Marcos Rogério de Lima

Marcos Rogério de Lima, also known as Marcos "Pezão", (born May 25, 1985), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he formerly competed for Strikeforce and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.

Marcos Rogério de Lima
Marcos Rogerio De Lima at UFC 230.jpg
Marcos Rogerio De Lima at UFC 230 New York, United States on Nov 3, 2018
BornMarcos Rogério de Lima
(1985-05-25) May 25, 1985 (age 35)
Ribeirão Pires, São Paulo, Brazil
Other namesPezão (portuguese for Bigfoot)
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight257 lb (117 kg; 18 st 5 lb)
Light heavyweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofRibeirão Pires, São Paulo, Brazil
Team011 MMA Team
American Top Team
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout12
By submission3
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: December 20, 2014

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lima made a name for himself fighting on his home country of Brazil. With an undefeated professional record, Lima surprised when defeated the heavy favorite and former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho.[3]

After his win against Filho, Lima was signed by Strikeforce.[4] He made his debut on September 10, 2011 against Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov,[5] losing the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Following his debut defeat, Lima was released from Strikeforce.[7] He fought for the Shooto Brazil light heavyweight championship at Shooto Brazil 29 on April 26, 2012 against Carlos Eduardo, losing the fight via knockout in the second round.[8]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

On February 26, 2014 it was revealed that Marcos de Lima was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.[9] Lima defeated Thiago dos Santos via submission to move into the Ultimate Fighter house, and become an official cast member.[10]

Lima was selected as the first pick (first overall) of coach Chael Sonnen to be a part of Team Sonnen. In his second Heavyweight fight of the season, Lima was selected to fight Jollyson Francisco and won via unanimous decision.[11] He was then scheduled to face Antônio Carlos Júnior for a spot in the final against Vitor Miranda. He was defeated by submission (rear-naked choke).[12]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Marcos Rogerio Pezao de Lima in MMA competition

Lima made his UFC debut on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale against Richardson Moreira.[13] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[14]

In his second bout for the promotion, Lima faced Igor Pokrajac in the light heavyweight division on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway.[15] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

He was briefly linked to a bout with Nikita Krylov on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69.[16] However, the pairing was booked to take place a week later at UFC Fight Night 70.[17] Subsequently, Lima was removed from the card on June 19, after visa issues restricted his entry to the United States.[18] The bout with Krylov eventually took place on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74, with Lima losing by way of submission due to a rear naked choke in the first round.[19]

De Lima next faced Clint Hester on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197.[20] He won the one sided fight via submission in the first round.[21]

De Lima was briefly linked to a bout with Gian Villante on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205.[22] However, Villante pulled out of the fight on September 21 citing injury and the bout was scrapped.[23] Subsequently, De Lima was quickly rescheduled and faced promotional newcomer Gadzhimurad Antigulov the following week at UFC Fight Night 100.[24] He was quickly submitted in the first round.[25]

De Lima next faced Jeremy Kimball at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña on January 28, 2017. At the weigh-ins, de Lima came in at 209.5 lbs, over the light heavyweight limit of 206 lbs. As a result, de Lima was fined 20% of his purse, which went to Kimball and the bout proceeded as scheduled at catchweight.[26] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[27]

De Lima next faced Ovince Saint Preux on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108. At the weigh ins, de Lima weighed in at 210 pounds, 4 pounds over the light heavyweight limit of 206. This was the second time consecutively de Lima missed weight. As a result, he was fined 30% of his fight purse which will go to Saint Preux. The bout proceeded as a catchweight.[28] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[29]

De Lima was expected to face Saparbek Safarov on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.[30] Before the weigh ins, the UFC announced that De Lima had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned Anabolic steroids. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[31] On April 24, 2018 de Lima was cleared of intentional use of Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) by USADA, where de Lima was believed to had taken tainted supplement which contained hydrochlorothiazide and anastrozole from the compounding pharmacies in Brazil. He is eligible to compete immediately as of April 24, 2018.

De Lima faced Ruslan Magomedov on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230.[32] However, it was reported on October 24, 2018 that he pulled out from the event due to visa issues and he was replaced by Adam Wieczorek.[33] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

De Lima faced Stefan Struve on February 23, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 3.[35] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[36]

De Lima faced Ben Sosoli on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker.[37] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[38]

De Lima was scheduled to face Alexandr Romanov on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176.[39] However, on September 5, 2020, De Lima was tested positive for Covid-19 and the bout against Romanov was cancelled.[40]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 17 wins 6 losses
By knockout 12 1
By submission 3 4
By decision 2 1
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–6–1 Ben Sosoli TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker February 23, 2020 1 1:28 Auckland, New Zealand
Loss 16–6–1 Stefan Struve Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 2 2:21 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 16–5–1 Adam Wieczorek Decision (unanimous) UFC 230 November 3, 2018 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States Return to Heavyweight.
Loss 15–5–1 Ovince Saint Preux Submission (Von Flue choke) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 2 2:11 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Catchweight (210 lb) bout; de Lima missed weight.
Win 15–4–1 Jeremy Kimball TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña January 28, 2017 1 2:27 Denver, Colorado, United States Catchweight (209.5 lb) bout; de Lima missed weight.
Loss 14–4–1 Gadzhimurad Antigulov Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 1 1:07 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–3–1 Clint Hester Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 197 April 23, 2016 1 4:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–3–1 Nikita Krylov Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira August 23, 2015 1 2:29 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Win 13–2–1 Igor Pokrajac TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 1 1:59 Barueri, Brazil Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 12–2–1 Richardson Moreira KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 1 0:20 São Paulo, Brazil Heavyweight bout.
Draw 11–2–1 Ben Reiter Draw Inka FC 22 August 29, 2013 3 5:00 Lima, Peru Middleweight debut.
Win 11–2 Antonio Sales Junior TKO (punches) Fair Fight: MMA Edition December 16, 2012 1 3:46 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–2 Valter Luiz da Silva TKO (punches) Max Sport 3.1 November 10, 2012 1 4:20 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–2 Fabiano Adams Submission (arm-triangle choke) Shooto Brazil 31 June 29, 2012 1 3:33 Brasília, Brazil
Loss 8–2 Carlos Eduardo KO (punches) Shooto Brazil 29 April 26, 2012 2 0:17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil For the Shooto Brazil Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 8–1 Mike Kyle Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov September 10, 2011 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 8–0 Paulo Filho Decision (unanimous) First Class Fight 5 October 23, 2010 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 7–0 Daniel Villegas TKO (punches) MFC 4: Chile vs. The World September 4, 2010 N/A N/A Santiago, Chile Heavyweight bout.
Win 6–0 Leonardo Lucio Nascimento TKO (punches) First Class Fight 4 June 30, 2010 2 N/A São Paulo, Brazil Heavyweight bout.
Win 5–0 Nelson Martins Submission (punches) Nitrix Champion Fight 5 May 15, 2010 2 0:48 Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Win 4–0 Rafael Navas TKO (punches) Full Fight 2 October 24, 2009 1 3:49 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 3–0 Silvério Bueno KO (punch) Ares Chaos MMA October 17, 2009 1 0:39 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 Antonio Conceição KO (punch) Renegade Fight Championship 3 September 19, 2009 1 1:55 Bebedouro, Brazil
Win 1–0 Amauri Gumz TKO (punches) Renegade Fight Championship 1 March 14, 2009 1 N/A Bebedouro, Brazil


Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Antônio Carlos Júnior Submission (rear-naked choke) TUF Brasil 3 May 20, 2014 (airdate) 1 3:22 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Semifinal Round.
Win 2–0 Jollyson Francisco Decision (unanimous) TUF Brasil 3 May 11, 2014 (airdate) 2 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Preliminary Round.
Win 1–0 Thiago Santos Submission (guillotine choke) TUF Brasil 3 March 16, 2014 (airdate) 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Elimination Round.


See alsoEdit


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