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Alexandre Almeida

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Alexandre Almeida
Born (1988-08-21) August 21, 1988 (age 33)
Manaus, Brazil
Other namesCapitao
NationalityBrazilian
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
TeamSyndicate Mma
Orion Fight Camp
Years active2007–2015
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins18
By knockout2
By submission13
By decision3
Losses5
By submission2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Alexandre 'Capitão' Almeida (born 21 August 1988) is a Brazilian MMA fighter and the current featherweight champion of the World Series of Fighting.[1][2]

Almeida was born in Manaus, Brazil.[3]

Career[edit]

Almeida defeated Saul Almeida at WSOF 24 for the right to contend for the WSOF championship.[4] Almeida was then scheduled to fight the WSOF featherweight champion Lance Palmer at WSOF 26.[5][6][7] Almeida defeated Palmer via unanimous decision and won the WSOF featherweight championship.[8][9][10]

A rematch between Palmer and Almeida of their close WSOF26 title bout is planned.[11][12][13]

Almeida also fought for the Jungle Fight promotion where he was the featherweight champion.[14][15][16][17][18][19]

Almeida was originally scheduled to be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 4: Brazil, but medical tests showed signs of a brain aneurysm and he had to withdraw.[20][7] During medical tests prior to his WSOF debut Almeida was deemed medically fit to participate in mixed martial arts.[15]

Almeida is a brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt and has been training in the art since the age of 6.[21][22]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18-5 Lance Palmer Decision (Unanimous) WSOF26: Palmer vs. Almeida December 18, 2015 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-5 Saul Almeida Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) WSOF24: Fitch vs. Okami October 17, 2015 1 1:23 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 16-5 Rafael Miranda Decision (Unanimous) JF: Jungle Fight 62 December 7, 2013 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 15-5 Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho JF: Jungle Fight 57 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) September 7, 2013 1 1:41 Belém, Brazil
Win 14-5 Leandro Manhaes Paes Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) JF: Jungle Fight 54 June 29, 2013 1 1:20 Barra do Piraí, Brazil
Loss 13-5 Fabiano Silva da Conceicao Decision (Split) JF: Jungle Fight 51 April 26, 2013 3 5:00 Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Win 13-4 Talison Soares Costa Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) JF: Jungle Fight 49 February 22, 2013 1 2:41 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 12-4 Sergio Soares Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) JF: Jungle Fight 46 December 13, 2012 2 1:48 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Loss 11-4 Fabiano Fernandes Decision (Unanimous) JF: Jungle Fight 44 October 27, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 11-3 Tiago Passos Submission (Triangle Choke) JF: Jungle Fight 41 July 28, 2012 1 4:05 Itu, Brazil
Win 10-3 Alberto Pantoja Luz Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) JF: Jungle Fight 38 April 28, 2012 1 0:51 Belém, Brazil
Win 9-3 Bruno Dias Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) GC: Golden Combat November 18, 2011 1 1:05 Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Win 8-3 Daniel Aguiar Decision (Unanimous) AFC: Amazon Forest Combat 1 September 14, 2011 3 5:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 7-3 Joao Paulo TKO (Punches) IMC: Iron Man Championship 11 August 18, 2011 1 1:58 Belém, Brazil
Win 6-3 Elifrank Cariolano Submission (Triangle Choke) MC: Mr. Cage 5 April 29, 2011 1 0:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 5-3 Orleans Smith TKO (Punches) MC: Mr. Cage 4 November 30, 2010 1 0:25 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Loss 4-3 Renato Carneiro Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Jungle Fight 18: São Paulo March 20, 2010 3 1:56 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4-2 Wellynthon Noronha Submission (Heel Hook) BVC: Boa Vista Combat 1 August 30, 2009 1 0:33 Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
Win 3-2 Marcos Rogerio Gadelha Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) BVC: Boa Vista Combat 1 August 30, 2009 1 4:10 Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
Win 2-2 Diego Muquinho Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) SDS: Samurai da Selva 1 December 12, 2008 1 1:12 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 1-2 Rafael Moreira Submission (Armbar) HTJ: Hero's The Jungle 2 April 7, 2008 1 0:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Loss 0-2 Fabiano Silva da Conceicao Submission (Guillotine Choke) AC: Amazon Challenge September 29, 2007 1 2:48 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 0-1 Aires Neto Decision (Unanimous) CF 3: Cassino Fight 3 April 21, 2007 3 5:00 Amazonas, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. Marcelo Barone. "Do inferno ao céu: Alexandre Capitão festeja cinturão após 2015 conturbado". sportv.globo.com/site/combate.
  2. Silvio Lima. "Alexandre Capitão supera suspeita de aneurisma e vira campeão no WSOF". globoesporte.com.
  3. "Alexandre". Sherdog.
  4. "Fitch vence Okami e ganha luta pelo cinturão dos meio-médios do WSOF". sportv.globo.com/site/combate.
  5. Raphael Marinho. "Com sonho do UFC adiado, Saul quer nocaute em Capitão e título do WSOF". sportv.globo.com/site/combate.
  6. "Lance Palmer defenderá cinturão dos penas contra Alexandre 'Capitão' no WSOF 26". Esporte Interativo - Futebol Brasileiro, Liga dos Campeões e Lutas.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gilbert Manzano Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Cosmo hosts World Series of Fighting card on Friday night". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  8. "Alexandre Capitão bate Lance Palmer e conquista título mundial dos penas no WSOF 26". Esporte Interativo - Futebol Brasileiro, Liga dos Campeões e Lutas.
  9. "Alexandre Capitão bate Lance Palmer e conquista título mundial dos penas no WSOF 26". msn.com.
  10. "WSOF 26: Alexandre Almeida takes featherweight title from Lance Palmer". NBC Sports.
  11. Gilbert Manzano Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Questionable decision gives Almeida WSOF featherweight title". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  12. "Alexandre Capitão é campeão peso-pena do WSOF; Sheymon aplica único nocaute da edição". tatame.com.br.
  13. "WSOF boss Ray Sefo didn't agree with Almeida's win over Palmer, will book rematch - MMAjunkie". MMAjunkie.
  14. "Capitão encara Moicano na luta principal do Jungle 71, em SP". GRACIEMAG.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Lutador explica 'doença' que o eliminou do TUF Brasil e inicia busca pelo cinturão do WSOF".
  16. "Brasileiro supera drama de corte do TUF e conquista cinturão do WSOF". Yahoo Esportes. 19 December 2015.
  17. "Vídeo: O estrangulamento de Alexandre Capitão em sua estreia no WSOF". GRACIEMAG.
  18. "Mais novo campeão do Jungle, Alexandre Capitão já sonha com o UFC". tatame.com.br.
  19. "Alexandre Capitão se lesiona e não defende o cinturão dos penas no Jungle Fight 71". tatame.com.br.
  20. Zane Simon (23 March 2015). "TUF Brazil 4 contestant has UFC bid nixed due to brain aneurysm". Bloody Elbow.
  21. "Capitão aposta no Jiu-Jitsu para vencer cinturão do WSOF nesta sexta; Sheymon encara ex-UFC". tatame.com.br.
  22. Zane Simon (27 February 2015). "Welcome to the UFC, Badurek, Oliveira, & Capitao". Bloody Elbow.

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