Charles Rosa - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Charles
Rosa
11-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 3 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 11-3-0
Summary: Striking, grappling, conditioning, mental toughness

Fighter Info

Nickname: Boston Strong
From: Peabody, Massachusetts United States
Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, Florida United States
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 69"
Leg Reach 39"
College: Johnson and Wales

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
765
36% Successful
276
Types of Successful Strikes
0
276
89% Standing
247
11
18
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
41
34% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
3
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Charles Rosa
Apr 8, 2017
77
86
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Charles Rosa
Jan 17, 2016
92
52
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Charles Rosa
Jun 13, 2015
56
39
1
5
2
0
1
4
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Charles Rosa
Jan 18, 2015
37
69
5
3
4
0
10
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Charles Rosa
Oct 4, 2014
33
22
3
2
1
1
15
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Mizuto Hirota? Mizuto Hirota is a tough Japanese MMA legend. It’s an honor to go to Japan to fight him and represent my country and team.

TRAINING: 

•Healthy breakfast
•Morning Boxing with John David Jackson
•Yoga/stretch/swim/run at beach
•Healthy lunch
•Wrestling/Jiu-jitsu with Mike Brown and team
•Padwork/film/game-planning with Din Thomas
•Healthy dinner
•Night time debriefing with Manager/coach Charles McCarthy
•Massage

Thoughts on opponent, Shane Burgos? Shane Burgos is a strong, young, talented up and coming prospect that is about to get his first loss at UFC 210 in Buffalo.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about six years ago, basically for something to do -- and I thought it was a boxing gym. My family has a history in boxing, but I fell in love with MMA right away.

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a brown belt in jiu-jitsu under Ricardo Liborio. I've won a few belts as an amateur, mainly in Florida. I was named Florida's breakout fighter of the year in 2013.

Do you have any heroes? Someone who stands out as someone I respect is Tom Brady. He was an underdog who everyone says never should've made it, but he became one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true. At first, when Charles McCarthy told me that I could make it, it didn't even seem like something that could happen. It shows me that believing in yourself, hard work and dedicationalways pay off, no matter how far you've fallen or how bad things get. You can always pick it up and change your life.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island, where I studied culinary arts.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a restaurant before I started fighting.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I've won several titles in amateur MMA and kickboxing, mainly in Florida, and have more than 20 wins on my amateur resume.

  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Eight first round finishes (has only gone into the second round six times)

 

  • Seven wins by submission (3 armbar, Brabo, triangle, Peruvian necktie, Anaconda), three by KO

 

  • Has won two of his last four

Career

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