|Other names Brazilian Warrior|
Style Kyokushin Karate
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
|Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
Name Glaube Feitosa
Division Super Heavyweight
Weight 106 kg
|Born Glaube Araujo Feitosa April 9, 1973 (age 42) Sao Paulo, Brazil (1973-04-09)|
Trained by Jayson Vemoa, Fai Falamoe
Glaube feitosa the brazilian kyokushin legend
Glaube Araújo Feitosa (born April 9, 1973) is a Brazilian former kickboxer and a kyokushin full contact karate practitioner who was competing in K-1. In 2005, Feitosa won K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas tournament and was a K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 finalist. While living in Tokyo, Japan he fought and trained in the IKO1 Kyokushin - Team Ichigeki at the Ichigeki Plaza. Throughout his career he was known as one of the best non-champions to fight in the K-1, a position he earned with his wins over non-champion fighters, such as Ruslan Karaev, Musashi, Gary Goodridge and Junichi Sawayashiki. He also went the distance with some of the top fighters in his time, such as Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt and Errol Zimmerman. He holds victories over Cheick Kongo and Alistair Overeem.
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Biography and career
On April 30, 2005, Feitosa won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas tournament with a unanimous decision over Dewey Cooper and two knockouts over Carter Williams and Gary Goodridge. At the eliminations he lost by decision to Semmy Schilt.
As a reserve fighter Glaube beat Goodridge by unanimous decision and advanced to the semi finals after Peter Aerts had to pull out due to a rib fracture, where he knocked out Musashi with a flying knee to get to the finals where he rematched Semmy Schilt. Glaube lost the fight by a first-round KO after a knee to the head.
As a WGP runner up he fought at the 2006 eliminations, beating Paul Slowinski by unanimous decision. He knocked out Ruslan Karaev in the first round and advanced to the semi finals, losing by TKO in the second round to Peter Aerts.
On September 29, 2007 Feitosa met German kickboxer Chalid Arrab at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16. He won the fight by unanimous decision and qualified himself for K-1 World GP 2007 Final held on December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena, Japan.
Feitosa met two-time defending champion Semmy Schilt. Glaube lost a unanimous decision to Semmy for the third time.
After knocking out Alex Roberts in March 2008, Glaube fought for the new Heavyweight title against Badr Hari at the K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka. Glaube was knocked out in the first round.
At the K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16 Glaube fought the 2008 Amsterdam Champion, Errol Zimmerman. Glaube lost a unanimous decision after being battered by the heavy hands of his oppoenent over three rounds.
In 2009 Glaube knocked out Junichi Sawayashiki and was voted in by the fans to fight at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final 16, in a rematch against Errol Zimmerman. Zimmerman won by decision. Glaube has most recently been recruited by Maurico Shogun Rua to help him prepare for his upcoming fight with Lyoto Machida.