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Fabrício dos Santos Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: [faˈbɾisju kaˈmõjs]; born December 23, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who formerly competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Camões's primary style in the cage is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Camões is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Royler Gracie.

Fabrício Camões
Fabricio Camoes.jpg
BornFabrício dos Santos Camões
(1978-12-23) December 23, 1978 (age 40)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[1]
Other namesMorangò (Strawberry)
ResidenceSan Diego, California, United States
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
DivisionLightweight
Reach72 12 in (184 cm)
Fighting out ofSan Diego, California, United States
TeamBlack House[2]
Team Nogueira
Gracie Humaita
Rank3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3] under Royler Gracie[4]
Years active1997–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins14
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision3
Losses9
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision2
Draws1
Other information
SpouseLeticia Ribeiro (2012-present)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Camões was born December 23, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to Jorge Britto, when Camões was 18 years old, he lasted 27 minutes in a bout with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was 22.[5]

His Portuguese nickname Morangò, which translates into Strawberry, originated from Camões's love for a local Strawberry flavored yogurt drink while Camões was a young child living in Brazil.

When he was 16, Camões constantly witnessed the late Hélio Gracie still practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in his 90's.

 
Fabrício Camões and Hélio Gracie

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Camões signed a four fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and made his UFC debut at UFC 106 against veteran Caol Uno, with the fight ending in a draw after a point was deducted in the 2nd round against Camões for an illegal upkick.

In his next UFC bout on March 27, 2010, at UFC 111 Camões fought Kurt Pellegrino. A fight that saw both Camões and Pellegrino grappling back and forth, ultimately a visibly exhausted Camões succumbed to a rear naked choke late in the second round.[6] Following the loss to Pellegrino, Camões was released from the UFC with a record of 0-1-1.

Post-UFC careerEdit

Following his release from the UFC, Camões signed with Tachi Palace Fights. He fought fellow UFC veteran Steve Lopez on February 18, 2011 and won via devastating head kick KO in the first round.

Camões next fought on May 5, 2011 at Tachi Palace Fights 9 against fellow UFC veteran Efrain Escudero. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Return to UFCEdit

After winning his last two fights since being released from the UFC, Camões was expected to face Reza Madadi on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX 1, replacing an injured Rafaello Oliveira.[8] However, Madadi himself would later withdraw from the bout due to injury as well and was replaced by promotional newcomer Tommy Hayden.[9] Camões won the fight via submission in the first round.

Camões next lost to Melvin Guillard by unanimous decision on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.[10]

Camões faced Jim Miller on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[11] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[12]

Camões was expected to face Gray Maynard on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176.[13] However, after the event was cancelled, Camões/Maynard was rescheduled and expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16, 2014.[14] In turn, Maynard filled in as an injury replacement for another bout on the card and Camões was pulled from the event entirely.[15]

Camões was expected to face Josh Shockley on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[16] However, Shockley pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Tony Martin.[17] Both Camões and his opponent missed weight for the bout, but weren't issued a fine.[18] Camões lost the fight via submission in the first round, and was subsequently released from the promotion for the second time in his career.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 14 wins 9 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 7 5
By decision 3 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–9–1 Anthony Rocco Martin Submission (kimura) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 1 4:16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; Both fighters missed weight.
Loss 14–8–1 Jim Miller Submission (armbar) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 1 3:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–7–1 Melvin Guillard Decision (unanimous) UFC 148 July 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–6–1 Tommy Hayden Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller January 20, 2012 1 4:03 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 13–6–1 Efrain Escudero Decision (unanimous) TPF 9: The Contenders May 5, 2011 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 12–6–1 Steve Lopez KO (head kick and punches) TPF 8: All or Nothing February 18, 2011 1 0:23 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 11–6–1 Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 111 March 27, 2010 2 4:20 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Draw 11–5–1 Caol Uno Draw (majority) UFC 106 November 21, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Camões had one point deducted for an illegal up-kick to the head.
Win 11–5 Torrance Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina May 15, 2009 1 3:21 Fresno, California, United States
Win 10–5 Sam Morgan Submission (rear-naked choke) ShoXC: Hamman vs. Suganuma 2 August 15, 2008 1 0:47 Friant, California, United States
Win 9–5 Joe Camacho KO (punches) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series April 5, 2008 1 3:20 Friant, California, United States
Win 8–5 Jean Silva Submission (armbar) Super Challenge 1 October 10, 2006 1 2:10 Barueri, Brazil
Win 7–5 Luciano Azevedo Decision (unanimous) Super Challenge 1 October 10, 2006 2 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 6–5 Mauro Chimento Jr. Submission (guillotine choke) Super Challenge 1 October 10, 2006 1 2:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 5–5 Epitacio Silva Submission (gogoplata) Iron Fight 2 September 2, 2006 1 2:02 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 4–5 Luiz Dutra Jr. Decision (unanimous) Gold Fighters Championship 1 May 20, 2006 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 4–4 Gleison Tibau Submission (rear-naked choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 12 July 9, 2005 1 2:15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 4–3 Vitelmo Kubis Bandeira Decision (unanimous) Storm Samurai 6 March 19, 2005 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 3–3 Luiz Dutra Jr. Submission (knee injury) Meca World Vale Tudo 10 December 20, 2003 1 1:50 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win 3–2 Marcello Rodriguez Submission (smother choke) Sul Combat 1 November 29, 2003 1 N/A Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win 2–2 Wagner Tulio TKO (punches) Meca World Vale Tudo 8 May 16, 2003 1 1:40 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 1–2 Luiz Azeredo TKO (punches) Meca World Vale Tudo 3 November 14, 2000 2 1:36 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 1–1 Anderson Silva TKO (retirement) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 June 25, 1997 1 25:14 Campo Grande, Brazil
Win 1–0 Eliezer Ninja TKO (punches) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 June 25, 1997 1 4:55 Campo Grande, Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Fabricio "Morango" Camoes". Sherdog.com. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "Fabricio Camoes". blackhousemma.com.
  3. ^ Matt Erickson and Christian Stein (December 26, 2013). "Fabricio Camoes recognizes big opportunity vs. Miller at UFC 168". MMAjunkie.com.
  4. ^ Jeremy Botter (October 3, 2013). "Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes Added to Year-End UFC 168 Fight Card". Bleacher Report.
  5. ^ Hooper, Barrett (November 19, 2009). "UFC 106 newcomer Fabricio Camoes once battled Anderson Silva in a bareknuckle bout for 27 minutes". FightingWords.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  6. ^ Karkoski, Kris (January 14, 2010). "Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes On Tap for UFC 111". MMAFrenzy.com. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  7. ^ Joseph Zigler. "125 Proof: Montague Mauls Gomez, McCall Upsets 'Formiga' at TPF 8". Sherdog.
  8. ^ "Replacement Fabricio Camoes steps in to fight Reza Madadi at UFC on FX 1". MMAjunkie.com. December 27, 2011.
  9. ^ "Tommy Hayden targeted for UFC on FX 1 slot against Fabricio Camoes". mmajunkie.com. January 16, 2012.
  10. ^ "Melvin Guillard Draws Fabricio Camoes in Lightweight Battle at UFC 148". mmaweekly.com. March 29, 2012.
  11. ^ John Petit (October 3, 2013). "Jim Miller Vs Fabricio Camoes To Take Place At UFC 168". fighters.com.
  12. ^ "UFC 168 results: Jim Miller submits Fabricio Camoes via armbar in the first". mmafighting.com. December 28, 2013.
  13. ^ Tristan Critchfield (2014-05-20). "Lightweights Gray Maynard, Fabricio Camoes Added to UFC 176 in Los Angeles". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  14. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard shifts to UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  15. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-08-04). "Trujillo out, Pearson to now face Maynard". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  16. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-09-04). "Fabricio Camoes-Josh Shockley set for UFC 179". mmajunkie.com/. Retrieved 2014-09-04.
  17. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-25). "Fabricio Camoes gets new opponent for UFC 179". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  18. ^ Staff (2014-10-24). "UFC 179 weigh-in results: Jose Aldo (145), Chad Mendes (145) on mark". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-24.

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