NameLuiz Arthur Cane
NicknameBanha
AssociationAmerican Top Team
Weight ClassLight Heavyweight (205 lbs.)
Height6′ 2″ (188 cm)
Reach77.0 in.
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Birth DateApril 24, 1981
Fighting Out OfCoconut Creek, Florida
CountryBrazil
Luiz Cane PicturesOfficial 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 ==

Record12 – 5 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw) (1 NC)
Wins10 (T)KOs
1 Submissions
1 Decisions
Losses3 (T)KOs
0 Submissions
1 Decisions
1 Other
ResultOpponentMethodEvent TitleDateRoundTimeNotes
LossChris CamozziDecision (Unanimous)UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar10/13/201235:00
LossStanislav NedkovTKO (Punches)UFC 134 Silva vs Okami8/27/201114:13
WinEliot MarshallTKO (Punches)UFC 128 Shogun vs Jones3/19/201112:15
LossCyrille DiabateTKO (Punches)UFC 114 Rampage vs Evans5/29/201012:13
LossAntonio Rogerio NogueiraTKO (Punches)UFC 106 Ortiz vs Griffin II11/21/200911:56
WinSteve CantwellDecision (Unanimous)UFC 97 Redemption4/18/200935:00
WinRameau Thierry SokoudjouTKO (Punches)UFC 89 Bisping vs Leben10/18/200824:15Won Knockout of the Night Honors
WinJason LambertTKO (Punches)UFC 85 Bedlam6/07/200812:07
LossJames IrvinDQ (Knee to the Head of a downed opponent)UFC 79 Nemesis12/29/200711:51UFC debut
WinJames Damien StellyKO (Knee)AOW: Art of War 39/01/200712:45
WinWagner RibeiroSubmission (Soccer Kicks)MF 5: Minotauro Fights 512/09/200612:53
WinJoao AssisTKO (Punches)Fury FC 2: Final Combat11/30/200613:41
WinThiago Cardoso CapatazTKOMF 3: Mega Fight 310/21/2006N/AN/A
WinMauricio MeneguetiTKO (Punches)CF: Coliseu Fight9/16/200612:20
WinGilson RicardoTKO (Punches)PFC 2: Predator FC 28/11/200612:25
WinMaurice IgorTKOCF: Coliseau Fight7/22/2006N/AN/A
WinAndre GustavoKOEF 2: Estancia Fight 25/28/2006N/AN/A
NCMarcelo AlfayaNo ContestCBVT: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale-Tudo11/05/20051N/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.

He then went on to defeat Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on October 18, 2008 at UFC 89 Bisping vs Leben in England with a TKO in round two. He earned the Knockout of the Night Honors for his victory.

His next opponent would be the last WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Cantwell. The two faced off at UFC 97 Redemption, with Cane winning via unanimous decision.

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