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Rafael Cavalcante Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 13-7-0 NC(1)

Cavalcante is from São Paulo, Brazil and began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 10. Cavalcante also studied veterinary medicine for five years at the Universidade de Cuiaba - UNIC in his adopted hometown of Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, and it was the legendary Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira who personally convinced Cavalcante's father to allow his son to give up his medical career, in order to focus solely on training for a career in professional fighting under the tutelage of Nogueira. Cavalcante began training at Nogueira's gym daily, alongside the likes of Anderson Silva, André Galvão, and Nogueira's twin brother, Antônio Rogério Nogueira.

Last Fight: Dan Konecke
Age: 42
Height 6'0"
Weight 205 lbs
Nick Name: "Feijao"
Nationality: Brazil
Association: Team NogueiraX-Gym
13 Wins
KO / TKO
13
100%
Submission
1
7%
Decisions
0
0%
7 Losses
KO / TKO
4
57%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
2
28%

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Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Style Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ
Team X-Gym Team Nogueira
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black belt in Muay Thai
Years active 2006–present

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Rafael Cavalcante next fight?
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Rafael Cavalcante last fight?
Rafael Cavalcante won his last fight against Dan Konecke by TKO (Punches) on Jul. 01, 2017 at WFT 7 - World Fight Tour 7: Road to Bellator.
Is Rafael Cavalcante retired?
Rafael Cavalcante last fought Dan Konecke 5 years 5 months and 8 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Rafael Cavalcante?
Rafael Cavalcante has a 65% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 66% of his fights.
Out of the 12 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -245 favorite, and out of 8 favored matches, he has won 62% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 4 matches, with a win rate of 25% and an odds average of +225.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 12 of Rafael Cavalcante betting fights, you would have made $20.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $61.
Where is Rafael Cavalcante from?
Rafael Cavalcante is from Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Has Rafael Cavalcante ever been knocked out?
Rafael Cavalcante has lost 4 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Elbows) from Patrick Cummins on Aug. 01, 2015 at UFC 190 - Rousey vs. Correia
How long has Rafael Cavalcante been fighting?
Rafael Cavalcante has been fighting for a period of 11 years 3 months and 22 days, his first fight was on Feb. 10, 2006 at PC - Pantanal Combat. He has accumalated roughly 2 hours, 24 minutes and 58 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Dan Konecke WFT 7 - World Fight Tour 7: Road to Bellator
Jul/01/2017
TKO (Punches) Neil Hall 1 4:10
loss Ovince St. Preux UFC Fight Night 82 - Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb/06/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Patrick Cummins UFC 190 - Rousey vs. Correia
Aug/01/2015
TKO (Elbows) Mario Yamasaki 3 0:45
loss Ryan Bader UFC 174 - Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Jun/14/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Igor Pokrajac UFC Fight Night 32 - Belfort vs. Henderson
Nov/09/2013
TKO (Knees and Punches) Kevin MacDonald 1 1:18
loss Thiago Silva UFC on Fuel TV 10 - Nogueira vs. Werdum
Jun/08/2013
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 4:29
NC Mike Kyle Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Cormier
May/19/2012
No Contest (Overturned by CSAC) Marcos Rosales 1 0:33
win Yoel Romero Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep/10/2011
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 2 4:51
loss Dan Henderson Strikeforce - Feijao vs. Henderson
Mar/05/2011
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 3 0:50
win Muhammed Lawal Strikeforce - Houston
Aug/21/2010
TKO (Punches and Elbows) John McCarthy 3 1:14
win Antwain Britt Strikeforce - Heavy Artillery
May/15/2010
KO (Punches) Al Wichgers 1 3:45
win Aaron Rosa Strikeforce - Challengers 5
Nov/20/2009
TKO (Punches) Chuck Wolfe 2 3:25
loss Mike Kyle Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun/06/2009
TKO (Punches) Mike England 2 4:05
win Travis Galbraith EliteXC - Unfinished Business
Jul/26/2008
TKO (Knees) Josh Rosenthal 1 3:01
win Wayne Cole EliteXC - The Return of the King
Jun/14/2008
TKO (Knee and Punches) Mario Yamasaki 1 2:47
win John Doyle EliteXC - Street Certified
Feb/16/2008
KO (Knee to the Body) Jorge Ortiz 1 2:17
loss Marcio Cruz IFL - Las Vegas
Jun/16/2007
Disqualification (Illegal Kick) 3 3:42
win Devin Cole IFL - Atlanta
Feb/23/2007
TKO (Punches) 2 0:26
win Rubens Xavier MF - Minotauro Fights 5
Dec/09/2006
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 2:30
win Miodrag Petkovic WFC - Europe vs. Brazil
May/20/2006
TKO (Knee and Punches) 2 1:37
win Eduardo Maiorino PC - Pantanal Combat
Feb/10/2006
TKO (Punches) 1 4:13