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Luiz Cane

Name Luiz Arthur Cane
Nickname Banha
Association American Top Team
Weight Class Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.)
Height 6′ 2″ (188 cm)
Reach 77.0 in.
Style Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Birth Date April 24, 1981
Fighting Out Of Coconut Creek, Florida
Country Brazil
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”’Luiz “Banha” Arthur Cane”’ is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Cane’s nickname, “Banha”, means “Lard” in Portuguese.

== Professional Record ==

Record 12 – 5 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw) (1 NC)
Wins 10 (T)KOs
1 Submissions
1 Decisions
Losses 3 (T)KOs
0 Submissions
1 Decisions
1 Other
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Notes
Loss Chris Camozzi Decision (Unanimous) UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar 10/13/2012 3 5:00
Loss Stanislav Nedkov TKO (Punches) UFC 134 Silva vs Okami 8/27/2011 1 4:13
Win Eliot Marshall TKO (Punches) UFC 128 Shogun vs Jones 3/19/2011 1 2:15
Loss Cyrille Diabate TKO (Punches) UFC 114 Rampage vs Evans 5/29/2010 1 2:13
Loss Antonio Rogerio Nogueira TKO (Punches) UFC 106 Ortiz vs Griffin II 11/21/2009 1 1:56
Win Steve Cantwell Decision (Unanimous) UFC 97 Redemption 4/18/2009 3 5:00
Win Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (Punches) UFC 89 Bisping vs Leben 10/18/2008 2 4:15 Won Knockout of the Night Honors
Win Jason Lambert TKO (Punches) UFC 85 Bedlam 6/07/2008 1 2:07
Loss James Irvin DQ (Knee to the Head of a downed opponent) UFC 79 Nemesis 12/29/2007 1 1:51 UFC debut
Win James Damien Stelly KO (Knee) AOW: Art of War 3 9/01/2007 1 2:45
Win Wagner Ribeiro Submission (Soccer Kicks) MF 5: Minotauro Fights 5 12/09/2006 1 2:53
Win Joao Assis TKO (Punches) Fury FC 2: Final Combat 11/30/2006 1 3:41
Win Thiago Cardoso Capataz TKO MF 3: Mega Fight 3 10/21/2006 N/A N/A
Win Mauricio Menegueti TKO (Punches) CF: Coliseu Fight 9/16/2006 1 2:20
Win Gilson Ricardo TKO (Punches) PFC 2: Predator FC 2 8/11/2006 1 2:25
Win Maurice Igor TKO CF: Coliseau Fight 7/22/2006 N/A N/A
Win Andre Gustavo KO EF 2: Estancia Fight 2 5/28/2006 N/A N/A
NC Marcelo Alfaya No Contest CBVT: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale-Tudo 11/05/2005 1 N/A

== Mixed Martial Arts Career ==
Cane began competing in 2005, where his first fight ended in a no-contest. He went on a seven-fight win streak before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

=== UFC Career ===
Luiz Cane’s UFC debut took place at UFC 79 Nemesis against knock-out artist James Irvin. He lost the fight due to an illegal knee to a downed opponent. His next fight took place in England at UFC 85 against Jason Lambert. Cane defeated Lambert by TKO (Punches) in the first round.

He then went on to defeat Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on October 18, 2008 at UFC 89 Bisping vs Leben in England with a TKO in round two. He earned the Knockout of the Night Honors for his victory.

His next opponent would be the last WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Cantwell. The two faced off at UFC 97 Redemption, with Cane winning via unanimous decision.

It was then announced in July 2009 that Cane had joined the ranks of the prestigious American Top Team, deciding that after training with them on a few occasions he had decided to train with them full time.

Cane would return to action on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106 Ortiz vs Griffin II to face UFC new-comer as well as PRIDE and Affliction veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Nogueira made a big impression to the UFC Light Heavyweight division, when he defeated Cane via TKO (Punches) in the first round.

He returned to action on May 29, 2010 at UFC 114 Rampage vs Evans, where he faced off against Cyrille Diabate, who was making his UFC debut. Diabate was in trouble early after being dropped with a left hook, and after regaining his wits, Diabate then was forced to break free of a Guillotine Choke. However, after returning to his feet, Cane then was forced to go on the defensive as his opponent fired off punches and kicks from all angles. A big right hand got through and dropped Cane to the mat, and Diabate followed with two additional punches before referee Herb Dean called a halt to the action at the 2:13 mark of the round, giving Diabate the win by way of TKO (Punches).

== Ranks and Titles ==
* State Muay Thai Champion
* Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State and National Champion

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