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Gesias Cavalcante, better known by his nickname "JZ', is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and luta livre black belt and retired MMA fighter from Rio de Janeiro. Born on July 6, 1983, Gesias Cavalcante lives in Derrfield Beach, FL and represents Fight Sports. As an MMA fighter he was the 2006 and 2007 K-1 HERO's Middleweight Champion. He also fought for organizations such as Strikeforce, DREAM, Shooto, WSOF and Cage Rage. He is a veteran of grappling events such as Fight to Win, KASAI and is a regular IBJJF competitor. 

W/L Methods

MethodWinsLosses
Submission82
Decision51
Points23
Advantage11
Riding Time10
Split Decision01

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Heel Hook10
Guillotine10
Inside Heel Hook01

Match History

W/L/DOpponentReplayMethodEventWeightDate
W I. Moura Other 2022 1st ADCC South American Trial -77kgs2022
W G. Bessa Other 2022 1st ADCC South American Trial -77kgs2022
WL. DionisoOther 2022 1st ADCC South American Trial -77kgs2022
LL. GalvaoDecision 2022 1st ADCC South American Trial -77kgs2022
L W. Tackett Replay Points 2021 1st ADCC North American Trial -77kgs2021
WB. Schultz Replay Points 2021 1st ADCC North American Trial -77kgs2021
W R. Canuto Replay Points 2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Middleweight2021
W V. Wong Replay Advantage 2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Middleweight2021
L P. Gabriel Replay Advantage 2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Middleweight2021
L G. Grippo Points 2021 IBJJF Miami No-Gi Open Absolute Division2021
W R. Sousa Replay Decision 2021 Subversiv 5 2021
W S. Viayra Replay Heel Hook 2021 Subversiv 5 2021
L A. Sanchez Replay Other 2021 Emerald City Invitational Event #1 170lbs2021
W A. Wilson Replay Riding Time 2021 Emerald City Invitational Event #1 170lbs2021
WR. Pena Replay Other 2021 Emerald City Invitational Event #1 170lbs2021
L J. Rau Replay Split Decision Fight to Win 161 Middleweight2021
W J. Renick Replay Decision Fight to Win 160 2021
W N. Ronan Replay Decision Fight to Win 157 2020
W C. Souza Replay Decision 2020 Subversiv 4 180lbs2020
L N. Ryan Inside Heel Hook Sub Stars 2020
D C. Mendes N/A - Draw Quintet Ultra 2019
D A. Smith N/A - Draw Quintet Ultra 2019
W J. Patino Replay Guillotine Kasai Super Series Orlando 170lbs2019
W A. Touaev Replay Other 2018 ADCC North American Trials -77kgs2018
L G. Lavaggi Replay Points 2018 ADCC North American Trials -77kgs2018
W C. Orozco Replay Other 2018 ADCC North American Trials -77kgs2018
W F. Moncaio Replay Decision Fight 2 Win Pro 89 175lbs2018