|Association||Chute Boxe Academy|
|Weight Class||Middleweight (185 lbs.) / Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 10" (178 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Birth Date||December 12, 1977|
|Fighting Out Of||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Evangelista Santos Pictures||Official Website|
Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is a member of the famous Chute Boxe Academy. He has fought in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Cage Rage, and Pancrase and has competed as a middleweight, though he moved down to compete at Welterweight, beginning in 2010. He is currently under contract with Strikeforce.
He is married to female mixed martial artist Cristiane Santos, who is the currently Strikeforce's Women's 145 lbs. Champion.
 Professional Record
|Record||18 - 15 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Jordan Mein||TKO (Elbows)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov||9/10/2011||3||3:18|
|Loss||Nick Diaz||Submission (Armbar)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg||1/29/2011||2||4:50||For Strikeforce Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Marius Zaromskis||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Los Angeles||6/16/2010||1||2:38||Welterweight debut|
|Win||Daniel Zarate||TKO (Head Kick and Punches)||Samurai FC 2: Warrior's Return||12/12/2009||1||1:41|
|Loss||Joey Villasenor||Decision (Split)||Strikeforce Challengers 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg||6/19/2009||3||5:00|
|Loss||Siyar Bahadurzada||TKO (Arm Injury)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5||9/28/2008||1||0:22||Sengoku 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||Makoto Takimoto||Submission (Achilles Lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Vanguard||3/05/2008||1||4:51|
|Loss||Gegard Mousasi||TKO (Punches)||HCF: Destiny||2/01/2008||1||3:42|
|Loss||James Zikic||Decision (Unanimous)||CR 21: Judgement Day||4/21/2007||3||5:00||For Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Yosuke Nishijima||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PRIDE: Final Conflict Absolute||9/10/2006||1||3:24|
|Loss||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Submission (Keylock)||PRIDE: Critical Countdown Absolute||7/01/2006||1||4:49|
|Win||Francis Carmont||Decision (Unanimous)||WFC: Europe vs. Brazil||5/20/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Roberto Godoi||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 4: Show Fight 4||4/06/2006||3||5:00|
|Loss||Melvin Manhoef||KO (Punches)||CR 15: Adrenalin Rush||2/04/2006||2||3:51||For Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Michal Materla||KO (Punches)||JF 5: Jungle Fight 5||11/26/2005||2||1:23|
|Win||Darren Little||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||CR 13: No Fear||9/10/2005||1||0:55|
|Win||Kassim Annan||Submission (Stomps and Soccer Kicks)||Meca 12: Meca World Vale Tudo 12||7/09/2005||1||3:43|
|Win||Mark Epstein||TKO (Punches)||CR 11: Face Off||4/30/2005||1||2:16|
|Loss||Antony Rea||TKO (Punches)||CR 10: Deliverance||2/26/2005||2||1:55|
|Loss||Yuki Kondo||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 10||11/07/2004||3||5:00|
|Loss||Claudio Godoi||TKO||CF 1: Conquista Fight 1||12/20/2003||3||2:23|
|Win||Lucas Lopes||TKO (Punches and Leg Kick)||JF 1: Jungle Fight 1||9/13/2003||2||4:08|
|Loss||Mauricio Rua||TKO (Punches)||Meca 9: Meca World Vale Tudo 9||8/01/2003||1||N/A|
|Win||Gabriel Santos||KO (Knee)||K: NOCK||7/23/2003||1||2:51|
|Win||Osami Shibuya||KO (Punch)||Pancrase: Hybrid 5||5/18/2003||1||1:20|
|Win||Silvio de Souza||KO (Punch)||Meca 7: Meca World Vale Tudo 7||11/08/2002||1||0:10|
|Loss||Angelo Araujo||TKO (Punches)||IVC 14: USA vs. Brazil||11/11/2001||1||8:46|
|Win||Jefferson Silva||KO (Punch)||IVC 14: USA vs. Brazil||11/11/2001||1||2:28|
|Win||Aaron Sulivan||TKO (Punches)||IVC 14: USA vs. Brazil||11/11/2001||1||0:13|
|Loss||Jorge Magalhaes||Decision||Heroes: Heroes 2||6/30/2001||1||12:00|
|Loss||Jose Landi-Jons||TKO (Strikes)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||11/20/1997||1||8:18|
|Win||Adriano Verdelli||Submission (Strikes)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||11/20/1997||1||1:56|
|Win||Roberto Pereira||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||11/20/1997||1||2:37|
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
Santos has fought in numerous promotions when he first started competing, the majority of which taking place in Brazil.
He competed five times with the Cage Rage promotion in England. In his fourth appearance with the organization, Santos faced heavy handed slugger Melvin Manhoef for the Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship. He lost the fight by KO (Punches) in the second round.
When he returned to Cage Rage, he fought once again for the Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship, this time against James Zikic. Unfortunately he lost his second try at the title, this time losing a Decision (Unanimous).
Santos made his Sengoku debut at Sengoku: First Battle, where he faced off against Makoto Takimoto. He defeated his opponent late in the first round with an Achilles Lock. He returned to the promotion five months later, this time facing off against Shooto Light Heavyweight (185 lbs.) Champion Siyar Bahadurzada. The bout took place at Sengoku: Fifth Battle, and was the opening round of Sengoku's 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix. The bout was over before it ever truly began, as a takedown attempt by Bahadurzada resulted in Santos dislocating his elbow just 22 seconds into the bout.
Santos made his Strikeforce debut at Strikeforce Challengers 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg on June 19, 2009 against former King of the Cage Middleweight Champion Joey Villasenor. After they nearly came to blows at the weigh-ins, the crowd was expecting fireworks. Instead, they went the entire first round without landing an effective strike. Villasenor won the opening frame with a takedown and little else. He landed a hard, straight left at the start of the second but the pace slowed again. Both fighters let their hands fly in the third, and Villasenor bloodied Santos with several overhand lefts. The fight was too close to call, and the judges felt the same way. Villasenor escaped with the Decision (Split) win, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.
After the loss he fought outside of the promotion at a Samurai FC event, where he faced Daniel Zarate in his home country of Brazil. He ended the fight in impressive fashion early in the first round by way of TKO (Head Kick and Punches).
Both Evangelista and his wife announced that they would return to action for Strikeforce sometime in 2010. On top of that announcement, Santos stated that he would be moving down a weight class to be competing as a welterweight. It was learned mid-May 2010 that his welterweight debut would take place at Strikeforce: Los Angeles where he faced off against DREAM Welterweight Champion Marius Zaromskis, who was coming off a loss to Nick Diaz in an attempt to win the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship. Though Zaromskis looked faster and more accurate early in the first round, by mid-round, Santos had settled into counterpunching and keeping his opponent backing up in hopes to reset after each exchange. After one of Santos' high kicks seemed to stun Zaromskis, who still attempted to fire back, Santos fired off a few more punches that brought his opponent to the mat and he went on to win shortly after by TKO (Punches) at the 3:35 mark of the opening round.
 Personal Life
Santos is married to female MMA fighter Cristiane Santos. He also has a daughter from a previous relationship.