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Jussier Formiga

Jussier "Formiga" Formiga
  • Given Name: Jussier da Silva
  • MMA Record: 21-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Formiga
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1985.04.14
  • Last Fight: February 10, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Kimura Nova União
  • Height: 5'5" (165cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $66,000 USD
  • Born: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Jussier Formiga MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke
1:43 Round 3 of 3, 11:43 Total

Us Ben Nguyen
20-5-0 17-6-0

Au UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2018.02.10
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Peter Hickmott
#33 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2018
UFC 221 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:30 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yuta Sasaki
19-5-0 20-4-2

Jp UFC Fight Night 117: St. Preux vs. Okami
Main Card | Flyweight | 57 kg

2017.09.22
Odds: -425 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ray Borg
19-4-0 10-2-0

Br UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.03.11
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Sergio Pettis UFC UFN 103 2017.01.15
Reason: Formiga Ankle Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dustin Ortiz
18-4-0 15-5-0

Br UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2016.09.24
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Henry Cejudo
18-3-0 9-0-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.11.21
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Wilson Reis
17-3-0 19-5-0

Br UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.05.30
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Cancelled Bout John Moraga UFC on FOX 13 2014.12.13
Reason: da Silva Torn LCL
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Zach Makovsky
16-3-0 18-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.08.16
Odds: +270 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Cancelled Bout Zach Makovsky UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Choke
3:07 Round 1 of 3

Us Scott Jorgensen
15-3-0 14-8-0

Br UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.03.23
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Wernei Cardoso
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:07 Round 1 of 3

Us Joseph Benavidez
15-2-0 18-3-0

Br UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.09.04
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Cariaso
14-2-0 14-4-0

Br UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:35 Round 2 of 3, 9:35 Total

Us John Dodson
14-1-0 13-5-0

Us UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 Base | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Daryl Guthmiller
#18 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Sidney Oliveira

Br Shooto Brazil

2012.06.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Ar Martin Coria

Br Coliseu Extreme Fight

2012.03.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Rodrigo dos Santos

Br Fort MMA

2011.12.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Michael William Costa

Br Shooto Brazil

2011.10.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Mamoru Yamaguchi
9-1-0 26-5-3

Us Tachi PF 10: Let the Chips Fall
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2011.08.05
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $7,000 ($3,500 Base, $3,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 125.8 lbs (57.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ian McCall
9-0-0 8-2-0

Us Tachi PF 8: All or Nothing
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2011.02.18
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#8 Greatest Flyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Danny Martinez
8-0-0 14-3-0

Us Tachi PF 7: Deck the Halls
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2010.12.02
Weigh-In: 125.2 lbs (56.8 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Alexandre Pantoja

Br Shooto Brazil

2010.06.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Shinichi Kojima

Jp Shooto

2009.07.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Michael William Costa

Br Shooto Brazil

2008.11.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Ralph Alves

Br Shooto Brazil

2008.08.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Br José Maria Tomé

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2008.03.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Arinaldo Batista

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2006.01.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Amaury Junior

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.08.26
Win | Submission | Armlock

Br Chacal

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2005.05.13

Jussier Formiga Wiki Update Wiki

Jussier da Silva (aka Jussier Formiga) was widely considered the number one flyweight in the world before his loss to Ian McCall in February 2011. 


Since the loss Da Silva strung together 5 wins in a row before getting a call from the UFC to face John Dodson in what many expect to be a number one contender bout for Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson's Flyweight Title. Prior to signing with the UFC Formiga was the Shooto Brazil 123 lbs. champion.


Da Silva faced John Dodson at UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lost via KO due to strikes at 4:35 of the 2nd round, giving Formiga the first knockout loss of his career, as well as the first time he was finished in his pro MMA career.

Last updated 04.01.2014, 8:30 AM ET
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