July 1, 1985 |
|Other names||The Terminator|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st)|
Light Heavyweight (2010–2011)
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||London, England|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Vemola made his professional MMA debut in 2008. Since entering the sport, Vemola has quickly earned a reputation for his aggressive fighting style and raw physical strength, and he won his first seven professional fights all via opening round stoppages in shows held in England by the Cage Fighters Championships and Ultimate Challenge MMA organizations.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Following his first professional loss, Vemola decided to drop down to the Light Heavyweight division. He faced Seth Petruzelli on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122 and won the fight via TKO in the first round, picking up his first victory in the UFC, becoming the first man to defeat Petruzelli by strikes, and also earning Knockout of the Night Honors.
Vemola was expected to face Stephan Bonnar on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5. However, an injury has forced Bonnar to withdraw from the bout. Newcomer Ronny Markes stepped in for the injured Bonnar to face Vemola. Vemola lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards).
Vemola was expected to face former WEC Middleweight Champion Chris Leben on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155. However, Vemola was forced out of the bout and replaced by promotional newcomer Derek Brunson.
Vemola faced Caio Magalhaes on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10. Despite a dominant first round, Vemola lost the fight via rear naked choke submission in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Ultimate Challenge MMA
In his first fight after being released by the UFC, Karlos Vemola won the UCMMA Middleweight Champion by defeating then-champion Denniston Sutherland via unanimous decision on August 3rd, 2013.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Knockout of the Night (One time)
- Cage Fighters Championship
- CFC Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Five successful title defenses
- Ultimate Challenge MMA
- Ultimate Challenge MMA Middleweight Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||12 wins||4 losses|
|Win||12-4||Tomáš Kužela||Submission (rear-naked choke)||GFC 26: Fight Night||December 7, 2013||1||4:11||Prague, Czech Republic||Won GFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||11-4||Petr Kníže||Submission (north-south choke)||MMAA Arena 2||November 10, 2013||3||3:24||Prague, Czech Republic||Won MMAA Middleweight Championship|
|Win||10-4||Denniston Sutherland||Decision (unanimous)||UCMMA 35||August 3, 2013||3||5:00||London, England||Won UCMMA Middleweight Championship|
|Loss||9-4||Caio Magalhaes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||2||2:49||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||9-3||Francis Carmont||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman||July 11, 2012||2||1:39||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||9-2||Mike Massenzio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller||May 5, 2012||2||1:07||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States||Middleweight debut|
|Loss||8-2||Ronny Markes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle||August 14, 2011||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||8-1||Seth Petruzelli||TKO (punches)||UFC 122||November 13, 2010||1||3:46||Oberhausen, Germany||Light Heavyweight debut, "Knockout of the Night"|
|Loss||7-1||Jon Madsen||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 116||July 3, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7-0||Peter Yendall||KO (punches)||UCMMA: Resurrection||February 6, 2010||1||0:49||London, England|
|Win||6-0||Stav Economou||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighters Championship 7||July 4, 2009||1||1:57||Essex, England||Defended CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||5-0||Ashley Pollard||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighters Championship 6||April 25, 2009||1||0:36||Essex, England||Defended CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||4-0||Markus Hipp||TKO (punches)||Cage Fighters Championship 5||March 7, 2009||1||0:15||England||Defended CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||3-0||Szilvester Silbont||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighters Championship 4||October 25, 2008||1||3:14||England||Defended CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||2-0||Bill Georgitsis||TKO (punches)||Cage Fighters Championship 3||May 18, 2008||1||0:05||Kent, England||Defended CFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||1-0||Patric Carroll||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighters Championship 2||February 24, 2008||1||0:44||England||Won CFC Heavyweight Championship|
- "UFC signs Czech heavyweight Karlos Vemola to face Jon Madsen at UFC 116". MMAjunkie.
- "Karlos Vemola drops to 205, meets Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122". MMAJunkie.com. 2010-09-04.
- "Cane-Vemola Slated for UFC 128". sherdog.com. December 29, 2010.
- "Karlos Vemola out, Luiz Cane without opponent for UFC 128". February 22, 2011.
- "Eliot Marshall returns, steps in to meet Luiz Cane at UFC 128". mmajunkie.com. February 23, 2010.
- "Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola targeted for UFC on Versus 5". mmajunkie.com. May 10, 2011.
- "Ronny Markes replaces injured Stephan Bonnar at UFC on Versus 5". mmainterplay.com. June 17, 2011.
- "UFC on Versus 5 Play-by-Play: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes". MMAweekly.com. 2011-08-14.
- "Ryan Jimmo vs. Karlos Vemola added to UFC on FX 1". mmajunkie.com. November 29, 2011.
- "Jimmo UFC Debut Postponed". topmmanews.com. January 13, 2012.
- "Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC on FOX 3 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. February 2, 2012.
- Erickson, Matt (2012-09-12). "Chris Leben returns in December, meets Karlos Vemola at UFC 155 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
- "Karlos Vemola out at UFC 155, Strikeforce vet Derek Brunson meets Chris Leben". mmajunkie.com. December 18, 2012.
- "Karlos Vemola and Caio Magalhaes agree to meeting at UFC on FUEL TV 10". mmamania.com. March 11, 2013.
- Professional MMA record for Karlos Vemola from Sherdog
- Official UFC Profile