Frank Caraballo (born December 18, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division.

Frank Caraballo
Born (1984-12-18) December 18, 1984 (age 35)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Other namesThe Tank
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Fighting out ofCleveland, Ohio, United States
TeamFearless Fight Team
Years active2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins14
By knockout6
By submission5
By decision3
Losses9
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit

Caraballo lost to UFC veteran Waylon Lowe via unanimous decision at Bellator V.

At Bellator LI, Frank defeated Dustin Kempf via first-round TKO due to injury.

At Bellator LXVI, Frank defeated Donny Walker via flying knee KO in the fourth round and in doing so unified his NAAFS interim featherweight title with the real title to become the undisputed NAAFS featherweight champion.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 14 wins 9 losses
By knockout 6 2
By submission 5 4
By decision 3 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–9 Alexandre Bezerra TKO (punches) XCC 24 - Xtreme Caged Combat 24 April 30, 2016 1 3:57 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 14–8 Keith Richardson Submission (rear-naked choke) RFO - Big Guns 16: The Summit August 22, 2015 1 4:02 Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
Win 14–7 Cody Stevens Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Rock N' Rumble 8 October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 13–7 Tommy Hayden TKO (retirement) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 10 June 7, 2014 2 2:29 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 12–7 Ricky Musgrave Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Driven MMA 1[1] March 1, 2014 3 5:00 Canton, Ohio, United States
Loss 12–6 Chris Horodecki Decision (unanimous) PFC 1: Unrivaled October 25, 2013 3 5:00 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 12–5 Tony Hervey Submission (guillotine choke) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 March 30, 2013 1 2:42 Canton, Ohio, United States
Loss 11–5 Deividas Taurosevičius Submission (reverse triangle choke) Ring of Combat 43 January 25, 2013 1 3:38 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For the Ring of Combat Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–4 Jeremy Czarnecki KO (spinning backfist and punches) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 11 August 4, 2012 2 0:38 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 10–4 Antonio Castillo Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 8 June 2, 2012 1 3:46 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 9–4 Donny Walker KO (flying knee) Bellator 66 April 20, 2012 4 2:25 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 8–4 Dustin Kempf TKO (knee injury) Bellator 51 September 24, 2011 1 1:19 Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 7–4 Doug Kulbis KO (punches) NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 5 August 27, 2011 1 0:11 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Featherweight Debut.
Win 6–4 Brady Hovermale Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 7 June 4, 2011 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Won the NAAFS Lightweight Championship.
Loss 5–4 Kenny Giddens Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) FCF: Freestyle Cage Fighting 44 September 25, 2010 2 1:32 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–3 Terry Blackwell Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 4 August 28, 2010 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 4–3 Daniel Mason-Straus Submission (punches) NAAFS: Caged Fury 9 February 20, 2010 5 3:57 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Lost the NAAFS Interim Pro Series Lightweight Championship.
Win 4–2 Nick Sorg Submission (armbar) NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 3 August 28, 2009 2 1:59 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Won NAAFS Interim Pro Series Lightweight Championship.
Loss 3–2 Drew Dober TKO (punches) VFC 28: Throwdown July 24, 2009 2 3:58 Iowa, United States
Loss 3–1 Waylon Lowe Decision (unanimous) Bellator 5 May 1, 2009 3 5:00 Dayton, Ohio, United States Bellator Debut.
Win 3–0 Phillip Tomblin Submission (guillotine choke) NAAFS: Caged Fury 6 February 21, 2009 1 4:16 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 2–0 Ben Pettit TKO (punches) NAAFS: Night of Champions 2008 December 8, 2008 1 0:13 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 1–0 Paul Compton Submission (guillotine choke) NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 2 August 23, 2008 1 4:59 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Pro debut.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NAAFS - Driven MMA 1 Results". sherdog.com. March 1, 2014.

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