Antônio Carlos Júnior

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Antônio Carlos, Jr.
Born Antônio Carlos Coelho de Figueiredo Barbosa Júnior
(1990-03-16) March 16, 1990 (age 28)
João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Other names Cara de Sapato (Shoe Face)
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Heavyweight
(205–265 Ib) (2013– 2014), Light Heavyweight
(185–205 Ib) (2014), Middleweight
(170–185 Ib) (2015-present)
Reach 79 in (201 cm)[1]
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , Boxing
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team American Top Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2] under Hélder "Bob Esponja" Medeiros[3]
Years active 2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 10
By submission 8
By decision 2
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 31, 2013
Antônio Carlos Júnior
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 California, USA      -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2010 California, USA      Absolute
Bronze medal – third place 2011 California, USA      -94kg
Bronze medal – third place 2012 California, USA      Absolute
Pan American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2012 California, USA      Absolute
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE      -100kg

Antônio "Cara de Sapato" Carlos Coelho de Figueiredo Barbosa Júnior[3] (born March 16, 1990), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2013, Cara de Sapato is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt.

A multiple champion in jiu jitsu, Carlos Júnior was World Cup Champion in 2006 (at blue junior) and 2x World Champion in 2010 (weight & absolute at brown belt).[3] He is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight tournament.[2] As of May 17th 2018, "Cara de Sapato" is ranked 12th middleweight contender according to the official UFC Rankings, tied with fellow Brazilian Thiago Santos.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

On February 26, 2014 it was revealed that Carlos Júnior was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.[5] Cara de Sapato defeated Guilherme Viana via TKO (punches) to move into the Ultimate Fighter house, and become an official cast member.[6]

Carlos Júnior was selected as the first pick (second overall) of coach Wanderlei Silva to be a part of Team Wanderlei. In his second Heavyweight fight of the season, Cara de Sapato was selected to fight Edgard Castaldelli Filho and won via knockout (punch) with only twelve seconds of fight in the first round.[7] He was then scheduled to face Marcos Rogério de Lima "Pezão" for a spot in the final against Vitor Miranda He defeated Lima by submission (rear-naked choke).[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Carlos Júnior made his promotional debut on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale against Vitor Miranda[9] to determine the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight Tournament. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Carlos Júnior made his light heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway.[11] He lost the one-sided fight by unanimous decision.[12] After the defeat, he decided to move to the middleweight division for his next fight.

Carlos Júnior faced Eddie Gordon in a middleweight bout on June 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 70[13] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[14]

Carlos Júnior faced Kevin Casey on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80.[15] The bout was deemed a No Contest just 11 seconds into the first round when Carlos Júnior accidentally poked Casey in both eyes and Casey was unable to continue.[16]

Carlos Júnior next faced Dan Kelly on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[17] He lost the bout via TKO in the third round.[18]

Carlos Júnior returned to face Leonardo Augusto Guimarães on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94.[19] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[20]

Carlos Júnior faced Marvin Vettori on December 30, 2016 at UFC 207.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

Carlos Júnior faced Eric Spicely on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[23] He won the fight by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.[24]

Carlos Júnior faced Jack Marshman on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119.[25] Carlos won the fight by submission due to a rear-naked choke in round one.[26]

Carlos Júnior faced Tim Boetsch on April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox 29.[27] He won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round one.[28]

Carlos Júnior was expected to face Derek Brunson on August 4, 2018 at UFC 227.[29] However, Brunson pulled out of the fight in early July citing an eye injury. Promotion officials have not announced whether or not Carlos Júnior would remain on the card against a replacement, or be rescheduled for a future event.[30]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–2 (1) Tim Boetsch Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 1 4:28 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 9–2 (1) Jack Marshman Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 1 4:30 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–2 (1) Eric Spicely Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 2 3:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 7–2 (1) Marvin Vettori Decision (unanimous) UFC 207 December 30, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–2 (1) Leonardo Augusto Guimarães Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 3 4:46 Hidalgo, Texas, United States Júnior was deducted one point in round 1 due to an illegal knee.
Loss 5–2 (1) Dan Kelly TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir March 20, 2016 3 1:36 Brisbane, Australia
NC 5–1 (1) Kevin Casey NC (accidental eye poke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 1 0:11 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Casey was rendered unable to continue after an accidental eye poke.
Win 5–1 Eddie Gordon Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero June 27, 2015 3 4:37 Hollywood, Florida, United States Middleweight debut.
Loss 4–1 Patrick Cummins Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 5:00 Barueri, Brazil Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 4–0 Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fight Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil Won The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 3–0 Ednaldo Novaes Submission (armbar) Champion Fights 2 October 26, 2013 1 4:16 Salvador, Brazil
Win 2–0 Gerônimo Oliveira Submission (arm-triangle choke) Imperium: MMA Pro 6 September 14, 2013 1 1:41 Feira de Santana, Brazil
Win 1–0 Celivaldo da Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) Nordeste MMA 1 July 20, 2013 1 1:02 Salvador, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Marcos Rogério de Lima Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 May 18, 2014 (airdate) 1 3:22 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 semifinal round.
Win 2–0 Edgard Castaldelli Filho KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 March 30, 2014 (airdate) 1 0:12 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 preliminary round.
Win 1–0 Guilherme Viana TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 March 9, 2014 (airdate) 1 2:32 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 elimination round.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC: Miocic vs. Maldonado Print Fight Card". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  2. ^ a b Damon Martin (June 1, 2014). "Antonio Carlos Jr. dominant in victory to claim 'TUF Brazil 3' crown". FOX Sports. 
  3. ^ a b c Gile Huni (July 18, 2012). "Antonio Carlos Junior aka "Cara de Sapato" on his funny nickname & training with the beasts at Check Mat". Bjj Eastern Europe. 
  4. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  5. ^ http://globoesporte.globo.com/lutas/tuf-brasil/noticia/2014/02/conheca-os-32-participantes-da-terceira-temporada-do-tuf-brasil.html
  6. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1986978-tuf-brazil-3-episode-1-results-and-recap-wanderlei-sonnen-evaluate-talent
  7. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/TUF-Brazil-3-Recap-Episode-4-65963
  8. ^ http://fightgameblog.com/2014/05/ultimate-fighter-brazil-3-episode-11-recap/
  9. ^ http://www.mmamania.com/2014/5/29/5762370/tuf-brazil-3-finale-fight-card-vitor-miranda-vs-antonio-carlos-jr
  10. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/06/tuf-brazil-3-finale-results-photos-antonio-carlos-jr-dominates-vitor-miranda
  11. ^ http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/10/1/6880359/patrick-cummins-meets-tuf-brazil-3-winner-antonio-carlos-junior-at
  12. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-12-20). "UFC Fight Night 58 results: Patrick Cummins dominates Antonio Carlos Junior". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  13. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-15). "Eddie Gordon, Antonio Carlos Junior set to fight at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  14. ^ Damon Martin (2015-06-27). "Antonio Carlos Junior submits Eddie Gordon in battle of 'Ultimate Fighter' winners". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  15. ^ Staff (2015-09-11). "Good vs. Akhmedov, Casey vs. Carlos Junior set for UFC Fight Night 80 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  16. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-12-10). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior ends in quick no-contest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  17. ^ Liam Ducey (19 January 2016). "UFC Brisbane gets four more fights". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Daniel Kelly mounts comeback, upsets Antonio Carlos Junior". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  19. ^ Marcelo Barone e Raphael Marinho (2016-07-19). "Shoe Face faces Leonardo Leleco card in the UFC in Texas (Brazilian Portuguese". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-09-17). "UFC Fight Night 94 results: Antonio Carlos Junior dominates Leonardo Augusto Leleco on ground for third-round tap". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  21. ^ Staff (2016-10-21). "Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207 lineup in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-30). "UFC 207 results: Antonio Carlos Junior edges Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision in foul-filled fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  23. ^ Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  24. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Antonio Carlos Junior taps out Eric Spicely in battle of grapplers". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-03. 
  25. ^ Josh Mantle (2017-08-17). "Jack Marshman versus Shoeface set for Sao Paulo". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  26. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Antonio Carlos Junior smothers, then chokes out Jack Marshman". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  27. ^ "Antônio Cara de Sapato enfrenta Tim Boetsch no UFC Glendale, em 14 de abril". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  28. ^ "Antonio Carlos Junior plans to use jiu-jitsu against Tim Boetsch, and can you blame him?". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  29. ^ "Carlos Junior faces Brunson in LA this August". UFC. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  30. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-07-05). "Derek Brunson out of UFC 227 bout vs. Antonio Carlos Jr. due to eye injury". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05. 

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