Rafael
Cavalcante
12-5-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 12-5-0, 1NC
Summary: I have a lot of confidence in my hands, but also feel very comfortable on the ground.

Fighter Info

Nickname: Feijao
From: Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 34
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
119
42% Successful
50
Types of Successful Strikes
0
50
66% Standing
30%
33
15
2
Striking Defense
46
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
59
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ryan Bader Jun 14, 2014
53 7 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rafael Cavalcante 10 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante Nov 9, 2013
16 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Igor Pokrajac 9 0 0 0
Loss
Thiago Silva Jun 8, 2013
37 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rafael Cavalcante 24 0 0 0
Rafael Cavalcante May 19, 2012
3 0 1 0 R1 Overturned
Mike Kyle 0 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
17 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Yoel Romero 26 0 0 0
Rafael Cavalcante
Strikeforce - Feijao vs. Henderson
Mar 5, 2011
11 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Dan Henderson 24 3 0 3
Muhammed Lawal
Strikeforce - Houston
Aug 21, 2010
54 2 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Rafael Cavalcante 39 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
Strikeforce - Heavy Artillery
May 15, 2010
14 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Antwain Britt 15 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
Strikeforce Challengers 5
Nov 20, 2009
34 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Aaron Rosa 18 0 0 0
Loss
Mike Kyle
Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun 6, 2009
-- -- -- -- R2 KO/TKO
Rafael Cavalcante -- -- -- --
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
EliteXC - Unfinished Business
Jul 26, 2008
15 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Travis Galbraith 13 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
EliteXC - Return of the King
Jun 14, 2008
29 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Wayne Cole 2 0 0 0
Win
Rafael Cavalcante
EliteXC - Street Certified
Feb 16, 2008
24 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
John Doyle 8 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: 3 or 4 times per week I start at 8am by running 3 miles, then at 12:30 I train technique, alternating wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu, and at night I do my strength and conditioning, which is adapted to the fight training.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training Jiu-Jitsu in my hometown. One day Minotauro Nogueira was in town and needed someone to train with, he believed in me and took me to train in Rio de Janeiro, where I have been since.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Minotauro Nogueira

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s great being a part of this great organization.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to veterinary school but left school 1 year before graduating to pursue my dream of being a fighter.

What was your job before you started fighting? Prior to fighting I was a vet student.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite striking technique: Clinch and knees

•    Pro since 2006

•    All 12 wins by knockout

•    Has won six of his last nine

•    Seven first round finishes

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