February 9, 1988 |
Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Newark, New Jersey|
|Team||Macaco Gold Team|
|Rank||Black Belt in Muay Thai
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Felipe Arantes (born February 9, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Arantes mostly fought in Brazil before signing with the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Background and early career
Arantes made his professional MMA debut in May 2008. He competed in events for smaller promotions in his native Brazil (Paranagua Fight, Samurai FC, Full Battle Heroes) and in the United States (Ultimate Warrior Challenge and Urban Conflict Championships) before signing with the UFC. Prior to his UFC debut he had amassed a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 2 No Contests.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Arantes officially signed with the UFC in July 2011. He made his promotional debut on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134 against Yuri Alcantara, replacing an injured Antonio Carvalho. He lost to Alcântara via unanimous decision.
Arantes was expected to face Sam Sicilia on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. However, Sicilia pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Kevin Souza. He lost the fight via split decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||16 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||16–7–1 (2)||Andre Fili||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–6–1 (2)||Maximo Blanco||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Loss||15–6–1 (2)||Kevin Souza||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader||September 4, 2013||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||15–5–1 (2)||Godofredo Pepey||TKO (elbows & punches)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||1||3:32||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Draw||14–5–1 (2)||Milton Vieira||Draw (split)||UFC 147||June 23, 2012||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||14–5 (2)||Antonio Carvalho||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 142||January 14, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5 (2)||Iuri Alcântara||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 134||August 27, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|NC||13–4 (2)||Andy Main||No Contest (illegal knee)||Urban Conflict Championships 4: Supremacy||April 11, 2011||1||4:38||Morristown, New Jersey, United States||Originally TKO win for Arantes; result overturned due to an illegal knee strike to a grounded opponent|
|Win||13–4 (1)||Marcelo Dutra||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Gold Fight 2||November 27, 2010||1||4:15||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||12–4 (1)||Cemir Jose da Silva||KO (head kick)||Barueri Combat||October 30, 2010||1||0:20||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||11–4 (1)||Jason McLean||Decision (unanimous)||Urban Conflict Championships 3: Renegades||September 10, 2010||3||5:00||Jersey City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–4 (1)||Sergio Soares||Decision (unanimous)||Super Challenge Pro||June 27, 2010||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||9–4 (1)||Arlinter Rodrigues||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ABC - Fight Festival 1||May 29, 2010||3||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||8–4 (1)||Rodrigo Caporal||Decision (unanimous)||Amerad Fighter 1||March 5, 2010||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||7–4 (1)||Francisco Robert||TKO (punches)||Full Heroes Battle 1||November 7, 2009||2||2:25||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|NC||6–4 (1)||Lester Caslow||No Contest (illegal equipment)||Respect Is Earned 3: Philly Biker Brawl||October 10, 2009||3||3:06||Oaks, Pennsylvania, United States||Overturned due to use of illegal equipment (pants) & suspicion of greasing by Arantes.|
|Loss||6–4||Freddy Assuncao||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge 7: Redemption||October 3, 2009||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Rony Jason||Submission (triangle choke)||Samurai Fight Combat||September 12, 2009||1||4:53||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||6–2||John Lineker||Submission (armbar)||Paranagua Fight 5||August 7, 2009||1||1:12||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Diego Santos||TKO (punches)||Paranagua Fight 4||April 19, 2009||1||2:03||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Rafael Miquelini||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Paranagua Fight 4||April 19, 2009||1||2:20||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Loss||3–2||Steve Deangelis||Decision (unanimous)||World Cagefighting Alliance: Pure Combat||February 6, 2009||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–1||Alexandre Pedroso||TKO (corner stoppage)||Paranagua Fight 3||November 11, 2008||1||1:37||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Felipe Alves||KO (punches & soccer kicks)||Paranagua Fight 2||September 5, 2009||1||0:26||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Adriano Tessaro||TKO (punches)||Beach Fight Festival||May 10, 2008||1||1:43||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Felipe Vidal||Submission (armbar)||Real Fight 5||April 13, 2008||1||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil|
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