March 15, 1991|
Paranagua, Parana, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||266 lb (121 kg; 19.0 st)|
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Parnagua, Parana, Brazil|
|Team||Astra Fight Team|
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Purple belt in Luta Livre
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Albini started boxing at 13 years old to lose weight. At that time he weighed over 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st).
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Albini made his promotional debut in the UFC against 11th ranked opponent Timothy Johnson at UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus of US$50 thousand. 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.
“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.”
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|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.|
|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|
- "Junior Albini - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- "Junior Albini vs Diogo Bebezao Fight Result AFC - Aspera FC 11". www.mma-core.com.
- "UFC on FOX 25 adds Junior Albini vs. Timothy Johnson". MMAjunkie. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
- "UFC on FOX 25 results: Junior Albini scores impressive knockout win in UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
- "UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
- "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.
- "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.
- "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Andrei Arlovski staves off retirement, outworks Junior Albini". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
- "Alexey Oleynik vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC 224 in Brazil". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
- "UFC 224 results: Aleksei Oleinik does it again, Ezekiel chokes Junior Albini in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.