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Not to be confused with Bruno Carvalho a Brazilian footballer and Bruno Carvalho a different Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter who is also trained under Cristiano Marcello and fights at Lightweight.
Bruno Carvalho (born as Bruno Carvalho Pinto Gomes, January 30, 1982) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and the current WFC Middleweight Champion. Bruno is currently signed to both M-1 Global and Superior Challenge. He is both Judo and BJJ Head Coach for GBG MMA which is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Bruno is currently ranked 5th Middleweight fighter in Europe.
Bruno was born in Brazil and comes from the team Edson Carvalho BJJ and Judo club.
Bruno is the nephew of Edson Carvalho who holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He was born in a family of athletes. His grandfather, Francisco de Magalhães Pinto (Ciro), currently 7º (seventh) Dan de Judô, came to Bahia in 1966 where he established the Itapagipano de Judô Club, forming it with his five children (black belts), amongst them, Cristiane Carvalho Pinto, Brunos mother, with whom he learned his first Judô techniques and perfecting himself in the art with his uncle Ciro and his grandfather. In 1996, Bruno started to train the Jiu-Jitsu with his uncle Ricardo Carvalho, that opened the Edson Carvalho Academy in homage to his brother Edson Carvalho, that currently gives Jiu-Jitsu lessons in New Jersey (U.S.A.). Currently he dedicate the two martial arts cited above, where he is a black belt in both, competing in the two modalities and also compete in Submission and MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
In 2009 Carvalho-Gomes defeated Film actor and PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Jean-François Lénogue to win the WFC Middleweight Championship after Lénogue was put in a rear naked choke and refused to tap, later falling unconscious from the submission.
In 2010, Bruno had a fight against the middleweight champion for Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, Portuguese fighter Vitor Nobrega, a fight where both men would fight about their respective belts. Bruno won the fight successfully but in a last minute decision from Nobregas management, they decided not to bring their belt.
Bruno was scheduled to fight Robert Jocz on November 27, but due to Jocz withdrawal, Tomasz Kondraciuk replaced him instead.
Bruno had his first Superior Challenge fight against former The Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyacey Uscola in a bout Bruno won after Uscola verbally instructed the referee to stop the fight after being put in a kimura.
Championships and accomplishments
- #1 ranked middleweight in Sweden
- #5 ranked middleweight in Europe
- BJJ black belt under Ricardo Carvalho (Carlson Gracie)
- Judo black belt under Francisco de Magalhães Pinto (Kazuo Yoshida)
- WFC Middleweight Champion (one time)
- Alive Submission Wrestling Champion (2009)
- European BJJ Championship Silver Medalist (2007)
- Gameness Champion (2006, 2007)
- BJJ Copa Nordeste Champion (2004, 2006, 2007)
- BJJ Champion of Bahia (2004, 2005, 2006)
- ABCD Athlete of the Year (2004)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||14 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||14–6||Cathal Pendred||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 49||October 27, 2012||3||5:00||Cardiff, Wales||Welterweight bout|
|Win||14–5||Ramazan Esenbaev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge 31||March 16, 2012||3||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||13–5||Marius Žaromskis||KO (somersault kick and punches)||Rumble of the Kings||November 26, 2011||1||4:59||Stockholm, Sweden||Welterweight bout|
|Win||13–4||Kyacey Uscola||Verbal Submission (kimura)||Superior Challenge 7||April 30, 2011||2||2:42||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Submission (brabo choke)||Mix Fight Gala XI||November 27, 2010||1||2:21||Sindelfingen, Germany|
|Win||11–4||Vitor Nobrega||TKO (punches)||WFC 10: Night of Champions||March 27, 2010||1||4:32||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Defends WFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||10–4||Jean-François Lénogue||Technical Submission (rear naked choke)||WFC 9: Restart||December 20, 2009||3||3:45||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Wins WFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||9–4||Koksal Orduhan||TKO (punches)||Käfig Kiel||October 18, 2009||1||0:36||Kiel, Germany|
|Win||8–4||Gregory Babene||KO (punch)||GOW 5: Empathy||September 12, 2009||1||4:35||Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
|TKO (punches)||La Onda - Fight Night 2||May 23, 2009||1||0:13||Magdeburg, Germany|
|Win||6–4||Lubomir Guedjev||Decision (unanimous)||WFC 7: Guedjev vs. Carvalho||April 4, 2009||3||5:00||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Loss||5–4||Magomed Sultanakhmedov||Decision (split)||IAFC - Russia vs. the World||November 29, 2008||3||5:00||Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia|
|Win||5–3||Tatsuya Mizuno||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 6 - Korea||August 29, 2008||2||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Loss||4–3||Cassio Drumond||Decision (unanimous)||Prime - MMA Championship 3||July 1, 2008||3||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Loss||4–2||Dave Dalgliesh||KO (punch)||M-1 Global||March 2, 2008||1||3:53||Flevoland, Netherlands|
|Win||4–1||Sergei Maslobojev||DQ (soccer kick)||The Zone FC - The Zone||February 9, 2008||3||1:30||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||3–1||Joao Paulo||Submission (guillotine choke)||X Fight Games||December 10, 2005||2||4:55||Brasilia, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Carlos Henrique||Submission (kimura)||Barreiras Kombat||December 2, 2005||2||N/A||Barreiras, Brazil|
|Loss||1–1||Edson Claas Vieira||TKO (punches)||Minotauro Fights 1||May 21, 2005||1||3:20||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Arnaldo Mota||TKO (punches)||Gladiador 5||September 20, 2003||1||N/A||Bahia, Brazil|
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