Photo of Rafael Sapo Natal
Age 36
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Middleweight

Rafael Sapo Natal is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 21-9-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 12 years, 2 months, 16 days
Rounds Fought 55.9
Avg. Fights/Year 2.5
Longest Layoff 11 months, 9 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 28 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 4 8 9
Losses 6 0 3
Finish Rate 57.1%
Finished Rate 66.7%
Win by Decision Rate 42.9%
Loss by Decision Rate 33.3%
Win by KO Rate 19.0%
Loss by KO Rate 66.7%
Win by SUB Rate 38.1%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 03:59
Fastest SUB 01:24
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:58
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 08:25
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 07/22/2017 L
(21-8-1)
Eryk Anders
(8-0-0)
MW
(185.2 vs. 185.4)
KO
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WEIDMAN vs. GASTELUM
1 2:54
Official MMA Fight Results 11/12/2016 L
(21-7-1)
Tim Boetsch
(19-10-0)
MW
(185.4 vs. 185.4)
TKO/RSC
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. Mcgregor
1 3:21
Official MMA Fight Results 04/23/2016 L
(21-6-1)
Robert Whittaker
(15-4-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 197: Jones vs Cormier II
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/30/2016 W
(20-6-1)
Kevin Casey
(9-3-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.2)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC on FOX 18: Bader vs. Johnson
3 3:37
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2015 W
(19-6-1)
Uriah Hall
(10-4-0)
MW
(185.5 vs. 186.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 187: Johnson vs Cormier
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2015 W
(18-6-1)
Tom Watson
(17-7-0)
MW
(185.5 vs. 186.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/05/2014 W
(17-6-1)
Chris Camozzi
(19-8-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 50: Mousasi vs Souza
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/10/2014 L
(17-5-1)
Edward Herman
(19-10-0)
MW
(185.5 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Brown
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/06/2013 L
(17-4-1)
Tim Kennedy
(17-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
KO
UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal
1 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 09/04/2013 W
(16-4-1)
Tor Troeng
(14-5-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Ultimate Fight Night 28: Bader vs Teixeira
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/18/2013 W
(15-4-1)
Joao Zeferino
(12-3-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/26/2013 W
(14-4-1)
Sean Spencer
(9-1-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
3 2:13
Official MMA Fight Results 07/11/2012 L
(14-3-1)
Andrew Craig
(7-0-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
KO
UFC Fuel 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
2 4:52
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2012 W
(13-3-1)
Michael Kuiper
(4-0-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 183.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/06/2011 W
(12-3-1)
Paul Bradley
(16-2-0)
MW
(185.4 vs. 185.2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/11/2010 D
(12-3-0)
Jesse Bongfeldt
(16-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.5)
Draw
UFC 124 St-Pierre vs Koscheck
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/15/2010 L
(12-2-0)
Richard Attonito
(6-3-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/21/2010 W
(11-2-0)
Travis Lutter
(10-5-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC
Moosin
1 4:12
Official MMA Fight Results 09/11/2009 W
(10-2-0)
Allan Weickert
(6-6-0)
MW
(186.2* vs. 185.4)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Combat XXVI
1 2:53
Official MMA Fight Results 06/12/2009 L
(10-1-0)
Victor O'Donnell
(7-0-0)
MW
(184.7 vs. 186.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Ring of Combat XXV
1 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/17/2009 W
(9-1-0)
Plinio Cruz
(3-0-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Combat XXIV
2 3:13
Official MMA Fight Results 02/20/2009 W
(8-1-0)
Alexandre Moreno
(8-1-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.5)
KO (Strike)
Ring of Combat XXIII
1 3:59
Official MMA Fight Results 11/28/2008 W
(7-1-0)
Jon Kirk
(11-4-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 189.4*)
Submission
SWC 2 - Battlegrounds
1 3:19
NSF 07/12/2008 L
(7-0-0)
Eduardo Moreira
(0-0-0)
KO
Fury FC 6
2 0:00
NSF 08/11/2007 W
(6-0-0)
Silmar Rodrigo
(11-3-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Mo Team League 1
3 5:00
NSF 04/29/2007 W
(4-0-0)
Nailson Bahia
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
XFC Brasil 1
1 1:24
NSF 04/29/2007 W
(4-0-0)
Gerson Da Silva Conceicao
(1-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
XFC Brasil 1
NSF 05/20/2006 W
(3-0-0)
Danillo Vilefort
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Gold Fighters Championship
1 5:00
NSF 10/01/2005 W
(2-0-0)
Carlos Eduardo da Silva
(1-1-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Wild Fight GP
2 2:46
NSF 05/06/2005 W
(0-0-0)
Emerson Abila
(0-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Champions Night 12
1 1:58
NSF 05/06/2005 W
(0-0-0)
Walter Luis
(0-0-0)
Submission (Keylock)
Champions Night 12
2 0:55
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class