Fabio
Maldonado
21-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 21-7-0
Summary: Good cardio, granite chin, heavy hands, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

Fighter Info

From: Sorocaba, Sao Paolo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil
Age: 34
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
987
60% Successful
597
Types of Successful Strikes
0
597
69% Standing
26%
411
157
29
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
50% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
5
1
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Fabio Maldonado Oct 25, 2014
1 0 0 0 --
Hans Stringer 18 2 0 1
Loss
Stipe Miocic May 31, 2014
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Fabio Maldonado 2 0 0 0
Win
Fabio Maldonado Mar 23, 2014
132 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gian Villante 33 3 0 3
Win
Fabio Maldonado Oct 9, 2013
87 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Split
Joey Beltran 57 1 0 0
Win
Fabio Maldonado May 18, 2013
100 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Roger Hollett 29 2 0 2
Loss
Glover Teixeira Oct 13, 2012
85 3 1 5 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Fabio Maldonado 10 0 0 0
Loss
Igor Pokrajac May 15, 2012
36 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fabio Maldonado 98 0 0 1
Loss
Fabio Maldonado Jun 4, 2011
78 2 2 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kyle Kingsbury 95 5 0 2
Win
James McSweeney Oct 16, 2010
49 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Fabio Maldonado 89 0 2 4

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Hans Stringer? I think Hans is a good fighter and a nice opponent. He is very good on the ground but is also good standing up. It will be a great and exciting fight.

TRAINING: My typical day of training begins early in the morning with jiu-jitsu, in the afternoon I do Muay Thai and also boxing training, which is my specialty. I always intersperse my specific training with strength and conditioning sessions.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting in MMA in 2000 and professional boxing in 2002. I enjoy the competition. For this fight, I started the training in my city (Sorocaba), and after signing the contract I began training in Florianopolis.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My father.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s the beginning of a dream.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.

What was your job before you started fighting? I started work in my father’s company when I was 12 years old.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I had 45 amateur boxing fights.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar and guillotine

Favorite striking technique: Right hand

  • Loss to Kingsbury broke 11 fight winning streak that dated back to 2008. Currently on streak where he has won three of his last four, with the only loss to Miocic coming at heavyweight

 

  • 13 wins by KO, 2 by submission (both by guillotine choke)

 

  • 22-0 with 21 KOs as a pro boxer (10 first round KOs)

 

  • Origin of nickname: “The author Andre Marquines wanted to write a book about me and he needed a title for his book. It was right after the fight against Glover, where I was being grounded and didn't want to stop fighting. So he chose the title “Caipira de Aco” (Hillbilly Steel) and it became my nickname.” (Laughs)

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