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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CareerEdit

David Vieira (David Vieira da Silva) was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. David is 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). David was seventeen when he started practicing Jiu-Jitsu. His first instructor was Alexandre Lima at the Infight Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, but a few months latter he was invited to start training with Rogerio Poggio at the main Infight Academy. After winning the BJJ World Championship, David went to São Paulo to train with the founder of the Infight Academy, 6th Degree BJJ Black Belt Totila Jordan Neto "Pitoco". During that time, David came to the United States to compete and that is when he was introduced to Gracie Barra by Pitoco's old friend Eduardo de Lima. When David went back to Brazil he decided to join Gracie Barra Academy where in 2005 he was awarded his Black Belt under Carlos Gracie, Jr.. At Gracie Barra, David had the chance to train with some of the best instructors and fighters in the world.

Today David is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10x State Champion (GI/No GI), 3x World Champion, 4X National Champion (GI/No GI), 2x Pan American Champion, 3x NAGA Champion, etc. David is not only a very well accomplished BJJ and MMA fighter but as an instructor he has also led his team to many victories at MMA, BJJ and Grappling Tournaments.

BJJ Submission HighlightsEdit

David has competed in many BJJ and Grappling tournaments and he has also won several National and International titles with almost all his wins coming via submission. David's notable wins via submission were over;

  • 4X BJJ World Champ Sergio Moraes from Alliance Jiu Jitsu via Triangle Choke
  • 3X BJJ World Champ Tarsis Humphreys from Alliance Jiu Jitsu via Chokehold
  • 3x BJJ World Champ Delson Heleno form Gordo Jiu-Jitsu via Chokehold
  • 2x BJJ World Champ Vinicius Marinho from GFTeam via Chokehold
  • ADCC Champ Mario "Big Hurt" Rinaldi from American Top Team via Rear Naked Choke
  • ADCC Champ Moacir Oliveira from Team De La Riva via Armlock
  • ADCC Champ Vagner Rocha from Team Popovitch 2x via Triangle Choke and Armlock


David Vieira: "Everything I learned in Jiu-Jitsu was revolved around competing, I always went for the submission against my opponents. Today, I feel a great sense of accomplishment not only as a competitor but also as an instructor. I have been learning a lot through teaching because I am seeing things from a different perspective". [1].

Mixed Martial Arts CareerEdit

David became a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in 2007, and that same year he was featured in the MMA Authority Magazine as the new up and coming fighter, and was described by the magazine as the "Brazilian Prodigy." After 4 successful MMA fights in the United States David went back to Brazil to improve his MMA game and become a more complete fighter. Even though Vieira continued his MMA training, he decided to take some time off from professional MMA fighting to focus on running his jiu-jitsu school in Brazil.

The Ultimate Fighter: BrazilEdit

David was chosen from an initial list of over 300 applicants at the TUF™ tryouts in Rio de Janeiro. Ranging from 18 to 35 years of age, these fighters came from all corners of Brazil, as well as countries such as Argentina and the United States. The fighters underwent interviews, medical exams and were tested on their striking and grappling skills until the final 28 emerged.

The group of 28 welterweights battled it out in elimination scraps in episodes one and two until only half of them remained. The 14 winners became the official cast members of The Ultimate Fighter house, where they were divided into two opposing teams.

Episode One: In March 2013, it was revealed that Vieira was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.[2]

Episode Two: Vieira won his elimination fight to get into the TUF house, defeating Leandro Silva (11-0) by unanimous decision and he was chosen to be a member of Team Nogueira.

Episode Three: In his second fight Vieira clashed with another undefeated fighter Yan Cabral (10-0) and lost by submission in the second round.

Episode Nine: With Luis Dutra’s withdrawal due to injury, David Vieira earned a new chance, and it was announced that he would face the experienced Viscardi Andrade in the quarterfinals.

Episode Ten: Vieira lost his quarterfinals match by unanimous decision to Andrade, ending his run at being the next Ultimate Fighter.

Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 1–2 Brazil flag Viscardi Andrade Decision TUF Brazil 2 N/A 2 5:00 Brazil
Loss 1–1 Brazil flag Yan Cabral Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) TUF Brazil 2 N/A 2 2:59 Brazil
Win 1–0 Brazil flag Leandro Silva Decision TUF Brazil 2 N/A 2 5:00 Brazil
Win 4-0 United States flag Efrain Ruiz Submission (Rear Naked Choke) WFC VI 3/22/2008 1 3:26 USA
Win 3-0 United States flag Zack Barrios Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RFC XI 2/23/2008 1 1:22 USA
Win 2-0 United States flag Benjamin Jordan Submission (Triangle Choke) WFC IV 7/13/2007 1 2:42 USA
Win 1-0 United States flag Fred Salsaverda Submission (Triangle Choke) WFC III 4/7/2007 1 1:28 USA

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament RecordEdit

Medal Event Location Belt Date Class
Gold 3rd Copa Ciclone Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro White 2001 Light Weight - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro White 2001 Light Weight - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro White 2001 Absolute - GI
Gold 1st Circuito Barra Jiu-Jitsu Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2001 Middle Weight - GI
Bronze Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 1st State Championship Brazil flag São Paulo Blue 2002 Middle Weight -GI
Gold Atlântico Sul Cup Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 2nd State Championship Brazil flag São Paulo Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold World Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold World Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Absolute - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Absolute - GI
Silver 2nd State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Silver Pan American United States flag Orlando Blue 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 3rd State Championship Brazil flag São Paulo Purple 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 3rd State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2002 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Infight Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Absolute - GI
Gold Rolls Gracie Cup Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Rolls Gracie Cup Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Absolute - GI
Gold 1st State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 5th Copa Ciclone Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Absolute - GI
Gold Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Absolute - GI
Bronze Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Middle Weight - GI
Silver World Championship (Cup) Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2003 Absolute - GI
Silver Rolls Gracie Cup Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2004 Absolute - GI
Silver 5th Copa Ciclone Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Purple 2004 Absolute - GI
Gold American Cup United States flag Orlando Brown 2004 Middle Weight - GI
Silver Pan American United States flag Los Angeles Brown 2004 Middle Weight - GI
Silver World Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Brown 2004 Absolute - GI
Gold 1st State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Brown 2005 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 1st State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Brown 2005 Absolute - GI
Gold 2nd State Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Brown 2005 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Brown 2005 (Team GB) - GI
Silver Brazilian Championship United States flag Miami Black 2006 Middle Weight - GI
Gold NAGA Grappling Championship United States flag Miami Black 2006 Middle Weight - GI
Gold NAGA Grappling Championship United States flag Miami Black 2006 Middle Weight - NO GI
Gold Gracie Barra Tournament United States flag Tampa Black 2006 Super Fight - GI
Bronze Pan American United States flag Los Angeles Black 2006 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Copa America United States flag Lakeland Black 2007 Absolute - NO GI
Gold Copa America United States flag Lakeland Black 2007 Absolute - GI
Bronze Copa America United States flag Lakeland Black 2007 Absolute - NO GI
Gold NAGA Grappling Championship United States flag Miami Black 2007 Middle Weight - GI
Gold NOGI Grappling Tournament Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2008 Middle Weight - NO GI
Bronze European Championship Portugal flag Portugal Black 2009 Middle Weight - GI
Gold LBLA Luta Livre Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2009 Middle Weight - NO GI
Gold LBLA Luta Livre Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2009 Super Fight - NO GI
Bronze Copa Alpha Barra - Yudan Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2009 Absolute - GI
Gold Copa Alpha Barra - Yudan Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2009 Middle Weight - GI
Silver AbuDhabi World Pro Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2010 Middle Weight - GI
Silver ADCC South American Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2011 Middle Weight - GI
Bronze European Championship Portugal flag Portugal Black 2011 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Copa Carcelos Brazil flag Rio De Janeiro Black 2012 Middle Weight - GI
Bronze AbuDhabi World Pro Brazil flag Rio De Janeiro Black 2013 Middle Weight - GI
Gold 2nd Copa Arnold Classic Brazil flag Rio De Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Gold GP Jacarepaguá Brazil flag Rio De Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Encontro de Veteranos Tournament Brazil flag Rio De Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Sao Paulo Open Brazil flag Sao Paulo Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Gold Sao Paulo Open Brazil flag Sao Paulo Black 2014 Absolut- GI
Gold Sao Paulo Open Brazil flag Sao Paulo Black 2014 Middle Weight - NO GI
Gold Sao Paulo Open Brazil flag Sao Paulo Black 2014 Absolut- NO GI
Gold International Submission Cup Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - NO GI
Gold Rio Sport Show Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - NO GI
Gold Rio BJJ Pro Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Gold South American Championship Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2014 Middle Weight - GI
Silver Curitiba International Open Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2015 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Masters Tournament Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2015 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2015 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2015 Absolute - GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2015 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2015 Absolute - NO GI
Gold Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2015 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold Copa Podio Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Summer Challenge Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold 4th Copa Arnold Classic Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Autumn Challenge Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Brazilian Championship Brazil flag Sao Paulo Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Curitiba International Open Brazil flag Curitiba Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Rei do Tatame Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold BH International Open Brazil flag  Belo Horizonte Black 2016 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold BH International Open Brazil flag  Belo Horizonte Black 2016 Absolute - NO GI
Gold Encontro de Veteranos Tournament Brazil flag   Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold International Masters Championship Brazil flag   Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Eletro Fight Combat Brazil flag   Rio de Janeiro Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Curitiba Winter Open Brazil flag   Curitiba Black 2016 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Rio Challenge Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Pan American Championship Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Pan American Championship Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Absolute - GI
Gold South American Open Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - GI
Bronze Brazilian Championship Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold South American Championship Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Desafio Fight 4 Life Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2017 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold World Championship Brazil flag    Rio de Janeiro Black 2018 Heavy Weight - GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2018 Heavy Weight - GI
Bonze Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2018 Absolute - GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2018 Heavy Weight - NO GI
Gold Floripa International Open Brazil flag  Florianopolis Black 2018 Absolute - NO GI
Gold Rio de Janeiro International Open Brazil flag  Rio de Janeiro Black 2018 Heavy Weight - GI

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