Felipe
Arantes
16-5-1, 2NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 16-5-1, 2NC
Summary: Strong kicks, fast hands, athletic

Fighter Info

Nickname: Sertanejo
From: Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Newark, NJ USA
Age: 26
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
510
49% Successful
250
Types of Successful Strikes
0
250
62% Standing
29%
155
22
73
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
15
60% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
6
5
Takedown Defense
42
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Felipe Arantes Oct 25, 2014
29 3 1 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Andre Fili 42 5 1 4
Win
Felipe Arantes Feb 15, 2014
39 1 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Maximo Blanco 44 3 0 1
Loss
Felipe Arantes Sep 4, 2013
35 3 1 2 R3 Decision - Split
Kevin Souza 52 0 0 0
Win
Felipe Arantes Jun 8, 2013
-- -- -- -- R1 KO/TKO
Godofredo Pepey 4 1 0 2
Win
Felipe Arantes Jun 8, 2013
-- -- -- -- R1 KO/TKO
Godofredo Pepey 4 1 0 2
Draw
Felipe Arantes Jun 23, 2012
38 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Milton Vieira 30 1 0 3
Win
Felipe Arantes Jan 14, 2012
53 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Antonio Carvalho 37 0 0 4
Loss
Iuri Alcantara Aug 27, 2011
22 6 0 11 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Felipe Arantes 29 0 0 0

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Andre Fili? Andre Fili is a very tough guy. He is very complete and trains with great MMA fighters.

TRAINING: I'm training two to three times daily, only resting on Sundays. Tuesday and Thursday are my toughest workouts, where I do 15 hard rounds of sparring, wrestling-specific drills and Muay Thai training.

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, four by submission (3 rear naked, 1 armbar)

 

  • Pro since 2008

 

  • 10-2-1, 1 NC in last 14 fights

 

  • Holds 2009 win over current flyweight contender John Lineker

 

  • 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

Iuri Alcantara
Iuri Alcantara
31-5-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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