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#12 Middleweight Division


"The Natural"

Caio Borralho

Middleweight Division

16-1-0 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Caio Borralho

athlete record


Learn more about Caio Borralho's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
State of Maranhão, Brazil
Trains at
Combat Club
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 16, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Five wins by KO, four by submission (Guillotine, anaconda, 2 RNC)

  • Six first-round finishes

  • On 13-fight winning streak

  • On 16-fight unbeaten streak (15-0, 1 NC)

  • Origin of nickname: “Because everywhere the fight goes, it’s just natural for me.”

UFC 301 (5/4/24) Borralho knocked out Paul Craig at 2:10 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (11/4/23) Borralho won a three round unanimous decision over Abus Magomedov

UFC on ESPN (4/29/23) Borralho submitted Michal Oleksiejczuk via rear naked choke at 2:49 of the second round

UFC 280 (10/22/22) Borralho won a three round unanimous decision over Makhmud Muradov 

UFC on ESPN (7/9/22) Borralho won a three round unanimous decision over Armen Petrosyan

UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Borralho won a unanimous technical decision over Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at 3:56 of the third round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode eight (10/19/21) Borralho stopped Jesse Murray via strikes at 1:41 of the first round

Episode five (9/28/21) Borralho won a three round unanimous decision over Aaron Jeffery

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts at six years old at a Judo Academy because my mom wanted me to spend some energy and be more respectful. After that, I started jiu jitsu at 18 years of age and wanted to do MMA to test myself.

What titles have you held? In Judo, I have some national and regional titles, and in MMA I got the Future FC middleweight championship. 

Do you have any heroes? My biggest hero is my mom. She worked so hard all her life to put me in good schools and make me a better human being. As an athlete, my hero is my sensei, Emílio Moreira, who I started with at six years old. We still keep in touch. Besides them, my father, grandmas and grandpa are my heroes and biggest supporters.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. Since I started MMA, I always wanted to be a UFC fighter. So, eight years later, it’s finally time to achieve this dream and pursue the other, which is to be a UFC champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to two colleges. I almost graduated from a Chemistry College and graduated with a degree in Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a chemistry and math teacher and a judo teacher, too.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? National Judo Champion, Regional Judo Champion 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo brown belt, Jiu Jitsu black belt, Muay Thai black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine and heel hook

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and left kick