11-7-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 11-7-0, 1NC
Summary: Mentally tough, powerful kicks, world-class jiu-jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: Vinny
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 30
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
24% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
72% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
44% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Vinny Magalhaes Aug 3, 2013
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Anthony Perosh 8 0 0 0
Phil Davis Apr 27, 2013
79 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Vinny Magalhaes 29 1 0 0
Igor Pokrajac Sep 22, 2012
8 1 0 0 R2 Submission
Vinny Magalhaes 15 1 2 2
Eliot Marshall Apr 18, 2009
44 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Vinny Magalhaes 34 2 0 3
Ryan Bader Dec 13, 2008
15 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Vinny Magalhaes 4 0 0 0


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train Jiu-Jitsu in 1998 at the age of 14. I started training for fighting in 2004, when I moved to California to train/teach at Cesar Gracie's Academy. Having many high level guys around (such as David Terrell, Jake Shields and the Diaz Brothers), made me want to fight as well.

What titles have you held?
In MMA, none. In Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling I've won a lot of tournaments. I have 8 medals at the BJJ World Championship (4 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze). I'm also a BJJ Pan American Champion, 2x American National Champion, Brazilian National Champion, 6x Rio de Janeiro State Champion, 3x Rio de Janeiro State Ranking Champion, US Open Champion.

Do you have any heroes?
My heroes are my dad and mom. I couldn't have done anything that I’ve done in my life if I didn't have them as inspiration.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It's a dream coming true. I started to train Jiu-Jitsu because of UFC... back in 1998 when Royce Gracie and Vitor Belfort were the men in MMA. I feel like I reached my dream; now I want to stay here for a long time... I'm not here just to fill a spot. My goal is to be the UFC LHW Champion in less than 3 or 4 years. This is something that I can do, and I will...

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I was in the university studying Physical Education when I decided to move to the US. I didn't finish it though.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I never had a job before I started fighting.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
Gi: 3x World Champion (Heavy/Super Heavy/Absolute), Pan American Champion (Medium Heavy), 2x Brazilian National Champion (Heavy/Absolute), 2x American National Champion (Heavy/Absolute), 6X Rio de Janeiro State Champion (2000/01/02/03/04/05), 3x Rio de Janeiro State Ranking Champion (2002/03/04), 2005 US Open Champion (Absolute), 2007 Grapplers Quest West Coast Champion (Absolute), 2007 North American Tournament Champion (Heavy), 2001 World Championship - 2nd Place (Absolute), 2005 Panamerican Championship - 2nd Place (Absolute), 2005 Panamerican Championship - 2nd Place (Heavyweight), 2007 World Championship - 3rd Place (Super Heavy), 2003 World Championship - 3rd Place (Absolute), 2000 World Championship - 3rd Place (Middle)

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
No Gi: World Champion (Final: Cristiano "Titi" Lazarinni, 2007 ADCC Brazil Trials winner), Pan American of Grappling Champion (Final: Kevin Casey), PSL LA Sub-X Winner (opponent: Robert Drysdale, 2007 ADCC Absolute Champion), Grapplers Quest West 2007 Pro Division Champion (Final: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu), Grapplers Quest West 2006 Pro Division Champion (Final: Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro, 2007 ADCC under 99kg Champion), PSL X-Mission Participant (opponent: Vladimir Matyushenko)

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
I'm a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Under Vinicius Aieta and Royler Gracie). I got my Black Belt after win 13 matches (10 by submission) at the 2005 BJJ World Championship as a Brown Belt.

Favorite grappling technique:
I'm really comfortable fighting on the ground. Doesn't really matter if I'm fighting off of my back, or if I'm on top passing the guard, so I can pretty much say that grappling-wise I don't really have a favorite move.

Favorite Striking technique:
Kicks... all kinds of: leg kicks, body kicks, side kicks, head kicks...


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