Fábio Maldonado

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Fábio Maldonado
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Born Fábio Rogerio Maldonado
(1980-03-17) March 17, 1980 (age 36)
Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Other names Caipira de Aço (The Iron Hillbilly) , Хорошо Дышит [1]
Residence Miami, Florida, U.S.
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)[2]
Division Light heavyweight
Heavyweight
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)[3]
Fighting out of Florianópolis, Brazil
Miami, Florida, United States
Team Pitbull Brothers
Team Tavares
Team Nogueira
American Top Team
Rank      Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Years active 2000–present (MMA)
2002–2010, 2016–present (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 24
Wins 24
By knockout 23
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 22
By knockout 13
By submission 3
By decision 6
Losses 10
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 6
Amateur boxing record
Total 45
Wins 40
By knockout 27
Losses 5
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Fábio Maldonado
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Boxing
Brazilian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Mauá +91 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Ibirité -91 kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 São José do Rio Preto +91 kg

Fábio Rogério Maldonado (born March 17, 1980) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competed in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division, holding a 5-6 stint with the promotion.

Boxing career[edit]

Simultaneous to becoming a mixed martial artist fighter, Maldonado also competed professionally as a boxer in his native Brazil, making his professional boxing debut in April 2002.[5] As a boxer he has a record of 22-0 with an impressive 21 knockouts.[5] Maldonado last boxed professionally in June 2010.[5][6] After his release from the UFC, Maldonado returned to professional boxing. He won his return fight with a round 1 TKO over Robson Bambu.[7] Not even a month after, he knocked out Alessandro Bernardo in the first round with one punch.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Maldonado made his professional mixed martial arts debut in September 2000 and also began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu the same year.[6] During the first eight years of his career, he competed exclusively in his native Brazil, and made his North American debut in November 2008.

In the decade previous to his debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Maldonado compiled a record of 17-3. Notable victories from this period include Vitor Miranda and two TKO victories over Maiquel Falcão.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Maldonado made his UFC debut at UFC 120 against James McSweeney and won by TKO after 48 seconds of round 3.[9]

Maldonado lost to Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[10] Despite the loss, Maldonado won the Fight of the Night bonus.

Maldonado was expected to face Aaron Rosa at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.[11] but he was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injury.[12]

Maldonado was expected to face UFC newcomer Caio Magalhaes on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142, but had to pull out from this bout due to a rib injury.[13]

For his third UFC fight, Maldonado faced Igor Pokrajac on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[14] Even though Maldonado rocked Pokrajac on several occasions, he lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Maldonado was expected to face UFC newcomer Jorgen Kruth at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[15] However, Kruth abruptly retired from MMA and Maldonado was briefly linked to a bout with Cyrille Diabate on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.[16] However, Maldonado stepped up and faced Glover Teixeira on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153, replacing an injured Quinton Jackson.[17] Maldonado absorbed a tremendous amount of punishment on the ground, which was so brutal it earned "Beatdown of the Year" honors from Sherdog.com. Maldonado ultimately lost the fight at the end of the second round, when the doctor deemed him unable to continue.

Maldonado faced Roger Hollett on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8.[18] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Maldonado next faced Joey Beltran on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29.[19] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Maldonado faced Gian Villante on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[20] After losing the first round to Villante, Maldonado rallied back to win the next two rounds utilizing his boxing and won the bout via unanimous decision.

Maldonado faced Stipe Miocic in a Heavyweight bout on May 31, 2014 at the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale, replacing Junior dos Santos.[21][22] He lost the fight by TKO due to punches early in the first round.

Maldonado faced Hans Stringer on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[23] He won the fight via TKO in the second round. The win also earned Maldonado his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[24]

Maldonado was expected to face returning veteran Quinton Jackson on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186.[25] However, on April 7, Jackson was removed from the card after his most recent employer, Bellator MMA, was granted an injunction by a New Jersey Superior Court judge preventing him from competing for the UFC after it was alleged that he breached a deal signed in June 2013.[26] On April 21, a judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division overturned the injunction against Jackson, allowing him to compete for the UFC. The bout took place at a catchweight of 215 lbs.[27] Maldonado lost the fight by unanimous decision 30–27, 30–27, 29–28.[28]

Maldonado was expected to face Tom Lawlor on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[29] However, Lawlor was forced from the bout with injury and replaced by Corey Anderson.[30] He lost the one sided fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[31][32]

Post-UFC Career[edit]

Maldonado faced Fedor Emelianenko on June 17, 2016 at "Eurasia Fight Nights 50" competing for a regional promotion in Russia. Despite dropping and nearly finishing Emelianenko on multiple occasions in the first round, Emelianenko rallied over the last two frames and was awarded a controversial majority decision victory.[33] 4 of 5 media outlets scored the bout a draw.[34] All three judges being appointed by the Russian MMA Union was seen as a conflict of interest.[35] In turn, in mid-July, the World MMA Association (WMMAA) said they declared the fight a draw.[36] However, the official result will not be overturned.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • Universal Boxing Council
    • UBC Iberian-American Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Liga Paulista de Boxe Profissional
    • São Paulo State Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Confederação Brasileira de Boxe
    • Brazil Amateur National Championship (1998, 1999, 2000)[38][39][40]
  • Federação Paulista de Boxe
    • São Paulo Amateur State Championship (2000, 2001)[41]
    • São Paulo Amateur State Championship Runner-up (1999)[42]
    • 2001 Jogos Abertos do Interior Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[43]
    • 2001 Golden Gloves Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[44]
    • 1999 Jogos Abertos do Interior Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[43]
    • 1998 Forja de Campeões Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[45]
    • 1998 Jogos Abertos do Interior Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[43]
    • 1997 Jogos Abertos do Interior Amateur Tournament Gold Medalist[43]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22-10 Fedor Emelianenko Decision (majority) EFN 50: Emelianenko vs. Maldonado June 17, 2016 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 22–9 Corey Anderson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 22–8 Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) UFC 186 April 25, 2015 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Catchweight (215 lbs) bout.
Win 22–7 Hans Stringer TKO (punches) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 2 4:06 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 21–7 Stipe Miocic TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 1 0:35 São Paulo, Brazil Heavyweight bout. Maldonado took the fight on short notice.
Win 21–6 Gian Villante Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 20–6 Joey Beltran Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields October 9, 2013 3 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 19–6 Roger Hollett Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold May 18, 2013 3 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 18–6 Glover Teixeira TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 2 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 18–5 Igor Pokrajac Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 18–4 Kyle Kingsbury Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale June 4, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 18–3 James McSweeney TKO (punches) UFC 120 October 16, 2010 3 0:48 London, England
Win 17–3 Nelson Martins TKO (punches) First Class Fight 4 June 30, 2010 1 0:40 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 16–3 Jackson Mora Submission (guillotine choke) Memorial Fight Qualifying June 4, 2010 1 1:19 Santos, Brazil
Win 15–3 Jessie Gibbs Submission (punches) Bitetti Combat MMA 7 May 28, 2010 2 2:52 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 14–3 Alessandro Leal TKO (punches) Combat Power Championship March 13, 2010 1 4:57 Piracicaba, Brazil
Win 13–3 Fernando Tressino TKO (corner stoppage) Bitetti Combat MMA 5 December 12, 2009 2 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 12–3 Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 11–3 Edgard Castaldelli Filho TKO (punches) Predador FC 12 December 3, 2008 2 4:44 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–3 Shaton Vaughn Submission (guillotine choke) Fightworld 16: International November 1, 2008 1 4:48 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 9–3 Maiquel Falcão TKO (punches) Predador FC 9 March 15, 2008 2 1:52 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–3 Renato Matos TKO (punches) Predador FC 7 December 8, 2007 1 0:50 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 7–3 Alexandre Ferreira Submission (kneebar) Mo Team League: Final November 10, 2007 1 0:27 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 7–2 Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) Mo Team League 2 September 29, 2007 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–2 Maiquel Falcão TKO (punches) Circuito Mariliense MMA May 18, 2007 3 0:46 Marilia, Brazil
Win 5–2 Ildemar Alcântara Decision (unanimous) Predador Kamae 2 January 25, 2007 5 5:00 Florianopolis, Brazil
Win 4–2 Cleisson Mamute TKO (punches) Pantanal Combat February 10, 2006 2 2:01 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 3–2 Bruno Alves TKO (punches) Clube da Luta 1 December 14, 2004 2 4:54 Salvador, Brazil
Loss 2–2 Alessandro Leal Submission (kneebar) Meca World Vale Tudo 5 June 9, 2001 1 5:22 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Omni Santos Decision (unanimous) Surf Fight Circuit: Day 2 September 23, 2000 2 10:00 Brasília, Brazil
Win 2–0 Augusto Menezes Santos TKO (punches) Surf Fight Circuit: Day 1 September 22, 2000 2 3:03 Brasília, Brazil
Win 1–0 Robson Parazinho TKO (punches) Surf Fight Circuit: Day 1 September 22, 2000 1 2:21 Brasília, Brazil

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (23 knockouts, 1 disqualification), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 24-0 Brazil Alessandro Bernardo TKO 1 (6), 0:29 2016-03-04 São Paulo (state) Arena Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 23-0 Brazil Robson Bambu KO 1 (6), 1:35 2016-02-27 São Paulo (state) Combat Club, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 22-0 Brazil Carlos Barcelete TKO 1 (6), 2:40 2010-06-11 São Paulo (state) Prefeitura Municipal, Pitangueiras, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 21-0 Brazil Eduardo Franca TKO 1 (10), 2:48 2010-05-01 São Paulo (state) Ginásio João Sebastião Ferraro, Salto, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 20-0 Brazil Carlos Alberto De Oliveira Junior TKO 3 (6), 1:37 2009-03-20 São Paulo (state) Centro Esportivo Robinho, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 19-0 Brazil Richard Da Gloria TKO 3 (6), 2:43 2009-02-28 São Paulo (state) Club 109, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 18-0 Brazil Adriano Vicente TKO 1 (10), 0:56 2008-12-27 São Paulo (state) Sodré Santoro Arena, Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil Won vacant São Paulo State Heavyweight title.
Win 17-0 Brazil Rodrigo Oliveira de Lima TKO 2 (6) 2008-10-04 Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16-0 Brazil Gelson Letra TKO 2 (6), 0:52 2008-09-13 São Paulo (state) Ginásio do GRES Valencia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 15-0 Brazil Augusto Custodio de Melo KO 1 (6), 1:38 2008-02-21 São Paulo (state) Vale do Anhangabaú, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14-0 Brazil Vonilson Maciel dos Santos KO 2 (6), 1:03 2008-01-26 São Paulo (state) Ginásio Edvaldo Oliveira Chaves “Pita”, Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13-0 Brazil Sidney De Oliveira da Silva TKO 2 (6) 2007-08-31 São Paulo (state) Ginasio de Esportes Antonio Guenaga, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 12-0 Brazil Augusto Custodio de Melo TKO 1 (6), 0:55 2007-08-03 São Paulo (state) Ginasio Municipal Blota Junior, Ribeirão Bonito, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11-0 Brazil Paulo Dos Santos Aragao KO 1 (12), 0:15 2007-05-06 São Paulo (state) Clube Atletico Guarany, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Won vacant UBC Iberian-American Heavyweight title.
Win 10-0 Brazil Valtencir Franca RTD 3 (10) 2006-12-23 São Paulo (state) Associacao Des Polícia Militar, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9-0 Brazil Josias Ribeiro KO 5 (8) 2005-04-02 Bahia Ginasio Municipal, Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Win 8-0 United States Glen Morgan DQ 4 (6), 1:15 2004-06-04 Arizona Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 7-0 United States John Turlington TKO 3 (4), 1:42 2004-05-17 Nevada Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6-0 United States Tim Grant KO 1 (4), 1:14 2003-05-17 New Jersey Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-0 Brazil Richard Da Gloria KO 2 (4), 2:03 2002-11-07 São Paulo (state) Ginasio Baby Barioni, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4-0 Brazil Jonatas Dos Santos TKO 2 (4) 2002-08-17 São Paulo (state) São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 3-0 Brazil Edson Arantes do Lino KO 1 (6), 2:35 2002-07-23 São Paulo (state) Ginasio Baby Barioni, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2-0 Brazil Eron Chaves KO 1 (6) 2002-05-18 São Paulo (state) Ginasio Municipal, Araras, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1-0 Brazil Marival Sobral Sobrinho TKO 1 (4) 2002-04-23 São Paulo (state) Ginasio Baby Barioni, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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