Francis Carmont

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Francis Carmont
Born (1981-10-11) October 11, 1981 (age 37)
Saint-Tropez, France
Other namesLimitless, Frankie Cars
NationalityFrench
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Light Heavyweight
Reach78 in (198 cm)[1]
StyleWrestling, Savate, BJJ
Fighting out ofMontreal, Quebec, Canada
TeamTristar Gym
French Top Team
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total37
Wins25
By knockout6
By submission11
By decision8
Losses12
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 29 October 2011

Francis Carmont (born October 10, 1981) is a French professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2004, Carmont has also formerly competed for Bellator MMA, the UFC, BodogFIGHT and KSW.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Carmont made his professional MMA debut February 2004. He amassed a record of 16 wins and 7 losses before making his UFC debut.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Carmont signed with the UFC and made his debut at UFC 137 against Chris Camozzi, winning via unanimous decision. [2]

Carmont won via submission over promotional newcomer Magnus Cedenblad on April 14, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 2.[3]

Carmont next faced Karlos Vemola on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Carmont defeated Tom Lawlor on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154 via controversial split decision.[4]

Carmont defeated Lorenz Larkin on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7 via unanimous decision.[5] The decision was viewed by many as controversial as most major MMA media outlets scored the bout for his opponent.[6][7][8][9]

Carmont next faced Costas Philippou on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[10] Carmont won the fight via unanimous decision, taking Philippou down in each round and controlling him on the ground.

Carmont faced Ronaldo Souza on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[11] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Carmont faced CB Dollaway on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41.[12] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Carmont faced Thales Leites on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49.[13] Carmont lost the fight via second-round KO, dropping his third straight fight and was subsequently released from the promotion.[14][15]

Bellator MMA[edit]

In December 2014, it was announced that Carmont has signed with Bellator MMA.[16]

Carmont made his debut by returning to the Light Heavyweight division against Guilherme Viana at Bellator 135 on March 27, 2015 in his Bellator debut.[17][18] He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Carmont was next a participant in Bellator's one-night Light Heavyweight tournament at Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 on September 19, 2015.[19] He faced Anthony Ruiz in the Alternate bout and won by unanimous decision. Due to Muhammed Lawal being unable to participate in the final due to injury, Carmont faced Phil Davis in the tournament finals. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Carmont was supposed to fight Linton Vassell at Bellator 158 but a cut over Vassell's left eye forced him to withdraw.[20] Carmont instead faced Lukasz Klinger and won via submission in the first round.

The bout against Vassell was re-booked for Bellator 165 on November 19, 2016. Carmont lost the fight by unanimous decision.

On February 20, 2018 it was announced that Bellator had released Carmont from the promotion.[21]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 25–12 Linton Vassell Decision (unanimous) Bellator 165 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 25–11 Lukasz Klinger Submission (D'Arce choke) Bellator 158 July 16, 2016 1 3:54 London, England, United Kingdom
Loss 24–11 Phil Davis KO (punches) Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 1 2:15 San Jose, California, United States Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.
Win 24–10 Anthony Ruiz Decision (unanimous) Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 2 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate.
Win 23–10 Guilherme Viana Decision (unanimous) Bellator 135 March 27, 2015 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Loss 22–10 Thales Leites KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos August 23, 2014 2 0:20 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 22–9 C.B. Dollaway Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Loss 22–8 Ronaldo Souza Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 3 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win 22–7 Costas Philippou Decision (unanimous) UFC 165 September 21, 2013 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 21–7 Lorenz Larkin Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez April 20, 2013 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 20–7 Tom Lawlor Decision (split) UFC 154 November 17, 2012 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 19–7 Karlos Vémola Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman July 11, 2012 2 1:39 San Jose, California, United States
Win 18–7 Magnus Cedenblad Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva April 14, 2012 2 1:42 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 17–7 Chris Camozzi Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–7 Jason Day TKO (punches) Slammer in the Hammer June 17, 2011 1 2:10 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 15–7 Kelly Anundson Submission (armbar) SHC 4: Monson vs. Perak April 30, 2011 1 2:06 Geneva, Switzerland
Win 14–7 Simon Carlsen TKO (punches) Heroes Gate 3 March 24, 2011 2 2:43 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 13–7 Emil Zahariev Submission (kimura) SHC 3: Carmont vs. Zahariev September 18, 2010 2 1:31 Geneva, Switzerland
Win 12–7 Lukasz Jurkowski Submission (rear-naked choke) KSW Extra September 13, 2008 1 4:14 Warsaw, Poland
Loss 11–7 Baga Agaev Submission (armbar) FightFORCE: Russia vs. The World April 19, 2008 1 4:59 Moscow, Russia
Win 11–6 Gerald Burton-Batty TKO (punches) Cage Fighting Championships 3 February 15, 2008 1 1:53 Sydney, Australia
Loss 10–6 Karol Bedorf Decision (unanimous) KSW 8: Konfrontacja November 10, 2007 3 3:00 Warsaw, Poland KSW 8: Konfrontacja Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 10–5 Todd Broadaway TKO (punches) BodogFIGHT: Costa Rica Combat February 18, 2007 1 3:12 San José, Costa Rica
Loss 9–5 Vitor Vianna Decision (unanimous) Kam Lung: Only the Strongest Survive 5 October 8, 2006 2 5:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 9–4 Robert Jocz Decision (unanimous) KSW V: Konfrontacja June 3, 2006 2 5:00 Warsaw, Poland Won KSW 5: Konfrontacja Middleweight Tournament.
Win 8–4 Piotr Baginski TKO (knee and punches) KSW V: Konfrontacja June 3, 2006 1 4:35 Warsaw, Poland KSW 5: Konfrontacja Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 7–4 Goce Candovski Decision (unanimous) KSW V: Konfrontacja June 3, 2006 2 5:00 Warsaw, Poland KSW 5: Konfrontacja Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 6–4 Evangelista Santos Decision (majority) WFC: Europe vs. Brazil May 20, 2006 3 5:00 Koper, Slovenia
Win 6–3 Bastien Huveneers Submission (Achilles lock) Defi des Champions March 20, 2006 2 3:51 Tunis, Tunisia
Win 5–3 Ali Allouane Submission (kimura) Xtreme Gladiators 2 March 3, 2006 1 1:52 Paris, France
Win 4–3 Al Musa TKO (punches) Extreme Fighting 1 October 15, 2005 1 2:24 London, England
Loss 3–3 Grzegorz Jakubowski Submission (guillotine choke) European Vale Tudo 5: Phoenix October 8, 2005 1 1:52 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 3–2 Ross Pointon TKO (doctor stoppage) UK MMA Championship 9: Smackdown November 28, 2004 1 1:13 Essex, England
Loss 3–1 Daniel Burzotta Submission (guillotine choke) UK MMA Championship 7: Rage & Fury May 30, 2004 1 3:39 Essex, England
Win 3–0 Slavomir Molnar Submission (triangle choke) TotalFight 3 May 24, 2004 2 4:05 Budapest, Hungary
Win 2–0 Roy Rutten Submission (armbar) Kam Lung: Day of the Truth 5 March 24, 2004 1 1:19 Rhoon, Netherlands
Win 1–0 Kuljit Degun Submission (armbar) UK MMA Championship 6: Extreme Warriors February 29, 2004 1 3:41 Essex, England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Dos Anjos". UFC.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Montreal-based Carmont wins UFC debut with lopsided decision over Camozzi". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  3. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont slated for UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Francis Carmont, Tom Lawlor to Fight at UFC 154". mmafighting.com. July 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lorenz Larkin makes UFC debut vs. Francis Carmont at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose". MMAjunkie.com. February 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "UFC on Fox 7 Results & Live Play-by-Play". sherdog.com. April 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "UFC on Fox 7 play by play and live results". mmajunkie.com. April 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "UFC on FOX 7 Play-by-Play". Josh Gross, ESPN. April 20, 2013.
  9. ^ "UFC on FOX 7 – Live Results". bloodyelbow.com. April 20, 2013.
  10. ^ Mookie Alexander (July 30, 2013). "Costa Philippou vs. Francis Carmont confirmed for UFC 165". bloodyelbow.com.
  11. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2013-11-19). "'Jacare' Souza vs. Francis Carmont added to UFC Fight Night card in Brazil". MMAfighting.com.
  12. ^ Dorian Szucs (2014-03-28). "UFC Berlin: Francis Carmont vs. CB Dollaway". groundandpound.de. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  13. ^ Staff (2014-07-02). "UFC Fight Night 49 adds Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  14. ^ Damon Martin (2014-08-23). "Thales Leites slams home 2nd straight KO with win over Francis Carmont". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  15. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-09-17). "Francis Carmont announces UFC release following three consecutive defeats". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  16. ^ "Francis Carmont, Chinzo Machida sign with Bellator MMA". sherdog.com. December 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "Bellator 135 adds Francis Carmont-Guilherme Viana, Dakota Cochrane-Ryan Couture". mmajunkie.com. February 2, 2015.
  18. ^ Jason Floyd (March 17, 2015). "Francis Carmont is happy to be in Bellator and is planning a run in the light heavyweight division". themmareport.com.
  19. ^ Michael Stets (2015-06-19). "Bellator 'Dynamite' to feature title fight, one-night light heavyweight tourney, and GLORY kickboxing in San Jose". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  20. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2016-07-05). "LINTON VASSELL INJURED; FRANCIS CARMONT GETS NEW OPPONENT AT BELLATOR 158". sherdog.com. Sherdog.
  21. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-02-20). "Bellator trims roster, parts ways with 13 fighters". mmafighting.com.

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