Rafael
Natal
17-6-1( S-N-U )

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Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 11 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 17-6-1
Zusammenfassung: Ground game

Fighter Info

Spitzname: Sapo
Heimatort: Belo Horizonte Brazil
Heimatstadt: New York, NY USA
Alter: 31
Größe: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Gewicht: 185 amerikanische Pfund ( 84 kg )

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
777
48% erfolgreich
373
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
373
57% im Stand
13%
30%
211
49
113
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
61
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
56
38% erfolgreich
21
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
{0}% Subm.
{0}% Ausbrüche
{0}% Sweeps
7
31
1
Takedown Defense
78
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay
UPCOMING
Rafael Natal
UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi
05.09.2014
-- -- -- -- --
Chris Camozzi -- -- -- --
Niederlage
Ed Herman 10.05.2014
51 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rafael Natal 35 1 0 0
Niederlage
Tim Kennedy 06.11.2013
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rafael Natal 13 0 0 0
Sieg
Rafael Natal 04.09.2013
39 0 1 10 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tor Troeng 9 0 0 4
Sieg
Rafael Natal 18.05.2013
29 1 0 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joao Zeferino 14 0 2 1
Sieg
Rafael Natal 26.01.2013
64 4 4 4 R3 Submission
Sean Spencer 12 0 0 0
Niederlage
Rafael Natal 11.07.2012
73 2 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Andrew Craig 23 0 0 1
Sieg
Rafael Natal 04.02.2012
36 6 2 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Kuiper 30 0 0 0
Sieg
Rafael Natal 06.08.2011
43 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Paul Bradley 13 3 0 3
Unentschieden
Jesse Bongfeldt 11.12.2010
53 2 0 7 R3 Decision - Majority
Rafael Natal 13 5 0 4
Niederlage
Rich Attonito 15.09.2010
25 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rafael Natal 28 2 0 1

Biographie

TRAINING: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I'm doing Muay Thai or practicing conditioning in the morning. In the afternoon I train jiu-jitsu, and at night I work out, run or swim. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I practice MMA sparring in the morning and wrestling at night. Saturday I either do jiu-jitsu with or without a GI or practice MMA. And on Sundays I rest all day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 14 years old, practicing Capoeira. Six years later I realized that I needed to train in Jiu-Jitsu because when someone took me down I didn't know what to do.  After training for three years, I became a Jiu-Jitsu world champion. After observing Renzo, Mark Kerr, Royce and other guys fighting, I started to train in MMA because I realized that I needed this type of training.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling: Black Belt under Vinicius Draculino Magalhães and Renzo Gracie, Three Time Champion of Minas Gerais Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Three Time Champion Brazil LBJJ, Champion Absolute Brazil LBJJ, Two Time Champion de Equipes Brazil CBJJ, Mundial Champion CBJJ, Champion of Submission Champions League, Champion of the National Submission Tournament, Two Time Champion of the Pan Americans Submission Tournament CBJJ in New York, Two Time Champion Absolute in Grapplers Quest in New York, Champion of the Pan Americans Submission Tournament Absolute CBJJ in New York

Do you have any heroes?
My mother and my father.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
This is my dream come true. Now I can show everybody who Rafael Sapo is.

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

What was your job before you started fighting?
I started working at the age of 12 in my mom's store, where I worked for 8 years.

Favorite grappling technique:
Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite striking technique:
Boxing and Muay Thai
•    Nickname “Sapo” means frog 

•    Pro since 2005

•    Has won five of his last eight

•    In most recent pre-UFC bout (5/21/10), knocked out former UFC title challenger and TUF4 winner Travis Lutter in the first round.

•    Also owns win over UFC vet Danillo Villefort

•    Eight wins by submission, three by knockout

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