|Weight Class||Featherweight (145 lbs.) / Bantamweight (135 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 7" (170 cm)|
|Birth Date||July 14, 1975|
|Fighting Out Of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Wagnney Fabiano Pictures||Official Website|
Wagnney Fabiano-Santos known as Wagnney Fabiano is a mixed martial artist who competed as a Featherweight, until his team mate Jose Aldo earned the WEC Featherweight title, placing Fabiano in a rough spot, making him drop down to Bantamweight. He currently fights for the WEC, which is owned by Zuffa who also owns the UFC. He used to fight for the Renzo Gracie Academy (formerly the New York Pitbulls) of the International Fight League (IFL) and was the final IFL Featherweight Champion.
 Professional Record
|Record||15 - 4 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Rad Martinez||Decision (Unanimous)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 80||11/9/2012||3||5:00||Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||Akop Stepanyan||Submission (Armbar)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 76||10/12/2012||1||3:24||Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament Opening Round|
|Loss||Joseph Benavidez||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki||11/11/2010||2||2:45|
|Win||Frank Gomez||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus||6/20/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Clint Godfrey||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson||1/10/2010||3||5:00||Bantamweight debut|
|Loss||Mackens Semerzier||Submission (Triangle Choke)||WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson||10/10/2009||1||2:14|
|Win||Fredson Paixao||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki||4/05/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Akitoshi Tamura||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia||12/03/2008||3||4:48||WEC debut|
|Win||Shad Lierley||KO (Punch)||IFL: New Jersey||4/04/2008||1||0:37||Defended IFL Featherweight Championship|
|Win||L.C. Davis||Submission (Armbar)||IFL: World Grand Prix Finals||12/29/2007||1||3:38||Became First IFL Featherweight Champion|
|Win||John Gunderson||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals||11/03/2007||2||1:53|
|Win||Erik Owings||Submission (Armbar)||IFL: Las Vegas||6/16/2007||1||0:58|
|Win||Cam Ward||Subission (Arm Triangle Choke)||IFL: Connecticut||4/13/2007||1||3:24|
|Win||Ian Loveland||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||IFL: Atlanta||2/23/2007||1||0:59||IFL debut|
|Loss||Jeff Curran||Decision (Split)||APEX: A Night of Champions||10/14/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Bao Quach||KO (Head Kick)||APEX: Evolution||6/10/2006||1||4:50|
|Win||Matt Fiordirosa||Decision (Unanimous)||Freedom Fight: Canada vs. USA||1/14/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Tommy Lee||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||TKO 16: Infernal||5/22/2004||1||2:46|
|Win||Ali Nestor Charles||Decision (Unanimous)||UCC 1: The New Beginning||6/02/2000||2||10:00||Won UCC World Lightweight Championship|
Wagnney’s mix of his strong striking ability and ground game helped him grow into one of the most feared fighters in the IFL. Fabiano comes from a small family –just his brother and him—but the two are one in the same and he has always looked to his brother for motivation. Also a fighter, Fabiano and his brother have learned much from each other and he hopes to make his family proud as he proves his worth among the IFL elite. Wagnney has trained in Brazil with fellow teammates under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. It has always been his belief that a strong team makes a strong fighter; as the newest member to Renzo Gracie’s Academy, Fabaino won the IFL featherweight crown in dominating fashion and will prove to be a menace in the Featherweight division for a long time. He is also known to have coached Georges St. Pierre in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
On October 14 of 2006, Wagnney Fabiano stepped in to face off against Jeff Curran. In a fight that was more like a grappling contest, both fighters looked rather tentative on the feet throughout the fight but Fabiano was able to score numerous takedowns throughout the fight. One problem for Fabiano was the fact that he constantly failed to improve his position on the canvas. Curran came out firing in the third as he landed some good shots before they hit the canvas again. Even with Curran's third round, it appeared as if Fabiano would emerge the victor. However, when the decision was announced, it was announced in the favor of Jeff Curran by split decision. Needless to say, it was a decision that left a lot of people scratching their heads.
 International Fight League (IFL)
After losing that very close and very controversial split decision to Jeff Curran, Fabiano ventured into the International Fight League (IFL). In his career there, Wagnney Fabiano has laid waste to all challengers. Of his five fights, four have ended via first round stoppage. All five have ended due to Fabiano's superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. He recently defeated LC Davis to win the IFL Featherweight Championship. He did so by armbar with less than a half-minute to go in the very first round. This was after dropping down to 145-pounds after defeating John Gunderson at 155-pounds in his previous IFL World Grand Prix fight. The victory over Gunderson was supposed to set up Fabiano for a match with the previously unbeaten Chris Horodecki, but Fabiano dropped down to 145-pounds in order to fight for the Featherweight Championship.
Wagnney Fabiano's next bout was against Shad Lierley (2-1) at International Fight League: New Blood, New Battles 2 on April 4, 2008. The fight took place at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was to be the classic match between a wrestler and a jiu-jitsu expert. The fight was also Fabiano's first defense of the Featherweight Championship.
In Wagnney's first title defense, it didn't take long for Fabiano to take care of business. After meeting in the middle of the ring to shake hands and show a sign of respect, it was on. They touched gloves and Lierley looked to start strong. Fabiano threw some haymakers that didn't land but coupled it with a nice inside leg kick that landed beautifully on Lierley's left leg. They danced around a little more before Fabiano faked a takedown attempt and hit Lierley in the body with a good left before connecting with a nice straight right that sent Lierley back. Then Fabiano unleashed another brutal inside leg kick that took out the left leg of Lierley, sending him crashing to the canvas but Lierley got back up quickly. Fabiano then missed with a high left leg kick. After a few seconds of nothing, Fabiano unleashed a vicious one-two that knocked out Lierley for good. It started off with a left jab that was partially blocked by Lierley but ended when Fabiano followed it up with a devastating right hook that sent Lierley down in a heap of wreckage. Lierley was knocked out cold. And Fabiano had defended his IFL Featherweight Championship successfully.
 World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC)
His first fight was against Akitoshi Tamura at WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia. He won his WEC debut via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 4:48 in the third round. His second fight with the promotion took place at WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Fredson Paixao. The fight was Paixao's WEC debut. Fabiano racked up his second win in the WEC with a unanimous decision victory. As of now, Fabiano is on an eight fight win streak.
Fabiano was next scheduled to fight Erik Koch at WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10, 2009. Koch would be making his WEC debut, though he was coming off an impressive victory over two opponents in one night to earn the MCC 20 Featherweight Tournament. An injury sidelined the bout, forcing Koch to be replaced by another WEC new-comer, Mackens Semerzier. Semerzier was easily the underdog coming into the fight, and he pulled off the upset, submitting Fabiano, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in the first round with a Triangle Choke. This was Fabiano's first loss in the WEC, his second career loss.
In November of 2009, Fabiano's team mate Jose Aldo defeated Mike Thomas Brown to become the new WEC Featherweight Champion, placing Fabiano's position in the WEC's Featherweight division up in the air. It was learned shortly after, that Fabiano would make the cut to Bantamweight.
His debut took place at WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson on January 10, 2010 against WEC new-comer Clint Godfrey, who took the fight on about two-weeks notice, as a late replacement for Frank Gomez. Fabiano won a Decision (Unanimous). The fight with Frank Gomez finally materialized at WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus, with Fabiano walking away with the Decision (Unanimous).
 Ranks and Titles
- IFL featherweight champion
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion