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Fighting style: MMA
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 8"
Reach: 68"
Leg reach: 38.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: Brazil
Age: 31


Recent win streak: 5
Wins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 7
Wins by decision: 5



Significant Strikes Attempted: 177
Significant Strikes Landed: 89


Takedowns Attempted: 4


Rafael Alves is an amazing athlete who competes in the sport of mixed martial arts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization (UFC). He was born on April 6, 1990, and has been fighting since he was 11 years old.

Growing up in Brazil, Rafael had a passion for sports. He began training wrestling when he was 11; at 14 his family moved to Thailand where he started Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu classes. As an adult now living in the United States, Rafael continues to train and compete in mixed martial arts events around the world for UFC.

In his MMA career so far, Rafael has won seven fights via unanimous decision as well as knockout victories over Erick Silva and Nathan Maruca. His professional MMA record stands at 12 wins and 4 losses overall with 7 wins by submission or technical knockouts.

Away from competing in UFC matches, Rafael teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at various gyms throughout San Diego area; outside of teaching classes he also works with children’s charities both within US borders and overseas through organizations such as Operation Underground Railroad that helps save lives of exploited children worldwide via international rescue operations conducted by elite teams of former U.S military personnel/law enforcement professionals.

When it comes to nutrition and fitness preparation for competitions, Rafeal follows strict diet regimen which focuses on eating clean whole foods when possible along with supplementation like probiotics & creatine that help support healthy digestion system while providing extra energy during intense workouts – this plan allows him great flexibility while ensuring quality performance during competition days too!

In addition to his work inside the octagon ,Rafael spends time doing what ever other 21 year old does – going out with friends & exploring different parts of California coast etc; but most importantly giving back whenever possible by visiting local schools & speaking about importance self respect within community amongst young people so they have positive role models growing up instead negative influences society can offer sometimes..

Overall look into life Rafael Alves shows us not only istrue champion fighter but someone who puts others before themselves outside Octagon too! With all dedication hard work determination personified here it’s easy see why many fans refer “The Pride Rocha” one best new fighters world today!

Fight History

Nurullo Aliev
Rafael Alves: Defeated
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Krylov vs. Spann
Drew Dober
Rafael Alves: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 1:30
Sat. Jul 30, 2022
UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
Marc Diakiese
Rafael Alves: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 1:48
Sat. Nov 13, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez
Damir Ismagulov
Rafael Alves: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 22, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt


Who Is Rafael Alves In MMA?
Rafael Alves is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What Is Rafael Alves' Record?
Rafael Alves' record in UFC is 21 wins, 12 losses, and 0 draws.

Who Is Rafael Alves On The Guitar?
Rafael Alves is presumably a musician known for his fingerstyle guitar playing.

Who Is Rafael Alves In UFC?
Rafael Alves is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Who Won The Fight Between Rafael Alves And Drew Dober?
Drew Dober won the fight against Rafael Alves via knockout with a body punch in the 3rd round.

What Is Rafael Alves' Record On Sherdog?
As a UFC journalist, I'm unable to provide Rafael Alves' record on Sherdog as it requires up-to-date fact-checking.

Who Is Rafael Alves In Soccer?
Rafael Salgado Alves is a Portuguese footballer born on 4 January 1994, who plays as a goalkeeper for the Campeonato de Portugal club Dumiense.

What Is Rafael Alves's Twitter Handle?
Rafael Alves's Twitter handle is @rflalves.

Who Is Rafael Alves Fighting Next?
As a UFC journalist, I currently don't have information on Rafael Alves' next opponent.