Guido Cannetti

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Guido Cannetti
BornGuido Martín Cannetti Álvarez[1]
(1979-12-19) December 19, 1979 (age 38)
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other namesEl Ninja
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
DivisionBantamweight (2013–present)
Featherweight (2007–2010, 2012–2013)
Lightweight (2010–2012)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofSan Antonio de Padua, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TeamTeam Alpha Male
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision2
By submission3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Guido Martín Cannetti Álvarez (born December 19, 1979)[1] is an Argentine mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[2] He also has competed in the Featherweight and Lightweight divisions before joining the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Guido Cannetti became a professional mixed martial arts fighter in 2007. He won his MMA debut fight by submitting Santiago Terbalca in a Featherweight bout. On his second fight, he defeated Enrique Chimeyo to remain unbeaten. For his next fight, Cannetti moved up to Lightweight division in order to face Cristiano Marcello at the Bitetti Combat 8 event in Brazil. He lost the fight via first-round submission.

Cannetti returned from his loss and entered in a four-fight winning streak by defeating Benjamín Arroyo. He was expected to face up David "Escorpión" Ibérico in a Conviction MMA event to be held in Argentina. On July 7, 2012, the promotion announced that Ibérico withdrew from the fight after suffering a shoulder injury. Cannetti instead faced Jack Guzmán in a bout that marked his return to Featherweight division. He won the fight via first-round knockout. Then he defeated Bellator MMA and WEC veteran Rafael Dias in just 11 seconds in a fight that marked his return to Brazil.

Guido Cannetti moved down to Bantamweight division to enter the Jackson's MMA academy. He defeated Eliazar Rodriguez in a bout that closed his four-fight winning streak before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America[edit]

In May 2014, it was revealed that Cannetti was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, competing for Team Werdum.[3]

Over the course of the show, Cannetti was defeated in the first round of tournament by Marco Beltrán via majority decision after two rounds.[4] Ecuadorian fighter and Team Werdum teammate Marlon Vera was withdrew the tournament after a skin infection and was replaced by Guido Cannetti. Cannetti was defeated by Alejandro Pérez in semi-finals of tournament via first-round knockout.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Cannetti made his official UFC debut on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180, facing fellow The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America castmate Henry Briones. He lost the fight via second-round submission.

Cannetti next faced Hugo Viana on August 1, 2015 at UFC 190.[6] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Cannetti was expected to face former TUF: Latin America opponent Marco Beltrán on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.[8] However, he was pulled from the card after he was suspended by USADA and was replaced by Joe Soto.

Cannetti faced Kang Kyung-ho on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi.[9] He lost the fight via submission in round one.[10]

Cannetti faced Diego Rivas on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[11] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[12]

Cannetti is scheduled to face Marlon Vera on November 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–3 Diego Rivas Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 3 5:00 Santiago, Chile
Loss 7–3 Kyung Ho Kang Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 1 4:53 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 7–2 Hugo Viana Decision (unanimous) UFC 190 August 1, 2015 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 6–2 Henry Briones Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 180 November 15, 2014 2 1:44 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 6–1 Eliazar Rodriguez Submission (rear-naked choke) Jackson's MMA Series 11 August 10, 2013 1 4:29 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 5–1 Rafael Dias KO (punches) Bitetti Combat 12 September 8, 2012 1 0:11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Featherweight bout.
Win 4–1 Jack Guzman TKO (punches) Conviction MMA 3: Argentina vs. Peru July 14, 2012 1 2:46 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 3–1 Benjamin Arroyo Submission (rear-naked choke) Contest MMA: Argentina vs. Chile April 9, 2011 1 1:49 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 2–1 Cristiano Marcello Submission (rear-naked choke) Bitetti Combat 8: 100 Years of Corinthians December 4, 2010 1 1:52 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 Enrique Chimeyo TKO (punches) Sin Piedad: Argentina vs. México August 20, 2009 1 3:30 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 1–0 Santiago Terbalca Submission (rear-naked choke) Real Fights 3: Underground Fights December 22, 2007 1 0:00 Buenos Aires, Argentina


  1. ^ a b "BIO de un Guerrero: Guido "Ninja" Cannetti". Comunidad MMA. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Guido Cannetti". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Jesse Holland (May 14, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): 'Latin America' cast revealed for 'Velasquez vs. Werdum'". MMA Mania. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Danny Downes (October 7, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Episode 7 Recap". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Danny Downes (October 28, 2014). "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America: Episode 10 Recap". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-06-10). "Hugo Viana meets Guido Cannetti at August's UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro". Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  7. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-08-01). "UFC 190 results: Guido Cannetti outworks Hugo Viana for unanimous decision". Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  8. ^ Segura, Danny (2016-09-14). "Marco Beltran vs. Guido Cannetti 2 added to TUF: Latin America 3 Finale". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA. "Kyung Ho Kang keert terug na ruim 3 jaar afwezigheid tegen Guido Cannetti in St.Louis". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 124 results: Kyung Ho Kang chokes out Guido Cannetti in first round". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  11. ^ "UFC officially announces May 19 event in Chile, five bouts". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Guido Cannetti outworks Chilean Diego Rivas for unpopular decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA (2018-09-09). "Argentijn Guido Cannetti vecht in geboortestad Buenos Aires tegen Marlon Vera". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2018-09-09.

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