Antônio Carlos Júnior claims he made more in one year with PFL than he did in 13 fights with the UFC

PFL champion Antonio Carlos Junior has claimed that he made more in one year with the promotion than he did in 13 fights with UFC. While he may have always been an intriguing fighter to watch during his time with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, we never saw Carlos Junior reach the heights that many thought […]

Antonio Carlos Junior "happy" to sign with PFL after surprise UFC release, expects to submit Tom Lawlor

Antonio Carlos Junior didn’t think he was fighting for his job at UFC 257. Carlos Junior was making his return to the Octagon after over a year away against Brad Tavares. In the fight, the Brazilian was looking to get the fight to the ground but Tavares managed to keep the contest on the feet […]

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 32 with Jan Blachowicz, Antonio Carlos Junior, Max Griffin, Grant Dawson, JP Buys, Adrian Yanez

The 32nd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com is here ahead of UFC Vegas 22. We’re first joined by the UFC light heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz (2:37). Next, PFL light heavyweight Antonio Carlos Junior (14:30) comes on. Then, UFC welterweight Max Griffin (30:53) joins the show. As well, joining the program is UFC lightweight […]

Antonio Carlos Junior explains why he wasn't a good fit on the UFC roster

Former Ultimate Fighter winner and UFC middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior explained why he wasn’t a good fit on the UFC roster. Junior was among the fighters who were released cut by the promotion as part of the UFC’s 60 planned roster cuts. Despite being a former TUF Brazil winner and having a winning record […]

UFC releases three more fighters, including Antonio Carlos Junior

The UFC is continuing to downsize its roster having recently cut three more fighters, including middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior. The 30-year-old Junior was handed his walking papers alongside welterweight fighters Carlton Minus and Rhys McKee, per MMA Junkie. Junior last fought at UFC 257 in January, when he lost a decision to Brad Tavares. […]