Felipe
Arantes
18-7-1, 2NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 18-7-1, 2NC
Summary: Strong Kicks, Fast Hands, Athletic

Fighter Info

Nickname: Sertanejo
From: Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 28
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 73"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
593
49% Successful
291
Types of Successful Strikes
0
291
65% Standing
27%
188
24
79
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
16
56% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
9
7
Takedown Defense
42
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Felipe Arantes
Nov 5, 2016
36
34
3
0
0
2
7
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Felipe Arantes
Jul 7, 2016
3
6
0
1
1
0
0
1
R2 Submission
Win
Felipe Arantes
Aug 23, 2015
5
4
2
0
0
1
2
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Loss
Felipe Arantes
Oct 25, 2014
29
42
3
5
1
1
3
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Felipe Arantes
Feb 15, 2014
39
44
1
3
1
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Felipe Arantes
Sep 4, 2013
35
52
3
0
1
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Felipe Arantes
Jun 8, 2013
4
27
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
DRAW
Felipe Arantes
Jun 23, 2012
38
30
2
1
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Felipe Arantes
Jan 14, 2012
53
37
0
0
0
0
1
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Felipe Arantes
Aug 27, 2011
22
29
6
0
0
0
11
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I do MMA everyday and focus on my ground game. 

Thoughts on opponent, Erik Perez? Erik Perez is a good opponent and I like his style of BJJ. This fight will be hard.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started Judo and Tae Kwon Do when I was 12 years old, Muay Thai when I was 14 and MMA when I was 18. I started because I wanted to do something physical and stay active.

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Muay Thai and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? God

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true; it means everything to me as a fighter and is where I always wanted to fight.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in high school

Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock from guard

Favorite striking technique: Kicks

• Seven wins by TKO, six by submission (3 RNC, 2 armbar)

• Pro since 2008
 
• 12-3-1, 1 NC in last 17 fights
 
• Holds 2009 win over current UFC contender John Lineker
 
• Two UFC bouts at bantamweight (2-0)
 
• Origin of nickname: “My nickname means back country. I always listen to music, and when I was younger and had no nickname, someone asked me if I had a nickname for my debut. I said I didn’t. It got a little quiet and he said “your nickname will be ‘Sertanejo’” and it stayed there.”

Career

Key Opponents

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