Luan Chagas

Luan Chagas (born November 9, 1989) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Luan Chagas
Born (1993-06-17) June 17, 1993 (age 28)
Navirai, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil[1][2]
Other namesTarzan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Reach75 in (191 cm)[2]
TeamGile Ribeiro Team
Noguchi Team[3]
Teacher(s)Gile Ribeiro[4]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Black belt in Karate[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout6
By submission9
By knockout1
By submission2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Chagas was born in Navirai, Brazil[2] and he attended Karate classes at the early age and was the children's champion in the sport in Brazil. He started training BJJ at Gile Ribeiro gym after he moved to Curitiba where he received his black belt in 2015. He transitioned to MMA later and started competing in MMA and won the welterweight championship for Curitiba Fight Pro.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Chagas stated his professional MMA career on July 28, 2012 and he fought all his fights in Brazil. He was the Curitiba Fight Pro middleweight champion and amassed a record of 14-1 prior signed by UFC.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Chagas faced Sérgio Moraes as a late replacement, on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil.[6] Chagas started the fight with a barrage of punches on round one and dropped Moraes on round two with a leg kick. Moraes took down Chagas but was not able to score a submission. After three rounds, the fight was declared a draw.[7][8][9][10]

His next UFC fight was on September 2016 against Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg.[11] He lost the fight via submission on round three.[12][13] The fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[14]

On June 3, 2017, he faced Jim Wallhead at UFC 212.[15] He submitted Wallhead via a rear-naked choke on round two and won the fight.[16][17]

Chagas was scheduled to face Niko Price on October 28, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida.[18] on October 6, 2017, it was announced that Chagas has fractured his foot and was pulled out from the bout.[19]

Chagas faced Siyar Bahadurzada on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.[20] He lost the fight via knockout in round two.[21]

With his last bout being the last of his UFC contract, Chagas became a free agent. [22]

Fighting styleEdit

With his Karate and Muay Thai background, Chagas use kicking for his fighting strategy. He throws sharp chopping low kicks and also utilizes wheel and head kicks to try to score a knockdown. He is a competent wrestler and enjoy throwing flurry lunging strikes on the early round.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Chagas moniker "Tarzan" was coined after where he was from, Navirai, Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil where 65% of the Brazilian Pantanal, a natural region encompassing largest tropical wetland area in the world.[5]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 15 wins 3 losses
By knockout 6 1
By submission 9 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–3–1 Siyar Bahadurzada KO (kick to the body and punch) UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee April 21, 2018 2 2:40 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15–2–1 Jim Wallhead Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 2 4:48 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–2–1 Erick Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg September 24, 2016 3 3:57 Brasília, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Draw 14–1–1 Sérgio Moraes Draw (split) UFC 198 May 14, 2016 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 14–1 Eduardo Garvon Submission (rear-naked choke) Imortal Fighting Championship 2 December 13, 2015 1 4:14 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 13–1 Edvald de Oliveira TKO Frontline Fight Series 1 September 19, 2015 2 0:00 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 12–1 Julio Cesar Andrade Submission (armbar) Max Fight 15 July 4, 2015 2 1:27 Ilha Comprida, Brazil
Win 11–1 Julio Cesar Bilik Submission (rear-naked choke) Curitiba Fight Pro March 7, 2015 1 4:22 Curitiba, Brazil Won vacant Curitiba Fight Pro Welterweight Championship.
Win 10–1 Christian Ferreira Submission (armbar) Power Fight Extreme 12 December 13, 2014 2 1:59 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 9–1 Allan Simon TKO (punches) Curitiba Fight Pro August 9, 2014 1 2:16 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 8–1 Roberto Ordza Submission (triangle choke) Samurai Fighting Championship: Power Fight Extreme 10 November 30, 2013 1 1:42 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 7–1 Silas Robson de Oliveira TKO (punches and knees) Watch Out Combat Show 28 August 10, 2013 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 6–1 Edson Lopes Submission (rear-naked choke) Power Fight Extreme 9 June 29, 2013 1 4:57 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 5–1 Lorival Lourenco Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator Combat Fight April 6, 2013 2 1:46 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 5–0 Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva Submission Adventure Tournament 4 March 9, 2013 1 2:22 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Everton Souza TKO (punches) Striker's House Cup 23 February 23, 2013 1 1:29 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 3–0 Cassio Pit Submission (rear-naked choke) Striker's House Cup 22 December 8, 2012 1 2:02 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 2–0 Adriano Carvalho TKO (punches) G1: Open Fight 14 September 15, 2012 1 0:45 Siqueira Campos, Brazil
Win 1–0 Alex Morales TKO (punches) Face the Danger 3 July 28, 2012 1 N/A Curitiba, Brazil


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Luan Chagas". Tapology. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Luan Chagas - Official UFC® Profile". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  3. ^ a b "Luan". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  4. ^ "Luan Chagas tenta a sua primeira vitória no UFC". notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  5. ^ a b "UFC Brasília: Luan Chagas enfrentará Shinsho Anzai!". Nocaute na Rede (in Portuguese). 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  6. ^ "Oponente se lesiona, e Serginho Moraes encara estreante Luan Chagas no UFC 198". UFC. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  7. ^ "UFC 198 results: Sergio Moraes and Luan Chagas battle to split draw". MMAjunkie. 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  8. ^ "Sergio Moraes vs Luan Chagas UFC 198 Full Fight Part 1 MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  9. ^ "Sergio Moraes vs Luan Chagas UFC 198 Full Fight Part 3 MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  10. ^ "Sergio Moraes vs Luan Chagas UFC 198 Full Fight Part 2 MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  11. ^ "Luan Chagas elogia Erick Silva, mas avisa: "Supero ele em todas as áreas"". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Erick Silva chokes out Luan Chagas in third with sneaky step-behind move". MMAjunkie. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  13. ^ "Erick Silva vs Luan Chagas UFC Fight Night 95 Full Fight Part 3 MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 95 bonuses: Eric Spicely's huge upset of 8-1 favorite Thiago 'Marreta' Santos worth $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  15. ^ "Report: Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead booked for UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". MMAjunkie. 2017-04-25. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  16. ^ "UFC 212 results: Luan Chagas chokes out Jim Wallhead for first UFC win". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  17. ^ "Luan Chagas vs Jim Wallhead Full Fight UFC 212 MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  18. ^ "3 bouts featuring Brazilian fighters official for UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  19. ^ "Luan Chagas sofre fratura no pé e está fora do UFC São Paulo". MMA Brasil (in Portuguese). 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  20. ^ DNA, MMA. "Siyar Bahadurzada treft Luan Chagas tijdens UFC Atlantic City". Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Siyar Bahadurzada KOs Luan Chagas with nasty body kick, uppercut". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  22. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (21 April 2018). "On last fight of his UFC contract, Luan Chagas ignores extra pressure against Bahadurzada". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Usman injured, UFC signs new WW for Moraes at 198". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  24. ^ "Luan". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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