Carlos Newton Biography: Carlos Newton is a retired Canadian MMA fighter of Anguillian origin. He is a Pride FC Japan MMA Legend and former UFC Welterweight Champion.
Carlos Newton Biography
Carlos Newton was born in Anguilla on August 17, 1976, and moved to Canada as a child. He went to Westview Centennial Secondary School in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighborhood. Newton began competing in Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ competitions in Canada and worldwide under the famous Tom Sharkey. The famous Abu Dhabi Combat Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, compared to the well-known Gracie family member Rodrigo Gracie.
Newton began his Jiu-Jitsu career at the Samurai Club in Toronto. Soon after, in 1996, Terry Riggs established Warrior Mixed Martial Arts in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada’s first officially recognized MMA Academy; Newton followed his long-time training partner and made it his home. Newton’s career grew from Warrior MMA, where Terry Riggs and Everton McEwan coached him. Newton, a York University student in Toronto, studied geriatric medicine and did research at Baycrest Hospital, a world leader in senior care.
Carlos Newton Wiki
|Date Of Birth
|August 17, 1976
|The Valley, Anguilla
|Mixed Martial Artist
What is Carlos Newton Net Worth?
Carlos Newton is a former professional mixed martial artist from Anguilla and Canada, with a net worth of $2 million.
Carlos Newton MMA Career
Newton’s professional MMA career began at the age of 19 when he was the youngest no-holds-barred powerful fighter ever. On the Extreme Fighting 2 night in April 1996, Newton gave up almost 100 pounds to a considerably larger Jean Rivière in one of history’s most famous “David vs. Goliath” NHB fights.
After managing much of the bout, Newton lost a submission due to fatigue, but the spectacle of the brave smaller fighter began his career. Newton has participated in the world’s most prominent MMA organizations, including Shooto, K-1, Pride Fighting Championships in Japan, the UFC in America, and W-1 in Canada.
Carlos Newton UFC Career
Newton’s fourth and fifth bouts marked his UFC début at UFC 17, where he defeated Bob Gilstrap and lost a controversial decision to Dan Henderson for the middleweight tournament championship on the same night. Newton’s most outstanding professional achievement was winning the UFC Welterweight Championship from Pat Miletich at UFC 31 in May 2001.
Newton lost his first title defense to accomplished wrestler Matt Hughes at UFC 34 in November of the same year. Newton had Hughes in a triangle grip, but Hughes lifted him, led him to the corner, and attempted to slam him. Newton placed his arm over the cage’s side to prevent the slam, leading John McCarthy to warn him.
Hughes then appeared to lose consciousness and fall apart to the mat while still holding Newton, causing Newton to hit his head & lose consciousness. With Hughes nervous about rising and Newton unconscious on the mat, McCarthy would award Hughes the victory by knockout. Many believed that Hughes was disabled before Newton’s dish and that Newton should have been awarded the win.
International Fight League
In the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Newton and Riggs coached the Toronto Dragons of the IFL. The Dragons were based at Warrior MMA in Newmarket and included foreign fighters like Claude Patrick, Wagnney Fabiano, Brent Beauparlant, Rafael Cavalcante, Leo Santos, and Dennis Hallman.
In 2006, the Dragons made the playoffs and advanced to the semifinals. The team’s Wagnney Fabiano qualified for and won the IFL Lightweight Championship. That year, Newton fought in a super fight, losing to Renzo Gracie in a highly controversial split decision in the IFL Championship Final. After the fight, Gracie questioned the call.