Franklin Beldad Camacho (born May 18, 1989) is a Chamorro mixed martial artist in the lightweight division. He was a 2010 Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World champion and a 2006 Micronesian Games wrestling gold medalist. He competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Born||Franklin Beldad Camacho|
May 18, 1989
|Other names||The Crank|
|Nationality||Mariana (Overseas American)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||70.3 kg (155 lb; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Division||Welterweight (2014, 2016–2018) |
Lightweight (2005–2016, 2017, 2019–present)
|Reach||73 in (190 cm)|
|Style||Wrestling, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Team||Spike 22 |
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Steve Roberto|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Camacho was born in Guam to Marcia and Francisco Muña Camacho. He was raised in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, where he is still based. He started playing golf at a young age in hopes of competing professionally one day. However, he moved his attention to mixed martial arts (MMA), to shed some weight and get in shape, after watching UFC and Pride Fighting Championships events on television. He start training in MMA when he was fifteen years old, under the supervision of Tetsuji Kato and Cuki Alvarez of Trench Tech Purebred in Saipan. He competed in his first professional fight one year later.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Camacho competed mainly within and around the Pacific Rim, particularly Saipan and Guam, under promotions, such as Pacific Xtreme Combat, Rites of Passage, and Trench Warz. He maintained a 20–4 record prior to entering in the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC).
The Ultimate Fighter 16Edit
Camacho was a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson in 2012, which was the sixteenth main installment of UFC-produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). In his entry-round match against Neil Magny, he lost via unanimous decision and was eliminated from the competition.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Four years after his appearance in TUF 16, Camacho received an opportunity to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC), replacing an injured Jonathan Meunier. He made his debut in the match against Li Jingliang during UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia on June 17, 2017. Camacho lost the fight via unanimous decision, and earned his first UFC Fight of the Night bonus award.
Camacho faced Damien Brown in a lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura on November 19, 2017. Camacho weighed in at 160 pounds during weigh-ins, making him four pounds over the lightweight upper limit of 156 pounds. The bout proceeded as a catchweight and he forfeited 30% of his purse to Brown. He won the fight via split decision. This win earned him his second Fight of the Night bonus award. Camacho took to Twitter after the match, asking UFC President Dana White to give his US$50,000 bonus prize to Brown. Camacho believed he was not eligible for the prize because he did not meet the weight requirement for the division. Camacho became one of five fighters in UFC history to earn back-to-back Fight of the Night awards to start off their UFC career.
Camacho faced Drew Dober during UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 on January 27, 2018. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him his third Fight of the Night bonus award in as many fights, making him one of two fighters to start their UFC careers with three consecutive Fight of the Night bonus awards.
Camacho was billed as a short-notice replacement to face Alan Patrick on April 25, 2020. However, on April 9, Dana White announced that this event was postponed to a future date. Camacho was then scheduled to face Matt Frevola during UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov on June 20, 2020. However, it was revealed on June 18 that Frevola was removed from the bout after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, Camacho faced promotional newcomer Justin Jaynes at the event. At the weigh-ins on June 19, Camacho missed weight, coming in at 158 pounds, two pounds over the non-title lightweight limit of 156 pounds. The bout proceeded as a catchweight and Camacho was fined 20% of his purse. Camacho was defeated via first-round technical knockout.
Camacho was scheduled to face Brok Weaver during UFC Fight Night 177 on September 12, 2020. However Camacho was removed from the bout during the week leading up to the fight after testing positive for COVID-19. Weaver instead faced Jalin Turner.
Camacho was scheduled to face Matt Frevola on June 12, 2021 at UFC 263. However, Camacho pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event after he was involved in a traffic accident in Orange County, California that left him with non-life threatening injuries to his back and neck. In turn, Frevola faced promotional newcomer Terrance McKinney instead.
On June 8, 2022 it was confirmed that Camacho was no longer on the UFC roster.
Camacho gained his moniker “The Crank” after a fight announcer introduced him by rhyming “crank” with his first name, Frank. Since then, he has opted to keep the name.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- First International MMA Champion Saipan
- Fight of the Night (three times) vs Li Jingliang, Damien Brown and Drew Dober
- 2010 BJJ World Champion
- 2013 European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Silver Medalist
- 2013 Marianas Open Absolute Champion
- New York Jiu-Jitsu Championships Bronze Medalist
- 2014 Marianas Open Brown Belt Open Absolute Winner
- Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Bronze Medallist
- European Jiu-Jitsu championship Silver Medallist
- Pan American BJJ Championship Medallist
- Asia Open BJJ Championship Gold Medallist
- Micronesian Games Wrestling Gold Medallist
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|32 matches||22 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||22–10||Manuel Torres||TKO (punches)||UFC on ESPN: Błachowicz vs. Rakić||May 14, 2022||1||3:27||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||22–9||Justin Jaynes||TKO (punches)||UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov||June 20, 2020||1||0:41||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (158 lb) bout; Camacho missed weight.|
|Loss||22–8||Beneil Dariush||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren||October 26, 2019||1||2:02||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||22–7||Nick Hein||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith||June 1, 2019||2||4:56||Stockholm, Sweden||Return to Lightweight.|
|Loss||21–7||Geoff Neal||KO (head kick)||UFC 228||September 8, 2018||2||1:23||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||21–6||Drew Dober||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||21–5||Damien Brown||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura||November 18, 2017||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia||Lightweight bout; Camacho missed weight (160 lb). Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||20–5||Li Jingliang||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia||June 17, 2017||3||5:00||Kallang, Singapore||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||20–4||Gun Hwan Park||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Rites of Passage 21||May 26, 2017||2||2:51||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||19–4||Hyun Joo Kim||TKO (punches)||Rites of Passage 20||August 19, 2016||1||3:17||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Loss||18–4||Han Seul Kim||TKO (punches)||Pacific Xtreme Combat 54||August 19, 2016||1||3:17||Mangilao, Guam||Return to Welterweight.|
|Win||18–3||Tyrone Jones||TKO (punches)||Pacific Xtreme Combat 50||December 4, 2015||2||2:59||Mangilao, Guam||Won the PXC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||17–3||Kengo Ura||KO (punch)||Pacific Xtreme Combat 49||August 7, 2015||1||0:37||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||16–3||Yasuaki Miura||TKO (punches)||Rites of Passage 18||July 3, 2015||1||0:34||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Loss||15–3||Yusuke Kasuya||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pacific Xtreme Combat 47||March 13, 2015||1||2:06||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||15–2||Jae Woong Kim||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Trench Warz 18||December 12, 2014||1||4:38||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||14–2||Keita Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||Pacific Xtreme Combat 42||February 28, 2014||3||5:00||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||13–2||Koshi Matsumoto||KO (punch)||Pacific Xtreme 38||August 9, 2013||3||1:24||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||12–2||James Jones||KO (punch)||UWC 6||April 25, 2009||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Caloy Baduria||TKO (punches)||URCC 11||November 25, 2007||1||2:27||Pasay, Philippines|
|Win||11–1||Ryan Bigler||Decision (split)||URCC 11||November 17, 2007||3||5:00||Mangilao, Guam|
|Loss||10–1||Luigi Fioravanti||TKO (doctor stoppage)||PX 12: Settling the Score||July 12, 2007||1||N/A||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||10–0||B.J. Taisacan||TKO (retirement)||Trench Warz 6||June 23, 2007||1||0:37||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||9–0||Carlos Eduardo Santos||TKO (punches)||Geran Haga: Blood Wars 2||May 28, 2007||2||N/A||Agana, Guam|
|Win||8–0||Roy Reyes||TKO (knees)||Rites of Passage 2||April 13, 2007||1||0:28||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||7–0||John Ogo||TKO (strikes)||PXC 11||April 13, 2007||1||N/A||Mangilao, Guam|
|Win||6–0||Nathan Hanson||KO (punch)||Trench Warz 5||February 24, 2007||1||3:45||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||5–0||Fritz Rodriguez||TKO (punches)||URCC 9||December 2, 2006||1||0:42||Cebu, Philippines|
|Win||4–0||Troy Munoz||TKO (punches)||Trench Warz 4||October 28, 2006||1||1:32||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||3–0||Robert Palacios||TKO (punches)||Trench Warz 3||May 27, 2006||1||4:08||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||2–0||Mike Camacho||TKO (knees)||Trench Warz 2||February 11, 2006||1||1:16||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
|Win||1–0||Bernie Neth||TKO (submission to slam)||Trench Warz 1||November 26, 2005||1||0:59||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands|
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