Roan Carneiro

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Roan Carneiro
Born (1978-06-02) June 2, 1978 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Jucão
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 74.5 inches (1.89 m)[1]
Fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia, United States[2]
Team American Top Team
Rank Third degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2000-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 20
By knockout 2
By submission 10
By decision 8
Losses 9
By knockout 2
By submission 4
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Roan Carneiro (born June 2, 1978) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2000, Carneiro has also formerly competed for DEEP, and was the winner of the Battlegrounds MMA's one-night, eight-man, Middleweight tournament, in which Carneiro won three fights to win the championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Carneiro began fighting in MMA professionally in 2000 at the age of 22 in his native Brazil. One of his earliest losses was to future longtime UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. He amassed a record of 10-6 before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In April 2007, Carneiro debuted with the UFC. He faced Rich Clementi in his debut and won the fight via unanimous decision.

Carneiro then faced Jon Fitch at UFC Fight Night 10. He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

In his third UFC fight, Carneiro faced Tony DeSouza at UFC 79 on December 29, 2007. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Carneiro next faced Kevin Burns at UFC 85 on June 7, 2008. He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

For his fifth UFC fight, Carneiro faced Ryo Chonan at UFC 88 on September 6, 2008. He lost the fight via split decision. Following this loss, he was released from his contract.

Battleground MMA[edit]

After fighting sporadically for independent promotions between 2009 to 2013, Carneiro signed to compete in a one-night, eight-man tournament for BattleGrounds MMA on October 3, 2014.[4] In the quarterfinals, he defeated Randall Wallace by submission in the first round. In the semifinals, he defeated Trey Houston by TKO in the second round. In the finals, Carneiro defeated Brock Larson by unanimous decision to be crowned the tournament champion.

UFC return[edit]

In December 2014, it was announced that Carneiro had been resigned with the UFC. In his return fight, Carneiro faced Mark Muñoz on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184.[5] He won the fight via technical submission from a rear-naked choke in the first round.


Carneiro had an acting role as fictional MMA fighter Marco Santos in the MMA movie Warrior.[6]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • BattleGrounds MMA
    • BattleGrounds MMA Tournament Champion

Brazilian jiu-jitsu[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Brazilian Trials Winner[7]
  • Pan American Champion
  • Rio de Janeiro State Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–9 Mark Muñoz Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 184 February 28, 2015 1 1:40 Los Angeles, California, United States Return to Middleweight.
Win 19–9 Brock Larson Decision (unanimous) BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E. October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Welterweight Tournament Final.
Win 18–9 Trey Houston TKO (punches) BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E. October 4, 2014 2 2:11 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 17–9 Randall Wallace Submission (straight armbar) BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E. October 4, 2014 1 3:29 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 16–9 Sean Huffman Submission (rear-naked choke) Wild Bill's Fight Night 60 October 18, 2013 1 1:59 Duluth, Georgia, United States Catchweight bout (180 lb.)
Win 15–9 Jung Hwan Cha Technical Submission (armbar) Road FC 7: Recharged March 24, 2012 1 4:41 Seoul, South Korea Catchweight bout (176 lb.)
Loss 14–9 Tommy Depret Submission (armbar) United Glory 13 March 19, 2011 1 2:36 Charleroi, Belgium Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 14–8 Luis Ramos Decision (unanimous) United Glory 12 October 16, 2010 3 5:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 13–8 Jorge Patino Decision (unanimous) Shine Fights 2: ATT vs. The World September 4, 2009 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 12–8 Ryo Chonan Decision (split) UFC 88 September 6, 2008 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 12–7 Kevin Burns Submission (triangle choke) UFC 85 June 7, 2008 2 2:53 London, England
Win 12–6 Tony DeSouza TKO (punches) UFC 79 December 29, 2007 2 3:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–6 Jon Fitch Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher June 12, 2007 2 1:07 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 11–5 Rich Clementi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard April 5, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–5 Fabio Negao Decision (unanimous) Cla Fighting Championships 1 November 23, 2006 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–4 Yoshitomo Watanabe Submission (arm-triangle choke) Show Fight 5 November 9, 2006 1 1:36 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–4 Daisuke Ishii Decision (unanimous) DEEP: 25 Impact August 4, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–4 Leonardo Lucio Nascimento TKO (corner stoppage) WCFC: No Guts No Glory March 18, 2006 1 5:00 Manchester, England Middleweight Tournament Final.
Win 8–3 Matt Horwich Decision (split) WCFC: No Guts No Glory March 18, 2006 3 5:00 Manchester, England Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 7–3 Gregory Bouchelaghem Decision (unanimous) WCFC: No Guts No Glory March 18, 2006 3 5:00 Manchester, England Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 6–3 Claudio Mattos Submission Fight for Respect 1 October 15, 2005 N/A N/A Lisbon, Portugal
Loss 5–3 Ryo Chonan TKO (doctor stoppage) DEEP: 18th Impact February 12, 2005 3 2:15 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–2 Paul Jenkins Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Switzerland 2 September 4, 2004 1 N/A Zurich, Switzerland
Win 4–2 Rodrigo Ruas Decision (unanimous) Absolute FC: Brazil 1 August 28, 2004 3 5:00 Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Win 3–2 Adriano Verdelli Submission (anaconda choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 9 August 1, 2003 1 1:11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 2–2 Sebastian Borean Submission Argentina Fighting Championships 1 May 10, 2003 1 N/A Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 1–2 Carlos Esponja Submission (strikes) Meca World Vale Tudo 7 November 8, 2002 1 N/A Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 0–2 Anderson Silva Submission (punches) Meca World Vale Tudo 6 January 31, 2002 1 5:33 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 0–1 Marcelo Belmiro Decision (unanimous) Heroes 1 July 24, 2000 1 10:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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