Caros Fodor

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Caros Fodor
Born (1984-01-07) January 7, 1984 (age 32)
Shoreline, Washington, United States
Other names The Future
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 72.0 in (183 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Kirkland, Washington, United States
Team AMC Pankration
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 10
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 5
By submission 2
By decision 3
Notable relatives Phoenix Jones (brother)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Caros Fodor (born January 7, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in ONE FC's lightweight division. He has also competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage.


Fodor is from Shoreline, Washington. His biological father was from the Caribbean while his biological mother was Caucasian. Fodor along with his brother were placed in foster care, raised by a single mother, and did not actually know that they were related until they were 10 years old. In total, Fodor has three biological siblings as well as three adopted siblings, and one of his adopted brothers Ben Fodor aka Phoenix Jones [2] is also a mixed martial artist. Fodor competed in high school wrestling during his senior year to help prepare himself for boot camp, as he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps six days after his graduation. While he was in boot camp, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred and Fodor was sent to Kuwait for the Iraq invasion. Fodor ended his stint in the military in 2007, reaching the ranks of Sergeant.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After an extensive, successful amateur career in which he was the Genesis Fights MMA and Muay Thai Champion and Revolution Submission Champion, Fodor turned professional in 2008 and won his first two fights, with both wins coming by guillotine choke submission. He then lost to Nate Hannah via armbar submission one second before the end of the second round.


Fodor made his debut for Strikeforce in July 2010 on the main card of Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe, defeating Ousmane Thomas Diagne by unanimous decision.

He returned to the organization on their Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro card. He defeated Derek Getzel via submission due to a d'arce choke.

Fodor then faced off against David Douglas at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm on April 1. After dominating the first two rounds he stopped Douglas in the third by TKO due to multiple knee strikes.

Fodor's next fight was against James Terry in the main event at Strikeforce Challengers 16. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Fodor returned on December 17, 2011 to face Justin Wilcox. He won the fight via knockout just thirteen seconds into the first round.

Fodor faced Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey and lost via submission in the third round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Caros made the move to the UFC alongside numerous other Strikeforce fighters. He made his debut against Sam Stout on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157.[4] Fodor lost to Stout by split decision. Fodor was released from the UFC after his loss to Stout.[5]

ONE Fighting Championship[edit]

It was announced on August 2, 2013 that Fodor has signed with ONE FC.[6]

Fodor made his debut at ONE FC: Champions & Warriors against undefeated Yang Seung Ho. He won the bout via unanimous decision.

In his second fight with the promotion, Fodor faced Vuyisile Colossa at ONE FC: Moment of Truth in December 2013. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

For his third fight, Fodor faced Willy Ni at ONE FC: Honor & Glory.[7] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

For his fourth fight, Fodor was due to face Vuyisile Colossa in a rematch at ONE FC: Rise of the Kingdom on 12 September at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, Colossa pulled out at the last minute due to injury. Fodor instead faced Dutch fighter Vincent “The Magnivincent” Latoel.[8] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Personal life[edit]

Outside the cage, Fodor, who once had his sights set on becoming a homicide detective, is a trainer at a health club and works with children with disabilities.[citation needed]

Caros' brother Ben Fodor is Seattle's self-styled superhero Phoenix Jones.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–5 Luiz Firmino Decision (unanimous) WSOF 27 January 23, 2016 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 10–4 Vincent Latoel Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE FC: Rise of the Kingdom September 12, 2014 2 4:43 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Win 9–4 Willy Ni Submission (kimura) ONE FC: Honor and Glory May 30, 2014 1 3:29 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 8–4 Vuyisile Colossa Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 8–3 Yang Seung Ho Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Champions & Warriors September 13, 2013 3 5:00 Jakarta, Indonesia
Loss 7–3 Sam Stout Decision (split) UFC 157 February 23, 2013 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 7–2 Pat Healy Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 3 3:35 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 7–1 Justin Wilcox KO (punches) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal December 17, 2011 1 0:13 San Diego, California, United States
Win 6–1 James Terry Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs. Terry June 24, 2011 3 5:00 Kent, Washington, United States
Win 5–1 David Douglas TKO (knees) Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm April 1, 2011 3 2:12 Stockton, California, United States
Win 4–1 Derek Getzel Submission (D'arce choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro November 19, 2010 1 4:39 Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Win 3–1 Ousmane Thomas Diagne Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe July 23, 2010 3 5:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Loss 2–1 Nate Hannah Submission (armbar) Alaska Fighting Championship 68 February 10, 2010 2 4:59 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 2–0 Travis Smith Submission (guillotine choke) Arena Rumble: Horn vs. Guida September 12, 2009 1 1:32 Spokane, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Nick Meginness Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC: Thunderstruck August 15, 2009 1 1:50 Everett, Washington, United States


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