Charles McCarthy (fighter)

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Charles McCarthy
Born (1980-08-06) August 6, 1980 (age 39)
Mount Kisco, NY, United States
Other namesChainsaw
ResidenceBoynton Beach, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Fighting out ofBoynton Beach, Florida
TeamAmerican Top Team
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2003-2008
Mixed martial arts record
By submission10
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Charles Sidney McCarthy (born August 6, 1980) is a retired American mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2003 until 2008, he competed for the UFC, King of the Cage, and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 4.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

His official UFC record is 1–2, having lost his debut to David Loiseau by TKO due to a spinning back kick at UFC 53 while defeating Gideon Ray by an armbar on The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale, giving him his first UFC victory. McCarthy was eliminated by Pete Sell from The Ultimate Fighter 4. However, as the fight was a demonstration bout by Nevada State Athletic Commission standards, it did not count toward McCarthy's official record. McCarthy's last fight was a loss against Michael Bisping by TKO at UFC 83. McCarthy repeatedly taunted Bisping during the bout. McCarthy, however, was subsequently unable to answer the bell for the second round due to injury after a flurry of knees from Bisping at the end of round one.

McCarthy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on April 24, 2008.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Charles and his ex-wife Elisa were married in September 2005, right before the filming started on The Ultimate Fighter 4.[2] The couple have two sons, Zachary and Gavin.[3]

Since retiring from active competition, McCarthy has opened several successful mixed martial arts schools, American Top Team Boynton Beach.[4] McCarthy coaches his students in competition, with Charles Rosa being notable for compiling a 15–2 amateur record and winning three amateur mixed martial arts titles and a title in Muay Thai. Rosa has since gone on to compete in the UFC.

In addition to his school, McCarthy also helped to found mixed martial arts website CageJunkies[5] is providing news and original opinion pieces and has counted UFC veterans Ben Stark, Heath Herring, and Marcus Davis among its contributors.

In early 2012, McCarthy was also announced as a partner in Alchemist Management.[6]

In 2014 Charles started Guardian Sports Group an UFC agency.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 10 wins 5 losses
By knockout 0 2
By submission 10 2
By decision 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10-5 Michael Bisping TKO (arm injury) UFC 83 April 19, 2008 1 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 10-4 Gideon Ray Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale November 11, 2006 1 4:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9-4 Trevor Garrett Submission (guillotine choke) Full Throttle 4 September 9, 2005 1 0:39 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 9-3 Mike Van Meer Submission (armbar) Full Throttle 3 July 15, 2005 2 4:09 Georgia, United States
Loss 8-3 David Loiseau TKO (spinning back kick) UFC 53 June 4, 2005 2 2:10 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-2 Timothy Williams Submission (armbar) Full Throttle 1 April 21, 2005 1 2:33 Georgia, United States
Win 7-2 Sean Sallee Submission (armbar) Absolute Fighting Championships 11 February 12, 2005 1 3:03 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 6-2 Keith Rockel Submission (armbar) Absolute Fighting Championships 10 October 30, 2004 2 2:16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 5-2 Pat O'Malley Submission (rear naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 9 July 31, 2004 1 2:02 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 4-2 Jeff Fenno Submission (rear naked choke) ISCF: Throwdown in V-Town March 6, 2004 N/A N/A Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Loss 3-2 David Bielkheden Submission (punches) Absolute Fighting Championships 7 February 27, 2004 1 3:33 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 3-1 Marcel Ferriera Decision (majority) KOTC 32: Bringing Heat January 24, 2004 2 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 3-0 Pat O'Malley Submission (heel hook) Absolute Fighting Championships 6 December 6, 2003 1 0:28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2-0 Wesley Bockert Submission (kimura) ISCF: Total Velocity in the Valley November 8, 2003 1 0:31 N/A
Win 1-0 Jay Massey Submission (kimura) Absolute Fighting Championships 4 July 19, 2003 2 2:05 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


  1. ^ UFC fighter Charles "Chainsaw" McCarthy, who suffered a TKO loss to Michael Bisping at this past Saturday's UFC 83 event, has announced his retirement as a mixed-martial-arts fighter to help and teach members of his academy of ultimate self defense American Top Team. Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Article about the filming of The Ultimate Fighter Archived November 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "It's been probably the fastest maturing that I've done in my entire life," McCarthy said of the arrival of Zachary. "The second you're a father, it's like OK, now I have so much more that I have to do for somebody else than I've ever had to do for myself."[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "American Top Team Boynton Beach website". Archived from the original on 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ CageJunkies website
  6. ^ charles McCarthy Becomes Partner In Alchemist Management Archived May 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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