Jorge Gurgel is a fighter that has competed at welterweight and also currently at lightweight, for the UFC and now Strikeforce.
Gurgel is married to a fellow MMA fighter: Bellator female champion Zoila Frausto.
He most recently fought boxer KJ Noons. Noons defeated Gurgel in a controversial and bloody fight, knocking him unconscious in the second round.
Gurgel was next set to face newcomer Tyler Combs, but Combs suffered an injury and he was replaced by fellow newcomer Billy Vaughan on three days' notice. Gurgel defeated Vaughan via guillotine choke forty-four seconds into the first round.
Gurgel next fought in the main event of a Strikeforce Challengers card against Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Joe Duarte. Duarte handed Gurgel another loss via upset unanimous decision.
Gurgel next signed to fight Adriano Martins on the final Strikeforce event, losing a dominant unanimous decision.
Gurgel took off nearly a year to the day before signing to make his Titan FC debut in January 2014 against UFC veteran Mike Ricci. Ricci dominated Gurgel en route to a first round technical knockout loss.
After his mother was tragically struck by a car and killed in late August 2014, Gurgel chose to honor her wish for him to retire and did so in September 2014. He was 37 with a final record of 14-10.
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Luke Spencer
- Masakazu Imanari vs. Jorge Gurgel - Masakazu Imanari broke Gurgel's knee badly during the fight. The fight was in the opening round of the ZST 2003 lightweight grand prix. The fight was also Gurgel's first loss.
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Jay Ireland
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Mark Hominick - The fight was the UFC debut of Jorge Gurgel.
- Alvin Robinson vs. Jorge Gurgel
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Cole Miller
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley - After the fight, Gurgel was cut for the final time. The fight won Fight of the Night honors and, for me, was a candidate for 2008 Fight of the Year. The fight was Aaron Riley's first win inside the UFC in his third fight for the promotion, spaced out over six years.
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Conor Heun - The fight was Gurgel's Strikeforce debut. The fight was said to be one of the best fights of 2009.
- Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Gurgel - Billy Evangelista came into the fight undefeated and it was considered one of the best fights of 2009.
- KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel - The fight was Gurgel's first knockout loss. It was a controversial fight, with KJ Noons landing two illegally late blows. The referee was Kerry Hatley.
- Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Vaughan - Both men took the fight on very short notice.
- Joe Duarte vs. Jorge Gurgel - The controversial fight was Joe Duarte's Strikeforce debut.
- Mike Ricci vs. Jorge Gurgel