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Antonio Carlos Junior Says He Feels ‘Free’ After UFC Release

After Antonio Carlos Junior lost to Brad Tavares at UFC 257, he was released from the promotion. Carlos Junior was a TUF winner and had some success in the UFC. However, he was on a three-fight losing skid with decision losses to Ian Heinisch, Uriah Hall, and Tavares. Before the...

UFC Vancouver Highlights: Uriah Hall Edges Antonio Carlos Junior

Uriah Hall edged out Antonio Carlos Junior at the UFC Vancouver event. It was a fun back and forth affair with Junior controlling the first round with his takedowns and grappling that almost saw him get the rear-naked choke victory. Things turned around for Hall in the second round as...

Antonio Carlos Junior Pokes Fun At Paulo Costa’s USADA Run-in

Antonio Carlos Junior is the latest fighter to poke fun at Paulo Costa's sanction. Carlos Junior is set to take on Ian Heinisch tonight (May 18). The bout will be featured on the main card of UFC Rochester. The action is set to take place inside the Blue Cross Arena...

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch Verbally Agreed to for UFC Rochester

One day after the UFC announced the headliner for UFC Rochester, another major bout has been added to the May 18th event, when #12-ranked Antonio Carlos Junior takes on Ian Heinisch, as originally reported by Combate. At this stage, the fights are verbally agreed upon, but the contracts are...

Antonio Carlos Junior Calls Out Newly Freed Paulo Costa

With Paulo Costa suddenly becoming available following the announcement of Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa, Costa has a very willing replacement eager to take Romero’s place, that being #12-ranked middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior: “I’d love to fight him,” Carlos Junior told MMAjunkie. “We’re both Brazilians. We both have some issues...

Antonio Carlos Junior Announces Withdrawal From UFC 231 Bout With Elias Theodorou

It looks like Antonio Carlos Junior won't be making his scheduled date with Elias Theodorou at UFC 231. The Brazilian was scheduled to make the walk to the Octagon on December 8th in Toronto. It looks like an injury will prevent that from happening. He announced the following on Twitter: "Hey @EliasTheodorou Really...

Antonio Carlos Junior Offers to Replace Romero at UFC 230

Antonio Carlos Junior has offered to step in and replace Yoel Romero at UFC 230. Paulo Costa was scheduled to face the number one UFC ranked middleweight in the promotions third visit to Madison Square Garden this November, but Romero will not be able to compete because he is...

Antonio Carlos Junior and Elias Theodorou Reported for UFC São Paulo

A middleweight bout has been verbally agreed to for UFC São Paulo between Antonio Carlos Junior takes on Elias Theodorou. MMA News's Damon Martin confirmed an initial report by Combate. Antonio Carlos Junior’s first choice for his next opponent was Paulo Costa after feeling slighted by the UFC rankings system,...

Antonio Carlos Junior Seeks Justice in Challenge to Paulo Costa

Antonio Carlos Junior has a bone to pick with the UFC rankings committee and he wants to settle their differences by taking his frustration out on rising middleweight and compatriot Paulo Costa. Following his victory over Uriah Hall, Paulo Costa rose to #8 in the rankings while Carlos Junior...

Derek Brunson Pulled From UFC 227 Bout With Antonio Carlos Junior

This week keeps on bringing more and more setbacks. Derek Brunson confirmed on his Instagram account that he has suffered a minor injury and is out of his next fight. Combate provided the initial report. He was scheduled to fight Brazilian middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 227 on August 4. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3TTKCF2Gs/?hl=pt-br&taken-by=derekbrunson Brunson...

Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Official For UFC 227

Derek Brunson will be looking to bring an end to the streak of Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 227. The bout, which will take place at middleweight, will happen on August 4 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It was confirmed on UFC Tonight on Wednesday. Brunson ignited the saga...

UFC Fight Night 119: Munhoz, Luque, Carlos Junior Score Finishes

As part of the action Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil, Pedro Munhoz, Vicente Luque and Antonio Carlos Junior all scored finishes. Munhoz submitted Rob Font, which you can see in the video above, in a key main card bantamweight battle. Luque and Carlos Junior also earned...

Antonio Carlos Junior Thinks Derek Brunson Wants Easier Fights

Antonio Carlos Junior was surprised that Derek Brunson accepted his call-out. Junior expressed interest in a bout with Brunson after he submitted Eric Spicely at UFC 212. Brunson accepted the challenge after his UFC Fight Night 110 knockout win over Daniel Kelly. Speaking with MMAFighting.com, Junior said he believes Brunson wants...

Antonio Carlos Junior: ‘I Want to Fight Chris Weidman’ After UFC 212

Antonio Carlos Junior wants to prove himself against top middleweight competition. Before he can do that, he must get past Eric Spicely on June 3 inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 212. Junior will be looking to extend his winning streak to three. After being TKO'd by...