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João Zeferino

João "The Brazilian Samurai" Zeferino
  • Name: João Zeferino
  • MMA Record: 21-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Brazilian Samurai
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1986.01.15
  • Last Fight: October 07, 2016 in WSOF
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 160.1 lbs
  • Affiliation: Renzo Gracie Academy
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $15,000 USD
  • Born: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Middletown, New York
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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João Zeferino MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Gu Herman Terrado
21-8-0 14-3-1

Us PFL 1: Fitch vs. Foster
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.06.30
Cancelled Bout Justin Gaethje WSOF 34 2016.12.31
Reason: Zeferino Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:51 Round 3 of 3, 10:51 Total

Us Jason High
20-8-0 20-5-0

Us WSOF 33: Branch vs. Magalhaes
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2016.10.07
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 160.1 lbs (72.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc Wasem
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Jon Fitch
20-7-0 27-7-1

Us WSOF 30: Branch vs. Starks
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170

2016.04.02
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 169.6 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Loss | KO/TKO
4:51 Round 2 of 3, 9:51 Total

Us Brian Foster
18-6-0 24-7-0

Us WSOF 25: Lightweight Tournament
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2015.11.20
Weigh-In: 156.2 lbs (70.9 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:24 Round 1 of 3

Br Jorge Patino
18-6-0 38-15-2

Us WSOF 25: Lightweight Tournament
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs

2015.11.20
Weigh-In: 156.2 lbs (70.9 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:46 Round 1 of 2

Us Brian Foster
18-6-0 24-7-0

Us WSOF 25: Lightweight Tournament
Preliminary Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155

2015.11.20
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 156.2 lbs (70.9 kgs) | Referee: Ryan Brueggeman
Win | Submission | Choke
1:29 Round 1 of 3

Br Juliano Santos
17-6-0 9-2-0

Br Imortal FC 1
Main Card | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2015.06.13
Referee: Alexandre Caldas
Cancelled Bout Henquier Santos Octtagon Fight Night 1 2014.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke
1:35 Round 1 of 3

Br Jeovane Santana
16-6-0 0-0-0

Br Octtagon Fight Night 1
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.12.13
Referee: Heron Garcia
Win | Submission | Leglock
3:57 Round 1 of 3

Br Gilmar Dutra Lima
15-6-0 24-14-1

Br Nitrix Fight Evolution 4
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.11.21
Cancelled Bout Alexandre Ramos Circuito Talent de MMA 11 2014.08.23
Reason: Zeferino Injury
Win | Submission
3:25 Round 1 of 3

Br Jackson Miranda
14-6-0 5-2-0

Br Fighten 1
Main Event | Catchweight | 157 lbs

2014.05.11
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Br Edson Mosca

Br São José Super Fight

2014.03.29
Cancelled Bout Kenny Robertson UFC UFN 28 2013.09.04
Reason: Robertson Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Elias Silvério
13-5-0 8-0-0

Br UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.09.04
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Rafael Natal
13-4-0 15-4-1

Br UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: +270 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Submission | Choke
2:46 Round 1 of 3

Br Wellington Monalisa
12-4-0 10-8-1

Br NCF 14
Main Event | Vacant Title | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.03.09
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Thiago Rela

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2012.12.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Givago Francisco

Br Nitrix Champion Fight

2012.08.18
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Deyvison Santos

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2012.07.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Vagner Tiburcio

Br São José Super Fight

2012.06.09
Cancelled Bout Ryan Thomas NAFC 2012.05.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fabio Selim

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2011.11.26
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:25 Round 1 of 3

Us Sean Salmon
6-4-0 18-17-0

Us NAFC: Unleashed
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 195 lbs

2011.11.18
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Eddie Larrea

Us Konquer the Kage

2009.07.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Joshua Thorpe

Us Alabama Regional

2009.03.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Eric Thompson

Us Louisiana Regional

2009.03.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Colby McMahon

Us Atlas Fights

2009.02.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Eduardo Baby

Br Brazil Regional

2007.12.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Marcelo Silva

Br Curitiba Top Fight

2007.06.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Kaue Dudus

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2007.03.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee

Br Leandro Rangel

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2006.11.04
Loss | KO/TKO

Fausto Black

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2006.07.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Bruno Amorim

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2005.11.26

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