Brazilian taekwondo practitioners

Posted Aug 8, 2010
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  1. Daniel Matsunaga
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    Daniel Matsunaga

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    Daniel Kenji Matsunaga (born November 28, 1988) or simply Daniel Matsunaga is a Brazilian-Japanese model, host, taekwondoin, footballer, talented singer/rockstar, dancer, award-winning actor and chef. He became known in the Philippines by appearing in Cosmopolitan Philippines’s September 2009 "Cosmo Men" supplement. He was discovered in the Philippines as an actor and was first given TV drama projects on GMA Network. He also joined the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother of ABS-CBN and was declared as the big winner.


  2. Anderson Silva
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    Anderson Silva

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    Anderson da Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title defense streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He has 12 post-fight bonus awards. UFC president Dana White and several mixed-martial-arts publications have called Silva among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. As of May 2015, he is #4 contender in the official UFC middleweight rankings, and #9 pound-for-pound.


  3. Robert M. Rey
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    Robert M. Rey

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    Roberto Miguel Rey Júnior, M.D (born October 1, 1961), best known as Robert Rey, is a Brazilian plastic surgeon featured on the E! reality series Dr. 90210. He is in private practice in Beverly Hills and specializes in cosmetic surgery.


  4. Marco Ruas
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    Marco Ruas

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    Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas (born January 23, 1961) is a retired mixed martial arts fighter and instructor. Ruas was the UFC 7 Tournament Champion.


  5. Natália Falavigna
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    Natália Falavigna

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    Natália Falavigna da Silva (born May 9, 1984 in Maringá, Paraná state) is a taekwondo athlete from Brazil. She finished in the fourth place in the women's 67-kilogram category in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics on August 26, and won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. It was the first Brazilian Olympic medal ever in taekwondo.


  6. Iris Silva
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    Iris Silva

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    Iris Silva Tang Sing (born August 21, 1990) is a taekwondo athlete from Brazil.


  7. Marcel Ferreira
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    Marcel Ferreira

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    Marcel Wenceslau Ferreira (born January 17, 1981, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the men's flyweight category. He pocketed both a Pan American and South American titles in his own division, picked up a bronze medal at the 2007 World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing, China, and represented his nation Brazil at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Ferreira is also the elder brother of taekwondo jin Márcio Wenceslau, who later competed in the same category at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.


  8. Hugo Viana (fighter)
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    Hugo Viana (fighter)

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    Hugo Viana (born September 26, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2010, Wolverine made a name for himself competing on the first season of Globo's The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. He is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), fighting in its bantamweight division.


  9. Rony Mariano Bezerra
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    Rony Mariano Bezerra

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    Rony Mariano Bezerra (born March 21, 1984), often billed as Rony Jason, is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2006, Jason was also the Featherweight winner of Globo's The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. His nickname is based on Friday the 13th film character Jason Voorhees, he wears the Voorhees mask on his walk to the Octagon.


  10. Márcio Wenceslau
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    Márcio Wenceslau

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    Márcio Wenceslau Ferreira (born March 20, 1980 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian taekwondo practitioner. He qualified for the men's flyweight category (58 kg) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, when he won a silver medal for his host nation at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, losing out to Gabriel Mercedes of the Dominican Republic in the final match. He also added the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, after being defeated by Mexico's Damian Villa in the semi-final round. He is the brother of Marcel Ferreira, who also competed for the same category at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.


  11. Débora Nunes
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    Débora Nunes

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    Débora Fernanda da Silva Nunes (born June 19, 1983 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian taekwondo practitioner. She competed for the women's featherweight category (57 kg) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after defeating tall American taekwondo jin Diana López for the gold medal at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Cali, Colombia. She received an automatic free pass from the first round, after Niger's Lailatou Amadou Lele had been disqualified from the competition. She lost the quarterfinal match by a decisive point from Croatia's Martina Zubčić, with a score of 2–3.


  12. Marcio Navarro
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    Marcio Navarro

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    Marcio Navarro (pronounced /nəˈvɑːh/ nə-VAH-hoh; born September 17, 1978) is a Brazilian professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Navarro was the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) light middleweight oriental rules world champion.


  13. Edson Barboza
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    Edson Barboza

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    Edson Mendes Barboza Jr. (born January 21, 1986) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Barboza is a former Ring of Combat Lightweight Champion and is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of June 8, 2015, he is #7 in official UFC lightweight rankings.


  14. Diogo Silva
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    Diogo Silva

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    Diogo André Silvestre da Silva (born March 7, 1982 in São Sebastião, São Paulo ) is a taekwondo athlete from Brazil. He finished in the fourth place in the men's 68-kilogram category in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics on August 27. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he finished in 5th in the same weight class. Silva failed to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics.




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