Vinicius Magalhães

Vinicius_Magalhaes0001_lrgNicknames: Pezão and Vinny
Born in 1984
Home: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Xtreme Couture
Division: under 98.9 Kg

Accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

* 1st degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Royler Gracie
* 3x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist (International BJJ Federation)
* 2007 No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion (IBJJF) -Wins over Cristiano “Titi” Lazzarini by points and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu by kneebar
* Panamerican BJJ Champion (IBJJF)
* 2x American National Champion (United States JJ Federation)
* US Open Champion (USJJF)
* Brazilian National Champion (CBJJ)
* 6x Rio de Janeiro State Champion
* 3x Grapplers Quest Pro Division Winner; (with wins Over Xande Ribeiro by armbar and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu by heel hook
* L.A. Sub-X (2006) Winner (Victory over Robert Drysdale, current Abu Dhabi Absolute Champion, by points

Accomplishments in MMA

* 2 x UFC Veteran
* UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter – Nogueira vs. Mir – Season 8 – Light Heavy Weight Finalist
* 5 – 4 – 1 pro record (All wins by submission)
* Trained with fighter such as: Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, David Terrel, Nick Diaz and Nathan Diaz (Cesar Gracie’s gym), Dan Henderson, Thierry Sokoudjou, Pawel Nastula, Frank Shamrock, Cyrille Diabate, Matt Lindland, Brian Stann, Jesse Taylor and Mo Lawal (Team Quest). Forrest Griffin, Tyson Griffin, Randy Couture, Stephan Bonnar, Mike Whitehead, Wanderlei Silva, Jay Hieron, Martin Kampmann, Junie Browning, Amir Sadollah and others (Xtreme Couture), Demian Maia, Frank Mir (Striking Unlimited).


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