Rafael Cordeiro: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Rafael Cordeiro?
Rafael “Mestre” Cordeiro is a Brazilian mixed martial artist that is the founder of Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California. He is also a former professional MMA fighter. He originally started coaching at Chute Box where he had the opportunity to work alongside Wanderlie Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Fabricio Werdum, Anderson Silva, and Cris Cyborg. Cordeiro is known for having one of the best teams to compete in Pride and UFC. He retired from Chute Box in 2009 and eventually opened Kings MMA in 2010. In 2020, he had the opportunity to train Mike Tyson for his fight with Roy Jones Jr. Rafael Cordeiro has also trained fighters such as Giga Chikadze, Kelvin Gastelum, Marvin Vettori, Beneil Dariush, and Murilo Rua.
What this article covers:
- Who is Rafael Cordeiro?
- How Old is Rafael Cordeiro?
- How Much is Rafael Cordeiro Worth?
- How Tall is Rafael Cordeiro?
- How Much Does Rafael Cordeiro Weigh?
- Rafael Cordeiro’s Fight List
- Rafael Cordeiro's Best Fight of All Time
- Rafael Cordeiro’s Record
During Rafael Cordeiro’s career in fighting, he earned the title of Brazilian Muay Thai champion three times and was also the lightweight champion at the International Vale Tudo Championship. Cordeiro has also been awarded the title of “Coach of the Year’’ in 2012 and 2015 by the World MMA Awards. His achievement of Coach of the Year was recorded in the Fighter’s Only Magazine.
How Old is Rafael Cordeiro?
Rafael Cordeiro is 49 years old. Rafael was born on June 1, 1973, in Curitiba, Brazil.
Rafael Cordeiro’s Family
On his social media page he has two of his cousins listed. Their names are Jacir Aikau Lima and Massimo Francisco Reis Junior. It is said that his mother’s name is Maria D’Aparecida Cordeiro.
Rafael Cordeiro is married to Luciane Galliano Cordeiro. Rafael and Luciane have three children together, two daughters and a son. Their names are Naomi, Serena, and Raphael.
How Much is Rafael Cordeiro Worth?
It is said that Rafael Cordeiro has a net worth of 16 million dollars.
How Tall is Rafael Cordeiro?
Rafael Cordeiro is 5 ft 10 in according to his most recent stats. 5 ft 10 in would equate to 178 cm.
How Much Does Rafael Cordeiro Weigh?
The most up-to-date record of Rafael Cordeiro’s weight is 155 lbs. He weighs 170 kg.
Rafael Cordeiro’s Fight List
Rafael Cordeiro was a professional mixed martial artist fighter between the years 1993 and 1999. During that time he completed the competitions CP X CB - Capoeira vs. Chute Box, BVF 4, IVC 7 - The New Champions, IVC 9 - The Revenge, and VYJ 1999 - The Vale Tudo Japan 1999. During that time he was able to win his matches against Daniel Daniel (1993), Coshminho da Silva (1996), Altair de Oliveira (1996), and Henry Matamoros (1999). All of his matches took place in Brazil except for his fight at the Vale Tudo Japan event in 1999.
Rafael Cordeiro's Best Fight of All Time
Rafael Cordeiro’s best fight took place at the 1999 IVC 9 - The Revenge. Cordeiro was placed against Henry Matamoros. While the entire event is hard to find online, the clips you can see speak for themselves. The rules of fighting seemed to be very different in 1999 from now. The event was brutal with Cordeiro constantly hitting Matamoros while they are standing. He is even able to land a few harsh takedowns where he would then kick Matamoros as he lay on the ground. At a point in the match, Cordeiro is able to maintain a mount position where he is able to get a mean crossface that transitioned into powerful punches. He backs off into a half-guard-type position, where he finishes the match with a few fatal blows. Matamoros’s face is covered in his own blood. The match went for the entire thirty minutes ending with a unanimous decision in favor of Rafael Cordeiro. This match won Cordeiro the IVC Lightweight Championship. In the end, his speed and the powerful standing game won him the match.
Who Did Rafael Cordeiro Lose To?
Rafael Cordeiro only ever lost two of his six professional fights. His first loss was against Sergio Melo at the IVC 7: The New Champions event that took place on August 23, 1998. He lost from a disqualification in the first round because of a rope grab. He also lost to Rumina Sato at the VTJ 1999 - Vale Tudo Japan event on December 11, 1999. He lost in the first round at the fifty-eight-second mark to a kneebar. The submission is what lost him in the match.
Rafael Cordeiro’s Record
Rafael Cordeiro has fought in 6 professional fights throughout his career. Between the years 1993 and 1999, he won four of his matches and lost two of them. One of his wins was by decision, two were by submission, and one was by TKO. He lost one fight by disqualification and the other one by submission.
Rafael Cordeiro’s Injuries
There are no recorded incidents of Rafael Cordeiro ever experiencing any serious injuries. While he has not experienced any serious injuries, some of his students and teammates have. Rafael dos Anjos, former UFC Lightweight Champion, was training under Cordeiro between the years 2012 and 2016. Anjos had to drop out of UFC 196 because of a serious foot injury he sustained during training. It is said that he kicked his sparring partner’s knee and then was unable to walk correctly. As Rafael do Anjos’s coach at the time, he felt very sympathetic toward him and was disappointed that his student was unable to compete.
Is Rafael Cordeiro Retired?
While Rafael Cordeiro is retired from professional fighting, he is still a coach and gym owner. Cordeiro’s last professional fight took place on December 11, 1999, and it was against Rumina Sato. In 2010 he opened Kings MMA, where he still works to this day.
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