Brazilian numbers in UFC history by @graciemag


Royce / Photo: UFC.

After nearly 13 years, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be returning to Brazil, the homeland of its founder, Rorion Gracie, and countless athletes who helped build the organization’s history. With its return date approaching, the UFC released statistics on the Brazilians who have taken part throughout the almost 18 years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

For example, Murilo Bustamante is the first Brazilian champion of the promotion, once the title was accompanied by a belt. Royce Gracie is the one with the most submission wins, Belfort has the most knockouts, and Anderson Silva the winningest, while Wanderlei Silva holds the most losses.

Read on for more:

Brazilian UFC champions

1. Murilo Bustamante
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Anderson Silva
4. “Minotauro” Nogueira
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
7. Jose Aldo

The “Spider” has been in nine title fights. Publicity photo.

Brazilians in UFC title fights
1. Patino vs Pat Miletich – UFC 18
2. André Pederneiras vs Pat Miletich – UFC 21
3. Wanderlei Silva vs Tito Ortiz – UFC 25
4. Rizzo vs Kevin Randleman – UFC 26
5. Rizzo vs Randy Couture I – UFC 31
6. Rizzo vs Randy Couture II – UFC 34
7. Bustamante vs Dave Menne – UFC 35
8. Bustamante vs Matt Lindland – UFC 37
9. Belfort vs Randy Couture II – UFC 4610
10. Belfort vs Randy Couture III – UFC 49
11. “Babalú” vs Chuck Liddell II – UFC 62
12. Anderson vs Rich Franklin I – UFC 64
13. Franca vs Sean Sherk – UFC 73
14. Anderson vs Nate Marquardt – UFC 73
15. “Napão” vs Randy Couture – UFC 74
16. Anderson vs Rich Franklin II – UFC 77
17. “Minotauro” vs Tim Sylvia – UFC 81
18. Anderson vs Dan Henderson – UFC 82
19. Anderson vs Patrick Cote – UFC 90
20. “Minotauro” vs Frank Mir – UFC 92
21. Anderson vs Thales Leites – UFC 97
22. Lyoto vs Rashad Evans – UFC 98
23. “Pitbull” vs Georges St-Pierre – UFC 100
24. Lyoto vs “Shogun” – UFC 104
25. Anderson vs Demian Maia – UFC 112
26. Lyoto vs “Shogun” II – UFC 113
27. Anderson vs Sonnen – UFC 117
28. Anderson vs Belfort – UFC 126
29. “Shogun” vs Jon Jones – UFC 128
30. Aldo vs Hominick – UFC 129

Wand is the Brazilian with the most losses. Photo: Josh Hedges.

Most wins
1. Anderson Silva 13
2. Royce Gracie 11
3. Thiago Alves 10
4. Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Pedro Rizzo, Gleison Tibau 9
5. Demian Maia 8

Most losses
1. Wanderlei Silva 6
2. Thiago Alves, Vitor Belfort, Ricardo Almeida, Gabriel Gonzaga, Pedro Rizzo, Hermes Franca, Gleison Tibau 5
3. Renato Sobral, Fabiano Iha, Jorge Gurgel, Wilson Gouveia 4

Most knockouts
1. Vitor Belfort 9
2. Anderson Silva 8
3. Thiago Alves 7
4. Pedro Rizzo 6
5. Gabriel Gonzaga 5

Demian is one of the Brazilians with the most tapouts. Photo: Josh Hedges.

Most tapouts
1. Royce Gracie 11
2. Demian Maia, Wilson Gouveia 5
3. Renato Sobral 4
4. Anderson Silva 3

First Brazilian UFC champion
Royce Gracie – UFC 1

The Ultimate Fighter who went on to the UFC
Jorge Gurgel (TUF2)
Thales Leites (TUF 4)
Vinicius Magalhaes (TUF8)

Shogun in one of his fights against Lyoto. Photo: Josh Hedges

Brazil vs Brazil
1. Tulio Palhares vs Adriano Santos – Ultimate Brazil
2. Cesar Marsucci vs Paulo Santos – Ultimate Brazil
3. Gabriel Gonzaga vs Fabiano Scherner – UFC 60
4. Diego Saraiva vs Jorge Gurgel – UFC 73
5. Gabriel Gonzaga vs Fabricio Werdum – UFC 80
6. Thiago Silva vs Antonio Mendes – UFC 84
7. Hermes Franca vs Marcus Aurelio – UFC 90
8. Fabricio Werdum vs Junior Dos Santos – UFC 90
9. Lyoto Machida vs Thiago Silva – UFC 94
10. Anderson Silva vs Thales Leites – UFC 97*
11. Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua – UFC 104*
12. Rousimar Palhares vs Lucio Linhares – UFC 107
13. Junior Dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga – UFC on VERSUS
14. Anderson Silva vs Demian Maia – UFC 112*
15. Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua II – UFC 113*
16. Demian Maia vs Mario Miranda – UFC 118
17. Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort – UFC 126*
18. Gleison Tibau vs Rafaello Oliveira – UFC 130

* Title fight

Undefeated in the UFC
Anderson Silva 11-0
Junior Dos Santos 7-0
Tulio Palhares 1-0
Ebenezer Fontes Braga 1-0
Marcello Mello 1-0
Cesar Marsucci 1-0
Rafael Carino 1-0
Edson Barboza 2-0
Maiquel Falcao 1-0
Jose Aldo 1-0
Renan Barao 1-0
Ronny Markes 1-0

Recorde dos brasileiros em estréias
37-58-1, 1 NC

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