Junior “Cigano” dos Santos Full MMA Record and Fighting Statistics
Junior “Cigano” dos Santos Full MMA Record and Fighting Statistics

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos

MMA Record: 21-9-0

WINS
21
13
3
5
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS
LOSSES
9
7
1
1
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS

FINISH RATE
77%
Age
37
Reach
77'
(195.6 cm)
Height
76'
(193 cm)
Country
Brazil

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos is a 37 year old Male fighter from Brazil with a 21-9-0 pro MMA record. dos Santos most recently fought Ciryl Gane at UFC 256 on Saturday December 12, 2020. Junior dos Santos lost to Ciryl Gane by KO/TKO at 2:34 of Round 2 in the Heavyweight division.

Junior dos Santos has 21 wins with a 77% finish rate, including 13 by knockout, 3 by submission, 5 by decision.

Junior dos Santos is currently on a 4 fight losing skid.


Junior dos Santos's Last Fight

Loss • Ciryl Gane DEF Junior dos Santos by KO/TKO R2 2:34

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos full mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
Loss
21-8-0 Ciryl Gane
KO/TKO
R2 2:34
UFC 256 2020-12-12 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
21-7-0 Jairzinho Rozenstruik
KO/TKO
R2 3:47
UFC 252 2020-08-15 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
21-6-0 Curtis Blaydes
KO/TKO
R2 1:06
UFC on ESPN+ 24 2020-01-25 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
21-5-0 Francis N'Gannou
KO/TKO
R1 1:11
UFC on ESPN 3 2019-06-29 Heavyweight UFC
Win
20-5-0 Derrick Lewis
KO/TKO
R2 1:58
UFC on ESPN+ 4 2019-03-09 Heavyweight UFC
Win
19-5-0 Tai Tuivasa
KO/TKO
R2 2:30
UFC Fight Night 142 2018-12-01 Heavyweight UFC
Win
18-5-0 Blagoy Ivanov
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC Fight Night 133 2018-07-14 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
18-4-0 Stipe Miocic
KO/TKO
R1 2:22
UFC 211 2017-05-13 Heavyweight UFC
Win
17-4-0 Ben Rothwell
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC Fight Night 86 2016-04-10 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
17-3-0 Alistair Overeem
KO/TKO
R2 4:43
UFC on FOX 17 2015-12-19 Heavyweight UFC
Win
16-3-0 Stipe Miocic
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC on FOX 13 2014-12-13 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
16-2-0 Cain Velasquez
KO/TKO
R5 3:09
UFC 166 2013-10-19 Heavyweight UFC
Win
15-2-0 Mark Hunt
KO/TKO
R3 4:18
UFC 160 2013-05-25 Heavyweight UFC
Loss
15-1-0 Cain Velasquez
DEC
R5 5:00
UFC 155 2012-12-29 Heavyweight UFC
Win
14-1-0 Frank Mir
KO/TKO
R2 3:04
UFC 146 2012-05-26 Heavyweight UFC
Win
13-1-0 Cain Velasquez
KO/TKO
R1 1:04
UFC on FOX 1 2011-11-12 Heavyweight UFC
Win
12-1-0 Shane Carwin
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 131 2011-06-11 Heavyweight UFC
Win
11-1-0 Roy Nelson
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 117 2010-08-07 Heavyweight UFC
Win
10-1-0 Gabriel Gonzaga
KO/TKO
R1 3:53
UFC on Versus 1 2010-03-21 Heavyweight UFC
Win
9-1-0 Gilbert Yvel
KO/TKO
R1 2:07
UFC 108 2010-01-02 Heavyweight UFC
Win
8-1-0 Mirko Filipović
SUB
R3 2:00
UFC 103 2009-09-19 Heavyweight UFC
Win
7-1-0 Stefan Struve
KO/TKO
R1 0:54
UFC 95 2009-02-21 Heavyweight UFC
Win
6-1-0 Fabrício Werdum
KO/TKO
R1 1:21
UFC 90 2008-10-25 Heavyweight UFC
Win
5-1-0 Gerônimo dos Santos
KO/TKO
R1
Regional circuit 2008-05-24 DF
Loss
5-0-0 Joaquim Ferreira
SUB
R1 1:13
Regional circuit 2007-11-10
Win
4-0-0 Jair Gonçalves
KO/TKO
R1 2:52
Regional circuit 2007-09-29
Win
2-0-0 Edson Ramos
KO/TKO
R1 8:46
Regional circuit 2007-04-29
Win
2-0-0 Joaquim Ferreira
SUB
R1 5:00
Regional circuit 2007-04-29
Win
1-0-0 Eduardo Maiorino
SUB
R1 0:50
Regional circuit 2006-12-09
Win
0-0-0 Jailson Silva Santos
KO/TKO
R1 2:58
Regional circuit 2006-07-16 DF
Junior “Cigano” dos Santos MMA Record: 21-9-0

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos's last five professional MMA fights

Recent form for Junior dos Santos

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos's MMA career highlights

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos's Professional MMA debut

dos Santos made his professional debut against Jailson Silva Santos on July 16, 2006, fighting on the regional circuit.

He made a winning start to his career, defeating Jailson Silva Santos who carried a 1-4-0 professional MMA record into the fight.

Junior dos Santos beat Jailson Silva Santos by KO/TKO at 2:58 of Round 1.

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career

dos Santos made his debut in the UFC against Fabrício Werdum on October 25, 2008, fighting on the main card of UFC 90: Silva vs Cote having compiled a 6-1-0 professional MMA record.

Junior dos Santos beat Fabrício Werdum by KO/TKO at 1:21 of Round 1.

Since his debut, dos Santos has gone on to fight a total of 23 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 15-8-0.

Winning the belt: UFC Heavyweight Championship against Cain Velasquez

dos Santos won the UFC Heavyweight Championship defeating Cain Velasquez on November 12, 2011 at UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos.

This was dos Santos's 1st UFC championship fight.

Junior dos Santos beat Cain Velasquez by KO/TKO at 1:04 of Round 1.

The first man to defeat Cain Velasquez

dos Santos defeated the previously unbeaten Cain Velasquez on November 12, 2011, at UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos. Cain Velasquez came into the fight with a 9-0-0 record. dos Santos was a +120 betting even going into the fight. Junior dos Santos beat Cain Velasquez by KO/TKO at 1:04 of Round 1.

Title defence #1: Successfully defended the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Frank Mir

dos Santos defended his belt against Frank Mir on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir.

This was dos Santos's first successful UFC heavyweight title defence.

Junior dos Santos beat Frank Mir by KO/TKO at 3:04 of Round 2.

Title loss: Losing the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Cain Velasquez

dos Santos lost his UFC Heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 having previously made 1 title defences.

Junior dos Santos lost to Cain Velasquez by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Heavyweight Championship loss to Cain Velasquez

dos Santos lost his 1st heavyweight title challenge, losing to Cain Velasquez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3.

Junior dos Santos lost to Cain Velasquez by KO/TKO at 3:09 of Round 5.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Heavyweight Championship loss to Stipe Miocic

dos Santos lost his 2nd heavyweight title challenge, losing to Stipe Miocic on May 13, 2017 at UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2.

Junior dos Santos lost to Stipe Miocic by KO/TKO at 2:22 of Round 1.

The first man to defeat Tai Tuivasa

dos Santos defeated the previously unbeaten Tai Tuivasa on December 1, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 142: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa. Tai Tuivasa came into the fight with a 10-0-0 record. dos Santos was a -155 betting favorite going into the fight. Junior dos Santos beat Tai Tuivasa by KO/TKO at 2:30 of Round 2.

When was Junior dos Santos's last win?

dos Santos's last win came against Derrick Lewis at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on Saturday March 9, 2019. Junior dos Santos beat Derrick Lewis by KO/TKO at 1:58 of Round 2. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

Who is Junior dos Santos's next opponent?

dos Santos is not currently booked for any fights.

When was Junior dos Santos's last loss?

dos Santos's last loss came against Ciryl Gane at UFC 256 on Saturday December 12, 2020. Junior dos Santos lost to Ciryl Gane by KO/TKO at 2:34 of Round 2.

How many UFC fights has Junior dos Santos had?

dos Santos has fought 23 times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 15-8-0.

How many pro MMA knockouts does Junior dos Santos have?

dos Santos has knocked out 13 opponents.

How many pro MMA submissions does Junior dos Santos have?

dos Santos has submitted 3 opponents.

How many times has Junior dos Santos been knocked out?

dos Santos has been knocked out 7 times.

How many times has Junior dos Santos been submitted?

dos Santos has been submitted 1 times.