Kalindra Walquiri de carvalho Faria[2] (born July 23, 1986) is a Brazilian MMA fighter. She competes in the Women's Flyweight[3] division and is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4]

Kalindra Faria
BornKalindra Carvalho Faria
(1986-07-23) 23 July 1986 (age 33)
Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionStrawweight
Flyweight
Bantamweight
Reach62 in (157 cm)
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Fighting out ofTaubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil
TeamVale Top Team
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins18
By knockout7
By submission5
By decision6
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision3
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Before joining the UFC, Faria amassed a record of 18-5-1 in fights against fighters such as Cláudia Gadelha,[5] Karolina Kowalkiewicz[6] and Jessica Aguilar.[7]

Titan FCEdit

In her lone appearance for Titan FC, Faria won the inaugural Titan FC Women's Bantamweight Championship against Carina Damm via unanimous decision.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In 2017, Faria was set to make her UFC at UFC 216 against Andrea Lee, however as Lee had previously failed a drugs test, USADA required her to be in the testing pool six months before competing, causing her to pull out.[9] Lee was replace by fellow promotional newcomer Mara Romero Borella who submitted Faria in the first round.[10]

Faria next faced Jessica Eye at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi on January 14, 2018. She lost the back and forth fight by split decision.[11]

Faria then faced Joanne Calderwood on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[12] She lost the fight via submission in the first round.[13]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 18 wins 8 losses
By knockout 7 1
By submission 5 4
By decision 6 3
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–8–1 Joanne Calderwood Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick August 25, 2018 1 4:57 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Loss 18–7–1 Jessica Eye Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 18–6–1 Mara Romero Borella Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 1 2:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 18–5–1 Carina Damm Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 41 September 9, 2016 5 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Won the inaugural Titan FC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win 17–5–1 Tamires Souza Submission (armbar) Battle of Kings December 5, 2015 1 1:10 Ilhéus, Brazil
Win 16–5–1 Geisa Silva Sena TKO (punches) FEMMAESP: Cup 1 October 24, 2015 1 3:07 São Paulo, Brazil Return to Flyweight.
Loss 15–5–1 Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (split) KSW 30: Genesis February 21, 2015 3 5:00 Poznań, Poland
Loss 15–4–1 Jessica Aguilar Decision (unanimous) WSOF 15 November 15, 2014 5 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States For the WSOF Women's Strawweight Championship.
Win 15–3–1 Sanja Sucevic Decision (unanimous) XFC International 4 April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Osasco, Brazil
Win 14–3–1 Laura Balin Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Super Heroes 3 March 30, 2014 2 2:43 São Paulo, Brazil Won the MMA Super Heroes Women's Strawweight Championship.
Win 13–3–1 Alline Sério Decision (unanimous) XFC International 2 March 15, 2014 3 5:00 Osasco, Brazil Strawweight debut.
Win 12–3–1 Hellen Bastos TKO (knee and punches) MMA Super Heroes 2 November 23, 2013 2 4:13 São Paulo, Brazil Won the MMA Super Heroes Women's Flyweight Tournament.
Win 11–3–1 Carina Damm Submission (armbar) MMA Super Heroes 1 July 13, 2013 1 2:05 Louveira, Brazil MMA Super Heroes Women's Flyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 10–3–1 Alessandra Silva Submission (armbar) Real Fight 9 June 15, 2013 1 1:34 São José dos Campos, Brazil
Win 9–3–1 Dayse Santos Nascimento Submission (armbar) Detonic Fight 2 May 11, 2013 2 2:31 Ouro Fino, Brazil
Win 8–3–1 Aline Sattelmayer TKO (punches) Detonic Fight February 23, 2013 2 2:19 Monte Sião, Brazil
Win 7–3–1 Alline Serio Decision (unanimous) Pink Fight 2 March 10, 2012 3 5:00 Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
Win 6–3–1 Maria Elisabete Tavares Decision (unanimous) Pink Fight January 29, 2012 3 5:00 Porto Seguro, Brazil
Win 5–3–1 Alessandra Silva Decision (unanimous) Vale Fighting Championship August 6, 2011 3 5:00 Taubaté, Brazil
Loss 4–3–1 Vanessa Porto Submission (armbar) Recife Fighting Championship 4 March 31, 2011 1 3:57 Recife, Brazil
Draw 4–2–1 Jennifer Maia Draw Power Fight Extreme 4 November 20, 2010 3 5:00 Lorena, Brazil
Loss 4–2 Cláudia Gadelha Submission (armbar) Hard Fight Championship September 25, 2010 1 1:10 Piracicaba, Brazil
Win 4–1 Eloah Ribeiro TKO (punches) Stigado: Pro Fight 2010 July 3, 2010 1 3:52 Lorena, Brazil
Win 3–1 Stefane Pereira TKO (punches) Okinawa Fight 2 March 7, 2010 1 2:03 São Lourenço, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Carina Damm TKO (corner stoppage) X-Combat Ultra MMA September 20, 2009 2 1:52 Vitória, Brazil
Win 2–0 Joana Nardoni TKO (knees and punches) Planet Fight June 20, 2009 1 1:26 Pindamonhangaba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Iris Lopes TKO (knees and punches) Okinawa Fight March 8, 2009 3 0:52 São Lourenço, Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan Davies (October 6, 2017). "Welcome to the UFC: Kalindra Faria and Mara Romero Borella". Bloody Elbow.
  2. ^ "STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRYATHLETIC COMMISSION" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. October 7, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kalindra Faria". fightmatrix.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Kalindra Faria - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com.
  5. ^ "Claudia Gadelha vs Kalindra Faria". cagerank.com.
  6. ^ iplaTV (21 February 2015). "KSW 30: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Kalindra Faria WSTĘP DO WALKI" – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "WSOF 15: Jessica Aguilar vs. Kalindra Faria fight video highlights". 16 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Titan FC 41 results: Kalindra Faria closes Carina Damm trilogy, wins inaugural women's title". 10 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Andrea Lee releases statement following removal from UFC 216".
  10. ^ "UFC 216 live blog: Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria".
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 124 results: Jessica Eye takes split from Kalindra Faria to snap four-fight skid". 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Sources: Calderwood to return vs. Faria Aug. 25". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 135 results: Joanne Calderwood gets Hail Mary tap of Kalindra Faria". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

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