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Natal-
Brazil

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
118802
Old ID
286973
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/jussier-formiga

State of Rio Grande do Norte-
Brazil

Athlete Ranking
2011
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7
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2011
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8
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2011
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5
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2011
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7
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2011
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7
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2011
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3
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Athlete Stat
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8454
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10
7025
13
7025
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2
23
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8
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31
8454
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678
7322
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6
257
649
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348
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549
30
43
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556
40
60
28
33
87.10
35.48
1.82
0.58
39.60
0.17
1.42
2.34
-0.84
64.09
Strengths
Jiu-jitsu
Date of Birth
1985-04-14
Bio Facts
  • Pro since 2005

 

  • Ten wins by submission (8 RNC, triangle, armbar), 13 by decision

 

  • Has won eight of his last 11

 

  • Lone pre-UFC loss came via decision to Ian McCall in February of 2011.

 

  • Shooto South American champ since 2008. Made two successful defenses

 

  • Seven of last 13 wins by submission
Fightmetric ID
2011
Jussier Formiga
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: (R-L) Jussier Formiga of Brazil exchanges punches with Ben Nguyen in their flyweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Jussier Formiga of Brazil submits Ben Nguyen in their flyweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
23
517
35
65.00
125.00
67.00
37.00

TRAINING: My typical training day is a very hard and productive day that gets me very tired but that makes me happy with myself.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started first in judo at 8 years old because when I was a child I had too much energy
 

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a jiu-jitsu black belt and a judo black belt too. I'm also the South America Shooto champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot; I’ve been waiting for this chance for many years.

What was your job before you started fighting? Motoboy

Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock

Favorite striking technique: Uppercut

Event Results

  • Win

    Formiga vs Moreno

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Formiga vs Benavidez

    Round
    2
    Time
    4:47
    Method
    KO/TKO