Johnny Eduardo (born August 3, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the bantamweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Johnny Eduardo
Born (1978-08-03) August 3, 1978 (age 41)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofFairfield, New Jersey, United States
TeamNova União, Black House (MMA)
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Pedreneiras[2]
Years active1996–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total40
Wins28
By knockout8
By submission13
By decision7
Losses12
By knockout1
By submission9
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Eduardo made his professional MMA debut at the age of sixteen. He fought exclusively in his native Brazil for the first two years of his career, achieving a record of 11 wins and 3 losses.

In December 1999, Eduardo made his international debut as he faced Takanori Gomi at Vale Tudo Japan 1999. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission.

Eduardo made his United States debut in April 2009 as he fought on one of the early cards for Bellator Fighting Championships.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Eduardo made his UFC debut against Raphael Assunção on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134.[3] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.

Eduardo was expected to face Michael McDonald on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139.[4] However, Eduardo was forced from the card with an injury and replaced by Alex Soto.[5]

Eduardo fought Jeff Curran at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[6][7] Eduardo defeated Curran via unanimous decision, earning him his first win in the UFC.

Eduardo was expected to face Yves Jabouin on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[8] However, on March 6, Eduardo was forced to pull out of the bout citing a shoulder injury.[9] Jabouin was then pulled from the card as a suitable replacement could not be found on short notice.[10]

Eduardo was expected to face Lucas Martins on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. However, both fighters were removed from the card due to injury.[11]

After almost two years out of the cage, Eduardo returned to the UFC to face Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.[12] Despite being a significant betting underdog, he won the fight via KO in the first round. The win also earned Eduardo his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[13]

In May 2015 after a year out of competition due to injury, Eduardo announced he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, and hoped to have a fight booked in the fall of 2015.[14]

Eduardo faced Aljamain Sterling on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80.[15] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[16]

Eduardo next faced Manvel Gamburyan on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[17] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[18]

Eduardo faced Matthew Lopez on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[19] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[20]

Eduardo faced Nathaniel Wood on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[21] He lost the fight via D’Arce choke submission in the second round.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

He said his hero is Master Luis Alves saying "he was a man that helped shape who I am today."[23]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
41 matches 29 wins 12 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 13 9
By decision 7 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 28–12 Nathaniel Wood Submission (D'Arce choke) UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes June 1, 2018 2 2:18 Utica, New York, United States
Loss 28–11 Matthew Lopez TKO (punches) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 1 2:57 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 28–10 Manvel Gamburyan TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 2 0:46 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 27–10 Aljamain Sterling Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 2 4:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–9 Eddie Wineland KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 1 4:37 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 26–9 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 25–9 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 25–8 Jose Wilson Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto - Brazil 22 April 1, 2011 3 2:57 Brasília, Brazil
Win 24–8 Paulo Dantas Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Brazil 17 August 6, 2010 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the Shooto Brazil Lightweight Championship. Later vacated title.
Win 23–8 Francisco Chagas TKO (leg injury) Jungle Fight 16 October 17, 2009 1 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 22–8 Donald Sanchez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 3 April 17, 2009 3 5:00 Norman, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (147 lbs) bout.
Win 21–8 Bruno Alves Submission (rear-naked choke) The Warriors March 29, 2009 3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 20–8 Andre Luis Oliveira TKO (punches) Shooto - Brazil 10 January 17, 2009 1 2:11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 19–8 Munil Adriano TKO (punches) Real Fight 6 November 8, 2008 1 2:20 São José dos Campos, Brazil
Win 18–8 Francisco Ramos Submission (anaconda choke) Win Fight and Entertainment 1 September 28, 2008 1 3:56 Salvador, Brazil
Win 17–8 Cristiano Bananada Submission (armbar) The Glory July 5, 2008 2 1:29 Niterói, Brazil
Win 16–8 Erinaldo Rodrigues KO (punches) Jungle Fight 9: Warriors May 31, 2008 N/A N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–8 Marcos Maciel TKO (punches) Rio FC 1 February 28, 2008 2 2:27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–8 Miguel Angel Duran Submission (punches) Shooto Brazil 3 - The Evolution July 7, 2007 1 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–7 Milton Vieira Submission (anaconda choke) Super Challenge 1 October 7, 2006 2 N/A Barueri, Brazil
Win 14–6 Aritano Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) Gold Fighters Championship 1 May 20, 2006 1 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 13–6 Jose Adriano Submission (heel hook) Guarafight 2 January 7, 2006 1 1:08 Guarapari, Brazil
Loss 12–6 Vusal Bayramov Submission (armbar) Conquista Fight 1 December 20, 2003 1 3:19 Vitória da Conquista, Brazil
Win 12–5 Marcelo Cobra Decision (unanimous) K - NOCK July 23, 2003 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 11–5 Takuya Kuwabara Decision (unanimous) Shooto - R.E.A.D. 2 March 17, 2000 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–4 Takanori Gomi Submission (rear-naked choke) Vale Tudo Japan 1999 December 11, 1999 3 1:43 Urayasu, Japan
Loss 11–3 Haroldo Bunn Submission (kneebar) IVC 13 - The New Generation of Lightweights August 26, 1998 1 7:40 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Sergio Melo Submission (rear-naked choke) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 16:25 São Paulo, Brazil IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Finals.
Win 11–1 Fabio Alves Submission (punches) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 3:30 São Paulo, Brazil IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Semifinals.
Win 10–1 Vanderci Garcia Submission (punches) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 2:07 São Paulo, Brazil IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals.
Win 9–1 Thiago Santana Decision (unanimous) Campos de Jordao Freestyle June 6, 1998 2 8:00 Campos do Jordão, Brazil
Win 8–1 Rudi Desouza Submission (rear-naked choke) Campos de Jordao Freestyle June 6, 1998 1 N/A Campos do Jordão, Brazil
Win 7–1 Wanderley Esmala Submission (triangle choke) Desafio - Freestyle de Campos May 18, 1998 1 15:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 6–1 Arivaldo Souza TKO (punches) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 2 N/A Guaratinguetá, Brazil
Win 5–1 Guilherme Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 1 N/A Guaratinguetá, Brazil
Win 4–1 Marcos Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 2 8:00 Guaratinguetá, Brazil
Win 3–1 Douglas Nascimento Submission (ankle lock) Itajuba Freestyle Open April 5, 1997 3 N/A Itajubá, Brazil
Win 2–1 Claudionor Silva Decision (unanimous) Itajuba Freestyle Open October 5, 1997 2 8:00 Itajubá, Brazil
Win 1–1 Paulo Arum Submission (heel hook) Itajuba Freestyle Open April 5, 1997 1 N/A Itajubá, Brazil
Loss 0–1 Wander Braga Submission (rear-naked choke) BVF 6 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1 November 1, 1996 1 4:33 Belo Horizonte, Brazil

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Johnny Eduardo Official Tapology.com Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Johnny Eduardo - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo added to UFC 134 prelims". mmajunkie.com. July 18, 2011. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "Michael McDonald vs. Johnny Eduardo added to UFC 139 fight card". mmaweekly.com. September 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Johnny Eduardo scratched from UFC 139, replacement search underway". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  6. ^ "UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier". ufc.com. March 12, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo slated for UFC on FUEL TV 3". MMAjunkie.com. February 28, 2012. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  8. ^ "UFC 158 Draws Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo". MMAWeekly.com. January 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Staff (2013-03-06). "Injured Johnny Eduardo pulled from next week's UFC 158 lineup". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  10. ^ John Petit (2013-03-06). "Johnny Eduardo and Yves Jabouin Off UFC 158". fighters.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  11. ^ Staff (October 30, 2013). "Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-02-25). "Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo set for UFC card in Cincinnati". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  13. ^ Staff (2014-05-11). "UFC Fight Night 40 bonuses: Matt Brown scoops up $100K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-03). "One year after shocking knockout, Johnny Eduardo finally cleared to fight". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  15. ^ Luke Thomas (2015-09-28). "Aljamain Sterling to face Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night 80". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  16. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-12-10). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Aljamain Sterling takes down, taps out Johnny Eduardo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-09-25). "Six additional bouts announced for UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19 in Sao Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Johnny Eduardo takes out Manny Gamburyan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  19. ^ Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  20. ^ Ban Fowlkes (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Matthew Lopez pounds his way to TKO win over Johnny Eduardo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  21. ^ "Nathaniel Wood signs with the UFC, fights Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night 131 | MMA Mad". www.mmamad.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Nathaniel Wood chokes out Johnny Eduardo in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  23. ^ "Johnny Eduardo biography". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  24. ^ http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=titles&titel=2319

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