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Junior dos Santos
Junior dos Santos
Nickname Cigano ("Gypsy")
JDS
Date of birth September 12, 1984 (1984-09-12) (age 32)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Nationality Brazil Flag Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in
Listed weight 239 lbs
Reach 77 in
Division Heavyweight
Style Boxing
Fighting out of Salvador, Brazil
Team Team Nogueira
Years active 2006-present

Junior dos Santos (born as Junior dos Santos Almeida on September 12, 1984) is a professional Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Fighting in the heavyweight division, dos Santos works under the tutelage of former UFC and PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. He is currently ranked as the #7 heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.com.

CareerEdit

Dos Santos is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and currently holds a brown belt. Dos Santos trains his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Demian Maia. He is a Brazilian heavyweight kickboxing champion with a kick-boxing record of 18–0. He is currently ranked #6 HW in the world by the Independent World MMA Rankings.

Dos Santos debuted for the UFC at UFC 90. Considered a major underdog, dos Santos knocked out top contender Fabricio Werdum in the first round with a strong uppercut. Dos Santos returned and fought Stefan Struve at UFC 95, quickly defeating him in the first round by TKO.

Dos Santos obtained his biggest win to date over Mirko Filipović at UFC 103. During the third round, dos Santos dominated Filipović in the clinch with knee strikes, and followed up with punches. The last punch impaired Filipović's vision, which resulted in an immediate verbal submission.

Dos Santos was supposed to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 108; however, Gonzaga pulled out of the bout on November 25, 2009, due to a staph infection. Instead, dos Santos fought Gilbert Yvel, winning the fight via TKO during the first round, giving him his fourth straight UFC victory, finishing all his opponents.

Dos Santos defeated Gabriel Gonzaga on March 21, 2010, at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones by knockout in the first round.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11-1 Brazil flag Gabriel Gonzaga KO (Punches) UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones 02010-
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March 21, 2010
1 3:53 United States flag Broomfield, Colorado Won Knockout of the Night
Win 10–1 Netherlands flag Gilbert Yvel TKO (Punches) UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva 02010-
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January 2, 2010
1 2:07 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 9–1 Croatia flag Mirko Filipović Submission (Verbal) UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort 02009-
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September 19, 2009
3 2:00 United States flag Dallas, Texas
Win 8-1 Netherlands flag Stefan Struve TKO (Punches) UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson 02009-
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February 21, 2009
1 0:54 England flag London, England
Win 7–1 Brazil flag Fabricio Werdum KO (Punches) UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote 02008-
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October 25, 2008
1 1:20 United States flag Rosemont, Illinois Won Knockout of The Night
Win 6–1 Brazil flag Geronimo dos Santos TKO (Cut) DF 3 – Demo Fight 3 02008-
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May 24, 2008
1 N/A Brazil flag Salvador, Bahia
Loss 5–1 Brazil flag Joaquim Ferreira Submission (Armbar) MTL – Final 02007-
November
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November 10, 2007
1 1:13 Brazil flag São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–0 Brazil flag Jair Goncalves TKO (Strikes) MTL – Mo Team League 2 02007-
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September 29, 2007
1 2:52 Brazil flag São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4–0 Brazil flag Joaquim Ferreira Submission (Exhaustion) XFC – Brazil 02007-
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April 29, 2007
N/A N/A Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 3–0 Brazil flag Edson Paredão TKO (Cut) XFC – Brazil 02007-
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April 29, 2007
1 8:46 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 2–0 Brazil flag Eduardo Maiorino Submission (Guillotine Choke) MF 5 – Minotauro Fights 5 02006-
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December 9, 2006
1 0:50 Brazil flag São Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo
Win 1–0 Brazil flag Jailson Silva Santos TKO (Punches) DF 1 – Demo Fight 1 02006-
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July 16, 2006
1 N/A Brazil flag Salvador, Bahia

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