Carlo Prater

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Carlo Prater
Born Carlo Prater
(1981-06-25) June 25, 1981 (age 33)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Other names Neo
Residence Brasilia, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 73 in (190 cm)
Fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil
Team Prater MMA[1]
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Black belt in Luta Livre
Brown belt in Judo[2]
Years active 2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 46
Wins 31
By knockout 2
By submission 17
By decision 11
By disqualification 1
Losses 14
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 10
Draws 1
Amateur career
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Carlo Prater (born June 25, 1981) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2002, Prater has competed for the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, the MFC, Vale Tudo Japan, and the Palace Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Prater was raised along with his younger sister by parents who had been American missionaries in Brazil since the 1970's. Prater's father took a pulpit job in Connecticut, resulting in the family to move to the United States. Prater was enrolled in Tang Soon Do upon moving to the U.S. in 1987, which he continued training in for three years.[3] After his parents divorced, Prater moved with his father to Oklahoma in 1993 and began competing in wrestling. After viewing the first UFC events, Prater began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo while he was also wrestling. Having excelled, Prater was recruited by MMA fighter and grappler Jeff Lindsey before moving back to Brazil in 1998. Still in high school, Prater also began training in Luta Livre as well as boxing and kickboxing. In 2000, Prater went to Thailand where he began competing in Muay Thai before later transitioning to competing in professional mixed martial arts, moving to Texas to train with Yves Edwards.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Prater would make his debut as an amateur on March 28, 1998, when he faced David Hargrove at USWF 8. He lost via first-round TKO.[5]

Prater made his professional debut in November 2002. Over the next year, he amassed an undefeated record of 10-0. He experienced his first professional loss to Drew Fickett in April 2004. During his early career, Prater collected a notable win when he submitted future WEC Welterweight Champion and UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit by triangle choke.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

In early 2008, Prater again faced Carlos Condit at WEC 32,[6] when Condit was the WEC welterweight champion. In the rematch, Condit won via submission in the first round.

Prater then faced fellow former title challenger Brock Larson at WEC 35.[7] He lost the fight via first-round TKO, and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Strikeforce[edit]

Prater made his Strikeforce debut against Bryan Travers at Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy.[8] He won the fight via technical submission in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Prater made his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 142. He stepped in as a replacement for Siyar Bahadurzada against fellow Brazilian Erick Silva.[9] Prater looked to have originally lost the bout via TKO due to punches at 0:29 seconds in first round. However, Silva was disqualified for landing illegal punches to the back of Prater's head.

Prater faced Canadian TJ Grant on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[10] Grant defeated Prater via unanimous decision.

Prater lost to Marcus LeVesseur on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5 via split decision.[11] After this loss, he was subsequently released from the promotion.[12]

Legacy FC[edit]

Prater made his LFC debut on July 22, 2011, when he faced Cameron Dollar at LFC 7. He won the fight via second-round kimura submission.[13] Following a short stint in the UFC, Prater returned to face Carlos Diego Ferreira at LFC 20 on May 31, 2013.[14] Prater lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Prater is married and has a son.[16]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Palace Fighting Championship
    • PFC World Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 31–14–1 Carlos Diego Ferreira Decision (unanimous) Legacy FC 20: Prater vs. Ferreira May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Corpus Christi, Texas United States
Win 31–13–1 Sebastian Latorre Submission (kimura) Fight Now Championship Jan 25, 2013 1 ? Maceio, Brazil
Loss 30–13–1 Kuniyoshi Hironaka Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan 2012 December 24, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 30–12–1 Marcus LeVesseur Decision (Split) UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot Oct 5, 2012 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 30–11–1 TJ Grant Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Return to Lightweight
Win 30–10–1 Erick Silva DQ (punches to back of head) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 1 0:29 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Welterweight bout
Win 29–10–1 Gleristone Santos Submission (arm-triangle choke) Capital Fight 4 September 6, 2011 2 4:58 Brasília, Brazil
Win 28–10–1 Cameron Dollar Submission (kimura) Legacy FC 7: Prater vs. Dollar July 22, 2011 2 1:53 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 27–10–1 Henrique Mello Submission (rear-naked choke) International Fighter Championship April 29, 2011 1 0:50 Recife, Brazil Lightweight bout
Win 26–10–1 Bryan Travers Technical submission (inverted anaconda choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy February 18, 2011 1 0:38 Cedar Park, Texas, United States Catchweight bout (160 lb)
Loss 25–10–1 Reza Madadi Decision (unanimous) Superior Challenge 6 October 29, 2010 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden Prater came in 15 lbs overweight
Loss 25–9–1 Drew Fickett Submission (rear-naked choke) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 1 2:02 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Tournament Final
Win 25–8–1 Charlie Brown Decision (majority) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 2 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Replaced injured Crunkilton in Tournament
Loss 24–8–1 Richard Crunkilton Decision (split) Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix September 10, 2010 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 24–7–1 Antonio McKee Decision (unanimous) MFC 22 October 2, 2009 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Non-title bout; Prater failed to make weight.
Win 24–6–1 Dominique Robinson Decision (unanimous) PFC 13: Validation May 8, 2009 5 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States Won vacant PFC World Lightweight Championship
Loss 23–6–1 Brock Larson TKO (punches) WEC 35 August 3, 2008 1 0:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23–5–1 Garett Davis Decision (unanimous) Raw Combat: Resurrection June 20, 2008 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 22–5–1 Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) UWC: Invasion April 26, 2008 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 21–5–1 Carlos Condit Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 1 3:48 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States For WEC Welterweight Championship
Win 21–4–1 Keith Wisniewski Decision (split) Art of War 3 September 1, 2007 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 20–4–1 Anthony Lapsley Decision (unanimous) Art of War 1 March 9, 2007 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 19–4–1 Marlon Mathias TKO (stomps) Storm Samurai 12 November 25, 2006 1 4:55 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Loss 18–4–1 Derrick Noble Decision (unanimous) Mix FC: Boardwalk Blitz March 4, 2006 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 18–3–1 Pat Healy Submission (arm-triangle choke) Euphoria: USA vs. Japan November 5, 2005 2 3:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 17–3–1 Adam Arredondo Submission (rear-naked choke) IFC: Rumble on the Rio 2 October 15, 2005 1 3:03 McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss 16–3–1 Keith Wisniewski Decision (unanimous) FFC 15: Fiesta Las Vegas September 14, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–2–1 Claudionor Fontinelle Submission (anaconda choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 12 July 9, 2005 1 3:52 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–2–1 Mikey Gomez Decision (unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 11 February 12, 2005 2 5:00 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 14–2–1 Keith Wisniewski Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Fighting Championships 13 December 10, 2004 3 5:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 14–1–1 Thomas Schulte Decision (unanimous) Fightworld 3 November 27, 2004 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 13–1–1 Efrain Ruiz Decision (unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 10 October 30, 2004 2 5:00 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 12–1–1 Carlos Condit Submission (triangle choke) Fightworld 2 September 11, 2004 1 2:51 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 11–1–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Fighting Championships 9 May 14, 2004 3 5:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Loss 10–1–1 Drew Fickett Submission (guillotine choke) Rage on the River April 17, 2004 3 2:25 Redding, California, United States
Draw 10–0–1 Sauli Heilimo Draw Absolute Fighting Championships 7 February 27, 2004 2 5:00 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 10–0 Melvin Guillard Submission (guillotine choke) Freestyle Fighting Championships 7 December 19, 2003 1 2:32 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 9–0 Andrew Chappelle Decision IFC: Rumble on the Rio December 6, 2003 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 8–0 Chris Mills Submission (guillotine choke) Reality Fighting Championships 2 May 10, 2003 1 1:04 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–0 Lee King Submission (armbar) Renegades Extreme Fighting April 18, 2003 1 N/A Houston, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Adam Arredondo TKO (injury) Renegades Extreme Fighting April 18, 2003 1 0:17 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Lee King Submission (guillotine choke) Renegades Extreme Fighting February 1, 2003 1 1:04 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Jeremiah O'Neal Submission (armbar) Renegades Extreme Fighting February 1, 2003 1 1:22 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Teo Baumgardner Submission (guillotine choke) Reality Fighting Championships 1 January 25, 2003 1 4:22 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2–0 Andrew Chappelle Submission (rear-naked choke) Talon Challenge 3 November 1, 2002 N/A N/A Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Frank Alcala Submission (armbar) Talon Challenge 3 November 1, 2002 N/A N/A Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 David Hargrove TKO (punches) Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 8 March 28, 1998 1 1:40 Texas, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Carlo-Prater-6767
  2. ^ http://www.rankmma.com/fighter/Carlo-Prater
  3. ^ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/437453/Carlo-Praters-long-amazing-trips-from-Brazil-to-USA-to-Thailand-and-back/
  4. ^ http://www.txmma.com/legacy-fc-20-pre-fight-interview-carlo-prater/
  5. ^ Staff (March 28, 1998). "USWF 8: Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 8 Results". sherdog.com. 
  6. ^ "Report: Carlos Condit vs. Carlo Prater Rematch in February". mmajunkie.com. December 7, 2007. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Chris Cosme (June 28, 2008). "Brock Larson vs Carlo Prater WEC 35 fight set for August 3". mmamania.com. 
  8. ^ Staff (January 25, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 14 adds Prater vs. Travers, Apple vs. Larson". mmajunkie.com. 
  9. ^ "Erick Silva Gets New Opponent for UFC Rio 142". mmaweekly.com. December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "T.J. Grant vs. Carlo Prater Added to UFC on Fuel 3". mmaweekly.com. February 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Prater-LeVesseur added to UFC on FX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ Mookie Alexander (October 11, 2012). "UFC releases Carlo Prater, Rich Attonito". bloodyelbow.com. 
  13. ^ Staff (September 15, 2011). "HDNet Fights Video Vault: Carlo Prater vs. Cameron Dollar at Legacy Fighting 7". mmajunkie.com. 
  14. ^ Staff (March 30, 2013). "Legacy FC 20 adds Carlo Prater vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira main event". mmajunkie.com. 
  15. ^ Trula Howe (June 1, 2013). "Carlos Diego Ferreira Upsets Carlo Prater; Damacio Page Blasts Patrick Ybarra at LFC 20". sherdog.com. 
  16. ^ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/437453/Carlo-Praters-long-amazing-trips-from-Brazil-to-USA-to-Thailand-and-back/

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