|Born||Carlos Enrique Valencia
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Los Angeles, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Ontario, California|
|Team||Valencia Freestyle Fighting|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Carlos Enrique Valencia (born October 31, 1974) is an American mixed martial artist. He has fought for the WEC and UFC in their Bantamweight divisions, and is the former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.
Valencia grew up in Rosemead, California as the son of a machinist for an aerospace company and a stay-at-home mother. He has three brothers, two older and one younger. He attended Mark Keppel High in Monterey Park, California. He took sixth in the state championships in his senior year. After high school, he went on to East Los Angeles College where he won a junior college state championship. He moved on to Fresno State where he had a successful career on the Bulldogs wrestling team. He graduated from Fresno State in 1995.
Mixed martial arts career
Valencia made his WEC debut on March 24, 2007 at WEC 26 and was victorious over Antonio Banuelos via KO. Valencia defeated Ian McCall at WEC 31 via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:19 of the first round. He most recently defeated Coty Wheeler on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After the loss, Valencia was released from the promotion.
Valencia and his wife Cris have three children.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||12–7||Ivan Menjivar||TKO (elbow and punches)||UFC 129||April 30, 2011||1||1:30||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||12–6||Miguel Torres||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 51||September 30, 2010||2||2:25||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||12–5||Akitoshi Tamura||Decision (spilt)||WEC 46||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||11–5||Coty Wheeler||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||10–5||Seth Dikun||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 38||January 25, 2009||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Loss||9–5||Dominick Cruz||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 34||July 1, 2008||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Yoshiro Maeda||KO (kick to the body)||WEC 32||February 13, 2008||1||2:29||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||9–3||Ian McCall||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 31||December 12, 2007||1||3:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Brian Bowles||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 28||June 3, 2007||2||2:50||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–2||Antonio Banuelos||KO (punch)||WEC 26||March 24, 2007||1||3:12||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Drops to Bantamweight|
|Loss||7–2||Cub Swanson||TKO (punches)||KOTC: BOOYAA||October 13, 2006||1||4:52||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Urijah Faber||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Predator||May 13, 2006||1||3:09||Globe, Arizona, United States||For King of the Cage Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||7–0||Del Hawkins||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: The Return 2||March 25, 2006||1||2:04||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Bobby Gamboa||Decision||KOTC 33: After Shock||February 20, 2004||3||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Greg Mayer||Submission (heel hook)||KOTC 29: Renegades||September 5, 2003||2||1:43||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||David Velasquez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC 12: Cold Blood||February 9, 2002||1||4:43||San Jacinto, California, United States||Won KOTC Bantamweight (145 lb) Championship. Later vacates title.|
|Win||3–0||Bobby Gamboa||Submission (injury)||KOTC 11: Domination||September 29, 2001||1||0:41||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||David Velasquez||Decision (unanimous)||GC 2: Collision at Colusa||February 18, 2001||3||5:00||Colusa, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Octavio Moreles||Decision (unanimous)||CFF: Cobra Open||March 11, 2000||N/A||N/A||Anza, California, United States|
- "MMA: Fighting a family affair for Valencias". Ocregister.com. 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv. 2010-01-11.
- "Eddie Wineland vs. Charlie Valencia on tap for WEC 49 prelims". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
- "Charlie Valencia off WEC 49 with injury; Eddie Wineland awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia in the works for WEC 51 in September". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia in the works for UFC 129 in April". mmajunkie.com. January 7, 2011.