|Born||April 25, 1989|
Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
|Residence||Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina Brazil|
|Rank||Black belt in Muay Thai |
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Leonardo Mafra Texeira, better known as Leonardo Mafra, (born April 25, 1989) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2010, he has fought for the UFC, Final Fight Championship, and Pancrase.
Mafra was born and spent his early childhood in the Brazilian city of Santo André and began training in mixed martial arts as a teenager.
Mixed martial arts career
Mafra later moved to Balneário Camboriú and made his professional debut in the Welterweight division in early 2011. He compiled a record of 6-0 competing for regional promotions in his native Brazil, before auditioning for The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
Mafra got into the house with a decision win over Samuel Trindade. In his quarterfinal fight, Mafra was submitted (guillotine choke) in the second round by the eventual winner, Cezar Ferreira, and was subsequently eliminated from the competition.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mafra made his official debut facing fellow castmate, Thiago Perpétuo on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147. Mafra lost the fight via TKO in the third round. Subsequently, Mafra was released from the promotion.
Mafra made a return to the welterweight division and the regional scene in Brazil, where he was able to string a five fight win streak, finishing all of his opponents by way of KO/TKO, before getting a return call to the UFC.
Mafra was tabbed as a short notice replacement as he faced Rick Story on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45, filling in for an injured John Howard. Story defeated Mafra via submission in the second round.
Final Fight Championship
After being released by the UFC, Mafra signed with the Croatian promotion Final Fight Championship for an MMA bout against another UFC veteran: Anthony Njokuani. Mafra won the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|Win||15-5||Djamil Chan||Decision (unanimous)||Brave CF 25||August 30, 2019||3||5:00||Jakarta, Indonesia||Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||14–5||Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev||TKO (punches)||Brave CF 12: KHK Legacy||May 11, 2018||1||4:58||Jakarta, Indonesia||Catchweight (163 lbs) bout.|
|Win||14–4||Rogerio Santos||TKO (leg kicks)||Imortal FC 7||November 11, 2017||3||2:24||Paraná, Brazil||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||13–4||Satoru Kitaoka||Submission (heel hook)||Pancrase: 281||October 2, 2016||1||1:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||13–3||Anthony Njokuani||Decision (unanimous)||FFC 25: Mitchell vs. Lopez||June 11, 2016||3||5:00||Springfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||12–3||Stevie Ray||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites||July 18, 2015||1||2:30||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Win||12–2||Cain Carrizosa||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare||March 21, 2015||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||11–2||Rick Story||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller||July 16, 2014||2||2:12||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–2||Antonio Marcos||KO (knees)||Power Fight Extreme 11||May 17, 2014||1||1:36||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||9–2||Alexandre Goncalves||TKO (punches and elbows)||NCF 19||February 8, 2014||2||2:30||Balneário Camboriú, Brazil|
|Win||9–1||Marcos Cacador||TKO (punches)||Max Sport: 13.2||May 11, 2013||2||0:50||São Paulo, Brazil||Catchweight (176 lbs) bout.|
|Win||8–1||Samuel Trindade||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Iron Fight Combat 3||March 23, 2013||2||5:00||Feira de Santana, Brazil||Won the Iron FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||7–1||Deivid Santos||KO (punch)||Sparta MMA||August 10, 2012||1||0:23||Itajaí, Brazil||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||6–1||Thiago Perpétuo||TKO (punches)||UFC 147||June 23, 2012||3||0:41||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||6–0||Douglas Del Rio||Submission (armbar)||NCF 9||December 10, 2011||1||1:55||Itajaí, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Dimitry Burgo||TKO (punches)||K.O. Fight: GZero||August 20, 2011||1||3:45||Londrina, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Santiago Ponzinibbio||TKO (punches)||Centurion Mixed Martial Arts 2||July 9, 2011||1||3:17||Itajaí, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Willian Coelho||Decision (unanimous)||Black Trunk Fight 2||May 15, 2011||3||5:00||Florianópolis, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Maiquel Bigolin||Decision (unanimous)||Floripa Fight 7||March 12, 2011||3||5:00||Florianópolis, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Geverson Pereira||TKO (punches)||NCF 6||February 5, 2011||1||3:53||Brusque, Brazil|
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- "Leonardo Mafra - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
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