Gabriel ‘Gladiator’ Santos


Gabriel ‘Gladiator’ Santos was born in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and at a very young age got into Jiu Jitsu of the renowned Master Carlson Gracie. Gabriel Gladiator is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 3rd Degree, has 4 Times accomplished the State Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian National Champion, 2 Times NAGA Champion and holds the Second Place in the World Championship.

In 2001 he started preparing for MMA and throughout the years has been training with athletes such as Ricardo Liborio, Murilo Bustamante, Jose Mario Sperry, Amaury Bitetti, Wallid Ismail, Vitor Belfort, Carlos Barreto, Nogueira Brothers, Ricardo Arona, Paulo Filho, Allan Goes, Roberto Bebeo Duarte, Marcos ‘Parrumpinha’ Damatta and Leonardo Vieira to name a few.

16 MMA Professional fights

In 2005 premiered with success at Cage Rage 10, which is the biggest MMA event in Europe.

Gabriel Gladiator is nowadays one of the greatest outstanding fighters in the MMA world scenario in the middleweight division (185lbs)

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo Liborio > Murilo Bustamante > Paulo Filho > Gabriel ‘Gladiator’ Santos

SPORT RESUME:

JIU-JITSU

Practicing Jiu Jitsu since 1992. Black Belt 3rd degree.

  • Brazilian National Championship(Super League) 1997 Middleweight Champion
  • 1st Big tournament Conde Koma 1997 middleweight Champion
  • Brazilian National Championship(CBJJ) 1998 3rd place
  • Brazilian National Team Championship 1998 Champions
  • World Championship 1998 2nd place
  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship(FJJRJ) 4X Champion 1998/2000/2002/2006
  • 8X Niteroi Champion 1998-2005
  • Gavazza Cup 2002 Champion
  • World Cup(CBJJO) 2002 middleweight 3rd place
  • Big challenge Niteroi X Rio de Janeiro- super fight Champion 2003
  • Naga New England 2009 heavyweight champion
  • Boston Open(IBJJf) 2012 heavyweight and absolute champion
  • NY Pro(IBJJF) 2014 heavyweight 2nd place and absolute 3rd place

SUBMISSION WRESTLING (NO GI)

Practicing Submission Wrestling since 1992 – Black Belt

  • RFT Cup 2002 heavyweight 2nd place
  • World Submission Fight Championship 3x super fight champion 2001/2002/2003
  • Gavazza Cup Super fight Champion 2003
  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship 2003 absolute champion
  • São Paulo State Championship 2004 middleweight Champion
  • ADCC Trials(Campos-RJ)2004 2nd place
  • Rio de Janeiro Summer Cup 2004 absolute champion
  • Fight Zone(USA) 2008 open weight champion
  • Arnold Grappling Championship(USA/Ohio) 2008 open weight 3rd place
  • 2X NAGA New England Champion 2010/2012
  • Pan American No Gi 2017 heavyweight champion

VITAL STATISTICS

Name Gabriel Santos
Nick Name Gladiator
Record 1060(Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 2(T)KOs (20%)
4Submissions (40%)
3Decisions (30%)
1Other (10%)
Losses 2(T)KOs (33.33%)
4Decisions (66.67%)
Association GLADIATOR BJJ
Height 5’8″ (173cm)
Weight 185lbs (78kg)
Birth Date 1975-10-20
City Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) CAREER

Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Win  Elias Rivera  Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)  PFC – Premier Fighting Championship 5  4/9/2011  3  3:39
Win Keith Jeffrey Decision (Majority) ICE – Fright Night 2010 10/29/2010 3 5:00
Loss Nate Kittredge Decision (Unanimous) FFP – Untamed 23 9/27/2008 N/A N/A
Win Jerry Spiegel Decision (Unanimous) FFP – Untamed 21 5/30/2008 N/A N/A
Win Julio Feliciano Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) USFL – War in the Woods 3 5/9/2008 1 3:27
Win Josh Hesser Submission (Ankle Lock) USFL – War in the Woods 2 2/23/2008 1 4:55
Win Fernando Rivera Submission (Kimura) EFI – Battle in the Field 10/27/2007 1 N/A
Win Rigo Dominicci TKO WFL 19 – Calloway Cup 7 9/29/2007 1 N/A
Loss Vinicius Bhorer TKO Juiz de Fora – Fight 4 4/14/2007 1 3:41
Loss Daniel Aspe Decision GC 3 – El Choque 10/13/2006 N/A N/A
Loss Fabio Nascimento Decision (Unanimous) PFC – Predador FC 2 8/11/2006 3 5:00
Loss Pedro Santos Decision (Unanimous) Juiz de Fora – Fight 3 4/8/2006 3 5:00
Win Mark Weir Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 10 – Deliverance 2/26/2005 3 5:00
Win Marcao Marcao KO US – UltraShock 8/14/2004 3 N/A
Win Raider Soares KO OVTC 1 – Open Vale Tudo Challenge 1 11/15/2003 1 N/A
Loss Evangelista Santos KO (Knee) K – NOCK 7/23/2003 1 2:51