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Marcus Aurélio

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Other names  Maximus
Reach  76.5 in (194 cm)
Residence  Vancouver, Canada
Division  Lightweight
Rank  Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Role  Mixed martial artist
Nationality  Brazilian
Name  Marcus Aurelio
Wins by knockout  4
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Born  August 18, 1973 (age 42) Recife, Brazil (1973-08-18)
Weight  155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Movies  UFC 74: Respect, Pride FC: Bushido: Vol. 8, Pride FC: Bushido: Vol. 4
Similar People  Hermes Franca, Takanori Gomi, Marcos Aurelio, Shinya Aoki, Matt Dwyer

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Marcus Aurélio Martins ([ˈmaʁkuz awˈɾɛliu]; born August 18, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He formerly fought for the PRIDE Fighting Championships and for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently fights as a lightweight, and primarily employs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is known for having never been finished in MMA competition.


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Early career

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Aurélio began his career in promotions such as ZST and HOOKnSHOOT, earning notable submission victories against Remigijus Morkevicius and Rich Clementi. Aurelio then came to PRIDE Bushido, where he defeated PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi with an arm triangle in a non title fight. A rematch for the title was scheduled six months later, which Gomi won by a controversial split decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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On June 24, 2007, Aurelio announced his signing with the UFC. He made his debut at UFC 74, losing to Clay Guida by split decision.

Aurelio won his next fight over Luke Caudillo via first round TKO at UFC 78.

He was defeated by Evan Dunham on August 29, 2009 at UFC 102. He replaced Matt Veach who sustained a back injury while training.

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After his defeat at the hands of Dunham, Aurelio was released from the organization, along with fellow UFC veterans, Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, and Justin McCully.

After racking up two consecutive wins in his post UFC career, Aurelio faced Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki at Dream 16. Aoki utilized superior ground control to take a unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments

  • ZST
  • ZST Grand Prix Winner (One time)
  • HnS Southeast Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • United States Mixed Martial Arts
  • USMMA Lightweight Championship (One time; first)
  • References

    Marcus Aurélio Wikipedia

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