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Brad Tavares

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC 257

Adam Martin - November 1, 2020

A middleweight matchup between Antonio Carlos Junior and Brad Tavares is the latest addition to January’s UFC 257 pay-per-view card. Junior vs. Tavares will take place on January 23 at UFC 257, a PPV event that is scheduled to be headlined by UFC superstar Conor McGregor against rival Dustin Poirier in a rematch. The news of the matchup was first revealed by Combate’s Raphael Marinho. It should be noted that the UFC previously tried to book Junior vs. Tavares for UFC Brasilia in March of this year, but Tavares was forced to pull out due to an injury.

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Antonio Carlos Junior takes a shot at Paulo Costa, asks where the vaseline was when Israel Adesanya humped him

Adam Martin - October 4, 2020

UFC middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior took a shot at Paulo Costa, asking where the vaseline was when Israel Adesanya humped him. After talking tons of trash on social media and in interviews, Costa lost by second-round TKO to Adesanya at UFC 253 in what was a one-sided fight. But what everyone was talking about after the fight was Adesanya’s post-victory celebration where he humped Costa from behind and then told his cornerman Eric Albarracin he wanted to ejaculate on him.

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UFC Vancouver Results: Uriah Hall defeats Antonio Carlos Junior (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - September 14, 2019

A middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Antonio Carlos Junior took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC Vancouver event. Uriah Hall (14-9 MMA) was most recently seen in action at December’s UFC 232 event in Los Angeles, where he defeated Bevon Lewis by way of second round knockout. The former TUF standout, Hall, has gone 5-5 over his past ten Octagon appearances.

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UFC Vancouver | Uriah Hall outlines path to victory against Antonio Carlos Junior

Cole Shelton - September 10, 2019

Uriah Hall will make his first walk to the Octagon of 2019 at UFC Vancouver. He will do so with a new coach, Sayif Saud, after switching to Fortis MMA. The reason Hall decided to switch camps coming off a win is simple. He fell in love with the camp right when he walked in.

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Antonio Carlos Junior out of UFC 231 fight against Elias Theodorou

Cole Shelton - September 14, 2018

Antonio Carlos Junior and Elias Theodorou were supposed to fight on Sept. 22 in Brazil, but Carlos Junior had to pull out due to injury. However, the fight was quickly rescheduled for UFC 231 on December 8, this time in Theodorou’s hometown of Toronto. Even with the fight being pushed back almost four months it still wasn’t enough time for Carlos Junior. The injury he sustained was more severe than he originally thought as he tweeted at Theodorou that he will be out of their matchup on Dec. 8 for UFC 231.

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Elias Theodorou

Antonio Carlos Junior injury moves Elias Theodorou fight from UFC Sao Paulo to UFC 231

Drake Riggs - August 28, 2018

UFC Sao Paulo can’t seem to catch a break. First, it lost its original main event with the loss of Glover Teixeira and just yesterday the co-main took a hit as well. But the ever so cruel injury bug wouldn’t stop his reign of terror there…

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With Yoel Romero out, Antonio Carlos Junior wants to step in against Paulo Costa at UFC 230

Tom Taylor - August 21, 2018

Surging UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa was briefly linked to a UFC 230 showdown with former title challenger Yoel Romero. Regrettably, Romero will not be healthy in time to battle Costa on this November 3 card. “Maybe four or five months [until I can return],” Yoel Romero said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week. “The doctor said, ‘Yoel needs more time.’ You know me. If you give me somebody, I take it. But you need to be smart. When the doctor says, ‘You’re ready,’ you can go. I’m waiting.

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Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson injured out of UFC 227 bout with Antonio Carlos Junior

Drake Riggs - July 4, 2018

Preparing for his biggest fight to date, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 winner, Antonio Carlos Junior may now have to prepare for even longer. Riding an impressive five-fight winning streak that consists of four rear-naked-choke victories (three consecutive), Carlos Junior is poised for a step up in competition and he was set to get it against Derek Brunson at UFC 227 on August 4th in Los Angeles, California.

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Tim Boetsch

UFC Glendale Results: Antonio Carlos Junior submits Tim Boetsch (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - April 14, 2018

UFC Glendale Results: Antonio Carlos Junior submits Tim Boetsch A middleweight scrap between Tim Boetsch (21-12 MMA) and Antonio Carlos Junior (11-2 MMA) served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC on FOX 29 prelims in Glendale, Arizona.

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After big win in Sao Paulo, streaking Antonio Carlos Junior wants revenge on former UFC champ

Tom Taylor - October 29, 2017

Last night, on the undercard of the UFC’s action-packed stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Antonio Carlos Junior picked up a dominant, first-round submission win over Jack Marshman. While this win dazzled those watching live in Brazil and on screens around the world, it’s just what the Brazilian himself expected. “I said before [in] the interviews, man, I’m going to submit the guy – he’s never been submitted before – in the first round,” Carlos Junior told of this big win. “And I just did it. So I’m really happy. I’m not even in my prime.”