 118
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – Lsub3 Mike Pierce

Thiago Alves – UFN2
UFC Record – 10-5
UFC Debut – Lsub2 Spencer Fisher

Junior Assuncao – UFC 64
UFC Record – 1-2
UFC Debut – Lsub1 Kurt Pellegrino

Raphael Assuncao – UFC 128
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – KO by 1 Erik Koch

Marcus Aurelio – UFC 74
UFC Record – 2-4
UFC Debut – L3 Clay Guida

Renan Barao – UFC 130
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – W3 Cole Escovedo

Edson Barboza – UFC 123
UFC Record – 2-0
UFC Debut – TKO3 Mike Lullo

Carlos Barreto – UFC 15
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – LDec Dave Beneteau

Alexandre Barros – UFC 93
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Martin Kampmann

Vitor Belfort – UFC 12
UFC Record – 9-5
UFC Debut – TKO1 Tra Telligman

Amaury Bitetti – UFC 9
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Don Frye

Ebenezer Fontes Braga – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Jeremy Horn

Murilo Bustamante – UFC 25
UFC Record – 3-1
UFC Debut – Wsub2 Yoji Anjo

Fabricio Camoes – UFC 106
UFC Record – 0-1-1
UFC Debut – Draw 3 Caol Uno

Luiz Cane – UFC 79
UFC Record – 4-3
UFC Debut – LDQ1 James Irvin

Rafael Carino – UFC 9
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – TKO1 Matt Andersen

Roan Carneiro – UFN9
UFC Record – 2-3
UFC Debut – W3 Rich Clementi

Edilberto Crocota – UFC 70
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – TKO by 3 Paul Taylor

Marcio Cruz – UFC 55
UFC Record – 2-2
UFC Debut – Wsub2 Keigo Kunihara

Alexandre Dantas – UFC 27
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – TKO by 3 Yuki Kondo

Rafael Dos Anjos – UFC 91
UFC Record – 4-3
UFC Debut – KO by 3 Jeremy Stephens

Junior Dos Santos – UFC 90
UFC Record – 7-0
UFC Debut – TKO1 Fabricio Werdum

Hugo Duarte – UFC 17
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Tank Abbott

Maiquel Falcao – UFC 123
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – W3 Gerald Harris

Alexandre Ferreira – UFC 122
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Vladimir Matyushenko

Hermes Franca – UFC 42
UFC Record – 6-5
UFC Debut – W3 Rich Crunkilton

Willamy Freire
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – L3 Waylon Lowe

Ricardo Funch – UFC 107
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – L3 Johny Hendricks

Allan Goes – UFC 17
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Ldec Dan Henderson

Gabriel Gonzaga – UFC 56
UFC Record – 7-5
UFC Debut – KO3 Kevin Jordan

Wilson Gouveia – TUF3 Finale
UFC Record – 6-4
UFC Debut – L3 Keith Jardine

Renzo Gracie – UFC 112
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 3 Matt Hughes

Rolles Gracie – UFC 109
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Joey Beltran

Royce Gracie – UFC 1
UFC Record – 11-2-1
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Art Jimmerson

Fabio Gurgel – UFC 11
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Ldec Jerry Bohlander

Jorge Gurgel – UFN5
UFC Record – 3-4
UFC Debut – L3 Mark Hominick

Andre Gusmao – UFC 87
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – L3 Jon Jones

Fabiano Iha – UFC 20
UFC Record – 3-4
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Laverne Clark

Wallid Ismail – UFC 12
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Ldec Kazuo Takahashi

Thales Leites – TUF4 Finale
UFC Record – 5-3
UFC Debut – L3 Martin Kampmann

Lucio Linhares – UFC 107
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – Lsub2 Rousimar Palhares

Lyoto Machida – UFC 67
UFC Record – 9-2
UFC Debut – W3 Sam Hoger

Vinicius Magalhaes – TUF8 Finale
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Ryan Bader

Demian Maia – UFC 77
UFC Record – 8-3
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Ryan Jensen

Fabio Maldonado – UFC 120
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – TKO 3 James McSweeney

Ronny Markes – UFC Live 5
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – W3 Karlos Vemola

Cesar Marsucci – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – TKO1 Paulo Santos

Marcelo Mello – UFC 20
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – TKO1 David Roberts

Antonio Mendes – UFC 84
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – Lsub1 Thiago Silva

Mario Miranda – UFN21
UFC Record – 1-3
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Gerald Harris

Joe Moreira – UFC 8
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – Ldec Paul Varelans

Flavio Luiz Moura – UFC 21
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Lsub1 Paul Jones

Rafael Natal – UFN 22
UFC Record – 1-1-1
UFC Debut – L3 Rich Attonito

Mario Neto – UFC 63
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – KO by 2 Eddie Sanchez

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – UFC 73
UFC Record – 3-2
UFC Debut – W3 Heath Herring

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – UFC 106
UFC Record – 2-2
UFC Debut – TKO1 Luiz Cane

Diego Nunes – UFC 125
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – W3 Mike Brown

Charles Oliveira – UFC Live 2
UFC Record – 2-2, 1 NC
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Darren Elkins

Rafaello Oliveira – UFC 103
UFC Record – 1-3
UFC Debut – L3 Nik Lentz

Fredson Paixao – TUF12 Finale
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – KO by 1 Pablo Garza

Rousimar Palhares – UFC 84
UFC Record – 5-2
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Ivan Salaverry

Tulio Palhares – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 1-0
UFC Debut – TKO1 Adriano Santos

Jorge Patino – UFC 18
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Ldec Pat Miletich

Andre Pederneiras – UFC 21
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Pat Miletich

Joao Marcos Pierini – UFC 37.5
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Yves Edwards

Vinicius Querioz – UFC 120
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – Lsub3 Rob Broughton

Pedro Rizzo – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 9-5
UFC Debut – KO1 Tank Abbott

Carlos Eduardo Rocha – UFC 122
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Kris McCray

Vagner Rocha – UFC 131
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – L3 Donald Cerrone

Mauricio Rua – UFC 76
UFC Record – 3-3
UFC Debut – Lsub3 Forrest Griffin

Marco Ruas – UFC 7
UFC Record – 4-2
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Larry Cureton

Rodrigo Ruas – UFC 37.5
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Tony Fryklund

Jorge Santiago – UFN5
UFC Record – 1-3
UFC Debut – KO1 Justin Levens

Adriano Santos – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1Tulio Palhares

Paulo Santos – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Cesar Marsucci

Diego Saraiva – UFC 67
UFC Record – 0-3
UFC Debut – L3 Dustin Hazelett

Fabiano Scherner – UFN2
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Brandon Vera

Anderson Silva – UFN5
UFC Record – 13-0
UFC Debut – KO1 Chris Leben

Assuerio Silva – UFN3
UFC Record – 0-3
UFC Debut – L3 Tim Sylvia

Jay Silva – UFN19
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – L3 CB Dollaway

Thiago Silva – UFC 71
UFC Record – 5-2, 1 NC
UFC Debut – TKO1 James Irvin

Wanderlei Silva – Ultimate Brazil
UFC Record – 3-6
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Vitor Belfort

Marcus “Conan” Silveira – Ultimate Japan
UFC Record – 0-1, 1 NC
UFC Debut – NC Kazushi Sakuraba

Renato Sobral – UFC 28
UFC Record – 6-4
UFC Debut – W3 Maurice Smith

Eugenio Tadeu – UFC 16
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 1 Mikey Burnett

Thiago Tavares – UFN9
UFC Record – 5-4-1
UFC Debut – W3 Naoyuki Kotani

Paulo Thiago – UFC 95
UFC Record – 3-3
UFC Debut – KO1 Josh Koscheck

Gleison Tibau – UFC 65
UFC Record – 9-5
UFC Debut – TKO by 2 Nick Diaz

Ronys Torres – UFC 109
UFC Record – 0-2
UFC Debut – L3 Melvin Guillard

Roberto Traven – UFC 11
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – Wsub1 Dave Berry

Renato Verissimo – UFC 46
UFC Record – 1-2
UFC Debut – W3 Carlos Newton

Danillo Villefort – UFC 101
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – TKO by 3 Jesse Lennox

Fabricio Werdum – UFC 70
UFC Record – 2-2
UFC Debut – L3 Andrei Arlovski

Eldo Dias Xavier – UFC 4
UFC Record – 0-1
UFC Debut – KO by 1 Marcus Bossett

Rani Yahya – UFC Fight for the Troops 2
UFC Record – 1-1
UFC Debut – W3 Mike Brown




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