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Welterweight Division

"The Nightmare "

Carlos Prates

Welterweight Division

19-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Carlos Prates

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
State of São Paulo, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 10, 2024
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • 14 wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, armbar)
  • On nine-fight winning streak
  • Eight 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 on ESPN (6/8/24) Prates stopped Charles Radtke via liver shot at 4:47 of the first round 

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