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Raoni Barcelos

Bantamweight Division

16-3-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

6

Wins by Decision

Raoni Barcelos

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
34
Height
67.50
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 14, 2018
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Has won nine of his last 11
     
  • Eight wins by KO, two by submission (guillotine, RNC)
     
  • Five first round finishes

 

UFC History

UFC 270 (1/22/22) Barcelos lost a three round majority decision to Timur Valiev
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Barcelos lost a three round majority decision to Timur Valiev
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Barcelos won a three round unanimous decision over Khalid Taha
UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Barcelos won a three round unanimous decision over Said Nurmagomedov
UFC 237 (5/11/19) Barcelos stopped Carlos Huachin via strikes at 4:49 of the second round
TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Barcelos submitted Chris Gutierrez via rear naked choke at 4:12 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Barcelos knocked out Kurt Holobaugh at 1:29 of the third round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training jiu-jitsu at age five because of my father, who is still my current trainer. I spent a few years on the Brazilian National Wrestling Team before transitioning to MMA. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Shooto Brazil and RFA champion. 
Do you have any heroes? My father. 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's my dream and my biggest accomplishment. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Jiu-Jitsu blue and purple belt world champion, two-time South-American wrestling champion, five-time national wrestling champion in Brazil
Favorite grappling technique: Armlock 
Favorite Striking technique: Hook