June 25, 1981
Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Brasilia, Brazil|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Black belt in Luta Livre
Brown belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
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. 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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
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
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. 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 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. Following a short stint in the UFC, Prater returned to face Carlos Diego Ferreira at LFC 20 on May 31, 2013. Prater lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Prater is married and has a son.
Championships and accomplishments
- Palace Fighting Championship
- PFC World Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|46 matches||31 wins||14 losses|
|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
|Professional record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||David Hargrove||TKO (punches)||Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 8||March 28, 1998||1||1:40||Texas, United States|
- Staff (March 28, 1998). "USWF 8: Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 8 Results". sherdog.com.
- "Report: Carlos Condit vs. Carlo Prater Rematch in February". mmajunkie.com. December 7, 2007. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
- Chris Cosme (June 28, 2008). "Brock Larson vs Carlo Prater WEC 35 fight set for August 3". mmamania.com.
- Staff (January 25, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 14 adds Prater vs. Travers, Apple vs. Larson". mmajunkie.com.
- "Erick Silva Gets New Opponent for UFC Rio 142". mmaweekly.com. December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
- "T.J. Grant vs. Carlo Prater Added to UFC on Fuel 3". mmaweekly.com. February 22, 2012.
- "Prater-LeVesseur added to UFC on FX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 1, 2012.
- Mookie Alexander (October 11, 2012). "UFC releases Carlo Prater, Rich Attonito". bloodyelbow.com.
- Staff (September 15, 2011). "HDNet Fights Video Vault: Carlo Prater vs. Cameron Dollar at Legacy Fighting 7". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (March 30, 2013). "Legacy FC 20 adds Carlo Prater vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira main event". mmajunkie.com.
- Trula Howe (June 1, 2013). "Carlos Diego Ferreira Upsets Carlo Prater; Damacio Page Blasts Patrick Ybarra at LFC 20". sherdog.com.