Antwain Britt

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Antwain Britt
Born (1978-05-09) May 9, 1978 (age 36)
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Other names The Juggernaut
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Fighting out of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Team Carlson Gracie Team Virginia Beach
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 11
By knockout 9
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 2
Other information
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.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[2] He beat another UFC veteran in Carmelo Marrero, and also beat Rich Hale but in the finals he lost to Rodney Wallace.

Strikeforce[edit]

Britt signed with Strikeforce in September 2009.[3] He currently trains with Carlson Gracie black belt Carlos Carvahlo. His Strikeforce debut came against Scott Lighty which Britt won by TKO.

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.[4]

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.[5] 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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1-0 Antonio King KO September 8, 2010 1 - Virginia Beach, Virginia

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