|Born||February 9, 1988|
Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Division||Bantamweight (125–135 Ib)|
Featherweight (135–145 Ib)
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Newark, New Jersey|
|Team||Macaco Gold Team|
|Rank||Black belt in Muay Thai |
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Felipe Arantes (born February 9, 1988) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist, who competed in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Arantes mostly fought in Brazil before signing with the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Background and early career
Arantes made his professional MMA debut in May 2008. He competed in events for smaller promotions in his native Brazil (Paranagua Fight, Samurai FC, Full Battle Heroes) and in the United States (Ultimate Warrior Challenge and Urban Conflict Championships) before signing with the UFC. Prior to his UFC debut he had amassed a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 2 No Contests.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Arantes officially signed with the UFC in July 2011. He made his promotional debut on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134 against Iuri Alcântara, replacing an injured Antonio Carvalho. He lost to Alcântara via unanimous decision.
Arantes was expected to face Sam Sicilia on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. However, Sicilia pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Kevin Souza. He lost the fight via split decision.
Making his bantamweight debut, Arantes faced Yves Jabouin on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. He won the fight via submission in the first round and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.
Arantes was briefly linked to a rematch with Iuri Alcântara on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212. However on May 11, Arantes was pulled from the fight for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Brian Kelleher.
On June 28, 2018, Arantes announced his retirement from professional fighting after the loss in UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore.
Arantes is his wife Lucilene have two sons, Theo (born 2016) and David (born 2019).
Championships & accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||18 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||18–10–1 (2)||Song Yadong||TKO (elbow and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards||June 23, 2018||2||4:59||Kallang, Singapore|
|Loss||18–9–1 (2)||Josh Emmett||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till||October 21, 2017||3||5:00||Gdańsk, Poland||Featherweight bout.|
|Loss||18–8–1 (2)||Érik Pérez||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson||November 5, 2016||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||18–7–1 (2)||Jerrod Sanders||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez||July 7, 2016||2||1:39||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–7–1 (2)||Yves Jabouin||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||1||4:21||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada||Bantamweight debut. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||16–7–1 (2)||Andre Fili||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–6–1 (2)||Maximo Blanco||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Loss||15–6–1 (2)||Kevin Souza||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader||September 4, 2013||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||15–5–1 (2)||Godofredo Pepey||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||1||3:32||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Draw||14–5–1 (2)||Milton Vieira||Draw (split)||UFC 147||June 23, 2012||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||14–5 (2)||Antonio Carvalho||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 142||January 14, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5 (2)||Iuri Alcântara||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 134||August 27, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|NC||13–4 (2)||Andy Main||No Contest (illegal knee)||Urban Conflict Championships 4: Supremacy||April 11, 2011||1||4:38||Morristown, New Jersey, United States||TKO win for Arantes overturned due to illegal knee strike.|
|Win||13–4 (1)||Marcelo Dutra||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Gold Fight 2||November 27, 2010||1||4:15||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||12–4 (1)||Cemir Silva||KO (head kick)||Barueri Combat||October 30, 2010||1||0:20||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||11–4 (1)||Jason McLean||Decision (unanimous)||Urban Conflict Championships 3: Renegades||September 10, 2010||3||5:00||Jersey City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–4 (1)||Sergio Soares||Decision (unanimous)||Super Challenge Pro||June 27, 2010||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||9–4 (1)||Arlinter Rodrigues||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ABC - Fight Festival 1||May 29, 2010||3||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||8–4 (1)||Rodrigo Caporal||Decision (unanimous)||Amerad Fighter 1||March 5, 2010||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||7–4 (1)||Francisco Robert||TKO (punches)||Full Heroes Battle 1||November 7, 2009||2||2:25||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|NC||6–4 (1)||Lester Caslow||No Contest (illegal equipment)||Respect Is Earned 3: Philly Biker Brawl||October 10, 2009||3||3:06||Oaks, Pennsylvania, United States||Overturned due to use of illegal equipment (pants) by Arantes.|
|Loss||6–4||Freddy Assuncao||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Warrior Challenge 7: Redemption||October 3, 2009||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Rony Jason||Submission (triangle choke)||Samurai Fight Combat||September 12, 2009||1||4:53||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||6–2||John Lineker||Submission (armbar)||Paranagua Fight 5||August 7, 2009||1||1:12||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Diego Fortunato||TKO (punches)||Paranagua Fight 4||April 19, 2009||1||2:03||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Rafael Miquelini||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Paranagua Fight 4||April 19, 2009||1||2:20||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Loss||3–2||Steve Deangelis||Decision (unanimous)||World Cagefighting Alliance: Pure Combat||February 6, 2009||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–1||Alexandre Pedroso||TKO (corner stoppage)||Paranagua Fight 3||November 11, 2008||1||1:37||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Felipe Alves||KO (punches and soccer kicks)||Paranagua Fight 2||September 5, 2008||1||0:26||Paranaguá, Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Adriano Tessaro||TKO (punches)||Beach Fight Festival||May 10, 2008||1||1:43||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Felipe Vidal||Submission (armbar)||Real Fight 5||April 13, 2008||1||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil|
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