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Rafael Cavalcante

Rafael "Feijão" Cavalcante

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  • Name: Rafael Cavalcante
  • MMA Record: 13-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Feijão
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.11
  • Last Fight: July 01, 2017 in WFT
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Nogueira
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $272,000 USD
  • Born: Ilha Solteira, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rafael Cavalcante MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
4:10 Round 1 of 3

De Dan Konecke
12-7-0 10-10-0

Es World Fight Tour 7: Road to Bellator
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.07.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ht Ovince St. Preux
12-6-0 18-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.02.06
Odds: +315 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbows
0:45 Round 3 of 3, 10:45 Total

Us Patrick Cummins
12-5-0 7-2-0

Br UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.08.01
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Henrique & Diego feat. MC Guimê - Suíte 14
Cancelled Bout Ovince St. Preux UFC UFN 56 2014.11.08
Reason: Cavalcante Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ryan Bader
12-4-0 16-4-0

Ca UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.06.14
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Submission | Strikes
1:18 Round 1 of 3

Hr Igor Pokrajac
11-4-0 25-10-0

Br UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.11.09
Odds: -335 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Cancelled Bout Thiago Silva UFC 162 2013.07.06
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:29 Round 1 of 3

Br Thiago Silva
11-3-0 14-3-0

Br UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.06.08
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 10 Fight of the Night
UFC on FUEL TV 10 Knockout of the Night
No Contest | Submission | Choke
0:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Kyle
11-3-0 19-8-1

Us Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.05.19
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $66,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:51 Round 2 of 3, 9:51 Total

Cu Yoel Romero
10-3-0 4-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.09.10
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:50 Round 3 of 5, 10:50 Total

Us Dan Henderson
10-2-0 26-8-0

Us Strikeforce: Columbus
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2011.03.05
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:14 Round 3 of 5, 11:14 Total

Us Muhammed Lawal
9-2-0 7-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Houston
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2010.08.21
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 203.5 lbs (92.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#45 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Antwain Britt
8-2-0 11-3-0

Us Strikeforce: St. Louis
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.05.15
Odds: -193 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Al Wichgers
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:25 Round 2 of 3, 8:25 Total

Us Aaron Rosa
7-2-0 12-2-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 5: Woodley vs. Bears
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.11.20
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 2 of 3, 9:05 Total

Us Mike Kyle
7-1-0 12-6-1

Us Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.06.06
Odds: -415 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Mike England
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
3:01 Round 1 of 3

Ca Travis Galbraith
6-1-0 15-5-0

Us EliteXC: Unfinished Business
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.07.26
Odds: -575 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 203.5 lbs (92.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Wayne Cole
5-1-0 12-7-0

Us EliteXC: Return of the King
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.06.14
Odds: -388 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:17 Round 1 of 3

Us John Doyle
4-1-0 6-2-0

Us EliteXC: Street Certified
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.02.16
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Loss | Disqualificaton
3:42 Round 3 of 3, 11:42 Total

Br Marcio Cruz
4-0-0 2-2-0

Us IFL 15: Las Vegas
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.06.16
Weigh-In: 232.0 lbs (105.2 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:26 Round 2 of 3, 4:26 Total

Us Devin Cole
3-0-0 10-4-0

Us IFL 9: Atlanta
Main Card

2007.02.23
Win | Submission | Punches

Br Rubens Xavier

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2006.12.09
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Ru Miodrag Petkovic

Si World Freefight Challenge

2006.05.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Eduardo Maiorino

Br Mato Grosso Regional

2006.02.10

Rafael Cavalcante Wiki Update Wiki

Rafael Cavalcante is a brazilian jiu jitsu black belt who fights at Light Heavyweight. He fought for the IFL and Elite XC and Strikeforce. His most notable win was when he defeated King Mo by TKO to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title in 2010. He would try to defend the belt against Dan Henderson but would come up short losing by TKO in the 3rd round of the fight.

He would win twice more for Strikeforce however his last victory over Mike Kyle would be turned into a No Contest after Feijao tested positive for a banned substance stanozolol. He would be suspended for 1 year and fined $2500 by the CSAC. The UFC decided to keep his contract and he would face Thiago Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10. He would lose by knockout in the first round however he was awarded Fight of the Night honors for his effort. He would have a much better showing in his next fight at UFC Fight Night 32 against Igor Pokrajac. He would finish him in the first round due to strikes forcing Pokrajac to tap out.

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    Highlight  |  Vol.1 of The Black House MMA Series feat. Feijao, Anderson Silva and Dos Santos report dead link

    In a three part series, The Lux profiles the Brazilian fighters of Black House MMA. Volume 1 features Feijao along with Anderson Silva and Junior Dos Santos.

  • Highlight  |  Rafael Feijao HL Video by Hello Japan - Brazil Vol. 14 report dead link

    MMA HL vid maker Hello Japan features a different Brazilian MMA fighter in each volume of his Brazil series. Volume 14 features Rafael Feijao.

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