Ronaldo Candido also known as Pacman, is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship under Flyweight division. A professional since 2013, he has 6-1-0 MMA record to date.
He is also a former South American Shooto Champion.
Ronaldo Candido is a native of Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo Brazil, born on 24th of April 1989. His nationality is Brazilian. Coming from economically poor family, he didn’t have money to attend school and college.
When he was 13 years old, he worked as a car washer. Later, he became a Brazilian Air Force Soldier for one year, at 18. He then started jiu-jitsu training and eventually won a world title. Also, he holds a black belt in BJJ and is a former Sothern American Shooto Champion and The Ultimate Fighter 24 Contestant.
Presently, Ronaldo is signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship which is also his major source of earning. Apart, he owns Ronaldo Candido Academy, a world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu school, through which he might earn tremendous amount.
As of 2018, Candido exact figure of net worth and salary is under review.
On 9th March 2013, Candido made his professional debut at NCF – Nitrix Champion Fight 14 against Diogo Jose Bento. He won his first match via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
Following his first professional victory, he went on to give series of a win against Fernando Guerra, John Lineker Coutinho da Silva, Felipe Estevao, Julio Cesar Moraes, and Bruno Suema at Shooto – Brazil, 45, 47, 52, 53 and 57 respectively.
On 18th July 2016, Candido made his UFC debut at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 Opening Round, 3 against Jaime Alvarez. He kissed the victory in his debut fight via rear-naked choke submission in the round one.
He next faced Eric Shelton at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 Quarterfinals, Day 2 on 27th July 2016, where he got defeated in the round two through a unanimous decision.
On 1st August 2017, Candidio faced Carlos Candelario at DWTNCS – Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 4. He lost the fight via a unanimous decision in the third round.
When it comes to his personal life, Ronaldo Candido is a private person. He has barely revealed his personal life on social media sites but only limited. Thus far, he has not talked about his love life but has revealed that he is married. It seems that he prefers distance from his professional life to personal life.
As per our record, Candido is married but no further details are available.
Candido is 5 ft. 7 inches tall in height and weighs 56 kg. He mentions José Aldo Junior as his idol.