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Jorge Valente Gurgel (English pronunciation: /ˈɡɜrɡəl/; born January 25, 1977) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

Early life Edit

Jorge is originally from Fortaleza, Brazil where he earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under American Top Team and Pride veteran Marcus Aurelio.[1] Jorge emigrated to the United States as an exchange student in High School.[2] Remaining to attend college in Dayton, Ohio he soon became an American Citizen.

While in school Jorge worked full time teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu evenings, waiting and busing tables late at night/early afternoons, and going to class in the morning. Since college Jorge has been training and teaching full time.[2]

Mixed martial artsEdit

Gurgel starred in the second season of The Ultimate Fighter television series and was eliminated from the show in the fifth episode due to a loss to Jason Von Flue by unanimous decision. Gurgel is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who trains with Rich Franklin. He currently lives in West Chester, Ohio.

Gurgel's match with Diego Saraiva at UFC 73 was designated as the "fight of the night" by the UFC.[3] In the contest, Gurgel defeated Saraiva in a unanimous decision, even though he was badly injured during the fight.[3] He was hospitalized afterward, due to a broken jaw and the presence of blood in his urine.[3]

After his "Fight of the Night" loss to Aaron Riley, Gurgel was released from the UFC.[4] He has now signed with Strikeforce.[4] Gurgel was criticized throughout his seven-fight run in the UFC for not displaying Jiu-Jitsu in his fights. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, the 32-year-old has generally elected to slug it out on his feet.

Gurgel won a unanimous decision on 6-22-09 vs. Conor Huen on Showtime's Strikeforce SHOMMA2.

AchievementsEdit

Jorge has numerous achievements including:

  • 6 Time Brazilian State Champion[1]
  • NAGA SuperFight Champion[1]
  • Absolute Combat Challenge Light Weight Champion [5]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss United States flag Billy Evangelista Decision (Unanimous) ShoMMA 4: Gurgel vs. Evangelista 02009-
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November 6, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag California, United States Fought at Catchweight (160 lbs)
Win United States flag Conor Heun Decision (Unanimous) ShoMMA 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg 02009-
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June 19, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Washington, United States Fought at Catchweight (160 lbs)
Loss United States flag Aaron Riley Decision (Unanimous) UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 02008-
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November 15, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Nevada, United States Won Fight of the Night Honors
Loss United States flag Cole Miller Submission (Triangle Choke) UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin 02008-
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July 5, 2008
3 4:48 United States flag Nevada, United States
Win United States flag John Halverson Decision (Unanimous) UFC 82: Pride of a Champion 02008-
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March 1, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Ohio, United States
Loss United States flag Alvin Robinson Decision (Unanimous) UFC 77: Hostile Territory 02007-
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October 20, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Ohio, United States
Win United States flag Diego Saraiva Decision (Unanimous) UFC 73: Stacked 02007-
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July 7, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Sacramento, California Won Fight of the Night Honors
Win United States flag Danny Abbadi Decision (Split) UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn 02006-
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September 23, 2006
3 5:00 United States flag Anaheim, California
Loss Canada flag Mark Hominick Decision (Unanimous) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 02006-
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June 28, 2006
3 5:00 United States flag Nevada, United States
Win United States flag Jason Ireland Submission (Guillotine Choke) KOTC - Payback 02005-
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February 25, 2005
3 2:25 United States flag Ohio, United States
Win United States flag Gin Minajev Submission (Guillotine Choke) EC 56 - Extreme Challenge 56 02004-
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March 26, 2004
3 1:00 United States flag Minnesota, United States
Win United States flag Joe Jordan Submission (Guillotine Choke) EC 56 - Extreme Challenge 56 02004-
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March 26, 2004
1 1:55 United States flag Minnesota, United States
Win United States flag Steve Kinnison Submission (Guillotine Choke) FFC 8 - Freestyle Fighting Championships 8 02004-
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March 5, 2004
2 1:08 United States flag Mississippi, United States
Loss Japan flag Masakazu Imanari Submission (Heel Hook) ZST - Grand Prix Opening Round 02003-
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November 23, 2003
1 0:32 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win United States flag Luke Spencer Submission (Strikes) ACC 1 - Absolute Combat Challenge 1 02003-
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July 19, 2003
3 1:55 United States flag Ohio, United States
Win United States flag Justin James Submission (Armbar) VFC 4 - Wildcard 02003-
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April 19, 2003
1 3:51 United States flag Iowa, United States
Win United States flag Gin Minajev Submission (Choke) ICC 1 - Retribution 02003-
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January 12, 2003
1 2:18 United States flag Minnesota, United States
Win United States flag Calib Carr Submission (Armbar) UW - St. Cloud 2 02002-
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March 16, 2002
1 0:18 United States flag Minnesota, United States
Win United States flag Elvin Rodriguez Submission (Armbar) UW - St. Cloud 2 02002-
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March 16, 2002
1 1:10 United States flag Minnesota, United States

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:The Ultimate Fighter 2ja:ジョルジ・グージェウ fi:Jorge Gurgel

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