Antonio "Nino" Schembri (Template:IPA-pt; born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is a former member of the Chute Boxe Academy and currently trains with the Black House Team.Template:Citation needed He is called "Elvis" because of his long, chop-like sideburns. The highlight of his career came with his upset victory over Kazushi Sakuraba at PRIDE 25. Sakuraba but was caught with a knee in the head by Schembri, knocking him out. Sakuraba would win a rematch at PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004 with a decision win.
Today Nino Schembri teaches at his own gym located in Manhattan Beach.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|15||5 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||5–5||Mauro Chimento Jr.||TKO (Punches)||Fury FC 7 - Final Combat||5 December 2008||1||0:30|
|Win||5–4||Daniel Grandmaison||Submission (Armbar)||HCF: Crow's Nest||29 March 2008||1||2:37||Gatineau, Canada|
|Win||4–4||Amir Rahnavardi||Submission (Triangle Armbar)||MMAC: The Revolution||12 May 2007||1||0:57||Washington, United States|
|Loss||3–4||Matt Lindland||TKO||Cage Rage 14: Punishment||3 December 2005||3||3:33||London, UK|
|Loss||3–3||Ryo Chonan||Decision||PRIDE Bushido 7||22 May 2005||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||3–2||Kazushi Sakuraba||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004||20 June 2004||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||3–1||Kazuhiro Hamanaka||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 26: Bad to the Bone||8 June 2003||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||3–0||Kazushi Sakuraba||TKO (Knees)||PRIDE 25: Body Blow||16 March 2003||1||6:15||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Daiju Takase||Decision (Split)||PRIDE The Best Vol.2||20 July 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Johil de Oliveira||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE 14: Clash of the Titans||27 May 2001||1||7:17||Yokohama, Japan|