| The Brazilian Bomber|
Ithaca, New York
| 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
| September 3, 1982 (age 33)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1982-09-03) |
155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Renê Nazare-Azevedo, also known as simply Nazare, is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who previously competed Bellator's Lightweight division.
Renê Nazare Wikipedia
Nazare is an MMA competitor and was previously a jiu-jitsu Instructor at Team Bombsquad. For twelve years, he dedicated himself to the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Rene expressed talent and interest in jiu-jitsu at a young age and studied under 3rd degree black belt instructor, Rodrigo Antonio Garcia Da Silva.
As an experienced fighter for Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu Club and Club Feijao Jiu-Jitsu, four time medalist, and a nine year veteran instructor, Rene operates his own jiu-jitus gym in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Nazare made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2004 where he defeated Thiago Cabelo at Body Fight 1 by TKO (Punches) in round 1. He then went on to win his next 6 fights to get him a fight in Bellator.
In his Bellator debut, he fought PRIDE veteran Luiz Azeredo at Bellator 39 and won by TKO.
On April 27, 2011, it was announced that Bellator signed him and he will take place in the upcoming Season Seven Lightweight Tournament. He faced Ricardo Tirloni in the opening round of the tournament on October 19, 2012 at Bellator 77. He lost the fight via submission in the second round.Reality Fighting
Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship (One time)
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2001 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Blue Belt Gold Medalist
Confederação Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olímpico
2007 CBJJO World Cup Black Belt Gold Medalist
2004 CBJJO World Cup Brown Belt Silver Medalist
2003 CBJJO World Cup Purple Belt Gold Medalist