Rafael Natal

by Mandy Rhods 06 Dec,2016
Rafael Natal
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Weight in KG 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) kg
Personal Info
  • Father Sebastián Nadal
  • Mother Ana María Parera
  • Birth Name Rafael Natal Diniz Franca
  • Net Worth Unknown
  • Currently Married Unknown
  • Birth Country Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
  • Salary $238,000
  • Famous Name Rafael Natal
  • Nationality Brazilian
  • Ethnicity Mix
  • Girlfriend Yes
  • Profession President of Dominance MMA, former professional MMA fighter

The retired Brazillian mixed martial artist Rafael Natal competed in the middleweight division of UFC. He fought in the Ring of Combat before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Nadal announced his retirement on October 2, 2017, with a record of 21 wins and 9 losses. To know more about his career, net worth, personal life and more; take a look until the end. 

Rafael Natal Ealy Life 

Rafael Natal was born as Rafael Natal Diniz Franca in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 25 December 1982. He is a decorated mixed martial artist from Brazil.

Natal spent the majority of his career with the Ring of Combat and Moosin before being a fighter of UFC. He is a Brazilian by his nationality. His birth sign is Capricorn. Until now, Rafael Natal has not given any info about his parents. The info about his sibling is missing too.

Rafael Natal Professional Life 

His professional career started in 2005. Rafael Natal professional career began from smaller shows. Prior, he was a professor at Renzo Gracie’s academy in New York. Later on, he joined Ring of Combat and Moosin and its provided name and fame to him. His debut game was against the Alexandre Moreno at Ring of Combat 23. He won the fight via KO in the first round.

Later on, Rafael Natal agreed to play with Ultimate Fighting Championship. His first fight was against Rich Attonito at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. On Feb 4, 2012, at UFC 143, he faced UFC newcomer Michael Kuiper. Natal won the fight by unanimous decision. On May 10, 2014, at UFC Night 40, he lost the fight via unanimous decision against Ed Herman. He has lost fights against Tim Kennedy and Robert Whittaker.

YouTube: Rafael Natal fights

Later on Jan 31, 2015, at UFC 183, Rafael Natal won a fight via unanimous decision against the English fighter named Tom Watson. On Jan 30, 2016, he defeated Kevin Casey via TKO in the first round. His last fight of this season was against the Tim Boetsch that was held on November 12, 2016, at UFC 205. Natal lost the game via TKO in the first round. He then fought Eryk Anders and was defeated via KO on July 22, 2017. This was his last professional bout since Nadal announced his retirement in October 2017. Currently he the president of Dominance MMA in Brazil.

Rafael Natal Personal Life

Rafael Natal is a private person.  According to sources, he has a beautiful girlfriend and he loves her more than his life. They are often spotted in public places by their fans. Most recently, he was found with his girlfriend at Brasilia. They were on a summer holiday at Brasilia. 

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Rafael Natal is not married yet so he does not have a wife. He also doesn't have any children. Currently, Natal and his girlfriend are living a happy life and there have been no rumors of their separation so far. 

Rafael Natal Net Worth 

Certainly, Rafael Natal is earning a fortune amount of salary. His fight salary is $238,000.  According to his disclosed earnings, he has made a sum of $279,000.

Natal has not revealed the exact figures of his net worth as of yet. However, we can assume that his net worth is in millions. Rafael Natal is living a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle.

Rafael Natal Facts

The retired MMA fighter, Rafael Natal has a height of 6 feet and he weighs 84 kg. His favorite team is Brazil and his favorite singer is Daniela Mercury. Natal is currently 35 years old and he has quite a fan following on his Twitter, Instagram accounts. More details about his career can be found in the wiki.

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