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#15 Heavyweight Division

"Ze' Colmeia"

Rodrigo Nascimento

Heavyweight Division

11-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Rodrigo Nascimento

athlete record


Learn more about Rodrigo Nascimento's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 30, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • Two wins by KO, six by submission (Kimura, armbar, triangle, 2 RNC, arm triangle)
  • Six first round finishes
  • Four finishes in 1:39 or less
  • Origin of nickname – it means Yogi Bear in Portuguese

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Nascimento was stopped by Derrick Lewis via strikes at :49 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (11/4/23) Nascimento won a three round unanimous decision over Don’Tale Mayes

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Nascimento won a three round split decision over Ilir Latifi 

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Nascimento won a three round split decision over Tanner Boser 

UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Nascimento’s win over Alan Baudot was overturned to a no contest when he failed a post-fight drug test

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Nascimento was knocked out by Chris Daukaus at :45 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Nascimento submitted Don’Tale Mayes via rear naked choke at 2:05 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode six (7/30/19) Nascimento submitted Michal Martinez via arm triangle choke at 3:16 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in October 2010

Do you have any heroes? My mother and my family 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s the chance to change my life and my family’s life.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to take care of dogs at my godfather’s kennel

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I have won some JJ tournaments

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle

Favorite striking technique: Body kick