Felipe Arantes

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Felipe Arantes
Felipe Sertanejo Arantes.jpg
Born (1988-02-09) February 9, 1988 (age 30)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Other namesSertanejo
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionBantamweight (125–135 Ib)
Featherweight (135–145 Ib)
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofNewark, New Jersey
TeamMacaco Gold Team
RankBlack belt in Muay Thai[2]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total31
Wins18
By knockout7
By submission6
By decision5
Losses10
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision7
Draws1
No contests2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Felipe Arantes (born February 9, 1988) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist, who competed in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Arantes mostly fought in Brazil before signing with the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background and early career[edit]

Arantes started training in Judo and Tae Kwon Do at 12 years old and Muay Thai when he was 14. He eventually turned to MMA training when he turned 18.[4]

Arantes made his professional MMA debut in May 2008. He competed in events for smaller promotions in his native Brazil (Paranagua Fight, Samurai FC, Full Battle Heroes) and in the United States (Ultimate Warrior Challenge and Urban Conflict Championships) before signing with the UFC. Prior to his UFC debut he had amassed a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 2 No Contests.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Arantes officially signed with the UFC in July 2011.[6] He made his promotional debut on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134 against Iuri Alcântara, replacing an injured Antonio Carvalho.[7] He lost to Alcântara via unanimous decision.

In his second UFC bout, Arantes faced Antonio Carvalho on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision, earning his first UFC victory.

Arantes faced Milton Vieira on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147.[9] The two fought to a split draw.[10]

Arantes faced Godofredo Pepey on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10.[11] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[12]

Arantes was expected to face Sam Sicilia on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28.[13] However, Sicilia pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Kevin Souza.[14] He lost the fight via split decision.[15]

Arantes faced Maximo Blanco on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[16] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Arantes faced Andre Fili on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[18] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

Making his bantamweight debut, Arantes faced Yves Jabouin on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74.[20] He won the fight via submission in the first round and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[21][22]

Arantes next faced Jerrod Sanders on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[23] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[24]

Arantes faced Érik Pérez on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.[25] Pérez was awarded a split decision victory.[26]

Arantes was briefly linked to a rematch with Iuri Alcântara on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[27] However on May 11, Arantes was pulled from the fight for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Brian Kelleher.[28]

Arantes was scheduled to face Luke Sanders on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[29] However, the fight was scrapped after Arantes fell sick on September 14 from an undisclosed illness.[30]

Arantes faced Josh Emmett in a featherweight bout on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[31] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Arantes faced Yadong Song on June 23, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 132.[33] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[34]

On June 28, 2018, Arantes announced his retirement from professional fighting after the loss in UFC 132 in Singapore.[35]

Championships & accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–10–1 (2) Yadong Song TKO (elbow and punches) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards June 23, 2018 2 4:59 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 18–9–1 (2) Josh Emmett Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland Featherweight bout.
Loss 18–8–1 (2) Érik Pérez Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 18–7–1 (2) Jerrod Sanders Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez July 7, 2016 2 1:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–7–1 (2) Yves Jabouin Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira August 23, 2015 1 4:21 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Bantamweight debut. Performance of the Night.
Loss 16–7–1 (2) Andre Fili Decision (unanimous) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16–6–1 (2) Maximo Blanco Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 3 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 15–6–1 (2) Kevin Souza Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader September 4, 2013 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 15–5–1 (2) Godofredo Pepey TKO (elbows and punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum June 8, 2013 1 3:32 Fortaleza, Brazil
Draw 14–5–1 (2) Milton Vieira Draw (split) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 14–5 (2) Antonio Carvalho Decision (unanimous) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 13–5 (2) Iuri Alcântara Decision (unanimous) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NC 13–4 (2) Andy Main No Contest (illegal knee) Urban Conflict Championships 4: Supremacy April 11, 2011 1 4:38 Morristown, New Jersey, United States TKO win for Arantes overturned due to illegal knee strike.
Win 13–4 (1) Marcelo Dutra Submission (rear-naked choke) Gold Fight 2 November 27, 2010 1 4:15 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 12–4 (1) Cemir Silva KO (head kick) Barueri Combat October 30, 2010 1 0:20 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11–4 (1) Jason McLean Decision (unanimous) Urban Conflict Championships 3: Renegades September 10, 2010 3 5:00 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–4 (1) Sergio Soares Decision (unanimous) Super Challenge Pro June 27, 2010 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–4 (1) Arlinter Rodrigues Submission (rear-naked choke) ABC - Fight Festival 1 May 29, 2010 3 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–4 (1) Rodrigo Caporal Decision (unanimous) Amerad Fighter 1 March 5, 2010 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 7–4 (1) Francisco Robert TKO (punches) Full Heroes Battle 1 November 7, 2009 2 2:25 Paranaguá, Brazil
NC 6–4 (1) Lester Caslow No Contest (illegal equipment) Respect Is Earned 3: Philly Biker Brawl October 10, 2009 3 3:06 Oaks, Pennsylvania, United States Overturned due to use of illegal equipment (pants) by Arantes.[36]
Loss 6–4 Freddy Assuncao Decision (unanimous) Ultimate Warrior Challenge 7: Redemption October 3, 2009 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 6–3 Rony Jason Submission (triangle choke) Samurai Fight Combat September 12, 2009 1 4:53 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 6–2 John Lineker Submission (armbar) Paranagua Fight 5 August 7, 2009 1 1:12 Paranaguá, Brazil
Win 5–2 Diego Fortunato TKO (punches) Paranagua Fight 4 April 19, 2009 1 2:03 Paranaguá, Brazil
Win 4–2 Rafael Miquelini Submission (rear-naked choke) Paranagua Fight 4 April 19, 2009 1 2:20 Paranaguá, Brazil
Loss 3–2 Steve Deangelis Decision (unanimous) World Cagefighting Alliance: Pure Combat February 6, 2009 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Alexandre Pedroso TKO (corner stoppage) Paranagua Fight 3 November 11, 2008 1 1:37 Paranaguá, Brazil
Win 2–1 Felipe Alves KO (punches and soccer kicks) Paranagua Fight 2 September 5, 2008 1 0:26 Paranaguá, Brazil
Win 1–1 Adriano Tessaro TKO (punches) Beach Fight Festival May 10, 2008 1 1:43 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 0–1 Felipe Vidal Submission (armbar) Real Fight 5 April 13, 2008 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes 2". UFC.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Felipe Arantes - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sertanejo ganha faixa-marrom de Jiu-Jitsu e comenta lições para o UFC". GracieMag.com. August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Official Felipe Arantes UFC profile". ufc.com. January 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Official Felipe Arantes profile". sherdog.com. January 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "NJ's Gold Team Fighters Felipe Arantes Signs with the UFC". gardenstatemma.com. July 15, 2011.
  7. ^ "Source: Antonio Carvalho out, Felipe Arantes in against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134". mmajunkie.com. July 14, 2011. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "UFC RIO: Aldo vs. Mendes". UFC.com. November 29, 2011.
  9. ^ "Jiu-jitsu notable Milton Vieira's octagon debut set at UFC 147 against Felipe Arantes". MMAJunkie.com. March 29, 2012. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  10. ^ Staff (2012-06-23). "UFC 147 results: Felipe Arantes, Milton Vieira fight to draw in event opener". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  11. ^ "Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Castro slated for UFC on FUEL TV 10". MMAJunkie.com. March 20, 2013. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-06-08). "UFC on FUEL TV 10 results: Felipe Arantes pounds out Godofredo Castro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  13. ^ Staff (2013-07-18). "Felipe Arantes Steps in to Replace Injured Godofredo Pepey at UFC Fight Night 28 on FS1". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2013-08-07). "Edimilson Souza replaces Sam Sicilia, will fight Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-09-04). "UFC Fight Night 28 results: Edimilson Souza takes split call from Felipe Arantes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  16. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-01-02). "Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco added to February's UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  17. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2014-02-15). "UFC Fight Night 36 results, photos: Point deduction unneeded, Arantes tops Blanco". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  18. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-03). "Felipe Arantes, Andre Fili set to meet at UFC 179 in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-10-15). "UFC 179 results, photos: Andre Fili takes unanimous decision from Felipe Arantes". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  20. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-06-25). "Jabuouin-Arantes set for UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug. 23". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  21. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Felipe Arantes debuts at 135 pounds, armbars Yves Jabouin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  22. ^ Mike Sloan (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night Saskatoon bonuses: Cote, Burkman, Arantes, Perez nab $50K Awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  23. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-05-23). "Felipe Arantes vs. Jerrod Sanders added to UFC Fight Night 90". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  24. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Felipe Arantes catches Jerrod Sanders with second-round armbar". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  25. ^ Staff (2016-09-13). "Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arantes slated for UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  26. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-11-05). "UFC Fight Night 98 results: Erik Perez survives submission attempt, takes split from Felipe Arantes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  27. ^ Lucas Rezende (2017-05-02). "Iuri Alcantara set for rematch with Felipe Arantes at UFC 212". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  28. ^ Marcelo Barone and Marcelo Russio (2017-05-11). "Sertanejo out, Iuri Marajó will face newcomer Brian Kelleher at UFC Rio 8". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-05-11. (in Portuguese)
  29. ^ Craig Meyer (2017-08-08). "Luke Sanders vs. Felipe Arantes added to Sept. 16 UFC card at PPG Paints Arena". post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  30. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-09-14). "Illness forces cancelation of Felipe Arantes vs. Luke Sanders bout at UFC Pittsburgh". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  31. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-09-22). "Josh Emmett to face Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  32. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Josh Emmett posts 30-25 score on Felipe Arantes". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  33. ^ "Teruto Ishihara vs. Petr Yan set for UFC Singapore". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  34. ^ "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Song Yadong flattens Felipe Arantes with blistering elbow strike". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  35. ^ "Felipe Arantes announces retirement following UFC Singapore loss". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  36. ^ Paul Miles. "Respect is Earned Philly Biker Brawl: Results". ULTMMA.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011.

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