Daniel
Sarafian
9-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 9-4-0
Summary: Explosive, well-rounded game, good ground and pound

Fighter Info

From: Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
151
44% Successful
67
Types of Successful Strikes
0
67
93% Standing
62
4
1
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
12
8% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
4
0
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Daniel Sarafian
UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Jun 14, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Kiichi Kunimoto -- -- -- --
Loss
Cezar Ferreira Nov 9, 2013
15 3 0 5 R3 Decision - Split
Daniel Sarafian 21 0 0 0
Win
Daniel Sarafian Jun 8, 2013
8 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Eddie Mendez 4 0 0 0
Loss
Daniel Sarafian Jan 19, 2013
38 0 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
CB Dollaway 62 2 0 3

Biography

TRAINING: Same as always, training hard in pretty much everything, in two or three training sessions a day that can involve MMA, Wrestling, Muay Thai, BJJ, Boxing, Strength and Conditioning, etc. Fighting is what I love to do.

When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I started doing Martial Arts when I was very little, like five years old. I liked fighting and fighting movies, and I always like to brawl (laughs). In 1998 I started training Jiu-Jitsu and slowly did some Boxing and Muay Thai training as well, although Jiu-Jitsu was the main thing I was doing. When Pride was the big show in town, I would watch it on TV and thought to myself "One day I'll be doing that..." So in 2006 I made my MMA debut, more to get the feeling of it, and I ended up winning and liking the experience, so I started to pursue my dream.

What ranks and titles have you held?
I'm a BJJ black belt, and while I competed in Jiu-Jitsu I was state of Sao Paulo champion on some occasions at white belt, blue belt, purple belt and brown belt level. I was a semi-finalist at the BJJ Pan-Ams at purple belt as well, and I also competed and won in Amateur Boxing. I wasn't much of a competitor early on, because I was competing only when I wanted and was training for the love of it.

Do you have any heroes? My biggest hero of all is my grandfather, who gave me all the education I have, and also taught me honesty and the good values that I carry in my life. As far as super heroes goes, I love Wolverine and Batman (laughs)

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means fulfilling a big dream and a great desire to me. It means basically having a dream and a big wish coming true finally. It means the dream of having the opportunity to pursuit my dream of being the best fighter of the world, and a fighter can only be the true best in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I started doing college for Architecture, and stopped after two years. I also did one year of Physical Education, but I stopped because I wanted to be a fighter. By the way, I also did one day of Law degree studies, but I didn't like it and stopped right away (Laughs).

What was your job before you started fighting? Believe it or not, I worked for one year as a Night Club promoter! Besides that I also helped in my family business for a while, doing a bit of everything.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? BJJ state champion of Sao Paulo from white to brown belt.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar from the guard

Favorite striking technique: High kick with the lead leg
•    Forced out of TUF Brazil finals due to injury - will now face his TUF finals opponent, Ferreira

•    Pro since 2006

•    Six wins by submission, two by knockout

•    Six first round finishes

•    Has won six of his last eight

•    First loss in 2007 was via decision to UFC vet Mike Whitehead

Career

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