Gregory Felipe Santos Rodrigues (born February 17, 1992) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is an eight-time National BJJ Champion and he was the Smash Global MMA Middleweight Champion and former Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) Middleweight Champion.
|Born||Gregory Felipe Santos Rodrigues|
February 17, 1992
Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Deerfield Beach, Florida|
|Team||Black House MMA|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born in Porto Velho, Gregory came to Manaus when he was still four months old. He was introduced to martial arts since he was five years old, starting out with capoeira, before migrating to jiu-jitsu at 8 years old and eventually becoming a black belt under Senseí Henrique Machado, who was also Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s jiu-jitsu coach. He became an eight-time national jiu-jitsu champion, jiu-jitsu world champion, and professional world champion in Abu Dhabi. He also trained in olympic wrestling with professor Waldeci, joining the Brazilian wrestling cadet team and becoming the runner-up at Pan American wrestling championships in Nicaragua. In 2014, he moved to Rio de Janeiro to start his professional MMA career.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Starting hs professional career in 2014, Rodrigues went 7–2 fighting mostly on the Brazilian regional scene, picking up wins in promotions such as ACB, where he picked up a first-round TKO victory at ACB 73, or LFA, picking up a unanimous decision win at LFA 71.
He would make his return to LFA, entering the four-man tournament for the LFA Middleweight Championship. In the first round, Rodrigues faced Al Matavao at LFA 102, where he knocked Matavao out in the second round. In the finals at LFA 108, Rodrigues stopped Josh Fremd within a round to claim the vacant LFA Middleweight Championship. Within days off the victory, Rodrigues was asked to compete in the UFC on short notice.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Rodrigues faced Armen Petrosyan on February 26, 2022, at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green. He lost the fight via controversial split decision. 10 out of 14 media outlets scored the fight for Rodrigues.
Rodrigues faced Julian Marquez, replacing Wellington Turman, on June 18, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 37. He won the bout in the first round via knockout. This win earned him his first Performance of the Night award.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||12 wins||4 losses|
|Win||12–4||Julian Marquez||KO (punches)||UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Emmett||June 18, 2022||1||3:18||Austin, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||11–4||Armen Petrosyan||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green||February 26, 2022||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–3||Jun Yong Park||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori||October 23, 2021||2||3:13||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||10–3||Duško Todorović||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai||June 5, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–3||Josh Fremd||KO (punches)||LFA 108||May 21, 2021||1||2:20||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States||Won the vacant LFA Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||8–3||Al Matavao||KO (punch)||LFA 102||March 19, 2021||2||1:02||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight (187.4 lb) bout; Rodrigues missed weight.|
|Loss||7–3||Jordan Williams||KO (punches)||Dana White's Contender Series 33||September 15, 2020||1||2:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–2||Brandon Hester||KO (body kick)||SMASH Global 9||December 19, 2019||1||3:03||Hollywood, California, United States||Won the SG Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Tanner Saraceno||Decision (unanimous)||LFA 71||July 12, 2019||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||5–2||Edilberto de Oliveira||Submission (armbar)||Jaguar Combat 1||March 16, 2018||1||4:59||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Umar Gaisumov||TKO (punches)||ACB 73: Silva vs. Makoev||October 21, 2017||1||2:43||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||3–2||Robert Reed||Submission||Island Fights 39||November 18, 2016||2||1:12||Pensacola, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–2||Marco Aurélio||Submission (heel hook)||Face to Face 13||March 12, 2016||2||0:54||São Gonçalo, Brazil|
|Loss||1–2||Renato Rangel||Decision (split)||Face to Face 11||April 24, 2015||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Douglas Carvalho||Submission (armbar)||Face to Face 9||December 19, 2014||1||2:09||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Bruno Lopes||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 73||September 6, 2014||1||1:05||São Paulo, Brazil|
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