Wagnney Fabiano was born on the 14th of July, 1975, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wagnney began his jiu jitsu training as a child at Wendel Alexander’s gym. His dedication and success in the sport was evident from the start, and his early achievements led his younger brother Leonardo to join him at the gym.

Going through the ranks under Wendel’s tutelage, Fabiano was witness to the early days of Nova Uniao, when Alexander merged forces with Andre Pederneiras. With Wagnney Fabiano’s help, Nova Uniao became one of the strongest academies in the country, and after winning the Brazilian National title in 1996 at the brown belt division, Fabiano received his black belt while still standing on the podium.

On the year of 1999 Wagnney moved to Toronto, Canada, opening a gym there, and only a few years later he started his MMA career becoming one of the first MMA fighters of Nova Uniao. These were the early days of MMA in the US and Canada, and the light weight divisions were still at an embryonic stage, for that reason Wagnney had a hard time finding fights within his real weight category (featherweight) and had to compete often in heavier divisions. With the creation of the IFL (International Fight League) Fabiano found a home to showcase his BJJ skills, becoming the organization’s featherweight champion. After the IFL closed down Wagnney signed up with Zuffa organization to compete for the WEC.



  • 2017 IBJJF Brazilian National Champion
  • 2017 IBJJF Pan-American Champion
  • 2017 IBJJF European Open Champion
  • 2005 ADCC Quarter Finalist
  • 2004 Arnold Gracie Worlds Pro Division 2nd Place
  • Pan-Am (1995) Champion
  • Brazilian National Champion (1996 brown)
  • Brazilian National Teams Champion (1997 black)
  • Brazilian National Teams 2nd Place (1998 black)
  • World Bronze Medallist (1998)
  • NAGA, Grapplers Quest, Brazilian Abu Dhabi trials winner
  • MMA RECORD: 16W 4L
  • IFL Featherweight Champion
  • IFL 2007 Featherweight Grand Prix Champion
  • UCC / TKO World Super-Lightweight Champion



Wagnney Fabiano Highlight Reel

Wagnney Fabiano IFL / WEC Reel

Wagnney Fabiano vs. John Gunderson

Wagnney Fabiano vs. Shad Lierley

Wagnney Fabiano vs. L.C. Davis

Wagnney Fabiano vs. Francisco Soares

Wagnney Fabiano vs. Paulo Coelho

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