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Peso welter Division

Activo

"The Nightmare "

Carlos Prates

Peso welter Division

18-6-0 (W-L-D)

13

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Carlos Prates

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Info

Learn more about Carlos Prates' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
State of São Paulo, Brasil
Fighting style
Striker
Age
30
Height
73.00
Weight
178.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 10, 2024
Reach
78.00
Leg reach
43.50
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • 13 wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, armbar)
     
  • On eight-fight winning streak
     
  • Seven first-round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Because nobody wants to fight me in Brazil, the promoters started saying it was a nightmare to find me an opponent and I adopted the nickname.”

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Prates knocked out Trevin Giles at 4:03 of the second round 

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode four (8/29/23) Prates stopped Mitch Ramirez via strikes at 1:14 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? In my city, at 15 years old, I was having a lot of trouble with bad choices in life, then my mum came to take me to the gym to train and make me calm down and try to learn martial arts philosophy. 

What ranks and titles have you held? SFT welterweight champ, 100+ fights Between MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing 

Do you have any heroes? My mum 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the biggest gift I could give to my mum and show her I paid off all the sacrifices she made for us.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Takedown defense 

Favorite Striking technique: Kicks