May 9, 1978 |
Hampton Roads, Virginia
|Other names||The Juggernaut|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|Team||Carlson Gracie Team Virginia Beach|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Antwain Britt (born May 9, 1978) is an American professional mixed martial artist who last competed in Strikeforce's Middleweight division. While perhaps best known for his stint with the Strikeforce organization, he also fought in YAMMA Pit Fighting, and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 8.
Britt was born and raised in the Hampton Roads of Virginia, but also lived in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia where he was an All-State football player and wrestler and then continued his wrestling career at Old Dominion University. After college, Britt was out of shape and began training in mixed martial arts as a way to lose weight.
Mixed martial arts career
He made his debut in the Heavyweight division but after a few fights dropped to Light Heavyweight. He was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 8, winning by majority decision over Ryan Jimmo, but was replaced by Eliot Marshall due to sustaining a broken hand in the fight. After beating UFC veteran Antonio Mendes at Shine Fights 1: Genesis, Antwain took part in VFC: A Night Of Vengeance grand prix tournament. He beat another UFC veteran in Carmelo Marrero, and also beat Rich Hale but in the finals he lost to Rodney Wallace.
Britt next fight came against Rafael Cavalcante. The winner of the bout between Britt-Cavalcante will become the number one contender to the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship against Muhammed Lawal. Britt lost via KO (punches) at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery.
His next fight was to come against Ovince St. Preux at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro. Britt lost by unanimous decision. On November 18, 2011 Britt made his Middleweight debut as the headliner for Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers. Britt lost this fight by KO 28 seconds into the first round. This was Britt's third loss in a row and only the second time in his career that he had been knocked out.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||11–6||Lumumba Sayers||KO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers||November 18, 2011||1||0:28||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Middleweight debut|
|Loss||11–5||Ovince St. Preux||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro||November 19, 2010||3||5:00||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Rafael Cavalcante||KO (punches)||Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery||May 15, 2010||1||3:45||St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title eliminator.|
|Win||11–3||Scott Lighty||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Strikeforce: Evolution||December 19, 2009||1||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Rodney Wallace||Submission (armbar)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||1||3:59||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||10–2||Rich Hale||Decision (majority)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||2||5:00||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||9–2||Carmelo Marrero||Decision (unanimous)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||2||5:00||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||8–2||Antonio Mendes||TKO (punches)||Shine Fights 1: Genesis||May 9, 2009||1||0:08||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Jamal Patterson||Submission (guillotine choke)||UWC 5: Man O' War||February 21, 2009||1||0:44||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Win||7–1||Robert Turner||TKO (punches)||Cagefest Xtreme: Evolution||November 15, 2008||2||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Win||6–1||Terry Cohens||TKO (punches)||UWC 4: Confrontation||October 11, 2008||1||0:31||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Win||5–1||Wayne Cole||TKO||C3 Fights: Showdown 2||August 16, 2008||1||0:51||Cherokee, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Bryan Vetell||Decision (unanimous)||YAMMA Pit Fighting||April 11, 2008||1||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–0||Isaiah Larson||TKO||Smash MMA||November 30, 2007||1||Virginia, United States|
|Win||3–0||Sam Holloway||KO||Wild Bill's: Fight Night 12||November 2, 2007||1||1:23||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||2–0||Patrick Barrantine||KO (punches)||MMAC: The Revolution||May 12, 2007||1||1:12||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Win||1–0||Soloman Sands||KO (punches)||Combat Sports Challenge||March 24, 2007||1||0:43||Virginia, United States|
Professional Boxing record
|Win||1-0||Antonio King||KO||September 8, 2010||1||-||Virginia Beach, Virginia|
- "Antwain Britt swiftly KOs UFC vet Antonio Mendes at Shine Fights".
- "Antwain Britt vs. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante Set for May 15 Strikeforce on Showtime".
- Tristen Critchfield (19 November 2011). "Sayers Ruins Britt’s Middleweight Debut at Strikeforce Challengers 20". Retrieved 3 February 2012.