Caio "Bigfoot" Machado
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Caio Machado is an up-and-coming Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC Bantamweight division. Born August 5th, 1994, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Caio has risen to prominence through his incredible performances in both MMA and BJJ tournaments over the past decade. A brown belt in Jiu Jitsu under Master Marcio Feitosa and a black belt holder from Professor Sergio Moraes of Checkmat Academy, Caio has proven himself as one of the top prospects for both disciplines.
Prior to becoming a professional MMA fighter with his debut at Bellator 105 back in 2013, Machado had already established himself as a successful grappler within the Jiu-Jitsu circuit; competing at events such as Grapplers Quest and ADCC trials where he won multiple medals including golds for No Gi competitions. His expertise on the ground would later give him an edge during his transition into amateur MMA where he went undefeated for almost five years before signing with Bellator.
During this period he also trained alongside some world class talent such Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira (one of many coaches who have aided Caio throughout his career) from whom he learned skills needed to make it far beyond just being ‘just another’ MMA prospect. It was not until 2018 that he agreed to take part at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 where after three months of competition; was crowned winner by way unanimous decision against Lucas Gomes earning him an official contract with UFC which allowed him to compete professionally on World stages like Fight Night 156: Maia vs Askren & most recently UFC Fight Night 174: Smith vs Rakic (2020).
Having been on a roll ever since joining UFC – counting four victories thus far all by submission – Machado has become known for being someone who finishes fights early whilst displaying efficient techniques based around Muay Thai & wrestling combinations along mixing jiu jitsu seamlessly when needed making opponents struggle against superiority outmatched them entirely whenever they hit canvas flooring demonstrating great prowess that could eventually catapult him into rankings if progress keeps following current trajectory any further proving why numerous sources have dubbed him “The next big thing coming out South American scene” or “the most promising young prospect amongst division today” even though only time will tell what future holds now that journey continues day after day…