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Featherweight Division

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"Boston Strong"

Charles Rosa

Featherweight Division

14-8-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

9

First Round Finishes

Charles Rosa

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Charles Rosa's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Peabody, United States
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
69.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 04, 2014
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Nine first round finishes
     
  • Eight wins by submission (4 armbar, Brabo, triangle, Peruvian necktie, Anaconda), three by KO

UFC History 
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to Nathaniel Wood 
UFC Fight Night (1/15/22) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to TJ Brown
UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to Damon Jackson
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Rosa won a three round split decision over Justin Jaynes
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to Darrick Minner
UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Rosa won a three round split decision over Kevin Aguilar
UFC 249 (5/9/20) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to Bryce Mitchell
UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Rosa submitted Manny Bermudez via armbar at 2:46 of the first round
UFC 210 (4/8/17) Rosa was stopped by Shane Burgos via strikes at 1:59 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (1/17/16) Rosa won a three round unanimous decision over Kyle Bochniak
UFC 188 (6/13/15) Rosa lost a three round split decision to Yair Rodriguez
UFC Fight Night (1/18/15) Rosa submitted Sean Soriano via Brabo choke at 4:43 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (10/4/14) Rosa lost a three round unanimous decision to Dennis Siver

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.