Antônio Braga Neto

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Antônio Braga Neto
Born (1987-10-29) October 29, 1987 (age 29)
Águia Branca, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Welterweight (current)
Light Heavyweight (2006-2009)
Heavyweight (2009-2010)
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
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
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 9
By knockout 1
By submission 7
By decision 1
Losses 2
By decision 2
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Antônio Braga Neto
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Long Beach, California -100 kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 Long Beach, California +100 kg
Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2009 Long Beach, California -100 kg
Gold medal – first place 2009 Long Beach, California Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2010 Long Beach, California -100 kg
Gold medal – first place 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[edit]

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion under Roberto "Gordo" Correa, Neto currently trains out of Evolve MMA in Brazil and Singapore.

Early career[edit]

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 2008, Neto made his debut in Japan when he signed with the Sengoku promotion. He faced Ryo Kawamura and lost by decision, the first loss of his professional career.

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[edit]

In April 2013, Neto signed a three fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[2] He made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum against former Strikeforce fighter Anthony Smith.[3][4] He won the fight in quick fashion, finishing via a kneebar submission at 1:52 of the first round.

Neto was expected to face Derek Brunson on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31.[5] However, Neto pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Brian Houston.[6]

Neto faced Clint Hester on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44.[7] He lost the back and forth fight via split decision.

Neto was expected to face Zak Cummings on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16.[8] However, Neto pulled out of the fight in early July and was replaced by promotional newcomer Dominique Steele.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 Drops to Middleweight
Win 6–1 (1) Douglas Cristian Submission (verbal) Top Fighter MMA March 6, 2010 2 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fought at Heavyweight
NC 5–1 (1) Rodney Glunder No Contest Art of War 14 September 26, 2009 1 0:24 Macau, China Fought at Heavyweight
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

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  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Swanson vs. Stephens". Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ 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."
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  5. ^ "Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Braga Neto joins UFC Fight Night 31 lineup". Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff. "Brian Houston in for Antonio Braga Neto vs. Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 31". Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  7. ^ Jacob Cooper (2014-04-23). "Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto added to UFC Fight Night 44". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  8. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-04-24). "UFC on Fox 16 Update: Zak Cummings agrees to bout with Antonio Braga Neto". Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  9. ^ Staff (2015-07-09). "Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16". Retrieved 2015-07-09. 

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