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"Boston Strong"

Charles Rosa

Featherweight Division • 13-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 3
    Wins by Knockout
  • 7
    Wins by Submission
  • 1
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 37% 37%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
287
Sig. Strikes Attempted
783
Grappling accuracy 34% 34%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
14
Takedowns Attempted
41
3.21
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.96
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.35
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.01
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
48
%
Sig. Str. Defense
40
%
Takedown Defense
0.00
Knockdown Ratio
12:47
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
257 (90%)
Clinch
11 (4%)
Ground
19 (7%)

Sig. Str. by target

60% 173 Head 12% 35 Body 28% 79 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
3 (27%)
DEC
1 (9%)
SUB
7 (64%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Peabody, United States
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
34
Height
69.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 04, 2014
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
39.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training 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 black 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 dedication always 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.

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 13:  Charles Rosa of the United States prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Yair Rodriguez of Mexico in their featherweight bout during the UFC 188 event at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on June 13, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexi
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(R-L) Charles Rosa punches Sean Soriano in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the TD Garden on January 18, 2015 in Boston, MA. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)