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Francisco Trinaldo

Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo
  • Name: Francisco Trinaldo
  • MMA Record: 22-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Massaranduba
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1978.08.24
  • Last Fight: February 18, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Constrictor Team
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $116,000 USD
  • Born: Amarante, Piauí, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Francisco Trinaldo MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Us James Vick
22-5-0 12-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 126: Cowboy vs. Medeiros
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.02.18
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jim Miller
21-5-0 28-10-0

Br UFC Fight Night 119: Machida vs. Brunson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.10.28
Odds: -215 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:12 Round 2 of 3, 8:12 Total

Us Kevin Lee
21-4-0 14-2-0

Br UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.03.11
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total

Us Paul Felder
20-4-0 12-2-0

Br UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.09.24
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Yancy Medeiros
19-4-0 12-3-0

Br UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.05.14
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 198 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Ross Pearson
18-4-0 18-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
2:43 Round 1 of 3

Ca Chad Laprise
17-4-0 10-0-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.08.23
Odds: +305 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nn Norman Parke
16-4-0 20-3-1

Br UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.05.30
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mx Akbarh Arreola
15-4-0 23-8-1

Br UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.03.21
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Leandro Silva
14-4-0 16-2-1

Br 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Efrain Escudero UFC UFN 51 2014.09.13
Reason: Opponent Switch
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Chiesa
14-3-0 9-1-0

Us 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2014.02.15
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
3:50 Round 2 of 3, 8:50 Total

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

Br 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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Neil Hall
UFC Fight Night 28 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:08 Round 1 of 3

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

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

2013.05.18
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke
1:50 Round 2 of 3, 6:50 Total

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

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

2013.01.19
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Gleison Tibau
11-1-0 26-8-0

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

2012.10.13
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:21 Round 1 of 3

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

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

2012.06.23
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | 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

Br Adriano Martins

Br Jungle Fight

2011.07.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Derrick Burnsed

Br Jungle Fight

2011.05.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br João Paulo Rodrigues

Br Jungle Fight

2011.02.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Bruno Lobato

Br Jungle Fight

2010.12.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Br Iuri Alcântara

Br Jungle Fight

2010.09.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Flávio Álvaro

Br Jungle Fight

2010.05.22
Win | Submission | Leglock

Br Luiz Firmino

Br Bitetti Combat

2010.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Junior Lava

Br Minas Gerais Regional

2009.08.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Marcone Marcone

Br Amazonas Regional

2008.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Vinicius Bohrer

Br Distrito Federal Regional

2006.08.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Edval Pedroso

Br Distrito Federal Regional

2006.05.13

Francisco Trinaldo Wiki Update Wiki

Massaranduba is a training partner of Paulo Thiago and Rani Yahya. He spends most of his training time at the Constrictor and Evoluçāo Thai teams, and occasionally at Brazilian Top Team. He is a brown belt in Brazilian-Jiu Jitsu under fellow UFC conteder Sérgio Moraes.


In 2010 Sherdog.com listed Trinaldo as their top prospect in MMA. Massaranduba is regarded as being hampered by financial issues that prevented his rise further in the sport, sooner.



Coming from a disadvantaged background, Massaranduba struggles have been documented, and he 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."  For an extended period, Trinaldo would walk and have to take 2 buses daily across the city to get to his gym, and the same back.


He began in full-contact Kickboxing when he was 23, becoming a student of the notorious André Dida Amado. He would go on to build a 12 - 1 Kickboxing record and become a 3-time Brasília-State Kickboxing Champion. After achieving this he then switched gear to focus full time on winning MMA fights. He went 6 - 1 as an amateur MMA fighter.



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. 


He went on to fight 9 more times in regional events before being signed to the UFC. Trinaldo went 5 - 1 in the revered "Jungle Fight" promotion, and locked in a kneebar submission win over big show veteran Luiz Firmino, at Bitetti Combat 6. 


Earning a decision win over another UFC veteran in Adriano Martíns, this win crowned Trinaldo as the unified 'Jungle Fight' Lightweight Champion, having won the interm-Lightweight title in his previous contest. 


His lone promotional loss came way of current UFC Bantamweight contender Iuri Alcantara in a 'Jungle Fight' Lightweight tournament, via submission.



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"



As of 2017 Massaranduba has scored an impressive 12 - 4 record in the UFC, being somewhat of a staple fighter for the promotion's Brazilian events.


Last updated 02.17.2018, 1:50 PM ET
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