Wilson Gouveia

Wilson Gouveia (born October 3, 1978) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist. Gouveia formerly fought in the UFC. He is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a member of American Top Team.

Wilson Gouveia
Born (1978-10-03) October 3, 1978 (age 43)
Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight219 lb (99 kg; 15.6 st)
Light Heavyweight
Reach76 in (190 cm)
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team
Rank4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2001-2013
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By submission7
By decision1
By knockout6
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Gouveia hails from Fortaleza, Brazil, and fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida. He defeated Wes Combs at UFC 62, Seth Petruzelli atUFC Fight Night 9 and Carmelo Marrero at UFC 71. In his UFC debut he lost to Keith Jardine by a unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale. He was also scheduled to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC 65 but Gouveia withdrew from the card. He was next scheduled to fight Jason Lambert at UFC 76 but had to withdraw due to a broken nose. The fight was re-scheduled for UFC 80, where Wilson Gouveia KO'd Lambert by a devastating left hook. Wilson Gouveia was then on a 4-win streak in the UFC, which was ended by Goran Reljic at UFC 84 when Reljic TKO'd Gouveia in the second round, the fight won "Fight of the night award". Gouveia recently got back on the winning track when he Submitted both Ryan Jensen due to an armbar, and Jason MacDonald due to elbows on the main card on Spike's Ultimate Fighter 8 finale. Wilson lost to Nate Marquardt at UFC 95 via TKO due to strikes.

Gouveia was scheduled to fight James Irvin on August 29, 2009 at UFC 102.[1] However, Irvin was not able to fight due to a knee injury and was replaced by Ed Herman.[2] Wilson was then forced out with a back injury and the bout was scrapped altogether.

Gouveia's latest fight was against Alan Belcher on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107 at a catchweight of 195 lb,[3] which he lost by TKO in the first round. However, the bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.

Gouveia was released from the UFC following his loss to Belcher. He left the company with a 6–4 record.


Wilson was controlled and defeated by Ryan Jimmo on May 7, 2010 at MFC 25 via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 30–26).

After a long layoff, Wilson returned to action against Dwayne Lewis. Throughout the fight, Gouveia attacked the lower part of Lewis' leg with kicks causing Lewis to collapse. Gouveia attempted to end it on the ground with a choke and a kimura before finishing the fight with punches.

Personal lifeEdit

Wilson and his wife Fernanda have 4 sons named Wilson Jr, William, Wellison and Wesley Gouveia.[4] Wilson also owns an American Top Team gym, ATT West Pines.[5]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 15 wins 8 losses
By knockout 7 6
By submission 7 0
By decision 1 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–8 Wanderson Lima TKO (punches) Combate Brasil 2: Desafio July 28, 2013 2 4:16 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil Fought at Light Heavyweight
Win 14–8 Kyle Keeney TKO (leg kick and punches) Fight Time 9: MMA Explosion April 27, 2012 1 0:50 Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States Fought at Heavyweight
Win 13–8 Dwayne Lewis TKO (punches) MFC 32 January 27, 2012 2 3:19 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 12–8 Ryan Jimmo Decision (unanimous) MFC 25 May 7, 2010 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Catchweight at 208 lb
Loss 12–7 Alan Belcher TKO (punches) UFC 107 December 12, 2009 1 3:03 Memphis, Tennessee, United States 195 lb Catchweight; Fight of the Night
Loss 12–6 Nate Marquardt TKO (knee and punches) UFC 95 Feb 21, 2009 3 3:10 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 12–5 Jason MacDonald Submission (elbows) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale Dec 13, 2008 1 2:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 189 lb Catchweight
Win 11–5 Ryan Jensen Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night 15 Sep 17, 2008 2 2:04 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Drops to Middleweight; Submission of the Night
Loss 10–5 Goran Reljic TKO (punches) UFC 84 May 24, 2008 2 3:15 Nevada, United States Fight of the Night
Win 10–4 Jason Lambert KO (punch) UFC 80 January 19, 2008 2 0:37 Newcastle upon Tyne, England Knockout of the Night
Win 9–4 Carmelo Marrero Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 71 May 26, 2007 1 3:06 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–4 Seth Petruzelli Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard April 5, 2007 2 0:39 Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 7–4 Wes Combs Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral August 26, 2006 1 3:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 6–4 Keith Jardine Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale June 24, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–3 Kazuhiro Hamanaka KO (punches) Euphoria – USA vs. Japan November 5, 2005 1 0:39 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–3 Mike Delaney Submission (punches) FCC 15 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 June 12, 2004 1 3:23 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 4–3 Rory Singer KO (knee) KOTC 32: Bringing Heat January 24, 2004 2 4:55 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 4–2 Ron Faircloth Decision (unanimous) AFC 6 – Absolute Fighting Championships 6 December 6, 2003 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 3–2 Ron Faircloth TKO (corner stoppage) AFC 4 – Absolute Fighting Championships 4 July 19, 2003 1 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 3–1 Hirotaka Yokoi TKO (punches) HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 2 March 28, 2003 3 2:26 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 Jon Fitch KO (knee) HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 1 December 13, 2002 1 3:38 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2–0 Ahron Davis KO (punch) WEFC 1 – Bring It On June 29, 2002 1 0:22 Marietta, Georgia, United States
Win 1–0 Ray Casias Submission (armbar) HOOKnSHOOT – Kings 1 November 17, 2001 1 2:59 Evansville, Indiana, United States


  1. ^ "JAMES IRVIN VS. WILSON GOUVEIA AT UFC 102". mmaweekly.com. May 1, 2009.
  2. ^ John Morgan (August 6, 2009). "Ed Herman steps in for injured James Irvin, will face Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102 in August". Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  3. ^ "GOUVEIA VS. BELCHER TAPPED FOR UFC 107". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "Winner of Four in a Row, Wilson Gouveia Makes His Move". UFC.com. May 21, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  5. ^ "Wilson Gouveia's New ATT Miramar". ATTMiramar.com. March 1, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.

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