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Gesias Cavalcante

Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante

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  • Given Name: Gesias Cavalcante Souza
  • MMA Record: 21-11-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: JZ
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1983.07.06
  • Last Fight: November 17, 2017 in BCF
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.1 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $126,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • Head Coach: Ricardo Liborio
  • Other Coaches: Howard Davis Jr., Chutiphat Runsgawang, Marcos Da Matta

Gesias Cavalcante Lightweight Ranking History

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Gesias Cavalcante MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
Round 3 of 3

De Alan Omer
21-10-1 20-5-0

Bh Brave CF 9: The Kingdom of Champions
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.11.17
Weigh-In: 156.1 lbs (70.8 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 4 of 5, 17:45 Total

Us Kurt Holobaugh
21-9-1 16-4-0

Us Titan FC 44: Torres vs. Sharipov
Co-Main Event | Interim Title | Lightweight | 155

2017.05.19
Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Robert Turnquest
20-9-1 7-2-0

Us Titan FC 42: Lima vs. Jackson
Main Card | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2016.12.02
Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:27 Round 4 of 5, 15:27 Total

Br Freddy Assunção
20-8-1 9-1-0

Us Titan FC 40: Cavalcante vs. Assuncao
Main Event | Title Match | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.08.05
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:07 Round 1 of 5

Us Pat Healy
19-8-1 30-21-0

Us Titan FC 39: Cavalcante vs. Healy
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.06.10
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: James Warring
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
Custom Rules Bout

Ru Vitali Krat

Jp Ganryujima 2
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 70 kg

2015.07.18
Cancelled Bout Mike Ricci Titan FC 32 2014.12.19
Reason: Cavalcante Not Under Contract
Win
Round 0 of 3

Cn Gele Qing
18-8-1 3-1-0

Cn Kungfu Union
Main Event | Middleweight | 176 lbs

2014.09.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:36 Round 2 of 3, 7:36 Total

Us Melvin Guillard
18-7-1 31-13-2

Us WSOF 11: Gaethje vs. Newell
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.05
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Telis Assimenios
Cancelled Bout Justin Gaethje WSOF 8 2014.01.18
Reason: Cavalcante Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:37 Round 3 of 3, 11:37 Total

Us Tyson Griffin
17-7-1 16-6-0

Us WSOF 4: Spong vs. DeAnda
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.08.10
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Loss | KO/TKO
2:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Gaethje
17-6-1 7-0-0

Us WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.03.23
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:03 Round 1 of 3

Us T.J. O'Brien
16-6-1 19-5-0

Us WSOF 1: Arlovski vs. Cole
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.11.03
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout John Gunderson WSOF 1 2012.11.03
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:41 Round 3 of 3, 11:41 Total

Pe Luis Palomino
16-5-1 19-7-0

Us CFA 7: Palomino vs. Cavalcante
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.30
Weigh-In: 152.8 lbs (69.3 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Isaac Vallie-Flagg
16-4-1 12-3-1

Us Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.19
Disclosed Pay: $18,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Stell
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Bobby Green
15-4-1 15-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.30
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Lyle Beerbohm Strikeforce 2011.07.30
Reason: Beerbohm Injured Rib
No Contest | Injury
0:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total

Us Justin Wilcox
15-4-1 11-3-0

Us Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.06.18
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Don Turnage
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Thomson
15-3-1 17-3-0

Us Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.10.09
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Katsunori Kikuno
14-3-1 13-2-2

Jp Dream 15: Light Heavyweight GP Opening Round
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.07.10
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Tatsuya Kawajiri
14-2-1 23-5-2

Jp Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 70 kg

2009.05.26
Odds: -188 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Shinya Aoki
14-1-1 14-2-0

Jp Dream 2: Middleweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 70 kg

2008.04.29
Odds: -286 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
No Contest
3:46 Round 1 of 2

Jp Shinya Aoki
14-1-1 14-2-0

Jp Dream 1: Lightweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Event | Tournament Round of 16 | 70 kg

2008.03.15
Odds: -203 (Moderate Favorite) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Shinya Aoki Yarennoka! 2007.12.31
Reason: Calvancante Elbow Injury
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:48 Round 1 of 3

Br Andre Amade
12-1-1 5-0-1

Jp K-1: HERO'S Tournament Final
Main Event

2007.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:35 Round 1 of 3

Br Vitor Ribeiro
12-1-1 19-1-0

Jp K-1: HERO'S Tournament Final
Main Card

2007.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:26 Round 1 of 3

Us Nam Phan
11-1-1 12-3-0

Us Dynamite!! USA
Preliminary Card | Lightweight

2007.06.02
Disclosed Pay: $36,000 Base | Weigh-In: 158.0 lbs (71.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Caol Uno
9-1-1 21-8-4

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 7
Co-Main Event

2006.10.09
Win | Submission | Choke
0:39 Round 1 of 2

Br Rani Yahya
9-1-1 10-1-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 7
Main Card

2006.10.09
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:30 Round 1 of 2

Jp Hiroyuki Takaya
8-1-1 7-2-1

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 6
Main Card

2006.08.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:08 Round 1 of 2

Jp Hidetaka Monma
7-1-1 12-4-3

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 5
Main Card

2006.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:49 Round 1 of 3

Jp Michihiro Omigawa
6-1-1 0-1-0

Gb Cage Rage

2005.12.03
Draw

Us Ryan Schultz

Us SportFight

2005.07.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Henry Matamoros

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2005.04.02
Win | Submission | Choke

De Cengiz Dana

Gb Cage Warriors

2004.12.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Pl Bart Palaszewski

Us Indiana Regional

2004.11.20
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Sebastian Korschilgen

Ch Shooto Europe

2004.09.04
Loss | Decision | Majority

No Joachim Hansen
2-0-0 7-2-1

Jp Shooto

2004.07.16
Win | Submission | Leglock

Brad Mohler

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2004.03.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Justin Wisniewski

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2004.02.27
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke
Round 2 of 2

Us Joe Lauzon
1-0-0 4-2-0

Us Mass Destruction 14
Main Card

2003.12.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joe Lauzon

Us Massachusetts Regional

2003.10.18

Gesias Cavalcante Wiki Update Wiki

Training out of one of the most respected MMA gyms in the United States in American Top Team, Gesias Cavalcante has long been considered one of the top ten lightweights in the world by hardcore MMA fans, having defeated Bart Palaszewski, Rani Yahya, Caol Uno, Nam Phan, Andre Amade, and Vitor Ribeiro during his career.


Unfortunately, prevalent knee injuries have kept Cavalcante largely inactive for the last several years, and he has fallen short against most notable opposition—such as Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri—since his injuries. In June of 2010, Cavalcante signed a fight contract with the California-based Strikeforce promotion to compete in the United States, but his biggest fan base still resides in Japan.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:04 PM ET
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