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(born David Vieira da Silva) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; David was seventeen when he started practicing Jiu-Jitsu and he loved the martial art from the beginning. His first instructor was Alexandre de Lima at the Infight Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio, but a few months latter he was invited to start training with Rogerio Poggio at the main Infight Academy.

After winning Gold in the -77kg and Absolute divisions of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2002, David went to Sao Paulo to train with the founder of the Infight Academy, 6th Degree BJJ Black Belt Totila Jordan Neto "Pitoco".

In 2002 and 2004 David came to the USA to compete at the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship for the second time, and that is when he was introduced to Gracie Barra by Pitoco's old friend Eduardo de Lima. When David went back to Brazil he decided to join Gracie Barra Academy where in 2005 he got his Black Belt.

David Vieira:

"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been my lifelong passion and I love sharing its knowledge with all my students, which are my second family. I test my limits and train hard everyday, that’s why when I compete I always go for the submission against my opponents. As a BJJ professor I’m always learning a lot through teaching, because it allows me to see things from a different perspective. Today I feel a great sense of accomplishment not only as a competitor but also as an instructor and undoubtedly one of the most rewarding things is to help my students achieve their goals and become the best that they can be."

As a BJJ Professor David has awarded Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts to:

2008: Ciro Moura (Brazil) and Chad Robichaux (USA)
2010: Hammoud Soufiane (France) and Antoine Bachelin (France)
2012: Hicham Hakam (Morocco) Hicham is the first BJJ Black Belt in Morocco.
2013: Abderrahim Bounouch (Belgium), Rodrigo Calazans (Brazil), Rafael Garritano (Brazil), Diego Lander (Brazil), Joao M. Madureira (Brazil), Rafael L. Silva (Brazil), Marcelo Carvalho (Brazil) and Nick Antunes (Brazil)

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA):

David became a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter In 2007, and that same year he was featured in the MMA Authority Magazine as the new up and coming fighter, and was described by the magazine as the "Brazilian Prodigy". After 4 successful MMA fights in the USA, David went back to Brazil to improve his MMA game and become a more complete fighter. Even tough David continued his MMA training, he decided to take some time off from professional MMA fighting to focus on running his Jiu-Jitsu school in Brazil.

The Ultimate Fighter®:

David was chosen from an initial list of over 300 applicants at the TUF™ tryouts in Rio de Janeiro. Ranging from 18 to 35 years of age, these fighters came from all corners of Brazil, as well as countries such as Argentina and the United States. The fighters underwent interviews, medical exams and were tested on their striking and grappling skills until the final 28 emerged.

The group of 28 welterweights battled it out in elimination scraps in episodes one and two until only half of them remained. The 14 winners became the official cast members of The Ultimate Fighter house, where they were divided into two opposing teams.

TUF Brazil2

Episode One: In March 2013, it was revealed that David was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil 2

Episode Two: David won his elimination fight to get into the TUF house, defeating Leandro Silva (11-0) by unanimous decision and he was chosen to be a member of Team Nogueira.

Episode Three: In his second fight David clashed with another undefeated fighter Yan Cabral (10-0) and lost by submission in the second round.

Episode Nine: With Luis Dutra’s withdrawal due to injure, David earned a new chance, and it was announced that he would face the experienced Viscardi Andrade (13-5) in the quarterfinals.

Episode Ten: David lost his quarterfinals match by unanimous decision to Andrade, ending his run at being the next Ultimate Fighter.

BJJ Medals:

*** World Championship 2002 (IBJJF) and World Championship 2003 & 2004 (CBJJO).

*** National Championship 2005 (IBJJF Brazil Teams - 1° Gracie Barra).

***ADCC South America and Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu (Trials)

BJJ Career Highlights:

David's most notable wins via submission were over;
4X BJJ World Champ Sergio Moraes from Alliance Jiu-Jitsu via Triangle Choke.
3X BJJ World Champ Tarsis Humphreys from Alliance Jiu-Jitsu via Choke.
3x BJJ World Champ Delson Heleno form Gordo Jiu-Jitsu via Choke.
2x BJJ World Champ Vinicius Marinho from GF Team via Choke.
ADCC Trials Champ Mario Rinaldi from ATT via Rear Naked Choke.
ADCC Trials Champ Moacir Oliveira from Team Boca De La Riva via Armlock.
ADCC Trials Champ Vagner Rocha from Team Popovitch twice via Triangle Choke and Armlock,...

Other Accomplishments:

In 2010 after training in Freestyle Wrestling for a few months, David tested his new found skill at the Wrestling State Championship in Rio. He was able get 3rd place which qualified him for the Wrestling National Championship in São Paulo a week later; but due to a foot injury he wasn't able to compete.

Official MMA Record

Official MMA Record

Competition Record

Professional MMA Record
Date Event Opponent Result W-L-D Ht Wt
4/7/2007 WFC: Turf Wars III Fred Salsaverda Won (1:28, Round 1)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
1-0-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
7/13/2007 WFC: Cage Wars IV Benjamin Jordan Won (2:42, Round 1)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
2-0-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
2/23/2008 RFC XI: Revenge of the Warriors Zack Barrios Won (1:19, Round 1)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
3-0-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
3/22/2008 WFC 6 - Battle in the Bay Efrain Ruiz Won (3:26, Round 1)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
4-0-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
3/24/2013 The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 Leandro Silva Won (5:00, Round 2)
Unanimous Decision
5-0-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
3/31/2013 The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 Yan Cabral Lost (2:59, Round 2)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
5-1-0 6' 2" 170 lbs
5/19/2013 The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 Viscardi Andrade Lost (5:00, Round 2)
Unanimous Decision
5-2-0 6' 2" 170 lbs