Danilo Marques

Danilo Marques (born December 26, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Light Heavyweight division. He most notably competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Danilo Marques
BornDanilo Marques
(1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 36)
São Paulo, Brazil
ResidenceHuntington Beach, California
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Reach77.0 in (196 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSão Paulo, Brazil
TeamKings MMA
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission6
By decision2
By knockout3
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Marques started doing taekwondo for fun when he was 10 years old, and around the age of 13, he started in boxing. He started competing at an amateur level, and it became his main activity for many years. Later, at around 18, he started with BJJ, due to his desire to become a more complete fighter, and through my boxing trainer, Ivan “Pitu” de Oliveira (who trains Demian Maia, Shogun Rua and others). he started training some MMA around eight years ago.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Starting his professional career in 2014, Marques compiled a 9–2 record fighting on the Brazilian regional scene, winning the GCF Middleweight Championship in this process. Marques's lone bout outside of Brazil came on April 14, 2017 at LFA 9, where he faced Myron Dennis, losing the close bout via split decision.[3][4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Marques faced Khadis Ibragimov on September 27, 2020 at UFC 253.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Marques faced Mike Rodríguez on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov.[7] He won the fight via rear-naked choke in round two.[8]

Marques was expected to face Ed Herman on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov.[9] However, Herman was removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons on June 14 and replaced by Kennedy Nzechukwu.[10] Marques controlled the first two rounds with his grappling, but ultimately lost the fight via TKO in round three.[11]

Marques was scheduled to face Jailton Almeida on November 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 197.[12] However Danilo required surgery so the bout was rescheduled for February 5, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 200.[13] Marques lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[14]

On February 23, 2022, it was announced that Marques was no longer part of the UFC roster.[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Gladiator Combat Fight
    • GCF Vacant Middleweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 12 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 3
By submission 6 0
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–4 Brock McKinney Submission (triangle choke) Gladiator Challenge: Backyard Brawl February 26, 2022 1 1:23 Valley Center, California, United States
Loss 11–4 Jailton Almeida TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland February 5, 2022 1 2:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–3 Kennedy Nzechukwu TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov June 26, 2021 3 0:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Mike Rodríguez Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov February 6, 2021 2 4:52 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Khadis Ibragimov Decision (unanimous) UFC 253 September 27, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 9–2 Cleiton Caetano Decision (unanimous) Gladiator Combat Fight 33 February 18, 2018 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil Middleweight debut. Won the vacant GCF Middleweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Marck Polimeno Submission (armbar) Gladiator Combat Fight 31 July 6, 2017 1 N/A Curitiba, Brazil Catchweight (220 lb) bout.
Loss 7–2 Myron Dennis Decision (split) LFA 9 April 14, 2017 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–1 Junior Lourenço Submission (rear-naked choke) Curitiba Top Fight 10 February 24, 2017 2 4:42 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 6–1 Márcio Teles KO (punch) Thunder Fight 8 August 5, 2016 1 1:44 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–0 Alisson Jorge TKO (kick to the body and punches) Shogun Team: Fight Day 1 October 24, 2015 1 1:43 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 5–0 Marco Antonio Camargo TKO (punches) Predador FC 29 September 12, 2015 1 4:25 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Win 4–0 Willian Elias Soares TKO (submission to punches) Predador FC 28 March 14, 2014 1 4:00 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Win 3–0 Glauco Florencio Submission Evocke Fight: Gods Of War December 13, 2014 1 1:00 Osasco, Brazil
Win 2–0 Alex Junius Submission (rear-naked choke) Omega Challenger 1 August 17, 2014 1 1:40 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1–0 Matheus de Oliveira TKO (punches) Predador FC 26 March 29, 2014 1 2:02 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Light Heavyweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. ^ "Danilo Marques | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  3. ^ "LFA 9 Results: Dennis Bests Marques, Mayes Victorious, Mazo Thrills". Combat Press. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  4. ^ "Myron Dennis: 'I'll Probably Be Danilo Marques' Toughest Opponent' | MMAWeekly.com". 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  5. ^ Staff (2020-09-15). "Khadis Ibragimov will face the UFC's fourth chance against newcomer Danilo Marques on Sept. 26". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2020-09-15. (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-09-26). "UFC 253 Results: Danilo Marques Tops Khadis Ibragimov". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-11-19). "Drie nieuwe gevechten toegevoegd aan verschillende UFC evenementen". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  8. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-02-06). "UFC Vegas 18 Results: Danilo Marques Puts Mike Rodriguez to Sleep". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  9. ^ Evelyn Rodrigues (2021-03-12). "Ultimate books fight between Danilo Marques and veteran Ed Herman for June". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14. (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Nolan King (2021-06-14). "Kennedy Nzechukwu replaces Ed Herman, meets Danilo Marques at UFC Fight Night 190". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  11. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-06-26). "UFC Vegas 30 Results: Kennedy Nzechukwu Mounts Third-Round Comeback, Stops Danilo Marques". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-09-17). "Jailton Almeida maakt UFC debuut tegen Danilo Marques op 13 november". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  13. ^ Ribas, Diego; Vegas, em Las (2021-10-08). "Danilo Marques se lesiona e luta com Malhadinho no UFC é adiada". Ag. Fight - Agência de notícias (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  14. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-02-05). "UFC Vegas 47: Jailton Almeida Impresses, Puts Away Danilo Marques In Debut". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  15. ^ Damon Martin (February 23, 2022). "Former title challenger Alexis Davis, Danilo Marques no longer on UFC roster". mmafighting.com.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Danilo Marques". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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