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Cezar Ferreira

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Other names  Mutante
Name  Cezar Ferreira
Nationality  Brazilian
Role  Mixed Martial Artist
Height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
TV shows  The Ultimate Fighter
Division  Middleweight

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Born  Cezar Jesus Ferreira February 15, 1985 (age 30) Ibitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1985-02-15)
Residence  Coral Springs, Florida, United States
Weight  184 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Similar People  Vitor Belfort, Rony Mariano Bezerra, Jorge Masvidal, Sam Sicilia, Daron Cruickshank
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Cezar Jesus Ferreira (born February 15, 1985), better known in his home country Brazil as Cezar Mutante, is a mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Ferreira has fought in Brazil and in the United States. He is the inaugural winner of Globo's The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

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Background

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Ferreira grew up wrestling and practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu throughout his childhood and adolescence. Viewing tapes of UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie fighting caused his interest in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA to grow. However, after having a rough home life and having to leave at seventeen years old, Mutante found Vitor Belfort who took him in as his own son, helping to raise him and take care of him. Belfort began training Ferreira in MMA at his gym.

Early career

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On April 29, 2007, Ferreira made his professional debut in a one-night middleweight tournament for Xtreme Fighting Championships in Brazil. He fought Andre Severo, winning via TKO at 1:29 of round one. In the next round of the tournament, Ferreira suffered his first defeat, losing to Antônio Braga Neto via decision. Ferreira took a long leave of absences from fighting after his wife got pregnant.

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Three years after his debut, Ferreira returned to active competition, fighting on the Bitetti Combat 6 card against Felipe Arinelli. Ferreira won the fight after choking Arinelli unconscious with a D'arce choke in the second round. Only a few months later Ferreira, again, fought for Bitetti Combat, fighting on their seventh event. He defeated Cassiano Ricardo Castanho de Freitas via TKO (doctor stoppage) in the second round.

Ferreira then traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, United States to train with Vitor at Xtreme Couture. He was placed on the Ring of Fire 40 card in Broomfield, Colorado on April 16, 2011. Ferreira defeated Chaun Sims via knockout only 17 seconds into round one. Ferreira took his second professional defeat at Superior Cage Combat 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 20, 2011, losing to Elvis Mutapcic via one-punch knockout.

The Ultimate Fighter

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In March 2012, it was revealed that Mutante was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Mutante defeated Gustavo Sampaio by submission with a guillotine choke in the second round to move into the Ultimate Fighter house, and become an official cast member.

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Mutante was selected as the first pick (second overall) by his mentor and real-life coach Vitor Belfort to be a part of Team Vitor. In the second Middleweight fight of the season, Mutante was selected to fight Leonardo Mafra. Mutante won via submission (guillotine choke) in the second round. He was then scheduled to face Thiago Perpetuo for a spot in the final against Daniel Sarafian. He defeated Perpetuo by knockout (head kick) and was expected to face Sérgio Moraes, who replaced for Sarafian due to an injury.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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Mutante was expected to make his UFC debut on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147 against Daniel Sarafian to determine the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. However, Sarafian injured himself and was forced out of the bout and replaced by Sérgio Moraes. Ferreira won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ferreira was expected to face C.B. Dollaway on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. However, Dollaway was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Chris Camozzi. Then on April 7, Ferreira pulled out of the fight as well, citing an injury and was replaced by Rafael Natal.

Ferreira was expected to face Clint Hester on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. However, Hester was forced out of the bout and Ferreira instead faced promotional newcomer Thiago Santos. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Ferreira faced Daniel Sarafian on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. He won the fight via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-28).

The bout with C.B. Dollaway eventually took place on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Ferreira lost via TKO in the first round.

Ferreira faced Andrew Craig on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ferreira faced Sam Alvey on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. Alvey won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Ferreira faced Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Ferreira was expected to face Caio Magalhães on April 16, 2016 at UFC on Fox 19. However, Magalhães pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing an ankle injury and was replaced by Oluwale Bamgbose. Ferreira won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ferreira next faced Anthony Smith on July 8, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ferreira faced Jack Hermansson on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100. He won the fight via submission in the second round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

Ferreira faced Elias Theodorou on February 19, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 105. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Ferreira is expected to face Nate Marquardt on November 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120.

Mixed martial arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Middleweight Tournament Winner
  • References

    Cezar Ferreira Wikipedia