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Wilson Gouveia Bio

Wilson Gouveia (born October 3, 1978) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist. Gouveia formerly fought in the UFC. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a member of American Top Team.


  • 1 Mixed martial arts career
    • 1.1 Post-UFC
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Championships and accomplishments
  • 4 Mixed martial arts record
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Mixed martial arts career

Gouveia hails from Fortaleza, Brazil, and fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida. He defeated Wes Combs at UFC 62, Seth Petruzelli atUFC Fight Night 9 and Carmelo Marrero at UFC 71. In his UFC debut he lost to Keith Jardine by a unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale. He was also scheduled to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC 65 but Gouveia withdrew from the card. He was next scheduled to fight Jason Lambert at UFC 76 but had to withdraw due to a broken nose. The fight was re-scheduled for UFC 80, where Wilson Gouveia KO'd Lambert by a devastating left hook. Wilson Gouveia was then on a 4-win streak in the UFC, which was ended by Goran Reljic at UFC 84 when Reljic TKO'd Gouveia in the second round, the fight won "Fight of the night award". Gouveia recently got back on the winning track when he Submitted both Ryan Jensen due to an armbar, and Jason MacDonald due to elbows on the main card on Spike's Ultimate Fighter 8 finale. Wilson lost to Nate Marquardt at UFC 95 via TKO due to strikes.

Gouveia was scheduled to fight James Irvin on August 29, 2009 at UFC 102. However, Irvin was not able to fight due to a knee injury and was replaced by Ed Herman. Wilson was then forced out with a back injury and the bout was scrapped altogether.

Gouveia's latest fight was against Alan Belcher on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107 at a catchweight of 195lb, which he lost by TKO in the first round. However, the bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.

Gouveia was released from the UFC following his loss to Belcher. He left the company with a 6–4 record.


Wilson was controlled and defeated by Ryan Jimmo on May 7, 2010 at MFC 25 via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 30–26).

After a long layoff, Wilson returned to action against Dwayne Lewis. Throughout the fight, Gouveia attacked the lower part of Lewis' leg with kicks causing Lewis to collapse. Gouveia attempted to end it on the ground with a choke and a kimura before finishing the fight with punches.

Personal life

Wilson and his wife Fernanda have a son named Wilson Jr. Wilson also owns and instructs at his new gym, American Top Team West Pines.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Seth Petruzelli, Goran Reljic, Alan Belcher
    • Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Jason Lambert
    • Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Ryan Jensen

Mixed martial arts record

External links

  • "Wilson Gouveia". UFC.com.
  • Professional MMA record for Wilson Gouveia from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
  • Wilson Gouveia's Gym

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