Rafael
Natal Diniz Franca

"Sapo"
  • Age:
    37
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    185
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
21-9-1
(T)KO
4-6
SUB
8-0

Rafael
Natal Diniz Franca

"Sapo"
  • Age:
    37
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    185
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
21-9-1
(T)KO
4-6
SUB
8-0

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    3

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:00
  • Fastest KO:
    03:59
  • Fastest SUB:
    01:24

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • 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%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    66.7%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    38.1%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    0%

Time in cage

  • 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:
    0 years, 11 month, 9 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    1 months, 28 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1.8
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    08:58
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    1.7
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    08:25

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
07/22/2017
Loss
21-8-1
Eryk Anders
(8-0-0)
Middleweight
185.2 vs 185.4
KO
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WEIDMAN vs. GASTELUM
1 02:54
11/12/2016
Loss
21-7-1
Tim Boetsch
(19-10-0)
Middleweight
185.4 vs 185.4
TKO/RSC
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. Mcgregor
1 03:21
04/23/2016
Loss
21-6-1
Robert Whittaker
(15-4-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 185.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 197: Jones vs Cormier II
3 05:00
01/30/2016
Win
20-6-1
Kevin Casey
(9-3-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185.2
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC on FOX 18: Bader vs. Johnson
3 03:37
05/23/2015
Win
19-6-1
Uriah Hall
(10-4-0)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 186
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 187: Johnson vs Cormier
3 05:00
01/31/2015
Win
18-6-1
Tom Watson
(17-7-0)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 186
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
3 05:00
09/05/2014
Win
17-6-1
Chris Camozzi
(19-8-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 186
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 50: Mousasi vs Souza
3 05:00
05/10/2014
Loss
17-5-1
Ed Herman
(19-10-0)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Brown
3 05:00
11/06/2013
Loss
17-4-1
Tim Kennedy
(17-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 186
KO
UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal
1 04:40
09/04/2013
Win
16-4-1
Tor Troeng
(14-5-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Decision (Split Decision)
Ultimate Fight Night 28: Bader vs Teixeira
3 05:00
05/18/2013
Win
15-4-1
Joao Zeferino
(12-3-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
3 05:00
01/26/2013
Win
14-4-1
Sean Spencer
(9-1-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 186
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
3 02:13
07/11/2012
Loss
14-3-1
Andrew Craig
(7-0-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 185
KO
UFC Fuel 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
2 04:52
02/04/2012
Win
13-3-1
Michael Kuiper
(4-0-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 183
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
3 05:00
08/06/2011
Win
12-3-1
Paul Bradley
(16-2-0)
Middleweight
185.4 vs 185.2
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
3 05:00
12/11/2010
Draw
12-3-0
Jesse Bongfeldt
(16-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185.5
Draw
UFC 124 St-Pierre vs Koscheck
3 05:00
09/15/2010
Loss
12-2-0
Richard Attonito
(6-3-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares
3 05:00
05/21/2010
Win
11-2-0
Travis Lutter
(10-5-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
TKO/RSC
Moosin
1 04:12
09/11/2009
Win
10-2-0
Allan Weickert
(6-6-0)
Middleweight
186.2 vs 185.4
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Combat XXVI
1 02:53
06/12/2009
Loss
10-1-0
Victor O'Donnell
(7-0-0)
Middleweight
184.7 vs 186
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Ring of Combat XXV
1 05:00
04/17/2009
Win
9-1-0
Plinio Cruz
(3-0-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 186
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Combat XXIV
2 03:13
02/20/2009
Win
8-1-0
Alexandre Moreno
(8-1-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185.5
KO (Strike)
Ring of Combat XXIII
1 03:59
11/28/2008
Win
7-1-0
Jon Kirk
(11-4-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 189.4
Submission
SWC 2 - Battlegrounds
1 03:19
NSF
07/12/2008
Loss
7-0-0
Eduardo Moreira
(0-0-0)

KO
Fury FC 6
2 00:00
NSF
08/11/2007
Win
6-0-0
Silmar Rodrigo
(11-3-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Mo Team League 1
3 05:00
NSF
04/29/2007
Win
4-0-0
Gerson Da Silva Conceicao
(1-0-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
XFC Brasil 1
05:00
NSF
04/29/2007
Win
4-0-0
Nailson Bahia
(0-0-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
XFC Brasil 1
1 01:24
NSF
05/20/2006
Win
3-0-0
Danillo Vilefort
(4-0-0)

TKO/RSC
Gold Fighters Championship
1 05:00
NSF
10/01/2005
Win
2-0-0
Carlos Eduardo da Silva
(1-1-0)

Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Wild Fight GP
2 02:46
NSF
05/06/2005
Win
0-0-0
Emerson Abila
(0-1-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Champions Night 12
1 01:58
NSF
05/06/2005
Win
0-0-0
Walter Luis
(0-0-0)

Submission (Keylock)
Champions Night 12
2 00:55

* 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