Marcos Oliveira is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, with a background in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. He has competed in all disciplines at various stages of his career and holds black belts in both Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. He has competed and won at National and International championships and competed as part of Brazil’s junior national teams. Marcos is currently a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and fights in the heavyweight division. He was formerly fighting out of the American Top Team camp in the USA and more recently fighting out of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club.
All that aside, Marcos’s real passion is working with children, coaching and teaching his students the values and essential skills to help them through life. He has spent the last three years working in the Abu Dhabi government school system teaching children Jiu-Jitsu, whilst still competing as a professional fighter. He is currently working on establishing programs in his native town of Santa Cruz, Brazil. His vision is to educate and empower children using sports with great Olympic traditions, such as, Wrestling, Judo and Boxing.
Rise Global is proud to have Marcos on board as an international ambassador for Sport and Development. We share the same values, drive and passion to promote sport as a vehicle that can empower, education and bring people together in a spirit of peace, friendship and cooperation. We look forward to working with Marcos to continue to develop, deliver and advocate for quality sports programs that have a lasting positive impact on individuals and their communities.