Ishmael and Gabriel Bonfim fight together in UFC Sao Paulo (Photo: Instagram)
The “Bonfim brothers”, Ismael Marreta and Gabriel Marretinha hold another event UFC in Brazil, this time in São Paulo this Saturday (4/10), at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium.
They had already competed in their debuts in UFC 283, held in Rio de Janeiro. Ismael and Gabriel, on that occasion, defeated Terrance McKinney and Mounir Lazzez, respectively.
Although it’s interesting to see brothers fighting in the same event, it’s not the first time this has happened in the UFC. With this in mind, the team at SUPER FIGHTS remembers other pairs of brothers who entered the octagon on the same night in the history of Ultimate. Let’s get to the list!
Brothers in the UFC
Rodrigo Minotauro and Rogério Minotouro
Minotauro and Minotouro are two great names in the history of Brazilian MMA. Photo: Disclosure
Used to fighting in the same events since the PRIDE days, Rodrigo Minotauro It is Rogério Minotouro they shared two events in Ultimate.
At UFC 140, in 2011, Minotouro got the better of Tito Ortiz, with a technical knockout in the first round. In the following fight, however, Minotauro had his arm broken by Frank Mir in a historic finish.
Four years later, at UFC 190, in Rio de Janeiro, the brothers returned to fight at the same event, but this time without success for either of them. Minotouro was surpassed in the rematch against Mauricio Shogunwhile Minotauro said goodbye to MMA with a defeat to the “giant” Stefan Struve.
Iuri and Ildemar Marajó
Iuri and Ildemar Marajó shared two cards in the UFC (Photo: Facebook)
Continuing in Brazil, the “Marajó brothers” performed at the same events on two occasions.
At the UFC Sao Pauloin 2013, Ildemar Marajó submitted Wagner Caldeirão, but saw his brother Iuri’s fight against Pedro Nobre, shortly afterwards, end without result after an accidental illegal blow.
Two years later, in Jaraguá do Sul, the two fought again at the same event and, this time, they were able to celebrate together. At the time, Ildemar surpassed Albert Tumenov and, soon after, Iuri surpassed Wilson Reis.
Valentina and Antonia Shevchenko
V. Shevchenko (left) and sister, A. Shevchenko (right). Photo: Reproduction/Instagram
Flyweight champion (up to 56.7kg) and leader of the women’s weight-for-weight ranking in Ultimate, Valentina Shevchenko He has also had the opportunity to share a card with his sister Antonina.
The event in question was the UFC 255, in 2020, and there was a happy ending for the duo. On the preliminary card, Antonina knocked out the Brazilian Ariane Lipskiwhile in the co-main fight, Valentina defended the belt in victory over Jennifer Maia.
Anthony and Sergio Pettis
A. Pettis (left) and S. Pettis (right) have already fought for the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram
The Pettis brothers are record holders in this regard, having already participated in four Ultimate events: UFC 181, UFC 185, UFC 197 and UFC 229.
Only the first time they fought on the same night, however, the two emerged victorious, when Sergio overcame Matt Hobar and Anthony defended the lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez.
Joe and Dan Lauzon
Dan and Joe Lauzon They have also shared an event in the UFC (Photo: Montagem/SUPER FIGHTS)
The Lauzon brothers’ experience sharing an Ultimate card was not the best. At UFC 108, the event that opened the organization’s 2012 calendar, Dan was submitted by Cole Miller on the preliminary card, while Joe was bested by Sam Stout on the main card.
Jim and Dan Miller
Dan Miller It is Jim Miller They are MMA veterans (Photo: Facebook)
Record holder for fights in the history of Ultimate, with 40 appearances, Jim Miller He shared an event with his brother Dan on two of these occasions.
At UFC 124, in 2010, the duo was able to celebrate after Dan overcame Joe Doerksen and Jim submitted the Brazilian Charles do Bronx. At UFC 128, in 2011, Dan ended up being defeated by Nate Marquardt, while Jim knocked out Kamal Shalorus.