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"Massaranduba"

Francisco Trinaldo

Welterweight Division

28-8-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Francisco Trinaldo

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Francisco Trinaldo's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Amarante, Brazil
Trains at
Evolucao Thai - Curitiba
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
43
Height
69.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Jun. 24, 2012
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
40.50

Fighter Facts

  • Team Wanderlei member on TUF Brazil
     
  • Pro since 2006
     
  • Nine wins by KO, five by submission (3 arm triangle, anaconda, kneebar)
     
  • Has won five of his last six
     
  • Three UFC fight at welterweight (2-1)
     
  • Lone pre-UFC loss came via submission to UFC vet Iuri Alcantara in September of 2010
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Nickname means Brazilian redwood

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Danny Roberts 
UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Dwight Grant
UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Trinaldo lost a three round unanimous decision to Muslim Salikhov
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Trinaldo stopped Jai Herbert via strikes at 1:30 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over John Makdessi
UFC Fight Night (11/16/19) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Bobby Green
UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Trinaldo lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexander Hernandez
UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Trinaldo stopped Evan Dunham via strikes at 4:10 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Trinaldo lost a three round unanimous decision to James Vick
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Jim Miller
UFC Fight Night (3/11/17) Trinaldo was submitted by Kevin Lee via rear naked choke at 3:12 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/24/16) Trinaldo defeated Paul Felder via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 2:25 of the third round
UFC 198 (5/14/16) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Yancy Medeiros
UFC Fight Night (1/17/16) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Ross Pearson
UFC Fight Night (8/23/15) Trinaldo stopped Chad Laprise via strikes at 2:43 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/30/15) Trinaldo won a three round split decision over Norman Parke
UFC Fight Night (3/21/15) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Akbarh Arreola
UFC Fight Night (9/13/14) Trinaldo won a three round unanimous decision over Leandro Silva
UFC 173 (5/24/14) Trinaldo lost a three round unanimous decision to Michael Chiesa
UFC Fight Night (2/15/14) Trinaldo won a three round split decision over Jesse Ronson
UFC Fight Night (9/4/13) Trinaldo was submitted by Piotr Hallman via kimura at 3:50 of the second round
UFC on FX (5/18/13) Trinaldo submitted Mike Rio via arm triangle choke at 3:08 of the first round
UFC on FX (1/19/13) Trinaldo submitted C.J. Keith via arm triangle choke at 1:50 of the second round
UFC 153 (10/13/12) Trinaldo lost a three round unanimous decision to Gleison Tibau
UFC 147 (6/23/12) Trinaldo stopped Delson Heleno via strikes at 4:21 of the first round

The Ultimate Fighter BRAZIL
In the quarterfinal round, Trinaldo was stopped in the second round via strikes by Thiago Perpetuo
In the elimination round, Trinaldo stopped Charles Maicon via strikes in the first round

Q&A

When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I started training at the age of 23. I started with kickboxing, but there were far too many rules, so I chose MMA instead.
What ranks and titles have you held? 3 times Brasilia kickboxing champion, Jungle Fight lightweight champion. Black belt in kickboxing, brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? Ataide Júnior , Minotauro Nogueira, Wanderlei Silva and Anderson Silva
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, the UFC is the beginning of a dream, in which the ending will be me with the belt around my waist.
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve worked as a guard, pizzaiolo (pizza maker) and as a field worker
Favorite grappling technique: arm triangle