Willamy Freire (born July 28, 1987) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who has fought for Shooto and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Freire was also the Shooto Welterweight Champion.
|Born||28 July 1987|
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil|
|Team||Nova Uniao |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Freire was scheduled to face Peter Angerer for the SHIDO MMA Welterweight Championship in May 2007. However, just prior to the fight, he was knocked unconscious in training and suffered a deep cut, so he had to withdraw. In July 2007, Freire made his Shooto debut against Hacran Dias, his future Nova Uniao team-mate. Freire lost via unanimous decision. This was his final defeat before an 11 fight win streak, prior to joining the UFC.
After the Shooto Welterweight Championship was vacated, Freire faced Kenichiro Togashi for the title. After 2:05 of the first round, Freire was declared the winner via TKO (doctor stoppage), gaining him the title.
After a non-title fight against Mikael Lähdesmäki, which Freire won via unanimous decision, Freire faced Yusuke Endo for the second time in his first title defence. Freire was declared the winner via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–27) and immediately vacated the title, as he had already signed with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Freire signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship which was announced in June 2010. He was scheduled to make his debut against Thiago Tavares at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko in August, but would later withdraw with injury. Since Tavares was left without an opponent, he too was pulled from the event.
In November 2010, Freire was cleared to compete after recovering from his knee injury. Freire faced Waylon Lowe in his UFC debut on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and will be out indefinitely after injuring his right hand and right cheekbone.
Freire was released from the UFC following this loss.
Freire was expected to face Shinya Aoki on May 29, 2011 at DREAM Fight for Japan!. The fight was called off due to visa issues. Freire was set to fight Tatsuya Kawajiri on July 16, 2011 at Dream.17 but a hand injury forced him off the card.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|32 matches||26 wins||6 losses|
|Win||26–6||Paulo Dantas||DQ (faked knee to groin)||Brazilian King Fighter 3||November 7, 2013||1||N/A||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||25–6||Joao Luiz Nogueira||TKO (punches)||OX MMA||August 8, 2013||2||0:27||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||25–5||Zozimar de Oliveira Silva Jr.||Submission (guillotine choke)||Brazilian King Fighter||May 17, 2012||2||1:45||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||24–5||Satoru Kitaoka||Decision (split)||Dream 17||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||24–4||Waylon Lowe||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight For The Troops 2||January 22, 2011||3||5:00||Fort Hood, Texas, United States|
|Win||24–3||Yusuke Endo||Decision (split)||Shooto: The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon||May 30, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Defended Shooto Welterweight (154 lbs.) Championship; Later vacated title.|
|Win||23–3||Mikael Lähdesmäki||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - Brazil 15||March 19, 2010||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||22–3||Kenichiro Togashi||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Vale Tudo Japan 2009||October 30, 2009||1||2:05||Tokyo, Japan||Won Shooto Welterweight (154 lbs.) Championship|
|Win||21–3||Vincent Latoel||Submission (guillotine choke)||Shooto - The Way of Shooto 3||August 27, 2009||2||2:59||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||20–3||Yusuke Endo||Submission (guillotine choke)||Shooto: Shooto Tradition Final||May 10, 2009||1||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||19–3||Randy Steinke||Submission (D'arce choke)||Shooto - Brazil 9||November 29, 2008||1||3:18||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||18–3||Mateus Machado||Submission (guillotine choke)||Shooto - Brazil 8||August 30, 2008||1||1:25||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||17–3||Giovani Diniz||KO (punch)||Shooto - Brazil 6||April 19, 2008||2||4:50||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–3||Ari Craupina||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Kabra Fight Nordeste||March 13, 2008||1||N/A||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||15–3||Claudiere Freitas||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - Brazil 5||January 26, 2008||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||14–3||Daniel Silveira||TKO (punches)||MZI - Combat 2||November 24, 2007||1||N/A||Caico, Brazil|
|Win||13–3||Patricky Freire||Technical Decision (majority)||Rino's FC 4||September 27, 2007||3||1:45||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||12–3||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - Brazil 3||July 7, 2007||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||12–2||Paulo Dantas||Submission (rear naked choke)||Ceara Vale Tudo Meeting||April 18, 2007||3||2:44||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||11–2||Gasparzinho||TKO (retirement)||Rino's FC 3||February 7, 2007||N/A||N/A||Recife, Brazil|
|Win||10–2||Rafael Bastos||Submission (north-south choke)||Predador FC 4 - Kamae||January 25, 2007||1||N/A||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||9–2||Phillip Schade||Decision (unanimous)||UCS - Fighting Day 3||December 2, 2006||3||5:00||Geislingen, Germany|
|Loss||8–2||Joao Luiz Nogueira||Submission (guillotine choke)||Tridenium Combat||April 6, 2006||1||4:50||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||8–1||Joao Luiz Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||Bad Boy Championship||December 8, 2005||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Erivan Silva||Submission (punches)||MZIF - MZI Fight||November 22, 2005||2||2:58||Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil|
|Loss||6–1||Helman PQD||Submission (rear naked choke)||MF - Mossoro Fight||August 26, 2005||3||2:25||Mossoro, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Carlos Heide||TKO (punches)||COVT - Ceara Open Vale Tudo 2||March 10, 2005||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||David Oliveira||TKO (punches)||Champions Fight||October 25, 2003||2||N/A||Paraiba, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Cesar da Costa Alencar||Decision (split)||Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix||November 22, 2002||2||5:00||Quixada, Ceara, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Glauber do Santos Silveira||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix||November 22, 2002||2||N/A||Quixada, Ceara, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Francisco Diego||TKO (knee and punches)||Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix||November 22, 2002||1||N/A||Quixada, Ceara, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Gesias Cavalcante Crispim||Submission (rear naked choke)||Quixada Open Vale Tudo - Grand Prix||November 22, 2002||3||N/A||Quixada, Ceara, Brazil|
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- ""Chiquerim" Freire injured". sherdog.com. May 4, 2007.
- "Shooto - Brazil 3 - The Evolution". sherdog.com. July 7, 2007.
- "Gomi, Inoue victorious at Vale Tudo Japan 2009". sherdog.com. October 30, 2009.
- "Weekend Rundown: Hioki takes Shooto gold; Ninja rolls in Brazil". sherdog.com. May 31, 2010.
- "Thiago Tavares faces newcomer Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire at UFC on Versus 2".
- "Injury forces Willamy Freire off UFC on Versus 2; Thiago Tavares without opponent". mmajunkie.com. July 20, 2010.
- "With no opponent available, Thiago Tavares pulled from UFC on Versus 2 fight card". mmajunkie.com. July 23, 2010.
- ""Chiquerim" to Debut at UFC 'Fight for the Troops 2'". sherdog.com. November 4, 2010.
- "Shinya Aoki Draws Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire At Dream 17 in Japan". mmaweekly.com. April 25, 2011.