Antônio Braga Neto
|Antônio Braga Neto|
|Born||October 29, 1987|
Águia Branca, Espírito Santo, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Division||Welterweight (current) |
Light Heavyweight (2006-2009)
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Singapore|
|Team||Gracie Morumbi (2012)|
Evolve MMA (2010-present)
Gracie Fusion (2006-present)
Team Brasa (2008)
Gracie Barra Cerritos (2009-2012)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto "Gordo" Correa|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Men's Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|2008 Long Beach, California||-100 kg|
|2011 Long Beach, California||+100 kg|
|Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|2009 Long Beach, California||-100 kg|
|2009 Long Beach, California||Absolute|
|2010 Long Beach, California||-100 kg|
|2011 Long Beach, California||+100 kg|
Antônio Braga Neto (born October 29, 1987) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and grappler currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a gold medalist in both the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Pan American Championship.
Mixed martial arts career
A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion under Roberto "Gordo" Correa, Neto currently trains out of Evolve MMA in Brazil and Singapore.
Neto made his professional MMA debut in October 2006 in his native Brazil. He was undefeated for the first five fights of his career, with only one fight going to a decision.
In 2009, Neto signed with the Chinese organization Art of War Fighting Championship. He made his debut against Dutch fighter Rodney Glunder; the fight was cut short when a takedown from Neto sent Glunder through the ring ropes onto the floor and some tools and electrical equipment. Glunder suffered injuries to his back and was taken away from the ring on a stretcher by ringside physicians and doctors. Neto competed in the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, losing to veteran grappler and current UFC fighter Sergio Moraes in his ADCC debut.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In April 2013, Neto signed a three fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum against former Strikeforce fighter Anthony Smith. He won the fight in quick fashion, finishing via a kneebar submission at 1:52 of the first round.
Neto was scheduled to face Andrew Sanchez on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135. However, Neto was removed from the bout on August 2 for undisclosed personal issues and replaced by Markus Perez Echeimberg.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9–3 (1)||Trevin Giles||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||December 9, 2017||3||2:27||Fresno, California, United States|
|Loss||9–2 (1)||Clint Hester||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28, 2014||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–1 (1)||Anthony Smith||Submission (kneebar)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||1||1:52||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||8–1 (1)||Brock Larson||Submission (kneebar)||MMA Against Dengue 2||March 4, 2012||1||1:04||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7–1 (1)||Maiquel Falcão||Submission (kimura)||Amazon Forest Combat 1||September 14, 2011||2||4:26||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||6–1 (1)||Douglas Cristian||Submission (verbal)||Top Fighter MMA||March 6, 2010||2||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|NC||5–1 (1)||Rodney Glunder||No Contest||Art of War 14||September 26, 2009||1||0:24||Macau, China|
|Loss||5–1||Ryo Kawamura||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku First Battle||March 5, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–0||Fabiano Astorino||Submission (kimura)||Fury FC 5: Final Conflict||December 6, 2007||1||2:25||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Renato Matos||TKO (punches)||Detonaco Fight Championship||November 20, 2007||1||4:55||Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Cezar Ferreira||Decision (unanimous)||XFC: Brazil||April 29, 2007||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Eduardo Camilo||Submission (armbar)||XFC: Brazil||April 29, 2007||1||1:46||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Lolito Lolito||Submission (armbar)||Top Fighter MMA 2||October 25, 2006||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Swanson vs. Stephens". UFC.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
- "Antonio Braga Neto". BBJ Heroes. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Bicampeão mundial de Jiu-Jitsu, Braga Neto assina com o UFC 1 April 2013 "Antônio Braga Neto recebeu a notícia que qualquer lutador sonha. No domingo, foi comunicado que era o novo contratado do Ultimate Fighting Championship."
- "Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Braga Neto joins UFC Fight Night 31 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- Staff. "Brian Houston in for Antonio Braga Neto vs. Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 31". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- Jacob Cooper (2014-04-23). "Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto added to UFC Fight Night 44". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-04-24). "UFC on Fox 16 Update: Zak Cummings agrees to bout with Antonio Braga Neto". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
- Staff (2015-07-09). "Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- Guilherme Cruz (2015-07-04). "Injuries, poker and UFC fights: Three years later, where's Antonio Braga Neto?". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2015-09-29). "Five bouts set for Fresno card". newslocker.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Trevin Giles' boxing on point for third-round TKO of Antonio Braga Neto". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
- DNA, MMA. "TUF 23 winnaar Andrew Sanchez treft Antonio Braga Neto tijdens UFC Lincoln". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-08-02). "Markus Perez replaces Antonio Braga Neto against Andrew Sanchez at UFC Lincoln". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-02. (in Dutch)