André Fialho

André Fialho Mensurado (born April 7, 1994) is a Portuguese mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4] He is the former UAE Warriors champion and has also competed for the PFL, Bellator and LFA.[5]

André Fialho
BornAndré Fialho Mensurado[1]
(1994-04-07) April 7, 1994 (age 28)
Cascais, Portugal
NationalityPortuguese
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)[2]
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofDeerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.
TeamSanford MMA[3]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins16
By knockout13
By submission1
By decision2
Losses5
By knockout3
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

As a teenager, Fialho was interested in football and was also an amateur boxing champion in his native country of Portugal, after being convinced to begin boxing by his father, who was a former boxer and founded his own gym in 2019.[6][better source needed]

However, after meeting a MMA coach when on holiday in the Algarve, he decided to focus solely on MMA.[7] In 2015 he left for the United States of America in search of his dream, to be a professional MMA fighter.[8]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Bellator MMAEdit

After winning 6 fights on the regional circuit, all by finish, Fialho made his Bellator debut against Manuel Meraz on February 26, 2016 at Bellator 150.[9] He won the fight via TKO in just 29 seconds.[10]

In his sophomore performance on May 14, 2016 at Bellator 154, Fialho faced Rick Reger and won the bout via TKO stoppage in the first round.[11][12]

In his highest profile fight for the promotion, Fialho faced Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016.[13] He lost the fight via knockout just 21 seconds into the first round.[14]

Fialho faced A.J. Matthews at Bellator 181 on July 14, 2017. After a back-and-forth contest, in which both fighters were able to land significant strikes, hurting their opponent, ultimately Fialho won the bout via split decision.[15]

Fialho was scheduled to face Brennan Ward on October 12, 2018, at Bellator 207.[16] However on September 10, 2018, Ward notified the promotion that he will retire from MMA.[17] Fialho was instead scheduled against Javier Torres.[18] He won the close bout via majority decision.[19]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

Fialho joined the PFL as a tournament replacement for PFL Season 2018 Middleweight Champion Louis Taylor at PFL 1 on May 9, 2019.[20] As a result, he faced Chris Curtis. Fialho lost the bout via third-round knockout.[21]

Fialho fought Glaico França at PFL 7 on October 11, 2019. He lost the bout via majority decision, but França tested positive for stanozolol and so the bout was overturned to a no contest.[22]

Legacy Fighting Alliance and XMMAEdit

Fialho faced Antonio dos Santos Jr. at LFA 92 on October 2, 2020. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Fialho fought former UFC fighter James Vick at XMMA 1 on January 30, 2021.[24] Fialho won the fight by second-round technical knockout.[25]

UAE WarriorsEdit

Fialho completed his time with the company with a 3-0 record.[26] He debuted against Sang Hoon Yoo at UAE Warriors 20,[27] winning the bout via TKO stoppage 18 seconds into the bout.[28] He would then go on to defeat Lincoln Henrique at UAE Warriors 22 on September 4, 2021, collecting another first round TKO.[29] He would then get booked against UFC vet Stefan Sekulic on October 29, 2021 at UAE Warriors 24.[30] He would win the bout via TKO after dropping Sekulic with an elbow in the clinch and then finishing him on the ground.[31]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his debut, Fialho fought Michel Pereira on short notice at UFC 270, on January 22, 2022.[32] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[33]

Fialho next faced Miguel Baeza on April 16, 2022 at UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. Muhammad 2.[34] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[35] The win earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.[36]

Fialho faced Cameron VanCamp on May 7, 2022 at UFC 274.[37] He won the fight by knockout in round one.[38] The win also earned Fialho his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus award.[39]

Fialho faced Jake Matthews on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275.[40] He lost the bout via knockout in the second round.[41]

Fialho is scheduled to face Muslim Salikhov on November 19, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 215.[42]

Championships & accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 16 wins 5 losses
By knockout 13 3
By submission 1 0
By decision 2 2
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–5 (1) Jake Matthews KO (punches) UFC 275 June 11, 2022 2 2:24 Kallang, Singapore
Win 16–4 (1) Cameron VanCamp KO (punch) UFC 274 May 7, 2022 1 2:35 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 15–4 (1) Miguel Baeza TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 April 16, 2022 1 4:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 14–4 (1) Michel Pereira Decision (unanimous) UFC 270 January 22, 2022 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 14–3 (1) Stefan Sekulić TKO (elbow and punches) UAE Warriors 24 October 29, 2021 1 1:53 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 13–3 (1) Lincoln Henrique KO (punches) UAE Warriors 22 September 4, 2021 1 4:47 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 12–3 (1) Sang Hoon Yoo TKO (punches) UAE Warriors 20 June 19, 2021 1 0:18 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 11–3 (1) James Vick TKO (punches) XMMA: Vick vs Fialho January 30, 2021 2 2:21 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Loss 10–3 (1) Antônio dos Santos Jr. Decision (unanimous) LFA 92 October 2, 2020 3 5:00 Hartman Arena, Kansas, United States Catchweight (180 lb) bout.
NC 10–2 (1) Glaico França NC (overturned) PFL 7 October 11, 2019 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a majority decision win for França; overturned after he tested positive for stanozolol.
Loss 10–2 Chris Curtis TKO (punches) PFL 1 May 9, 2019 3 4:17 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 10–1 Javier Torres Decision (majority) Bellator 207 October 12, 2018 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Catchweight (177 lb) bout.
Win 9–1 A.J. Matthews Decision (split) Bellator 181 July 14, 2017 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 8–1 Chidi Njokuani TKO (punches) Bellator 167 December 3, 2016 1 0:21 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout; Njokuani missed weight.
Win 8–0 Rick Reger KO (punches) Bellator 154 May 14, 2016 1 2:11 San Jose, California, United States
Win 7–0 Manuel Meraz KO (punches) Bellator 150 February 26, 2016 1 0:29 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Win 6–0 Alvaro Sanches KO (punches) International Pro Combat 6 January 26, 2015 1 0:53 Estoril, Portugal
Win 5–0 Carlos Antonio de Souza TKO (punches) Cage Fighters 4 30 November 2014 1 2:31 Maia, Portugal
Win 4–0 Giovanni Diniz TKO (punches) 1 1:00
Win 3–0 Wanderson Silva TKO (punches) 2 1:52
Win 2–0 Nuno Faria Submission (rear-naked choke) International Pro Combat 5 November 2, 2014 1 3:17 Estoril, Portugal
Win 1–0 Henry Deiby Lima TKO (punches) Invictus Pro MMA League 1 July 27, 2014 1 3:46 Estoril, Portugal

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See alsoEdit

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