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Junior dos Santos Biography
Junior dos Santos was born January 30, 1984 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and is a Brazilian mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Junior dos Santos fights in the Heavyweight division, under the tutelage of former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antnio Rodrigo Nogueira and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.
Junior dos Santos is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and currently holds a brown belt. Dos Santos trains his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Demian Maia. Santos has also competed as a kickboxer, earning an undefeated record of 18-0 in that sport. He currently reigns as the Brazilian heavyweight kickboxing champion.
Junior dos Santos debuted for the UFC at UFC 90. Considered a major underdog, Junior knocked out top contender Fabricio Werdum in the first round with a devastating uppercut. Junior returned and fought Stefan Struve at UFC 95, quickly defeating him in the first round by TKO.
Junior obtained his biggest win to date over Mirko Filipović at UFC 103. During the third round, Junior dominated Mirko in the clinch with knee strikes, and followed up with punches. The last punch impaired Mirko's vision which resulted in an immediate verbal submission from Filipovic.
It had been rumored that dos Santos was to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 108, however Gonzaga pulled out of the bout on November 25, 2009 due to a staph infection. Instead dos Santos fought Gilbert Yvel, winning the fight via TKO during the first round, giving him his fourth straight knockout victory in the UFC.
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