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Marcos Rogerio de Lima

32-Year-Old     UFC     Light Heavyweight     15-5-1

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  12/15/2017
Birthdate:  May 25, 1985     Height:   6'1    

August 13, 2017    Marcos Rogerio de Lima News

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Rogerio de Lima was flagged by the USADA for a potential doping violation and has been pulled from his light heavyweight bout against Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night 115 on September 2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rogerio de Lima was scheduled for his third UFC fight this year but was pulled from the event on Friday after being flagged with a potential doping violation by the USADA. While the banned substance that was found hasn't been released, the possible violation came from an out-of-competition sample that was taken on August 1. "Pezao" will be suspended until the investigation into the violation is concluded. The UFC is looking for a replacement to face Safarov but none is known as of Sunday.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rogerio de Lima will face Saparbek Safarov in a light heavyweight fight at UFC Fight Night 115 on September 2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima maintains a 15-5-1 record (4-4 UFC) with 11 KO/TKOs in his professional career. While his UFC record has been up and down, "Pezao" has seen action twice already this year including a win over Jeremy Kimball (TKO-punches) and a loss to Ovince Saint Preux (submission-shoulder choke). His stand-up statistics show he dishes out a lot of significant strikes (4.3) while taking a lot of heat (4.07).
Rogerio de Lima lost to Ovince Saint Preux via submission (Von Flue choke) at 2:11 of Round 2 at at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima used his kicking game to easily win Round 1, but went to the well once too often, as Saint Preux converted a kick into a takedown at the start of Round 2. OSP bludgeoned Rogerio de Lima with ground-and-pound before sinking in the choke. While there is no question that the choke was tight, the Brazilian didn't do much to defend, hanging onto the head in half guard while the submission was being set up. Rogerio de Lima missed weight for the second straight time heading into this fight, which may raise concerns about his conditioning going forward. He falls to 15-5-1 in professional MMA, having lost three of his last five fights.
Rogerio de Lima defeated Jeremy Kimball via TKO (punches) at 2:27 of Round 1 at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima has some talent, but he has been wildly inconsistent throughout his career. His power was on full display Saturday. A huge body kick and a right hook led to the combination that finished Kimball's evening. It was a strong effort, even if it was against an overmatched opponent. The Brazilian is now 4-2 in his first six UFC fights, but it's been a struggle for Rogerio de Lima when he is tasked with facing better competition. That wasn't the case here.
Rogerio de Lima lost to Gadzhimurad Antigulov via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:07 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima was supposed to face Gian Villante at UFC 205 last weekend, and while that didn't happen, he only had to wait seven days to add another 'L' to his record. Rogerio de Lima blasted Antigulov was a nice combination right off the opening bell, but he was quickly planted on his back and he was never able to recover. He has now alternated wins and losses over his last four fights. It's tough to make a living that way - even in the UFC's poor light heavyweight division.
Rogerio de Lima will face Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19 in Sau Paulo, Brazil.

Fantasy Analysis

Rather than fight at UFC 205 like originally scheduled, Rogerio de Lima will fight a Russian in front of his home crowd in Brazil. Antigulov has yet to fight in the UFC, but 13 of his 22 professional fights have been finished via submission, so grappling will need to be a focal point of Rogerio de Lima's upcoming fight camp.
Rogerio de Lima will no longer face Gian Villante at UFC 205 in New York after Villante suffered a minor injury, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 31-year-old Brazillian had been looking to improve to 4-1 in the UFC with a victory, but those plans will be put on hold until further notice. He'll presumably be available for a fight if the promotion is able to secure a new opponent.
Rogeria de Lima will face Gian Villante in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 205 in New York, Guiherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima has won three of his four fights since entering the UFC -- all of which were first-round stoppages. He'll draw the No. 15 light heavyweight on the big stage, and with a division that is relatively shallow, could break into the rankings with a victory.
Rogerio de Lima defeated Clint Hester via submission (arm triangle) at 4:35 of Round 1 at UFC 197 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Fantasy Analysis

Total domination. Rogerio de Lima racked up over four and a half minutes of unanswered offense and the finish came when he clamped on a quick arm triangle. It was just the second career win by submission for the talented Brazilian. Now 3-1 in the UFC with his one loss being a controversial one to Nikita Krylov, Rogerio de Lima is a fighter to keep an eye on moving forward. Any light heavyweight with some talent and a pulse is worth watching these days.
Rogerio de Lima lost to Nikita Krylov via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Saskatoon, Canada.

Fantasy Analysis

Rogerio de Lima is going to complain about a fence grab by Krylov that wasn't punished, but this loss is on him. He had two glorious attempts to finish Krylov will guillotine chokes and he failed both times. The end result was that he was exhausted and he tapped almost immediately after Krylov slapped on the rear naked choke. It was the first UFC loss for Rogerio de Lima.
Rogerio de Lima will face Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night on August 23 in Saskatoon, Canada, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It took a while, but it appears that this fight will finally be taking place next month in Canada. Rogerio de Lima, who made his UFC debut in May 2014, has won his first two bouts with the company via first-round TKO.