| Santa Cruz|
| 257 lb (117 kg)|
| June 21, 1978 (age 37)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1978-06-21) |
Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcos Oliveira Wikipedia
Marcos Oliveira (born June 21, 1978) is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Brazil. He competes in the division.
Marcos Oliveira started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 12 years old and become a black belt at 18.He finished third at the 2001 IBJJF world championships and second at the 2002 IBJJF world championships.
In 2010 Oliveira was invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Open Weight Grand Prix. Oliveira defeated Johan Romming in the first round at ADFC: Round 1 on May 14, 2010. He then defeated Neil Wain in the second round at ADFC: Round 2 on October 22, 2010 to reach the "one million dirhams (US$272,260.72)" final. Oliveira went to Thailand to improve his striking before the final fight. However, he lost to Shamil Abdurahimov at ADFC: Round 3 on March 11, 2011. Marcos Oliveira is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, with a background in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu,Cappoeira and Wrestling. He has competed in all disciplines at various stages of his career and holds black belts in both Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. He has competed and won at National and International championships and competed as part of Brazil’s junior national teams. Marcos is currently a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and fights in the heavyweight division. He was formerly fighting out of the American Top Team camp in the USA and more recently fighting out of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club.
All that aside, Marcos’s real passion is playing with children, coaching and teaching his students the values and essential skills to help them through puberty. He has spent the last three years working in the Abu Dhabi government school system teaching children Jiu-Jitsu, whilst still competing as a professional fighter. He is currently working on establishing programs in his native town of Santa Cruz, Brazil. His vision is to educate and empower children using sports with great Olympic traditions, such as, Wrestling, Judo and Boxing.