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"Massaranduba"

15-4-0

Francisco Trinaldo

Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo
  • Name: Francisco Trinaldo
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Massaranduba
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1978.08.24
  • Last Fight: September 13, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Constrictor Team
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $12,000 USD
  • Born: Amarante, Piauí, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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Massaranduba began with an amateur career, compiling a record of 6-1 in mixed martial arts. He is also a Brazilian Kickboxing champion. Massaranduba is a training partner of Paulo Thiago and Rani Yahya. He spends most of his training time at the Constrictor Team and occasionally at Brazilian Top Team, where he received large levels of hype, causing Sherdog.com to list him in August 2010 as their top prospect in MMA. Massaranduba is regarded as being hampered by financial issues that prevent his rise further in the sport. Coming from a disadvantaged background, Massaranduba struggles and has been quoted as saying "Sometimes I can’t train because I don’t have money to catch a bus and go to the academy. Massaranduba's professional career began in the Fight Club Tournament promotion, where he won his opening bout via unanimous decision. This was followed by a TKO due to corner stoppage. Massaranduba then fought twice more, securing a submission victory via arm-triangle choke and another victory via TKO due to punches and soccer kicks after 12 seconds. In March 2012, Massaranduba appeared as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.He entered in the competition to fight in the Middleweight tournament.


When he began practicing MMA, he only wanted to fight. Then his friends began to compare it with the old sitcom character of "Casseta and Planeta from TV Globo called "Massaranduba".

Last updated 09.28.2012, 11:17 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Leandro Silva
14-4-0 16-1-1

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.09.13
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Efrain Escudero UFC UFN 51 2014.09.13
Reason: Opponent Switch
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Chiesa
14-3-0 10-1-0

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.05.24
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jesse Ronson
13-3-0 13-3-0

UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.02.15
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
3:50 Round 2 of 3, 8:50 Total

Piotr Hallmann
13-2-0 13-1-0

UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.09.04
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Neil Hall
#46 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC Fight Night 28 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:08 Round 1 of 3

Mike Rio
12-2-0 9-1-0

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke
1:50 Round 2 of 3, 6:50 Total

CJ Keith
11-2-0 8-1-0

UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.01.19
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gleison Tibau
11-1-0 25-8-0

UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.10.13
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:21 Round 1 of 3

Delson Heleno
10-1-0 23-6-0

UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.06.23
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Leonardo Mafra UFC 147 2012.06.23
Cancelled Bout Alexander Sarnavskiy M-1 Challenge 30 2011.12.09
Reason: Drinaldo Injury
Win | Decision | Majority

Adriano Martins

Jungle Fight

2011.07.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Derrick Burnsed

Jungle Fight

2011.05.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

João Paulo Rodrigues

Jungle Fight

2011.02.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Bruno Lobato

Jungle Fight

2010.12.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Iuri Alcântara

Jungle Fight

2010.09.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Flávio Álvaro

Jungle Fight

2010.05.22
Win | Submission | Leglock

Luiz Firmino

Bitetti Combat

2010.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Junior Lava

Minas Gerais Regional

2009.08.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Marcone Marcone

Amazonas Regional

2008.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Vinicius Bohrer

Distrito Federal Regional

2006.08.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Edval Pedroso

Distrito Federal Regional

2006.05.13

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