Back in the day, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro was one of the top lightweights in MMA, in a time where for a period, the UFC didn’t even have a lightweight division. He’s fought in Strikeforce, DREAM, Shooto, K-1 HERO’S and Cage Rage. Today he announced his retirement from MMA.
At 34 years old and with 25 pro fights, he officially exits the sport now, although his last fight was almost three years ago. He leaves with a resume that showcases wins over the likes of Tatsuya Kawajiri, Joachim Hansen, Ivan Menjivar and Mitsuhiro Ishida.
His debut came back in 2001, and his last fight came in November of 2010 in Strikeforce, where he lost a unanimous decision to Justin Wilcox.
Check out the video of him submitting Joachim Hansen.