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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth NameMarco Antônio de Lima Ruas
Nickname The King of The Streets
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marco Ruas was born on January 23, 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas. He is an actor, known for Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992), The Eliminator (2004) and Where Are They Now? (2016).

Trivia (12)

Before making his U.S. debut, compiled an undefeated record of 300-0 in Brazil.
Won the Ultimate Fighting World Championship by defeating 3 opponents in one night.
Was undefeated in 304 fights when he lost a controversial decision to Russian Sambo specialist Oleg Taktarov.
Fought Rickson Gracie, under Vale Tudo rules, in a gym at Rio de Janeiro. The fight, witnessed by several Luta Livre and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, ended in a draw.
Had a revenge fight against Oleg Taktarov in World Vale Tudo Championship 2. Even though the bout went to the limit - declaring officially a draw between both fighters - Taktarov agreed that Ruas won that fight plain and square.
Is the trainer, and manager, of many Brazilian MMA champions such as Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo and Renato "Babalu" Sobral.
Created his own fighting style: Ruas Vale Tudo.
Was nicknamed "The King of the Streets" (from the original "O Rei das Ruas") because his name, "Ruas", means "Streets" in Portuguese.
He is the Muay Thai coach of the infamous Inoki Team that comprise fighters such as Walid Ismail, Kazuyuki Fujita and Ryoto Machida.
Achieved the rank of Mestre (master) in Capoeira.
Holds significants ranks in Boxing, Judo, Sambo, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Luta Livre and Kyokushinkai Karate.
Is one of the head coaches of the International Fight League alongside Frank Shamrock, Maurice Smith and Carlos Newton. [February 2007]

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