Francisco Trinaldo

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Francisco Trinaldo
Born (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 36)
Amarante, Piauí, Brazil
Other names Massaranduba
Residence Curitiba, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (2006-present)
Middleweight (2012)
Reach 70.5 in (179 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling
Fighting out of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Team Evolução Thai
Constrictor Team
Trainer Striking: Andre Dida
Jiu-Jitsu: Sergio Moraes
Rank brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [1]
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 15
By knockout 5
By submission 5
By decision 5
Losses 4
By submission 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Francisco Trinaldo (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsisku tɾiˈnawdu]; born August 24, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

Trinaldo began with an amateur career, compiling a record of 6-1 in mixed martial arts. He is also a Brazilian Kickboxing champion, and began kickboxing when he was 23 years old before transitioning into mixed martial arts. Trinaldo is an ex-training partner of Paulo Thiago and Rani Yahya.[2]

He spends most of his training time at the Evolução Thai, where he received large levels of hype, causing Sherdog.com to list him in August 2010 as their top prospect in MMA.[3]

Trinaldo is regarded as being hampered by financial issues that prevent his rise further in the sport.[3] Coming from a disadvantaged background, Trinaldo 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."[2]

His nickname came from the character of the Brazilian TV show Casseta & Planeta Urgente played by the Brazilian comedian Cláudio Manoel named Massaranduba, who had his same quarrelsome attitude.[4]

Early career[edit]

Trinaldo'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.

Trinaldo 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.

Bitetti Combat and Jungle Fight[edit]

Trinaldo's success continued when he joined Bitetti Combat in February 2010. Facing Luiz Firmino at Bitetti Combat 6, Trinaldo dominated, locking in a kneebar on his experienced opponent and forcing the tapout with ease.[3]

Following this, Trinaldo joined the Jungle Fight Championship promotion and faced another experienced opponent in Flavio Alvaro. Late in the second round, Trinaldo secured a TKO victory due to punches, taking his professional record to 6-0.[3]

Trinaldo suffered his first professional loss in September 2010, at the hands of future UFC fighter Iuri Alcântara via second round armbar.

Trinaldo then went on a four-fight winning streak in the Jungle Fight promotion with victories over Bruno Lobato, Joao Paulo, Derrick Burnsed and Adriano Martins, with the latter one earning him the Jungle Fight Lightweight belt.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In March 2012, Trinaldo appeared as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.[5] He entered in the competition to fight in the Middleweight tournament. In the opening elimination fight, he defeated Charles Maicon by TKO in round 1 to get into the TUF house. He was then defeated by Thiago Perpétuo.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Trinaldo competed on the live finale card which took place at UFC 147 on June 23, 2012 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil against Delson Heleno. Trinaldo won in his UFC debut via TKO in the first round. After the fight he expressed his desire to fight at 155 which is his natural weight.

Trinaldo returned to the lightweight division and faced Gleison Tibau on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[6] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Trinaldo defeated C.J. Keith on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX 7, locking up an arm-triangle choke early in the second round.[7]

For his fourth UFC fight, Trinaldo faced Mike Rio on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8.[8] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Trinaldo faced promotional newcomer Piotr Hallmann on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28.[9] After dominating the first round and hurting Hallmann twice with body kicks, Trinaldo lost the fight via kimura submission in the second round.

Trinaldo faced Jesse Ronson at UFC Fight Night 36.[10] He won the fight via split decision.

Trinaldo faced Michael Chiesa on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173.[11] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Trinaldo faced Leandro Silva at UFC Fight Night 51 on September 13, 2014.[12] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Jungle Fight
    • Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–4 Leandro Silva Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski September 13, 2014 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Loss 14–4 Michael Chiesa Decision (unanimous) UFC 173 May 24, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–3 Jesse Ronson Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 3 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 13–3 Piotr Hallmann Submission (kimura) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader September 4, 2013 2 3:50 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 13–2 Mike Rio Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold May 18, 2013 1 3:08 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win 12–2 C.J. Keith Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping January 19, 2013 2 1:50 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Return to Lightweight.
Win 11–1 Delson Heleno TKO (punches) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 1 4:21 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Middleweight bout.
Win 10–1 Adriano Martins Decision (majority) Jungle Fight 30 July 30, 2011 3 5:00 Belém, Brazil Won the Jungle Fight Lightweight Title.
Win 9–1 Derrick Burnsed KO (punch) Jungle Fight 28 May 21, 2011 2 0:52 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the Jungle Fight Interim Lightweight Title.
Win 8–1 João Paulo Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 25 February 19, 2011 3 5:00 Vila Velha, Brazil
Win 7–1 Bruno Lobato Submission (anaconda choke) Jungle Fight 24 December 18, 2010 1 2:24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 6–1 Iuri Alcantara Submission (armbar) Jungle Fight 22 May 22, 2010 2 2:24 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–0 Flavio Alvaro TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 20 May 22, 2010 2 4:01 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–0 Luiz Firmino Submission (kneebar) Bitetti Combat MMA 6 February 25, 2010 1 2:03 Brasília, Brazil
Win 4–0 Junior Lava TKO (punches & soccer kicks) Norofight 1 August 8, 2009 1 0:12 Unaí, Brazil
Win 3–0 Marcone Bezerra Submission (arm-triangle choke) Hero's The Jungle 2 April 7, 2008 1 N/A Manaus, Brazil
Win 2–0 Vinicius Dohrer TKO (corner stoppage) Fight Club Tournament 3 August 18, 2006 2 N/A Taguatinga, Brazil
Win 1–0 Edval Pedroso Decision (unanimous) Fight Club Tournament 2 May 13, 2006 3 5:00 Taguatinga, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guilherme Cruz (September 8, 2013). "Piotr Hallmann didn’t expect to submit 'Massaranduba' in Brazil". MMAFighting.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Brazilian Prospect Francisco Trinaldo continues rise at Jungle Fight 20". sherdog.com. May 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Top Prospects in MMA". sherdog.com. August 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ UFC Rio III Open Workout had a meeting of "Massarandubas" sportv.globo.com (October 10, 2012)
  5. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' cast unveiled with 32 featherweights and middleweights". MMAJunkie.com. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Francisco Trinaldo announces UFC 153 fight with Gleison Tibau". mmajunkie.com. August 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "UFC makes official Jan. 19 card in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. November 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "TUF 15 vet Mike Rio meets Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on FX 8 in Brazil on May 18". mmmamania.com. March 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ Richard Mann (July 23, 2013). "UFC newcomer Piotr Hallman to face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 28". adcombat.com. 
  10. ^ staff (2013-11-28). "Jesse Ronson vs. Francisco Trinaldo booked for UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-03-01). "Michael Chiesa meets Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 173 in Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-08-28). "Francisco Trinaldo vs. Leandro Silva now set for UFC Fight Night 51". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 

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