Frank Camacho - Official UFC® Profile
Frank
Camacho
21-5-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 21-5-0
Summary: Strong puncher, great top game jiu-jitsu, tough

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Crank
From: Tamuning Guam
Fights Out Of: Saipan Northern Mariana Islands
Age: 28
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 73"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
419
45% Successful
189
Types of Successful Strikes
0
189
86% Standing
14%
162
26
1
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
33% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
1
Takedown Defense
71
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Frank Camacho
Nov 18, 2017
104
154
2
1
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Loss
Frank Camacho
Jun 17, 2017
94
35
2
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? Growing up on an small 14x7-mile long island, there’s not much to do really. Growing up, I played golf religiously in hopes of playing on the Tour. Going into high school, I was putting on some weight and I wanted to lose weight. Going to a new school, girls, meeting new people, I NEEDED to get in shape but I absolutely HATED RUNNING! At the time, I heard there was a group of guys doing NHB training (no holds barred). I always wanted to get into martial arts and I loved watching the UFC and Pride FC. (Saipan being 3 hours from Japan, we had lots of Pride FC fighters coming to Saipan for vacation and they always showed the island boys techniques, etc.) Long story short, I started training. I fell in love with the sport and the art, and after a year of training, I had my first pro fight at 16. The rest is history.

What ranks and titles have you held?

- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

- First International MMA Champion in Saipan

- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt under Steve Roberto, Purebred Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My Dad

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being a little island boy from the little island of Saipan in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific, dreams are easily shut down by the situation of being such a remote island. I knew after my first fight (12 years ago) that I wanted to fight in the UFC and compete on the world stage to not only fight the best fighters in the world, but to represent the little island chain I come from (Mariana Islands). I’ve been training more than half of my life. Fighting in the UFC is one of my life goals. I am truly humbled and honored for the opportunity to express myself to the world via martial arts.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? High school graduate.

What was your job before you started fighting? Current business owner of Crank Industries. We are a Multimedia Design & Social Media Marketing Company. For your free consultation, contact us at crankind.com

 

 

 

 Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?

- BJJ World Champion

- European Jiu-Jitsu Championship Silver Medalist

- Marianas Open Absolute Champion - Pan American BJJ Championship Medalist - Asian Open BJJ Championship Gold Medalist

- Micronesian Games Wrestling Gold Medalist

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?

- First International MMA Champion in Saipan - TUF 16 Alumnus

Favorite grappling technique:

- Kimura

- Head and Arm choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab & cross

· Pro since 2005

 

· 16 wins by KO, two by submission (2 arm triangle)

 

· 13 first round finishes

 

· Owns win over UFC vet Keita Nakamura in 2014

 

· Origin of nickname – “I never wanted a nickname and the announcer said something that rhymed with Frank, so he yelled out FRANK…. THE CRANK… CAMACHOOOOOO! (Laughs) After I “CRANKED IT UP,” The name stuck, and I’ve been Frank The Crank since.”

Career

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