Ildemar Alcântara (Portuguese pronunciation: [iwdeˈmaʁ awˈkɐ̃taɾɐ]; born November 7, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, he has formerly competed in the UFC and is the younger brother of current UFC fighter Iuri Alcântara.
November 17, 1982
Soure, Pará, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185.2 lb (84.0 kg; 13.23 st)|
|Division||Welterweight (2013-2014) |
Middleweight (2007-2012, 2015-present)
Light Heavyweight (2005-2007, 2013)
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Soure, Pará, Brazil|
Marajo Brothers Team
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Iuri Alcântara, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
With the departure of Marcelo Guimarães, who was champion of the middleweight division in Jungle Fight, the organization decided to hold a tournament to crown a new champion. He fought against Eder Baiano Jones. Alcântara won via split decision and advanced in the tournament, then faced Ederson Cristian Macedo and won via armbar submission. At Jungle Fight 47, he was crowned champion by defeating Itamar Rosa winning via TKO.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Alcântara made his UFC debut replacing Roger Hollett to face Wagner Prado in a light heavyweight bout on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping. He won the bout via kneebar submission in the second round and earned Submission of the Night honors.
Alcântara was expected to make his welterweight debut against Jason High at UFC on Fuel TV 10. However, High was pulled from the bout in late April in favor of a matchup on the same card against Erick Silva after Silva's original opponent was scratched from the event. Alcântara instead faced promotional newcomer Leandro Silva. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Alcântara was expected to face Santiago Ponzinibbio on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. However, Ponzinibbio pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by Kenny Robertson. Alcântara lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|39 matches||26 wins||13 losses|
|Win||26–13||Tyago Costa||Submission (triangle choke)||South America Fighters Combat 1: Marajo vs. Borges||December 16, 2018||1||1:10||Pará, Brazil|
|Win||25–13||Unknown Fighter||Submission (north-south choke)||Super Fight Brazil 1||November 10, 2018||2||1:24||Piauí, Brazil|
|Win||24–13||Divino Gontijo||TKO (punches)||Champions Fight Combat 14||September 8, 2018||1||0:17||Maranhão, Brazil|
|Win||23–13||Normando Cabral de Andrade||Submission (anaconda choke)||World Kombat Challenge 48: WKC Apu Thai 2||August 4, 2018||1||0:40||Castanhal, Brazil|
|Loss||22–13||Magomed Ismailov||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights Global 85: Alikhanov vs. Kopylov||March 30, 2018||1||3:41||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||22–12||Artur Alibulatov||Decision (split)||ProFC 64: Tibilov vs. Shvets||December 24, 2017||3||5:00||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Loss||21–12||Alexey Efremov||TKO (elbows)||World Fighting Championship Akhmat 42||September 27, 2017||3||0:19||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||21–11||Beslan Ushukov||Decision (majority)||World Fighting Championship Akhmat 38||May 21, 2017||3||5:00||Grozny, Chechnya, Russia|
|Loss||21–10||Markus Perez Echeimberg||Decision (unanimous)||Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship||February 10, 2017||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||21–9||Henrique da Silva||TKO (punches)||The King of Jungle Championship 2||January 14, 2016||2||4:55||Belém, Brazil||Light Heavyweight bout.|
|Loss||21–8||Kevin Casey||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee||July 15, 2015||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||21–7||Richardson Moreira||Decision (split)||UFC 183||January 31, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Middleweight.|
|Loss||20–7||Kenny Robertson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 175||July 5, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–6||Albert Tumenov||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Loss||19–6||Igor Araújo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields||October 9, 2013||3||5:00||Barueri, Brazil|
|Win||19–5||Leandro Silva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||18–5||Wagner Prado||Submission (kneebar)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping||January 19, 2013||2||2:39||São Paulo, Brazil||Light Heavyweight bout; Submission of the Night|
|Win||17–5||Itamar Rosa||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 47: Jungle Belt||December 21, 2012||1||1:07||Porto Alegre, Brazil||Won Jungle Fight Grand Prix, became Jungle Fight Middleweight Champion.|
|Win||16–5||Ederson Cristian||Submission (armbar)||Jungle Fight 44||October 27, 2012||1||1:32||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Jungle Fight Grand Prix Second Round.|
|Win||15–5||Eder Jones||Decision (split)||Jungle Fight 41||July 28, 2012||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Jungle Fight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Win||14–5||Edilberto de Oliveira||KO (punches)||Jungle Fight 38||April 28, 2012||1||3:02||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||13–5||Geovane Francisco||TKO (knee and punches)||Jungle Fight 35||December 17, 2011||1||2:14||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||12–5||Willians Santos||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Jungle Fight 33||October 22, 2011||1||2:04||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||11–5||Richard Smith||Submission (rear naked choke)||Jungle Fight 30||July 30, 2011||1||2:39||Belém, Brazil|
|Loss||10–5||Marcelo Guimarães||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 28||May 21, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||10–4||Jackson Mora||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 24||December 18, 2010||1||4:37||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9–4||Jacob Quintana||TKO (knee to the body)||Jungle Fight 23||October 30, 2010||1||1:23||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||8–4||Potcho Potcho||TKO (punches)||Iron Man Championship 7||October 7, 2010||2||2:15||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||7–4||Antonio Mendes||Decision (unanimous)||Amazon Fight 4||August 13, 2010||3||5:00||Belém, Brazil|
|Loss||6–4||Bruno Silva||TKO (leg kick)||Iron Man Championship 4||November 20, 2009||2||0:40||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||6–3||Rogério Gama||TKO (punches)||Belem Open Fight 2||September 17, 2009||1||3:11||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||5–3||Beto Silva||KO (punches)||Super Fight||July 23, 2009||2||3:17||São Luís, Brazil|
|Loss||4–3||Geronimo dos Santos||TKO (punches)||Hiro Belém||April 21, 2009||2||N/A||Belém, Brazil||Heavyweight bout.|
|Win||4–2||Brian Maulany||Submission (armbar)||Cage Fight Event: Rumble in the Jungle||December 21, 2008||1||2:28||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Win||3–2||Junior Sumo||TKO (punches)||Round Fight 2||September 25, 2008||1||2:20||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||2–2||Maurilio de Souza||Submission (kneebar)||Ceará Vale Tudo Meeting||April 18, 2007||3||2:31||Fortaleza, Brazil||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||1–2||Fábio Maldonado||Decision (unanimous)||Predador FC 4: Kamae||January 25, 2007||3||5:00||Brazil|
|Loss||1–1||Luís Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Mega Combat Vale Tudo||October 1, 2005||3||5:00||Belém, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Luís Santos||Submission (triangle choke)||Iron Man Vale Tudo 7||June 11, 2005||2||4:51||Macapa, Brazil|
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