Cane lost in his UFC debut at UFC 79: Nemesis when he threw an illegal knee against a downed James Irvin. Cane defeated Jason Lambert by KO at UFC 85: Bedlam in England. He defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on October 18, 2008, at UFC 89 in England with a TKO in round two. At UFC 97: Redemption he beat Steve Cantwell, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision where he displayed a good chin and disciplined striking ability.
Cane is known to dislike UFC fighters Thiago Silva and Wanderlei Silva, due to issues back in Brazil. However, it seems that he and Thiago Silva are now good friends, since he helped Silva train for his fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC 94 and together went to a commemoration to celebrate one year of the trainer Stéfane Dias in American Top Team, the team with which he is now affiliated.
Cane was TKO'ed by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on November 21, 2009, at UFC 106. A left hook to the jaw sent Cane to the floor as Nogueira finished with a series of punches on the ground. Following this loss, Cane received a medical suspension of up to 6 months due to a possible right orbital fracture.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|17||11 wins||2 losses|
|Cyrille Diabate||UFC 114||May 29, 2010||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Loss||10–2–1||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||TKO (Punches)||UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2||November 21, 2009||1||1:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Win||10–1–1||Steve Cantwell||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 97: Redemption||April 18, 2009||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||9–1–1||Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou||TKO (Punches)||UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben||October 18, 2008||2||4:15||Birmingham, England, UK||Won Knockout of the Night Honors|
|Win||8–1–1||Jason Lambert||TKO (Punch)||UFC 85: Bedlam||June 7, 2008||1||2:07||London, England, UK|
|Loss||7–1–1||James Irvin||DQ (Knee to the Head on the Ground)||UFC 79: Nemesis||December 29, 2007||1||1:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, US||UFC Debut|
|Win||7–0–1||Damien Stelly||KO (Knee)||Art of War 3||September 1, 2007||1||2:45||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Win||6–0–1||Wagner Ribeiro||TKO (Soccer Kicks)||Minotauro Fights 5||December 9, 2006||1||2:53||Brazil|
|Win||5–0–1||Joao Assis||TKO||Fury FC 2||November 30, 2006||1||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||4–0–1||Capataz Capataz||TKO||Mega Fight 3||October 21, 2006||N/A||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3–0–1||Ricardo Capoeira||TKO (Strikes)||Predador FC 2||August 11, 2006||1||2:25|
|Win||2–0–1||Maurice Igor||TKO||CF – Coliseu Fight||July 22, 2006||1||1:05||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–0–1||Andre Gustavo||KO||EF 2 – Estancia Fight 2||May 28, 2006||N/A||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|NC||0–0–1||Marcelo Alfaia||No Contest||Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale-Tudo||November 5, 2005||1||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil|