Famous Brazilian Mixed Martial Artists

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Anderson Silva
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
Anderson Silva
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Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

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José Aldo
(Mixed Martial Artist)
José Aldo
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Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
MMA fighter José Aldo is best known for his UFC Featherweight Championship win in 2010, a title he defended seven times. In 2014, his win against Cad Mendes was termed the Fight of the Year by many organizations. By 2020, he was ranked 6th in the UFC Bantamweight rankings.
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Rafael dos Anjos
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Rafael dos Anjos
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, dos Anjos is renowned for his aggressive approach, which often takes his opponents by surprise. Characterized by his strong takedown capabilities and physical strength, dos Anjos holds victories over popular martial artists like Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson.

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Royce Gracie
(One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of Mixed Martial Arts)
Royce Gracie
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Birthdate: December 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian MMA fighter Royce Gracie, part of the renowned Gracie family of mixed martial artists, won the UFC 1, UFC 2, and UFC 4 championships. He made the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, popular, and holds the 7th degree red/black coral belt in the art.

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Vitor Belfort
(Mixed Martial Artist Who Competes in the Heavyweight, Middleweight Divisions)
Vitor Belfort
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Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Charles Oliveira
(Mixed martial artist)
Charles Oliveira
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Birthdate: October 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guarujá Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
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Fabrício Werdum
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Fabrício Werdum
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Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Lyoto Machida
(Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Karateka)
Lyoto Machida
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Birthdate: May 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Brazilian professional mixed martial artist Lyoto Machida is currently signed with Bellator MMA. He competes in the light heavyweight division. He was previously associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The son of Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto began his training when he was just three. He has an MMA record of 26 wins from 36 matches.

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Amanda Nunes
(Mixed martial artist)
Amanda Nunes
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Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil

Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. She is also a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female mixed martial artists of all time. She is openly lesbian. 

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Maurício Rua
(Mixed martial artist)
Maurício Rua
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Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
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Wanderlei Silva
(Mixed martial artist,)
Wanderlei Silva
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Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil

Brazilian-American MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva, or The Axe Murderer, is known for his stints with the UFC and the Japanese Pride Fighting Championships. He set a Pride record for the longest winning streak. He has also participated in Bellator MMA contests and heads the MMA training organization Wand Fight Team.

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Demian Maia
(One of the Greatest Grapplers in Mixed Martial Artist History)
Demian Maia
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Birthdate: November 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian grappler and mixed martial artist Demian Maia is regarded as one of the greatest grapplers in MMA history. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a Welterweight. He began training in judo as a child and started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a young man. Today, he is a fourth-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Junior dos Santos
(Mixed martial artist)
Junior dos Santos
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Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caçador, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Cris Cyborg
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Cris Cyborg
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Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
Brazilian MMA fighter Cris Cyborg currently competes for Bellator MMA and is the reigning Bellator Women's Featherweight World Champion. She has also won the Strikeforce, UFC, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Championships, this becoming the only MMA Grand Slam champion, having won all four major MMA titles.
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Ronaldo Souza
(Brazilian Former Mixed Martial Artist and Submission Grappler)
Ronaldo Souza
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Birthdate: December 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vila Velha, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Brazilian MMA fighter Ronaldo Souza, also known as “Jacaré,” competed in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division. He is a skilled submission grappler and has previously been the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. Souza is also an eight-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion. He has also been associated with the Japanese MMA promotion DREAM.
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Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
(Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
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Birthdate: June 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitória da Conquista, Brazil
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Rickson Gracie
(Mixed martial artist)
Rickson Gracie
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Birthdate: November 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Edson Barboza
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Edson Barboza
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Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Hélio Gracie
(Martial artist)
Hélio Gracie
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Birthdate: October 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: January 29, 2009
 20 
Renan Barão
(Mixed martial artist)
Renan Barão
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Birthdate: January 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Bethe Correia
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Bethe Correia
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Birthdate: June 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil

Brazilian MMA fighter Bethe Correia, also known as Pitbull, initially studied accounting but soon realized she wasn’t cut out for an office job. She has had a long stint with UFC and is known for her grappling skills. Her retirement bout in 2021 was postponed due to an appendix surgery.

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Renzo Gracie
(Mixed martial artist)
Renzo Gracie
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Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Vicente Luque
(Mixed martial artist.)
Vicente Luque
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Birthdate: November 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
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Antônio Silva
(Mixed martial artist)
Antônio Silva
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Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Campina Grande, State of Paraíba, Brazil
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Douglas Lima
(Former three-time Bellator Welterweight Champion)
Douglas Lima
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Birthdate: January 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
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Rorion Gracie
(Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master and Co-Founder of the ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’)
Rorion Gracie
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Birthdate: January 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rorion Gracie is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master. Born into the famous Gracie family, which is credited with inventing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Rorion Gracie is credited with co-founding the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multi-talented personality, Gracie is counted among the men responsible for introducing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the world. 

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Evangelista Santos
(Retired mixed martial artist)
Evangelista Santos
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Birthdate: December 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rondonopolis, Brazil
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Roger Gracie
(Jiu-Jitsu practitioner (10x world champion) and a retired mixed martial artist)
Roger Gracie
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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Antônio Rogério Nogueira
(Mixed martial artist)
Antônio Rogério Nogueira
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Birthdate: June 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitória da Conquista, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Rousimar Palhares
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Rousimar Palhares
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Birthdate: February 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dores do Indaiá, Minas Gerais, Brazil

MMA fighter Rousimar Palhares grew up amidst poverty in his village shanty before moving to Rio de Janeiro to train in martial arts at 15. He excels in his signature submission technique of heel hook but was banned by UFC twice for not releasing after the opposition had signaled submission.

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Thiago Alves
(Mixed martial artist)
Thiago Alves
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Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fortaleza, State of Ceará, Brazil
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Michel Pereira
(Mixed martial artist)
Michel Pereira
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Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marabá, Pará, Brazil
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Mitsuyo Maeda
(Mixed martial artists)
Mitsuyo Maeda
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Birthdate: November 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Died: November 28, 1941
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Royler Gracie
(Retired Mixed Martial Artist and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Practitioner)
Royler Gracie
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Birthdate: December 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royler Gracie boasts of a 7th degree red/black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, an art that was developed by his family. Also an MMA fighter, he later coached at the Rio de Janeiro-based Gracie Humaitá Academy and then moved to his own academy in San Diego.

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Erick Silva
(Mixed martial artist)
Erick Silva
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Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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Adriano Martins
(Mixed martial artist)
Adriano Martins
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Birthdate: June 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Rafael Cavalcante
(Mixed martial artist who fights in the light heavyweight divisio)
Rafael Cavalcante
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Birthdate: April 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilha Solteira, São Paulo, Brazil
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Luigi Vendramini
(Mixed Martial Artist who competed in the Lightweight division)
Luigi Vendramini
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Birthdate: January 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
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Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
(Mixed martial artist)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
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Birthdate: November 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Francisco Beltrao, Parana, Brazil
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Carlson Gracie
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Birthdate: August 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: February 1, 2006
 41 
Ketlen Vieira
(Mixed martial artist)
Ketlen Vieira
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Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Ariane Lipski
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Ariane Lipski
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Birthdate: January 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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Cosmo Alexandre
(Kickboxer, Mixed martial art)
Cosmo Alexandre
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Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santos, Brazil
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Augusto Sakai
(Mixed martial artist in the heavyweight division)
Augusto Sakai
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Birthdate: May 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
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Virna Jandiroba
(Mixed martial artist)
Virna Jandiroba
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Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
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Ryan Gracie
(Mixed martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Ryan Gracie
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Birthdate: August 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 15, 2007
 47 
Marco Ruas
(Mixed martial artist)
Marco Ruas
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Birthdate: January 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 48 
Juliana Velasquez
(Mixed martial artist)
Juliana Velasquez
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Birthdate: October 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rani Yahya
(Mixed Martial Artist and BJJ practitioner)
Rani Yahya
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Birthdate: September 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brasília, Brazil
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Rolles Gracie Jr.
(Judoka, Mixed martial artist)
Rolles Gracie Jr.
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Birthdate: July 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil