May 27, 1981 |
San Jose, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||64.5 in (164 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Francisco, California|
|Team||Fight and Fitness|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Since turning professional in 2006, Cariaso has competed in several organizations, obtaining wins in large MMA promotions such as Strikeforce and EliteXC, with all of his fights taking place in his native Northern California.
ISCF - International Sport Combat Federation
Cariaso won the ISCF Bantamweight Title on October 24th, 2009 when he defeated Rolando Velasco by TKO at 3:17 of round 2 due to strikes.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Cariaso was expected to face Norifumi Yamamoto on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130. However, Yamamoto was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Michael McDonald. Cariaso lost a hard fought split decision to McDonald in a closely contested fight.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||15 wins||5 losses|
|Win||15–5||Iliarde Santos||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields||9 October 2013||2||4:31||Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||14–5||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold||18 May 2013||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Loss||14–4||John Moraga||Submission (front choke)||UFC 155||29 December 2012||3||1:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–3||Josh Ferguson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman||11 July 2012||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States||Flyweight debut|
|Win||13–3||Takeya Mizugaki||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 144||26 February 2012||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||12–3||Vaughan Lee||Decision (split)||UFC 138||5 November 2011||3||5:00||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom|
|Loss||11–3||Michael McDonald||Decision (split)||UFC 130||28 May 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Will Campuzano||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight For The Troops 2||22 January 2011||3||5:00||Fort Hood, Texas, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Renan Barão||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 53||16 December 2010||1||3:47||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Win||10–1||Rafael Rebello||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 49||20 June 2010||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||9–1||Rolando Velasco||TKO (punches)||LTD: Rumble in Richmond||24 October 2009||2||3:17||Richmond, California, United States||Won ISCF World Title|
|Win||8–1||Alvin Cacdac||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WCSC: The Awakening||30 May 2009||1||3:56||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Win||7–1||Anthony Figueroa||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson||17 June 2008||2||4:34||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Mark Oshiro||TKO (punches)||ShoXC 5||21 March 2008||1||2:38||Friant, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Rick McCorkell||Decision (unanimous)||ShoXC 3||26 October 2007||3||5:00||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Anthony Figueroa||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni||22 June 2007||3||3:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||David Barrios||KO (head kick)||CCFC: Total Elimination||12 May 2007||2||1:34||Santa Rosa, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Andrew Valladerez||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Young Guns||10 February 2007||3||3:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Walt Hughes||Decision (unanimous)||Warrior Cup 1||12 August 2006||3||5:00||Stockton, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ralph Alvarado||Decision (unanimous)||ICFO 1: Stockton||13 May 2006||3||5:00||Stockton, California, United States|
- "Newcomer Chris Cariaso meets Rafael Rebello on WEC 49 preliminary card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- "Renan Barão returns to the cage at WEC 53". tatame.com. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Will Campuzano meets Chris Cariaso at UFC Fight Night 23". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2011.
- "UFC 130: Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto vs Chris Cariaso booked for May 28". mmamania.com. March 12, 2011.
- "McDonald replaces injured "Kid" Yamamoto, meets Cariaso at UFC 130". mmajunkie.com. April 28, 2011.
- "UFC newcomer Vaughan Lee meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 138". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- "Takeya Mizugaki Meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 144". mmaweekly.com. 2011-11-21.
- "Chris Cariaso, Josh Ferguson Drop to Flyweight, Meet at UFC on Fuel TV". heavy.com. May 13, 2012.
- "John Moraga vs. Chris Cariaso slotted for UFC 155 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- John Petit (August 20, 2013). "Iliarde Santos Vs Chris Cariaso Signed For UFC Fight Night 29". fighters.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- Staff. "Kyoji Horiguchi drops to flyweight, meets Chris Cariaso at UFC 169". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16.