May 30, 1979 |
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Ajax, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing|
|Fighting out of||Oshawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Team||Abe Ani Combat Club
Bruckmann Martial Arts
|Rank||‹See Tfm› black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
‹See Tfm› green belt in Judo
‹See Tfm› black belt in Shotokan
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Antonio Carvalho (born May 30, 1979) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in the featherweight division. He has fought for promotions such as the UFC Shooto, TKO Major League MMA, MFC, Ironheart Crown, Cage Force and Warrior-1 MMA. He holds a notable victory over Hatsu Hioki.
Mixed martial arts career
Carvalho made his professional MMA debut in September 2002. Over the next ten years, he fought in his native Canada and in Japan. He amassed a record of 13 wins and 4 losses before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In 2011, Antonio signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and was expected to make his debut at UFC 134 against newcomer Yuri Alcantara. However an injury during training forced him out of his planned UFC debut.
Carvalho was expected to face George Roop on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. However, Roop was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Daniel Pineda. Carvalho defeated Pineda via KO in 71 seconds.
World Series of Fighting
Carvalho will fight his first bout since leaving the UFC on February 12, 2015 at World Series of Fighting 18 in Edmonton, Alberta against Chris Gruetzemacher. 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||15–6||Darren Elkins||TKO (punches)||UFC 158||March 16, 2013||1||3:06||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||15–5||Rodrigo Damm||Decision (split)||UFC 154||November 17, 2012||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||14–5||Daniel Pineda||KO (punches)||UFC 149||July 21, 2012||1||1:11||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||13–5||Felipe Arantes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 142||January 14, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–4||Doug Evans||Decision (unanimous)||Score Fighting Series||June 10, 2011||3||5:00||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||12–4||Juan Barrantes||KO (punch)||Warrior-1 MMA: Judgement Day||June 19, 2010||1||2:00||Laval, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||11–4||Eddie Fyvie||Decision (unanimous)||Warrior-1 MMA: Bad Blood||March 20, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Featherweight debut|
|Loss||10–4||Yuji Hoshino||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Force||June 22, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10–3||Hiroyuki Takaya||TKO (knees and punches)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6||November 8, 2007||3||1:58||Tokyo, Japan||148 lb Catchweight bout|
|Win||10–2||Hatsu Hioki||Decision (split)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 3||May 18, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||9–2||Takeshi Inoue||TKO (punches)||Shooto: The Devilock||May 12, 2006||1||3:06||Tokyo, Japan||For Shooto Lightweight Championship|
|Win||9–1||Rumina Sato||TKO (punches)||Shooto: The Victory of the Truth||February 17, 2006||2||0:49||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–1||Jeff Curran||Decision (majority)||Ironheart Crown||November 29, 2005||3||5:00||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||8–0||Takeshi Inoue||Decision (majority)||Shooto: Alive Road||August 20, 2005||3||5:00||Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Win||7–0||Tommy Lee||Submission (triangle choke)||WFF 8: Dominance||March 26, 2005||1||2:02||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||6–0||Christian Allen||TKO (punches)||IHC 7: The Crucible||June 5, 2004||2||3:55||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||5–0||John Louro||Submission (bulldog choke)||World Freestyle Fighting 6||May 14, 2004||1||2:45||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Eric Davidson||TKO (punch)||Ultimate Generation Combat 7||March 6, 2004||1||0:45||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Phillipe Lagace||TKO (punches)||TKO Major League MMA||September 6, 2003||2||3:10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Brian Geraghty||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 10||March 22, 2003||2||0:35||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||1–0||Luke Boutin||Submission (triangle choke)||Maximum Fighting Championship||September 21, 2002||1||1:29||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
- "Canadian featherweight Antonio Carvalho to make UFC debut in Brazil". winnipegfreepress.com. November 16, 2011.
- "George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho in the works for UFC 149 in Calgary". mmajunkie.com. April 10, 2012.
- "George Roop out, Daniel Pineda meets Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149". mmajunkie.com. June 26, 2012.
- "Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho set for UFC 154 in Montreal". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
- Staff (January 21, 2013). "UFC 158 Fight Card Adds Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins". MMAWeekly.com.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (May 7, 2013). "Pablo Garza and Antonio Carvalho confirm UFC releases". mmajunkie.com.
- Top MMA News (January 8, 2015). "WSOF Announces Main Card Matchups for Edmonton Feb 12 Fights". TopMMANews.com.