rodrigo "Ze Colmeia" nascimento


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Heavyweight
Height: 6' 2"
Reach: 80"
Leg reach: 43.00
Weight: 246 lbs.
Team: Gordin Fight Team
Nationality: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Out of: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age: 30


Wins by KO: 3
Wins by submission: 6



Significant Strikes Attempted: 406
Significant Strikes Landed: 200


Takedowns Attempted: 12
Takedowns Landed: 2


Rodrigo Nascimento is a professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a middleweight competitor. Born on February 15, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rodrigo developed an interest in combat sports from an early age. He began his career training in taekwondo at the local gymnasium and eventually moved on to learn judo, which he would later use as the basis for his MMA style. As he continued to hone his skills, Rodrigo discovered Brazilian jiu-jitsu and dedicated himself to mastering its techniques.

In 2010, Rodrigo decided to pursue a career in professional MMA by joining Team Nogueira’s flagship promotion Chute Boxe Academy under coach André Pederneiras. His first professional fight came just six months after joining the team against Koji Oishi at Shooto Brazil 24: Lightweight GP Final Round 2 where he secured victory via submission due to armbar within the first round of action. Following this successful debut fight Roderigo went undefeated over seven more fights before signing with UFC in 2014 after being given a tryout match against Nick Catone at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale which resulted with unanimous decision win for Rodrigo over three rounds of action.

Following this huge achievement Roderigo returned back into active competition by showcasing off his talents not only inside but outside of octagon too by making appearances on several Brazilian television shows such as ‘’The Voice Brasil’’ and ‘’Superstar TV Record’’ . In May 2016 during UFC 198 event that took place from Arena da Baixada located inside Curitiba Brazil ,Rodrigos made what some may say was highly anticipated return into octagon when he faced former champion Vitor Belfort who was fresh coming off eight month suspension due failed drug tests . Unfortunately despite all effords put forward ,Rodero lost bout via technical knockout 3 minutes 18 seconds into very first round . This bout marked Rodrigos second loss since joining Ultimate Fighting Championship back 2014 when he suffered defeat against Yoel Romero Palacio during UFC Fight Night 58 card held November 22nd same year .

After suffering two losses within period of sixteen months ,Roderigos decided take some time away competing although life outside competitive mixed martial arts never stopped him ever since than ,he remains quite active publically while taking part different activities including personal appearances various expositions plus marketing campaigns connected brand partnerships that feature products related lifestyle industry such apparel or energy drinks .Nowadays ,Rodrigo lives between Los Angeles California United States where works out Primus Cross Fit Gym while resides home country Rio de Janeiro whenever duty calls him there naturally course taking regular trips hometown order visit family friends nearby region area known great hospitality towards travelers tourists alike equally so towards locals themselves consider it their own back yard essentially speaking when comes comfort vacationing surroundings full joy entertainment options ultimate relaxation experience no matter occasion intended

Fight History

rodrigo nascimento: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 04, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis
Ilir Latifi
rodrigo nascimento: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 20, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Hill
Tanner Boser
rodrigo nascimento: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 17, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song
Alan Baudot
rodrigo nascimento: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Jul 17, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises
Chris Daukaus
rodrigo nascimento: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Oct 10, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
rodrigo nascimento: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 2:05
Sat. May 16, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris