Andre Muniz

Andre Muniz

Personal Information

Full Name André Muniz de Aguiar
Date of Birth February 17, 1990
Age 33
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Nickname Sergipano

Andre Muniz: A Brief Biography

Andre Muniz de Aguiar is a professional mixed martial artist from Brazil, who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently ranked #11 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

UFC 276: Hall v Muniz
UFC 276: Hall v Muniz

Latest News Update for Andre Muniz

Andre Muniz is set to fight Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night 220, which is scheduled to take place on February 25, 2023.

Andre Muniz Facts

Birth PlaceMontes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Star SignAqaurius
Net Worth (2023)$1 Million (Estimated)
Last Fight Earnings$106,000
EducationFaculdades Unidas do Norte de Minas
MMA Debut2009
MMA Record23-4
AchievementsWOCS Middleweight Champion / Interim Bitetti Combat Middleweight Champion
Mariana Alves Rodrigues
ChildrenMariana and Anaebebel
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

André Muniz was born on February 17, 1990, in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais. As a teenager, Muniz was a very active child, which made his mother sign him up for Jiu-Jitsu classes to see if it could calm him down and make him more disciplined. This decision proved to be a life-changing one for Muniz, who fell in love with martial arts and started practicing Muay Thai as well.

At the age of 15, Muniz participated in his first competition, a white belt championship in Montes Claros. It was the start of a long and successful career in martial arts, which began in earnest at the age of 19 when he asked his teacher to schedule a fight for him in MMA.

After graduating from Faculdades Unidas do Norte de Minas with a bachelor's degree in physical education with honors, Muniz started his career traveling back and forth between his hometown and Rio de Janeiro. He trained with the likes of Thiago Santos and Luis Henrique at Tata Fight Team and earned extra money on the side as a personal trainer to make ends meet in between fights.

Muniz's early MMA career was a successful one, starting off with a decision win over former PRIDE star and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho at the Bitetti Combat 19 event on February 6, 2014. He then went on to win 10 out of the next 11 bouts between 2014 and 2018, culminating in being offered a chance on Dana White's Contender Series.

Andre Muniz’s Career in Dana White’s Contender Series

After his impressive performances in regional MMA events, Muniz was invited to Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 2 in 2018. Although he won the fight against Bruno Assis by unanimous decision, he was not given a contract to compete in the UFC.

However, Muniz did not give up on his dream of making it to the UFC, and almost a year later, he returned to DWCS to face Taylor Johnson at Dana White's Contender Series 23. Muniz put on an impressive display, finishing Johnson in the first round with a rear-naked choke, earning him a UFC contract.

Andre Muniz’s Career in UFC

Muniz made his UFC debut on November 16, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré, where he defeated Antônio Arroyo via unanimous decision. He followed that up with a first-round submission victory over Bartosz Fabiński on September 5, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai.

In his third UFC fight, Muniz was scheduled to face Andrew Sanchez at UFC 257 on January 23, 2021, but withdrew from the bout due to undisclosed reasons. He returned to the octagon on May 15, 2021, at UFC 262, where he submitted Ronaldo Souza with a technical armbar in the first round.

Muniz continued his winning streak on December 11, 2021, at UFC 269, where he replaced an injured Dricus Du Plessis and submitted Eryk Anders with an armbar in the first round. He then defeated Uriah Hall via unanimous decision on July 2, 2022, at UFC 276.

Currently, Muniz is ranked #11 in the UFC middleweight rankings and is scheduled to face Brendan Allen on February 25, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 220.

Andre Muniz Record

Win23–4Uriah HallDecision (unanimous)UFC 276July 2, 202235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win22–4Eryk AndersSubmission (armbar)UFC 269December 11, 202113:13Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win21–4Ronaldo SouzaTechnical Submission (armbar)UFC 262May 15, 202113:59Houston, Texas, United States
Win20–4Bartosz FabińskiSubmission (armbar)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. SakaiSeptember 5, 202012:42Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win19–4Antônio ArroyoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. JacaréNovember 16, 201935:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win18–4Taylor JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)Dana White's Contender Series 23August 6, 201911:46Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win17–4Bruno AssisDecision (unanimous)Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 2August 11, 201835:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win16–4Willyanedson PaivaSubmission (armbar)Watch Out Combat Show 49March 24, 201810:38Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win15–4João Paulo dos SantosTKO (punches)Watch Out Combat Show 48December 15, 201711:18Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss14–4Azamat MurzakanovKO (punch)United Caucasian FC 1October 2, 201610:50Nalchik, Russia
Win14–3Welington Lima RafaelSubmission (rear-naked choke)War of Champions 6April 29, 201611:30Montes Claros, Brazil
Win13–3Carlos Eduardo Tavares SilvaSubmission (guillotine choke)X-Fight MMA 12November 14, 201510:45Gavião Peixoto, Brazil
Win12–3Flávio Rodrigo MagonSubmission (triangle choke)X-Fight MMA 11August 21, 201512:15Araraquara, Brazil
Win11–3José Aparecido Santos GomesSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Coliseu Extreme Fight 12May 9, 201524:36Arapiraca, Brazil
Win10–3Rafael CorreiaSubmission (brabo choke)Face To Face 10February 21, 20151N/AItaboraí, Brazil
Win9–3João Paulo dos SantosSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Watch Out Combat Show 40December 13, 201412:40Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win8–3Marcelo Barbosa RamosSubmission (guillotine choke)Watch Out Combat Show 34May 24, 20141N/AMontes Claros, Brazil
Win7–3Paulo FilhoDecision (unanimous)Bitetti Combat 19February 6, 201435:00Manaus, Brazil
Loss6–3Júlio César dos SantosTKO (punches)Watch Out Combat Show 30October 18, 201321:05Montes Claros, Brazil
Win6–2Tiago MônacoSubmission (brabo choke)Bitetti Combat 16July 19, 201312:48Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win5–2Daniel OliveiraKO (punch)Watch Out Combat Show 24March 23, 201312:55Montes Claros, Brazil
Win4–2Rodrigo CarlosSubmission (triangle choke)Watch Out Combat Show 22November 9, 201220:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss3–2Douglas MouraTKO (punches)Jungle Fight 39May 12, 201212:51Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win3–1Wagner Silva GomesTKO (punches)Fight Brazil CombatOctober 1, 201121:15Montes Claros, Brazil
Loss2–1Júlio César dos SantosTKO (doctor stoppage)Bitetti Combat 9June 18, 201115:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win2–0Paulo Victor FrancoTKO (punches)Fight Brazil CombatNovember 15, 200930:00Montes Claros, Brazil
Win1–0Ary SantosSubmission (triangle choke)Fight Brazil Combat 11April 3, 200910:00Montes Claros, Brazil

Andre Muniz’s Most Popular Fights

Andre Muniz vs. Ronaldo Souza

At UFC 262, Andre Muniz faced Ronaldo Souza, a multiple-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. In the first round, Muniz broke Souza's arm with an armbar, becoming the first person to submit Souza in the process. This feat was widely recognized as the Submission of the Year by both the MMA media and the UFC.

UFC 262: Jacare Souza v Andre Muniz
UFC 262: Jacare Souza v Andre Muniz

FAQs on Andre Muniz

What is Andre Muniz's nickname?

Andre Muniz is nicknamed “Sergipano”. "Sergipano" refers to a person or something that comes from the Brazilian state of Sergipe.

What is Andre Muniz's record in the UFC?

Andre Muniz has a UFC record of 5 wins and 0 losses in the UFC.

What weight class does Andre Muniz compete in?

Andre Muniz competes in the Middleweight division of the UFC.

*Last Updated On 24th February 2023

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