Júnior Albini

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Júnior Albini
Born (1991-03-15) March 15, 1991 (age 27)
Paranagua, Parana, Brazil
Other names Baby
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 266 lb (121 kg; 19.0 st)
Division Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Parnagua, Parana, Brazil
Team Astra Fight Team
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Purple belt in Luta Livre[1]
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 14
By knockout 6
By submission 6
By decision 2
Losses 4
By submission 3
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Júnior Albini (born March 15, 1991) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early life[edit]

Albini started boxing at 13 years old to lose weight. At that time he weighed over 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st).[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Albini made his professional debut in August 2009. Over the next seven years he fought fifteen times and amassed a record of 13-2; 11 of his 13 wins came by stoppage.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Albini made his promotional debut in the UFC against 11th ranked opponent Timothy Johnson at UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum.[3] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[4] This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus of US$50 thousand.[5] At the post fight interview, Albini was pleased with the prize money where he stated he now was in the position to buy real toys for his daughter.[6]

“It’s so much money. I’ve never seen that kind of money. I was never able to buy her (his daughter) a toy or something like that. All of her toys were like shampoos, empty bottles, because we didn’t have much money. My wife was following my dream, too, together, so it means a lot to me right now that I can make a living and give back to them what they suffered together with me – the pursuing of this dream.”[6]

Albini faced Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis on November 11, 2017.[7] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Albini faced Oleksiy Oliynyk on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.[9] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Albini is married and has a daughter.[11] Before signing with the UFC, Albini worked full-time as a security guard.[12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–4 Oleksiy Oliynyk Submission (Ezekiel choke) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 1 1:45 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–3 Andrei Arlovski Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 3 5:00 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 14–2 Timothy Johnson TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 1 2:51 Uniondale, New York, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 13–2 Jose Rodrigo Guelke Decision (unanimous) Aspera FC 43 August 13, 2016 3 5:00 Paranaguá, Brazil Defended the Aspera FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 12–2 Ivan Vičić TKO (punches) Serbian Battle Championship 10 July 9, 2016 1 0:58 Bačka Palanka, Serbia
Win 11–2 Tiago Cardoso KO (elbow) Aspera Fighting Championship 38 May 27, 2016 3 4:45 Barueri, Brazil Won the vacant Aspera FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 10–2 Paulo Ferreira Submission (heel hook) Aspera FC 14 November 29, 2014 1 1:12 Lages, Brazil
Win 9–2 Arley Simetti Submission (armbar) Aspera FC 13 November 2, 2014 1 2:22 Itapema, Brazil
Win 8–2 Diogo Joaquim Silveira KO (knee) Aspera FC 11 August 30, 2014 1 3:37 Curitibanos, Brazil
Win 7–2 Bruno Polaco Submission (arm-triangle choke) Aspera FC 8 June 14, 2014 1 0:36 Paranaguá, Brazil
Win 6–2 Alison Vicente Decision (unanimous) Smash Fight 3: Rising Stars December 7, 2013 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 5–2 Julio Bizzarri Submission (triangle choke) Felino Fight 3 September 21, 2013 1 0:42 Criciúma, Brazil Heavyweight debut.[12]
Loss 4–2 Alberto Emiliano Pereira Submission (triangle choke) Nitrix Champion Fight 12 August 18, 2012 2 2:42 Blumenau, Brazil
Loss 4–1 Nelson Jaca Submission (rear-naked choke) Power Fight Extreme 6 November 19, 2011 2 2:53 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Fernando Tressino TKO (knee) Max Fight 9 July 16, 2011 1 2:01 Campinas, Brazil
Win 3–0 Everton Panda Submission (armbar) CM System: Challenger September 19, 2010 1 0:50 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 2–0 Marcos Vinicius Submission (triangle choke) Arena Gold Fights 2 July 17, 2010 1 3:55 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Bruno Alboitt TKO (punches) Paranaguá Fight 5 August 7, 2009 1 4:10 Paranaguá, Brazil


  1. ^ a b c "Junior Albini - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Junior Albini vs Diogo Bebezao Fight Result AFC - Aspera FC 11". www.mma-core.com.
  3. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 adds Junior Albini vs. Timothy Johnson". MMAjunkie. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Junior Albini scores impressive knockout win in UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  6. ^ a b "Junior Albini says UFC on FOX 25 bonus means daughter will no longer have to play with empty shampoo bottles". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  7. ^ "On 5-fight skid, ex-champ Andrei Arlovski set for UFC Fight Night 120 bout vs. Junior Albini". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Andrei Arlovski staves off retirement, outworks Junior Albini". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  9. ^ "Alexey Oleynik vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC 224 in Brazil". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  10. ^ "UFC 224 results: Aleksei Oleinik does it again, Ezekiel chokes Junior Albini in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  11. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2017/11/junior-albini-daughter-ufc-fight-night-120-added-pressure
  12. ^ a b https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/7/25/16023134/ufc-heavyweight-junior-albini-talks-surreal-experience-of-buying-daughter-first-toys

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