Pro Record



Vinny Magalhaes

Vinny "Pezao" Magalhaes

Photo Source:

  • Given Name: Vinicius Magalhães
  • Professional MMA Record: 10-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Pezao
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1984.07.02
  • Last Fight: August 03, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $21,500 USD
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Vinny Magalhaes Wiki Update Wiki

Vinicius Magalhaes is a 2n degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Royler Gracie. He received two bronze medals at ADCC in 2009 for Absolute and under 99kg divisions with notable wins over Marcio Cruz, Glover Teixeira, Dean Lister and Chris Weidman. In 2011 Vinny would compete in the over 99kg division and defeat reigning champ Fabricio Werdum by points in the final earning himself gold.

Vinny competed in the 8th season of the Ultimate Fighter making his way to the final against Ryan Bader where he would lose in the first round. He would follow that loss up with a loss to Eliot Marshall leading to him being cut from the promotion. He would fight for some smaller promotions going 4-1 before being signed to M-1 Global. After winning his first fight for the promotion he would fight for the vacant M-1 Light Heavyweight title submitting Viktor Nemkov by gogoplata. He would successfully defend his belt once before contract disputes with M-1.

Vinny would eventually be able to sign back with the UFC and in his return fight earned his first victory in the octagon with a second round submission over Igor Pokrajac. In his next bout however he would lose a Unanimous Decision to Phil Davis. Davis the wrestler decided to play it smart and not play on the ground with Vinny using his strikes to earn the nod.

In November 2012, Vinny was awarded his black belt from Eddie Bravo of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

The Ultimate Fighter 8

Episode 1 Magalhaes def. Lance Evans by TKO at 0:34 of Round 1

Episode 7 Magalhaes def. Jules Bruchez by Armbar at 3:25 of Round 1

Episode 12 Magalhaes def. Krzysztof Soszynski by Armbar at 3:45 of Round 1

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Ryan Bader def. Magalhaes by TKO at 2:18 of Round 1

Last updated 04.11.2014, 10:29 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Tapology Consensus Rankings For Vinny Magalhaes

Vinny Magalhaes Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Vinny Magalhaes MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Jason Brilz Titan FC 28 2014.05.16
Reason: Magalhaes Staph Infection
Cancelled Bout Jeff Monson GWC 2 2013.11.09
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:14 Round 1 of 3
Anthony Perosh
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#48 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 163 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Phil Davis
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
Odds: +250 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:14 Round 2 of 3, 6:14 Total
Igor Pokrajac
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
Odds: +135 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
#24 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:13 Round 3 of 5, 11:13 Total
Mikhail Zayats
Ref: Al Guinee
M-1 Challenge 27: Grishim vs. Garner
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs
Odds: -490 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $5,500 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:40 Round 3 of 5, 11:40 Total
Viktor Nemkov
M-1 Challenge 25: Zavurov vs Magumedov 2
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
#60 Greatest Submission of All Time
#24 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:47 Round 1 of 3
Jake Doerr
Ref: Todd McGovern
M-1 Challenge 24: Damkovsky vs. Figueroa
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock Damien Knight Millennium Events 2011.01.29
Win | Submission | Choke Alihan Magomedov M-1 Global 2010.12.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Pedro Galiza Shark Fights 2010.03.20
Win | Submission | Armlock Mike Nickels Ring of Fire 2009.12.04
Win | Submission | Choke Chris Davis Carolina Fight Promotions 2009.10.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Eliot Marshall
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 97: Redemption
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
Odds: -143 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:18 Round 1 of 3
Ryan Bader
Ref: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs
Odds: -238 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | Submission Raphael Davis Valor Fighting 2008.03.07
Win | Submission | Armlock Luis Ojeda MMAX 18 2008.01.26
Win | Submission | Armlock Adolfo de la Torre MMAX 15 2007.11.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous George Bush GFC 2007.05.19
No Contest Chris Larkin GPG 2006.11.11

Vinny Magalhaes News View All

(Here's Gary Goodridge with Giant Silva [left] and the Great Khali [right]. Obviously, the t... (19 days ago)
After having to withdraw from his Metamoris 3 grappling match, Vinnie Magalhaes has also been ... (23 days ago)
After announcing four bouts for its Titan FC 28 card on April 25, the promotion has confirmed ... (23 days ago)
Titan FC has decided to return to Memorial Hall, the home of the majority of Titan FC’s previo... (26 days ago)
                Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jason Brilz to Headline Titan FC’s Return to Memorial Hall... (26 days ago)
Titan Fighting Championship will crown a new welterweight champion. Fresh off a submission vi... (26 days ago)

Videos & Highlights

    No Videos For This Fighter

Shop the latest from:

  • MMA Junkie : For fighters like UFC champ Jon Jones, 'toughness is a skill'
  • MMA Weekly : The Great MMA Debate Podcast: Phil Davis, Luke Rockhold, and Joseph Benavidez
  • MMA Junkie : Video: 'UFC on FOX 11' Fight Motion highlights, with Cerrone's jab of doom
  • MMA Junkie : MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Jim Miller, Yoel Romero and Alex White
  • MMA Junkie : UFC's Edson Barboza wants Cerrone rematch, will settle for any quick return
  • MMA Junkie : UFC and WSOF vet Gerald Harris announces MMA retirement
  • MMA Junkie : Titan FC signs UFC and Bellator vet Ben Saunders
  • MMA Junkie : With Askren-Abbasov in headliner, 'ONE FC 16: Honor & Glory' adds five more bouts
  • MMA Junkie : Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio
  • MMA Junkie : Video: 'UFC 165 Fight Flashback' full episode, behind the scenes of Jones vs. Gustafsson
  • MMA Weekly : Jon Jones: “I’m Not Chuck Liddell… I’m Shamelessly Me” (UFC 172 Video)
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Joseph Benavidez on UFC 172, coach Ludwig's departure, title status
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 120's 14-bout PPV lineup finalized with five prelims
  • MMA Junkie : Video: MMA and the church meet on 'The Colbert Report'
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on FOX 11 Final TV Ratings See Uptick to 2.5 Million Viewers
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 172’s Danny Castillo initially disappointed with UFC Fight Pass placement
  • MMA Junkie : USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, April 22: Kennedy, Romero climb at 185
  • MMA Weekly : Blog Video: UFC Champ Jon Jones Taps Out Michael Strahan
  • MMA Junkie : 'Cyborg' Justino rep: Ronda Rousey attacks verbally because 'she can't physically'
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 172 headliner Glover Teixeira an underdog? In his mind, ‘I am the favorite’