Carey Vanier

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Carey Vanier
Born Carey D. Vanier Sr.
(1981-08-03) August 3, 1981 (age 35)
West Demerara, Guyana
Nationality Guyanese
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting[1]
Rank NJCAA Wrestling
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 11
By knockout 5
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By submission 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Carey D. Vanier Sr. (born August 3, 1981) is a Guyanese-American mixed martial arts fighter.[2] He previously fought for Bellator Fighting Championships in the lightweight division. He also took part in the season two tournament held by Bellator.

MMA career[edit]

He began wrestling at an early age and as a senior in high school, he finished sixth at the state wrestling finals. He enrolled at Ridgewater College where he was eventually named an All-American.

After obtaining an 8-2 record, Carey was signed onto the Bellator brand and will enter their second season lightweight tournament that started in April. Carey won his first fight against Joe Duarte via TKO in the third round. The win moved him onto the semi-final round where he lost to Toby Imada.

He fought and defeated UFC veteran, Rich Clementi, in a closely contested match, at Bellator 28. At one point in the second round, Vanier grabbed a hold of the fence to defend a takedown. In the third round he landed two illegal knee strikes to Clementi's face, however, the referee did not deduct a point for them. The win earned Vanier a spot in the fourth season lightweight tournament.

In October, Vanier moved to New Mexico and began training with Greg Jackson's team. His first fight as a part of his new team came at Bellator 36 against Lloyd Woodard. Vanier was defeated in the second round via TKO. The fight was a quarter-final fight in Bellator's season four lightweight tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Vanier was born in Hopetown Village, Guyana and moved to Minnesota at age 3 where he has lived ever since. After graduating from Ridgewater, he held off on fighting in order to support his young son, Carey Jr. He took a job at the local Best Buy and worked his way up the ranks until he was named store manager.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–6 David Michaud Submission (guillotine choke) Dakota FC 17 - Winter Brawl 2014 January 11, 2014 1 4:30 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Loss 11–5 Dakota Cochrane KO (elbow) Victory Fighting Championship 40 July 27, 2013 1 4:23 Ralston, Nebraska, United States
Win 11–4 Jordan Larson Submission (guillotine choke) CFX 33 - Minnesota vs. Japan April 28, 2012 3 2:14 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 10–4 Lloyd Woodard TKO (punches) Bellator 36 March 12, 2011 2 0:46 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 10–3 Rich Clementi Decision (split) Bellator 28 September 9, 2010 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States For spot in season 4 Lightweight Tournament
Loss 9–3 Toby Imada Submission (armbar) Bellator 17 May 6, 2010 2 3:33 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 9–2 Joe Duarte TKO (punches) Bellator 13 April 8, 2009 3 4:14 Hollywood, Florida, United States Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 8–2 Paul Mann TKO (punches) Shogun Fights 1 October 24, 2009 2 2:09 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win 7–2 Peter Grimes Decision (split) Cage Conflict Championships June 20, 2009 5 5:00 Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Win 6–2 Derek Abram Submission (armbar) Seconds Out February 13, 2009 2 1:26 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Win 5–2 Sam Keigley Submission (punches) Minnesota Combat Sports January 17, 2009 1 N/A St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 4–2 Jesse Anderson TKO (punches) Brutaal - Fight Night November 22, 2008 1 2:11 St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Win 3–2 Seko Tongiola TKO (punches) Brutaal - Fight Night October 3, 2008 1 0:57 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Loss 2–2 Marshall Martin Submission (triangle choke) Max Fights 2 January 26, 2008 1 0:59 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 2–1 Wes Ronchi Submission (choke) UCS - Battle on the Bay 9 November 30, 2007 2 N/A Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1–1 Logan Beckman TKO (punches) Twin Cities Throwdown 3 October 21, 2006 2 N/A Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Loss 0–1 Nik Lentz TKO (punches) Extreme Fighting Xtreme September 6, 2006 1 N/A Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Carey Vanier". Sherdog. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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