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Junior dos Santos


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Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
76 %
Decision Win %
83 %

Junior dos Santos

6' 4 (193 cm)
77 in. (6' 5/196 cm)
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Yuri Carlton
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Dos Santos and his two siblings were raised by a single mother, Maria, after his alcoholic father, Sebastian, left the family in the mid-1990s. He started to work at the age of ten in order to help his family. After six months of training, Dos Santos won a few jiu-jitsu tournaments in Salvador. One year later, Dos Santos was invited to join a boxing practice by a friend, where he met his boxing coach Luiz Carlos Dórea. Dórea also trained mixed martial arts, and roughly a year after he started training in boxing, he had his debut professional fight.
Fighter Trivia
Dos Santos has stated that Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira is his hero. In January 2013, he announced that he had divorced his wife of ten years before competing at UFC 155. Dos Santos's second child was born in May 2019 and was named Maria, after his mother.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: One successful title defense
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Fabrício Werdum, Gabriel Gonzaga and Cain Velasquez
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis
  • UFC: Longest winning streak in UFC Heavyweight division history (9)
  • UFC: 2nd most knockout wins in UFC Heavyweight history (10) - tied with Cain Velasquez
  • FIGHT! Magazine: Upset of the Year (2008) vs. Fabrício Werdum
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 December Fight of the Month vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Sherdog: 2010 All-Violence Third Team
  • Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence First Team

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Fighter Videos

Fight Night Phoenix: Junior Dos Santos Highlights


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