- 9-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
- 3 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: John Cofer
- 12-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
- Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
- Notable Wins: Adriano Martins, Delson Heleno, CJ Keith
- 18-6 MMA / 1-3 UFC Record
- 3 Fight Losing Streak
- Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao (x2), James McSweeney
- 13-3 MMA / 0-1 UFC Rec0rd
- Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
- Notable Wins: Victor Valimaki, Martin Desilets, John Hawk
UFC on FX 8
May 18th, 2013
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Former Ultimate Fighter cast member, Mike Rio made a successful UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory over John Cofer in the show’s 16th season finale. The win extended his winning streak to three, including two first round TKO victories for the Championship Fighting Alliance. Rio’s only professional loss was a unanimous decision defeat to former UFC roster member and Ultimate Fighter winner, Efrain Escudero at CFA 2.
Francisco Trinaldo earned his first win in the UFC’s lightweight division at UFC on FX 7, with a second round submission victory over CJ Keith. It was his second victory in the UFC after debuting in the 185-pound divison, defeating Delson Heleno with a stunning first round TKO finish at UFC 147. After that, Trinaldo dropped to his normal weight class (155 pounds), but got a huge step up in competition, dropping a decision to Gleison Tibau.
Despite being on a three-fight losing streak, Fabio Maldonado will get a fourth chance to earn his second win the UFC. He debuted in October of 2010, earning a third round TKO win over James McSweeney. Maldonado has since lost back-to-back controversial decision losses to Kyle Kingsbury and Igor Pokrajac, and a clear cut decision loss to Glover Teixeira.
Roger Hollett’s UFC debut was far from spectacular, losing an uninspiring unanimous decision to Matt Hamill at UFC 152. The loss snapped a five-fight win streak, which included a TKO win over Martin Desilets and a split decision victory over John Hawk at Bellator 57.