Rafael Pinto



Rafael ‘Negao’ Lopes Pinto is a 29-year-old professional Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts fighter based out of Phuket, Thailand. Lopes is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil and fights out of Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand.
Having amassed a professional Muay Thai record of 20-5, Lopes is known in Thailand as a brutal fighter with sharp technique and quick reflexes. He has taken on far more experienced fighters, some with over 300 fights under the belts, and gone the distance with the best of them.
As a Brazilian in Thailand, Lopes has had to adapt to not only the cultural but also language barrier as well. He quickly learned english through his training partners and students, then started learning Thai to speak with his own Muay Thai trainers.
The Brazilian is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Lattuf Caldeira in Brazil, having been a state champion in Pernambuco, Brazil. As a teacher of BJJ and a lifelong disciple of the sport, he is quickly gaining recognition for his bruising style and uses techniques he learned from people he has trained with around the world.
In MMA, Lopes holds an unbeaten record of 4-0. He won his first fight via TKO after leaving his opponent bloody from the ground and pound. He has competed around the world, notably in Brazilian-based promotion Vale Tudo where he made his debut in 2006. He has also fought in China with an eye to compete in the near-future.
“I am not too concerned where my fight career is heading. I just have to put my head down and train hard. The fights will come and if they lead me somewhere I will be happy.”

Rafael ‘Negao’ LopesTiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp
7/8 Moo 5 Sol Tad-led
Ao Chalong, Muang
Phuket, Thailand, 83100
(66) 087 467 1070
Email – rafathai@yahoo.comPersonal InformationHeight: 177cm (5′ 7”)
Weight: 77-83 kg (170-185 lbs)
Hair: Black
Eyes: BrownCompetition ExperienceMMA (1W) 2010

Vale Tudo (3W-0L) 2006-2008
Pernambuco Brazil

Muay Thai (20W-5L) 2010-2011-2012-2013
Phuket Thailand

BJJ (Regional/State Champion) 2002-2010
Pernambuco Brazil


Team Kezen Training Center 2002-2010
Academy of MMA, Pernambuco Brazil
Graduated with Brown Belt
Instructor: Lattuf Caldeira

Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp 2010-2011
Muay Thai/MMA Training Camp, Phuket Thailand
Sponsored Muay Thai Fighter
Instructors: Tiger Muay Thai Employs trainers
from around the world many of which are current
or former champions.


Muay Thai and MMA pad holder
Languages – Portuguese, English, Thai