Adriano Soares Martins (born June 12, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of Fight Nights Global. A professional competitor since 2004, he has competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce and DREAM.
|Born||Adriano Soares Martins|
June 12, 1982
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155.5 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)|
|Division||Lightweight (155 lb)|
Welterweight (170 lb)
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Judo|
|Fighting out of||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cristiano Carioca |
Brown belt in Judo
|Years active||2004–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Originally from Manaus, Brazil, Martins began training in Judo in 1994, which he continued with until the year 2000, reaching the rank of brown belt. Due to his desire to learn submissions, Martins began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1999. Martins went on to have an accomplished career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning various titles. In 2004, needing to support his newly formed family, Martins began mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Martins made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2004 and compiled a 23–6 record on the Brazilian circuit before being signed by Strikeforce.
Martins was scheduled to make his Strikeforce debut against Isaac Vallie-Flagg on September 29, 2012 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy. However, the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Martins made his promotional debut against Daron Cruickshank on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson. He won via submission due to a straight armbar in the second round. The win also earned him his first Submission of the Night bonus award.
Martins faced Rustam Khabilov on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. He won the fight by split decision. In the fight, he was able to take and knock Khabliov down at the end of the second round.
Martins was released from the UFC on November 15, 2017.
Fight Nights GlobalEdit
On 19 February, 2018 he signed a six-fight deal with the Fight Nights Global.
In his debut on 20 May, 2018 at 'FNG 87' he lost to Alexandr Shabily by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|38 matches||28 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||28–10||Alexandr Shabliy||Decision (unanimous)||FNG - Fight Nights Global 87||May 19, 2018||3||5:00||Rostov, Russia|
|Loss||28–9||Kajan Johnson||KO (punch)||UFC 215||September 9, 2017||3||0:49||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||28–8||Leonardo Santos||Decision (split)||UFC 204||October 8, 2016||3||4:32||Manchester, England|
|Win||28–7||Islam Makhachev||KO (punch)||UFC 192||October 3, 2015||1||1:46||Houston, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||27–7||Rustam Khabilov||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir||February 22, 2015||3||5:00||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Win||26–7||Juan Puig||KO (punch)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||1||2:21||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||25–7||Donald Cerrone||KO (head kick)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson||January 25, 2014||1||4:40||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||25–6||Daron Cruickshank||Submission (straight armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson||November 9, 2013||2||2:49||Goiânia, Brazil||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||24–6||Jorge Gurgel||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine||January 12, 2013||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||23–6||Jimmy Donahue||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 37||March 31, 2012||1||1:02||São Paulo, Brazil||Defended the Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||22–6||Neilson Gomes||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 34||November 26, 2011||1||1:21||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Won the interim Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||21–6||Marcio Castanheira||Submission (guillotine choke)||Mr. Cage 6||September 30, 2011||1||N/A||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||20–6||Diego Braga Alves||Decision (unanimous)||WFE 10: Platinum||September 16, 2011||5||5:00||Salvador, Brazil||Won the WFE Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||19–6||Francisco Trinaldo||Decision (majority)||Jungle Fight 30||July 30, 2011||3||5:00||Belém, Brazil||For the Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||19–5||Jamil Silveira||TKO (punches)||Mr. Cage 5||April 29, 2011||2||2:19||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||18–5||Ronildo Augusto||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 27||April 21, 2011||1||2:54||Brasília, Brazil||Won the interim Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||17–5||Nilson Assunção||TKO (corner stoppage)||Jungle Fight 26||April 2, 2011||1||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||16–5||Ronys Torres||Decision (unanimous)||Amazon Show Combat||September 9, 2010||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||15–5||Pedro Irie||Decision (split)||MF 7: Rally Brazil||July 24, 2010||3||5:00||Itatiba, Brazil|
|Win||14–5||Dylan Clay||Decision (unanimous)||VTC: Brazil vs. USA||March 6, 2010||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5||Jamil Silveira||Decision (split)||Vision Fight||December 20, 2009||3||5:00||Boa Vista, Brazil|
|Win||13–4||Daniel Trindade||Decision (unanimous)||Roraima Show Fight 5||July 12, 2009||3||5:00||Boa Vista, Brazil|
|Win||12–4||Luis Santos||Decision (split)||Hero's The Jungle 3||May 9, 2009||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||11–4||Keita Nakamura||Decision (split)||Dream 6||September 23, 2008||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||11–3||Ronys Torres||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Hero's the Jungle 2||April 7, 2008||2||N/A||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||11–2||Diego Braga Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Amazon Challenge 2||March 1, 2008||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||10–2||Michel Addario Bastos||TKO (punches)||Hero's the Jungle||October 13, 2007||1||4:24||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||9–2||Julian Fabrin||TKO (punches)||Cassino Fight 4||September 15, 2007||3||1:19||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Luciano Azevedo||Decision (split)||Cassino Fight 3||April 21, 2007||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||7–2||Steve Reyna||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Jungle Fight 6||April 29, 2006||2||0:35||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||6–2||Daniel Trindade||KO (knee)||Roraima Kombat||April 8, 2006||2||3:01||Boa Vista, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Jorge Clay||TKO (punches)||Amazon Ultimate Fight||June 4, 2005||3||1:40||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Daniel Trindade||KO (punches)||Roraima Combat 1||April 8, 2005||2||N/A||Boa Vista, Brazil|
|Loss||3–2||Gleison Tibau||Decision (unanimous)||Amazônia Fight 1||June 20, 2005||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||3–1||Boris Jonstomp||Decision||Jungle Fight 2||May 15, 2004||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Erick Cardoso||Decision (unanimous)||Gladiator of the Jungle 1||March 7, 2004||1||10:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Robert Fonseca||KO (punches)||Gladiator of the Jungle 1||March 7, 2004||1||4:53||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Lucas Lopes||Decision (unanimous)||Gladiator of the Jungle 1||March 7, 2004||1||10:00||Manaus, Brazil|
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