Francimar Barroso

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Francimar Barroso
Born (1980-02-28) February 28, 1980 (age 38)
Xapuri, Brazil
Other namesBodão
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight239.3 lb (109 kg; 17 st 1 lb)
Light Heavyweight
Reach75.0 in (191 cm)[1][2]
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamNova União
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Black belt in Kickboxing[3]
Years active2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission7
By decision5
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision3
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 22, 2016

Francimar Barroso (born February 28, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional competitor since 2004, he has also competed for the UFC and Shooto.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Brazilian circuit[edit]

On April 12, 2013, he faced Brazilian prospect Simao Melo da Silva for the WOCS Light Heavyweight Championship. Barroso won the fight via rear-naked choke.[4] He vacated the title shortly after the fight, after getting called from the UFC to be a late-fight replacement.

Shooto Brazil[edit]

Towards the beginning of his career, Barroso competed at Shooto Brazil 11 on March 28, 2009, against Roque Oliver. He won by submission (rear-naked choke).[5] Shortly after the fight he was signed to a four-fight contract. He fought at the next event as well, fighting Levi da Costa on May 30, 2009. He won the fight by doctor stoppage.

After a long hiatus, Barroso returned on March 10, 2012, when he faced Falco Neto Lopes at Shooto Brazil 28. Barroso won via guillotine choke. On November 23, 2012, Barroso fought for the vacant Shooto Brazil Light Heavyweight championship, as he faced number one contender Cristiano Souza. Barroso won the fight by doctor stoppage to win the championship.[6] However he vacated the title, little over a year later to fight in the UFC.

Desert Force Championship[edit]

In November 2010, Barroso signed with upstart Jordan promotion Desert Force Championship (DFC). He made his DFC debut on December 8, 2010, against Abhijeet Petkar. Barroso won via head kick KO. Then on May 19, 2011, he faced Russian prospect Baga Agaev at DFC 2.[7] He lost the fight when Agaev landed a blistering punch that knocked Barroso down, and then landed multiple knees before the referee stepped in to stop the fight.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Barroso made his UFC debut on August 3, 2013, when he faced fellow Brazilian Ednaldo Oliveira, after Oliveira's original opponent Robert Drysdale was forced out of the bout due to injury.[9] Barroso won via unanimous decision.[10]

Barroso faced UFC newcomer Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night 38 on March 23, 2014.[11] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[12]

Barroso was expected to face Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov on June 7, 2014.[13] However, Barroso was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury.[14]

Barroso was expected to face Ovince St. Preux on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56, replacing Rafael Cavalcante.[15] In turn, this fight was scrapped when St. Preux was tabbed as a replacement in the event headliner.[16]

Barroso faced Ryan Jimmo on May 30, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67.[17] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[18]

Barroso was expected to face promotional newcomer Abdul-Kerim Edilov on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81.[19] However, Edilov pulled out of the fight in the days leading up to the event citing a knee injury and was replaced by fellow newcomer Elvis Mutapcic.[20] Barroso won the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Barroso faced Nikita Krylov on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[22] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

Barroso was expected to face C.B. Dollaway on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203.[23] On the day of the event, Dollaway suffered a back injury at his hotel due to a malfunctioning elevator and was unable to participate. As a result, Barroso was also removed from the event.[24]

Barroso faced promotional newcomer Darren Stewart on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[25] He lost the bout via TKO in the first round, as he was dazed by an inadvertent headbutt which went unnoticed by the referee and preceded the TKO stoppage.[26] Eventually the result was overturned to "No Contest" by the Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA).[27]

A rematch with Stewart took place on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[28] Barroso won the fight by unanimous decision.[29]

Barroso faced promotional newcomer Aleksandar Rakić on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.[30] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[31]

Barroso faced Gian Villante on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[32] He lost via split decision .[33]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • WOCS
    • WOCS Light Heavyweight Champion (One time; vacated)
  • Shooto Brazil
    • Shooto Brazil Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; vacated)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 21–7–1 (1) Josh Copeland Draw (unanimous) PFL 8 October 5, 2018 2 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 2018 PFL Heavyweight Quarterfinal bout. Eliminated via first round tiebreaker.
Win 21–7 (1) Jack May Submission (arm-triangle choke) PFL 4 July 19, 2018 1 1:36 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 20–7 (1) Daniel Gallemore TKO (doctor stoppage) PFL 1 June 7, 2018 1 3:57 New York, New York, United States Return to Heavyweight.
Loss 19–7 (1) Gian Villante Decision (split) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 19–6 (1) Aleksandar Rakić Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve September 2, 2017 3 5:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 19–5 (1) Darren Stewart Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 3 5:00 London, England
NC 18–5 (1) Darren Stewart NC (inadvertent headbutt) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 1 1:34 São Paulo, Brazil Originally a TKO (punches) win for Stewart; overturned due to an inadvertent headbutt.
Loss 18–5 Nikita Krylov Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 2 3:11 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 18–4 Elvis Mutapcic Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 17–4 Ryan Jimmo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves May 30, 2015 3 5:00 Goiânia, Brazil
Loss 16–4 Hans Stringer Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 16–3 Ednaldo Oliveira Decision (unanimous) UFC 163 August 3, 2013 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–3 Simao Melo Submission (rear-naked choke) WOCS: Watch Out Combat Show 25 April 12, 2013 2 4:56 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the WOCS Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 14–3 Cristiano Souza TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: Brazil 36 November 23, 2012 1 N/A Brasília, Brazil Won the vacant Shooto Brazil Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 13–3 Falco Lopes Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto: Brazil 28 March 10, 2012 1 3:15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 12–3 Baga Agaev KO (punch and knees) DFC: Desert Force 2 May 19, 2011 1 1:13 Amman, Jordan
Win 12–2 Abhijeet Petkar KO (head kick) DFC: Desert Force 1 December 8, 2010 1 0:05 Amman, Jordan
Win 11–2 Kleber Raimundo Decision (unanimous) CF: Capital Fight 3 November 5, 2010 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Win 10–2 Jacob Quintana Submission (punches) MK: Mega Kombat July 24, 2010 3 N/A Minas Gerais, Brazil
Win 9–2 Alessandro Stefano TKO (punches) BC: Bitetti Combat 5 December 12, 2009 1 1:50 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–2 Paulo Henrique Garcia TKO (punches) IMC: Iron Man Championship 3 September 10, 2009 1 N/A Belém, Brazil
Win 7–2 Levi da Costa TKO (corner stoppage) Shooto: Brazil 12 May 30, 2009 1 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 6–2 Roque Oliver Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Brazil 11 March 28, 2009 1 4:48 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5–2 Joao Paulo de Souza TKO (punches) CC: Coari Combat 3 February 15, 2009 1 N/A Amazonas, Brazil
Win 4–2 Adriano Balby Submission (rear-naked choke) MFC: Manaus Fight Championship June 14, 2008 1 0:52 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 3–2 Geronimo dos Santos TKO (punches) AC: Amazon Challenge 2 March 1, 2008 1 4:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 3–1 Sandro Pitbull TKO (finger injury) HTJ: Hero's the Jungle October 13, 2007 2 N/A Manaus, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Josue Makowiecky KO (knee) FF: Floripa Fight 1 November 26, 2005 1 2:27 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 2–0 Rogerio Farias Submission (punches) FCC: Fight Center Cup 4 October 21, 2005 1 N/A Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Win 1–0 Junior Tigre KO (head kick) SFC: Slap Fight Combat May 16, 2005 1 4:27 Fortaleza, Brazil

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves". Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Francimar "Bodao" Barroso's profile". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Francimar Barroso - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "Watch Out Combat Show 25 Official Results". April 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Shooto Brazil 11 Results and Opinions on the Show". March 28, 2009.
  6. ^ "Francimar Barroso vs. Cristiano Souza". November 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "More MMA coming up in Jordan's desert". May 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "DFC - Desert Force 2 Results". May 19, 2011.
  9. ^ "Francimar Barroso replaces injured Robert Drysdale at UFC 163". July 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "UFC 163 Results: Francimar Barroso defeats Ednaldo Oliveira by Unanimous Decision". August 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 38 card complete with Hans Stringer vs. Francimar Barroso". February 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 38 results: Hans Stringer outworks Francimar Barroso for split decision". March 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Patrick Cummins vs Francimar Barroso set for Albuquerque in June". April 6, 2014.
  14. ^ John Morgan (2014-05-16). "Barroso out at UFC Fight Night 42, promotion seeks opponent for Patrick Cummins". Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  15. ^ Staff (2014-09-26). "Lesão tira Feijão de Uberlândia (Brazilian Portuguese)". Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  16. ^ Staff (2014-10-29). "Jimi Manuwa out at UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux now meets 'Shogun' Rua". Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-04-06). "UFC Fight Night 67 adds two fights, including Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso". Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  18. ^ Thomas Myers (2015-05-30). "UFC Fight Night 67 results: Ryan Jimmo survives epic side-nut shot, still loses to hug-heavy Francimar Barroso via boring decision". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  19. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-10-22). "Abdul-Kerim Edilov faces Francimar Barroso in UFC debut". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  20. ^ Karim Zidan (2016-01-11). "Torn meniscus forces Russian prospect off UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  21. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Francimar Barroso grinds out win over Elvis Mutapcic". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  22. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-02-23). "Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso booked for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam". Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  23. ^ Dan Hiergesell (2016-07-02). "C.B. Dollaway pegged for light heavyweight debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10". Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  24. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-09-10). "Elevator incident forces C.B. Dollaway out of UFC 203". Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  25. ^ João Paulo Maia (2016-09-29). "Francimar Bodão confirms fight with Darren Stewart at UFC Fight Night 100 (Brazilian Portuguese". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  26. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Darren Stewart stops Francimar Barroso after accidental headbutt". Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  27. ^ Staff (2016-11-22). "Darren Stewart's UFC Fight Night 100 TKO of Francimar Barroso flipped to no-contest by Brazil commission". Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  28. ^ Raphael Marinho (2016-12-15). "After an illegal coup and fight without result, Bodão reunites Stewart in London (Brazilian Portuguese)". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  29. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-03-18). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Francimar Barroso tops Darren Stewart in grinding rematch". Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  30. ^ David Tees (2017-06-29). "Four fights added to UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam". Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  31. ^ "UFC-Rotterdam results: Aleksandar Rakic dominates Francimar Barroso over 15 minutes". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  32. ^ "Villante looks to end losing streak at UFC 220". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  33. ^ Mark La Monica (2017-11-15). "Gian Villante looks to end losing streak vs. Francimar Barroso at UFC 220". Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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