Antonio Carlos Junior - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Antonio
Carlos Junior
11-2-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Middleweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 11-2-0, 1NC
Summary: Offensive jiu-jitsu, heavy hands

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cara de Sapato
From: João Pessoa, Paraíba Brazil
Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, Florida United States
Age: 28
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 79"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
476
46% Successful
219
Types of Successful Strikes
0
219
57% Standing
11%
32%
125
24
70
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
56
46% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
28
1
Takedown Defense
57
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Apr 14, 2018
7
31
0
1
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Oct 28, 2017
11
1
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Jun 3, 2017
12
17
1
1
2
0
5
0
R2 Submission
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Dec 30, 2016
28
29
4
1
0
1
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Sep 17, 2016
32
6
7
0
1
2
5
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Antonio Carlos Junior
Mar 19, 2016
37
33
0
2
0
0
1
2
R3 KO/TKO
NO CONTEST
Antonio Carlos Junior
Dec 10, 2015
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Could Not Continue
Win
Antonio Carlos Junior
Jun 27, 2015
40
12
4
0
1
0
4
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Antonio Carlos Junior
Dec 20, 2014
12
62
1
4
1
0
1
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Antonio Carlos Junior
May 31, 2014
21
19
0
5
0
1
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Training: Hard work with my friends from American Top Team

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005 because I was very active. I started MMA three years ago.

What ranks and titles have you held? World Champion / Brazilian Champion / Pan American Champion at Jiu Jitsu, TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight winner

Do you have any heroes? Ayrton Senna

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes I did. I went to study physical education but I didn’t finish my studies.

What was your job before you started fighting? I never worked.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? TUF Brazil 3 participant
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Top five in BJJ super heavyweight

Favorite grappling technique: Take the back and submit

Favorite striking technique: Overhand
 
  • Team Wanderlei on TUF Brazil 3

 

  • Pro since 2013

 

  • Nine wins by submission (5 RNC, 2 arm triangle, armbar) – five in the first round

 

  • Has competed at heavyweight and light heavyweight

 

  • On five fight winning streak
 

Career

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