Brazil

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"Massaranduba"

14-3-0

Francisco Trinaldo

Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo
  • Name: Francisco Trinaldo
  • Professional MMA Record: 14-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Massaranduba
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1978.08.24
  • Last Fight: February 15, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Constrictor Team
  • Born: Amarante, Piauí, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Brasilia, 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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Mike Chiesa
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.05.24
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jesse Ronson
Ref: Keith Peterson
UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.02.15
Odds: -165 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
3:50 Round 2 of 3, 8:50 Total
Piotr Hallmann
Ref: Neil Hall
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
#48 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
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.05.18
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:50 Round 2 of 3, 6:50 Total
CJ Keith
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.01.19
Odds: -475 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gleison Tibau
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.10.13
Odds: +110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:21 Round 1 of 3
Delson Heleno
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.06.23
Odds: +105 Near Even | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
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 Alcantara 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 NF 2009.08.08
Win | Submission | Choke Marcone Marcone HTJ 2008.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Vinicius Bohrer FCT 2006.08.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous Edval Pedroso FCT 2006.05.13

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