Cezar Ferreira


Injury Foot
Est. Return 9/1/2020
Picks up six-month medical suspension
July 15, 2019
Ferreira has been handed a possible six-month suspension from the California State Athletic Commission due to potential fractures to his left foot and nose, MMAFighting.com reports.
Ferreira also received a potential 60-day suspension for a laceration to his nose in his defeat at the hands of Marvin Vettori. He could return sooner than 180 days if he gains medical clearance from a doctor before then.
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Struggles continue in Sacramento
July 13, 2019
Ferreira lost to Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
It was a shockingly concerning effort from the 34-year-old Ferreira. Unable to defend himself properly on the feet and hesitant to put together combinations, Ferreira landed just 41 total strikes compared to 106 from Vettori. He clearly dropped all three rounds, although the first was probably his best. It got progressively more lopsided from there. Ferreira defeated middleweight contender Jack Hermansson and light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith in a four-month span back in 2016, but this clearly isn't the same guy. The loser of back-to-back fights, Ferreira needs a win in the worst way his next time out.
Fighting Vettori at UFC Sacramento
May 14, 2019
Ferreira (knee) will take on Marvin Vettori in a middleweight matchup at UFC Sacramento on July 13.
Ferreira has won five of his past seven fights, though he most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Ian Heinisch. He was then scheduled to face Tom Breese in February's card in London, but was forced to withdraw due to an unspecified knee injury. Now presumably healthy, he'll look to get back in the win column in what will be his 15th fight with the company. Ferreira won't impress many with his striking, but he does own nearly three takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time in his long career, while Vettori's takedown defense sits at 73 percent.
Bows out of UFC London
February 1, 2019
Ferreira announced via his personal Instagram account that he won't fight Tom Breese at UFC London on March 16 due to a right knee injury
Ferreira noted that he won't be able to participate in any training for the better part of three weeks after suffering the injury, so he's withdrawing from his upcoming bout. It's unknown as to when his next fight will take place.
Taking on Tom Breese in London
January 8, 2019
Ferreira will square off against Tom Breese at UFC London on March 16, MMAFighting.com reports.
Ferreira has a 9-5 record with the UFC but has lost two of his last four matches, most recently falling by unanimous decision against Ian Heinisch at UFC Fight Night 140 in November. His opponent, will be defending his home soil and has gone 9-0 as a professional in England.
Falters in decision loss
November 17, 2018
Ferreira lost to Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (27-30, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night 140 on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was widely assumed that Ferreira would have the jujitsu advantage in this fight but it was Heinisch who threatened with an armbar in Round 1 and prevented "Mutante" from advancing position during takedowns. It was looking like the fight was swinging back in Ferreira's favor in Round 2 but he never quite recovered the momentum after being knocked down at the end of the frame. While his jujitsu is still a weapon in the cage, it looks as though he is still hittable on the feet, and doesn't come with enough output to balance the scales. He falls to 13-7 as a result of the loss.