Antonio Carlos Jr. Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Antonio Carlos Junior?
Antonio Carlos Junior, also known as Cara de Sapato (which means Shoe Face in english), is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor who currently competes for the PFL. Antonio Carlos Junior is most well known for his time in the UFC. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Hélder "Bob Esponja" Medeiros and currently fights out of American Top Team.
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Before competing in MMA, Antonio Carlos Junior competed in the global level of several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. This includes the 2010 World Championships, the 2012 Pan American Championships and the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2012.
Antonio Carlos Junior got his big break when he appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 as a part of that season's heavyweight cast. Antonio Carlos Junior Guilherme Viana via TKO to become an official cast member and move into that season's Ultimate Fighter House.
Antonio Carlos Junior was then the second overall pick and the first person to join team Wanderlei Silva that season. Antonio Carlos Junior would then go on to win the heavyweight portion of the The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 tournament by defeating Vitor Miranda in the finale via a unanimous decision.
From there Antonio Carlos Junior would become an official member of the UFC’s roster. Eventually after spending 7 years as a part of the UFC, Antonio Carlos Junior would sign with the PFL to compete in their 2021 season and he has been there ever since.
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How Old is Antonio Carlos Junior?
Antonio Carlos Junior was born on March 16, 1990 in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. That makes him 31 years old at the time of writing.
Antonio Carlos Junior’s Family
Antonio Carlos Junior is the son of Antonio Carlos Senior and Wilma Monteiro. Antonio Carlos Junior married his wife, Monise Alves, in 2017.
How Much is Antonio Carlos Junior Worth?
Antonio Carlos Junior’s estimated net worth in 2021 is $3 million US dollars.
How Tall is Antonio Carlos Junior?
Antonio Carlos Junior stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall or 1.88 meters tall.
What is Antonio Carlos Junior’s Reach?
Antonio Carlos Junior has a reach of 79 inches of 201 centimeters long.
How Much Does Antonio Carlos Junior Weigh?
Antonio Carlos Junior has competed in the heavyweight, light heavyweight and middleweight divisions of Mixed Martial Arts. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Antonio Carlos Junior has competed in the 94 kilogram, 100 kilogram and absolute divisions.
Antonio Carlos Junior’s Lineage
Jigoro Kano > Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Helder Medeiros > Antonio Carlos Jr.
Antonio Carlos Junior’s Fight List
Antonio Carlos Junior’s professional MMA fight list starts in small regional Brazilian promotions. In these promotions Antonio Carlos Junior faced his first three opponent’s and finished them all in the first round via submission.
Antonio Carlos Junior would go on to have his stint in the Ultimate Fighter Season: Brazil Season 3. For the show Antonio Carlos Junior faced off against Guilherme Viana in the elimination round, Edgard Castaldelli Filho in the preliminary round and Marcos Rogério de Lima in the semifinal round. He finished all of these opponent’s in the first round.
Antonio Carlos Junior would then face off against Vitor Miranda at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado on May 21, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Antonio Carlos Junior would win the match in his first unanimous decision.
Antonio Carlos Jr would then face Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway .This fight would be Antonio Carlos Jr’s light heavyweight debut in UFC. Antonio Carlos Jr went on to lose that fight via unanimous decision.
Antonio Carlos Jr would make his comeback on June 27, 2015 against Eddie Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero. Antonio Carlos Junior would win the match with a rear naked choke in the last 30 seconds of the match. This match was also Antonio Carlos Jr’s UFC Middleweight debut.
Antonio Carlos Junior would then face Kevin Casey at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant but at just 11 seconds into the match Kevin Casey would suffer an eye poke so bad that it would end the fight in a no contest.
Antonio Carlos Junior would then lose to Dan Kelly at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir. Antonio Carlos Junior would go on to win his next 5 fights,with 4 of those wins coming by submission.
Antonio Carlos Jr would then go on to lose his next three UFC matches against Ian Heinisch, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares, all by decision.
After that fight, Antonio Carlos Junior would go on to sing with the PFL. He would make his debut with the organization at PFL 2 against Tom Lawlor. Antonio Carlos Jr would win the match via a guillotine submission in the first round.
In his most recent fight, Antonio Carlous Jr faced off against Vinny Magalhães. This fight ended in a no contest after Vinny Magalhães suffered an accidental groin strike that kept him from competing.
Who Did Antonio Carlos Junior Lose to?
Antonio Carlos Junior has lost to, in order, Patrick Cummins, Dan Kelly, Ian Heinisch, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares.
What is Antonio Carlos Junior’s Record?
Antonio Carlos Junior’s professional MMA record has a total of 18 fights with 11 wins, 5 losses and 2 no contests.
Antonio Carlos Junior also has three matches in his Mixed martial arts exhibition record with all of them being wins.
This gives Antonio Carlos Junior a total MMA record of 21 fights with 14 wins, 5 losses and 2 no contests.
This means that Antonio Carlos Jr has a win percentage of 66.6 percent.
What Titles Has Antonio Carlos Junior Held?
Antonio Carlos Jr won gold medals in both the 94 kilogram nad absolute weight classes at the 2010 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships
He also won gold in the absolute weight class at the 2012 Pan American Championships.
Has Antonio Carlos Junior Had Any Serious Injuries?
Antonio Carlos Jr had to pull out of a fight against Makhmud Muradov after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee that required him to undergo surgery.
Is Antonio Carlos Junior Retired?
Antonio Carlos Jr is not retired and is still actively fighting in the PFL. He has not competed in BJJ since 2012.
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