|Name||Luiz Arthur Cane|
|Association||American Top Team|
|Weight Class||Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.)|
|Height||6′ 2″ (188 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Birth Date||April 24, 1981|
|Fighting Out Of||Coconut Creek, Florida|
|Luiz Cane Pictures||Official Website|
”’Luiz “Banha” Arthur Cane”’ is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Cane’s nickname, “Banha”, means “Lard” in Portuguese.
== Professional Record ==
|Record||12 – 5 – 0 (Win ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Loss ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||Chris Camozzi||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar||10/13/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Stanislav Nedkov||TKO (Punches)||UFC 134 Silva vs Okami||8/27/2011||1||4:13|
|Win||Eliot Marshall||TKO (Punches)||UFC 128 Shogun vs Jones||3/19/2011||1||2:15|
|Loss||Cyrille Diabate||TKO (Punches)||UFC 114 Rampage vs Evans||5/29/2010||1||2:13|
|Loss||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||TKO (Punches)||UFC 106 Ortiz vs Griffin II||11/21/2009||1||1:56|
|Win||Steve Cantwell||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 97 Redemption||4/18/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou||TKO (Punches)||UFC 89 Bisping vs Leben||10/18/2008||2||4:15||Won Knockout of the Night Honors|
|Win||Jason Lambert||TKO (Punches)||UFC 85 Bedlam||6/07/2008||1||2:07|
|Loss||James Irvin||DQ (Knee to the Head of a downed opponent)||UFC 79 Nemesis||12/29/2007||1||1:51||UFC debut|
|Win||James Damien Stelly||KO (Knee)||AOW: Art of War 3||9/01/2007||1||2:45|
|Win||Wagner Ribeiro||Submission (Soccer Kicks)||MF 5: Minotauro Fights 5||12/09/2006||1||2:53|
|Win||Joao Assis||TKO (Punches)||Fury FC 2: Final Combat||11/30/2006||1||3:41|
|Win||Thiago Cardoso Capataz||TKO||MF 3: Mega Fight 3||10/21/2006||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Mauricio Menegueti||TKO (Punches)||CF: Coliseu Fight||9/16/2006||1||2:20|
|Win||Gilson Ricardo||TKO (Punches)||PFC 2: Predator FC 2||8/11/2006||1||2:25|
|Win||Maurice Igor||TKO||CF: Coliseau Fight||7/22/2006||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Andre Gustavo||KO||EF 2: Estancia Fight 2||5/28/2006||N/A||N/A|
|NC||Marcelo Alfaya||No Contest||CBVT: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale-Tudo||11/05/2005||1||N/A|
== Mixed Martial Arts Career ==
Cane began competing in 2005, where his first fight ended in a no-contest. He went on a seven-fight win streak before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
=== UFC Career ===
Luiz Cane’s UFC debut took place at UFC 79 Nemesis against knock-out artist James Irvin. He lost the fight due to an illegal knee to a downed opponent. His next fight took place in England at UFC 85 against Jason Lambert. Cane defeated Lambert by TKO (Punches) in the first round.
It was then announced in July 2009 that Cane had joined the ranks of the prestigious American Top Team, deciding that after training with them on a few occasions he had decided to train with them full time.
Cane would return to action on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106 Ortiz vs Griffin II to face UFC new-comer as well as PRIDE and Affliction veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Nogueira made a big impression to the UFC Light Heavyweight division, when he defeated Cane via TKO (Punches) in the first round.
He returned to action on May 29, 2010 at UFC 114 Rampage vs Evans, where he faced off against Cyrille Diabate, who was making his UFC debut. Diabate was in trouble early after being dropped with a left hook, and after regaining his wits, Diabate then was forced to break free of a Guillotine Choke. However, after returning to his feet, Cane then was forced to go on the defensive as his opponent fired off punches and kicks from all angles. A big right hand got through and dropped Cane to the mat, and Diabate followed with two additional punches before referee Herb Dean called a halt to the action at the 2:13 mark of the round, giving Diabate the win by way of TKO (Punches).
== Ranks and Titles ==
* State Muay Thai Champion
* Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State and National Champion