Geraldo de Freitas


Added to London card
January 24, 2020
De Freitas (nose) will face Jack Shore in London on March 21, reports.
De Freitas has one win and one loss since joining the UFC. His loss, a submission in his most recent match against Chris Gutierrez in August, resulted in a six-month medical suspension due to a broken nose, but he'll be good to go by March. His opponent, Shore, is undefeated in 12 professional fights but has fought just once under the UFC banner.
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Hit with six-month medical suspension
August 12, 2019
De Freitas has received a six-month medical suspension from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission,, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
De Freitas came out on the wrong end of a controversial decision Saturday and will face a six-month suspension to boot. He could return to the octagon sooner if a doctor checks and clears him before that date.
Can't be happy with the judges
August 10, 2019
De Freitas lost to Chris Gutierrez via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday.
Seven of the 11 media scorecards tracked by had the bout for De Freitas. However, two of the three actually judges had it for Gutierrez, and that is how it will go down in the history books. De Freitas had success with his wrestling in the first round and really turned it on in the third. It ended up not being enough. De Freitas is still young in his UFC career. This was his first defeat in the promotion. He won his debut over Felipe Colares last February.
Facing Chris Gutierrez in Uruguay
July 30, 2019
De Freitas (12-4-0) is scheduled to face Chris Gutierrez (13-3-1) in a bantamweight fight at UFC Uruguay on Aug. 10, reports.
De Freitas made his UFC debut in February on his home soil of Brazil, scoring a unanimous-decision victory over Felipe Colares. He'll stick in South America for his second bout with the promotion and look to extend his seven-fight winning streak.
Dominates Colares in decision
February 2, 2019
De Freitas defeated Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on Saturday in Brazil.
Colares was clearly the superior fighter. He started out lighting up Colares on the feet. Once Colares took enough damage he tried to take de Freitas down, which "Espartano" slickly reversed to end up in top position. In the second, de Freitas faced some adversity when he wound up on his back, but was able to get back to standing an tee off on his opponent again. De Freitas should have finished the fight in the third but curiously kept taking Colares down multiple times throughout the round even though he was clearly hurting Colares with his striking. De Freitas looked great in his UFC debut.
Added to Fortaleza card
January 24, 2019
De Freitas will take on Felipe Colares in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
De Freitas (11-4) is currently riding a six-fight winning streak, with his last three coming in the Shooto Brazil promotion, where he was formerly featherweight champion. Of his 11 victories, nine of them have been y way of stoppage, with his preferred submission being the armbar, which has earned him three wins. He's nearly three years older than Colares, a fellow Brazilian prospect with a 8-0 record in professional MMA.