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Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho (born May 29, 1986), better known as Guto Inocente, is a Brazilian kickboxer and former professional mixed martial artist and boxer. A professional competitor since 2005, Inocente formerly competed for the UFC and Strikeforce in MMA.

Guto Inocente
BornCarlos Augusto Inocente Filho
(1986-05-29) May 29, 1986 (age 32)
Brasília, DF, Brazil
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg; 18 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Reach76.0 in (193 cm)
Fighting out ofDelray Beach, Florida, United States
RankSecond degree black belt in Kickboxing[1]
Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2005-present
Kickboxing record
By knockout17
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision1
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

As of 1 November 2018, he is ranked the #7 heavyweight in the world by Combat Press.[2]



Originally from Brasília, Brazil, Inocente first began training in striking at the age of four, coached by his father, and then began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of seven. Inocente would go on to have accomplished careers in professional boxing and kickboxing, winning various titles;[3] Inocente is a former five-time Brazilian Kickboxing Champion, a three-time Pan-American Champion, and a three-time South American Champion, among other titles.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Inocente made his professional MMA debut in 2005 and fought seven bouts in five years, two of them being for Shooto. There he defeated Vitor Miranda and one month later Gustavo Moia, to become the Shooto South American Heavyweight (220 lb) Champion.[5] In 2011, with a record of 5-2, Inocente signed with Strikeforce.


Inocente was expected to face Lionel Lanham on July 22, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Bowling vs. Voelker. However, he was forced out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by T. J. Cook.[6]

Inocente made his debut on January 7, 2012, at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine against Virgil Zwicker. He defeated Zwicker via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).[7]

Inocente was expected to face Gian Villante on September 29, 2012, at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, but Showtime canceled the entire card due to Gilbert Melendez suffering an injury.[8][9]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

After the demise of Strikeforce, Inocente signed with the UFC.[10]

Inocente was expected to face Shane del Rosario in a Heavyweight bout on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[11] However, both participants pulled out of the bout citing injuries.[12] Inocente's knee injury was exacerbated when he was re-injured by Alistair Overeem during training; a move that resulted in Overeem being asked to leave the Blackzillians. Reportedly, Inocente was sparring with Overeem and, despite having a broken hand, was getting the better of the exchanges until Overeem took Inocente down, causing the injury to Inocente's knee.[13]

After over two years away from active competition due to injuries, Inocente made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on July 6, 2014 against Derrick Lewis.[14] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.

Inocente then dropped to Light Heavyweight and faced Australian Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 55 on 8 November 2014.[15] He lost the fight via submission in the first round and later dismissed from the promotion.

Kickboxing careerEdit

Glory World SeriesEdit

Controversy at Glory 43 New YorkEdit

He scored controversial decision upset of Benjamin Adegbuyi in the main event of Glory 43: New York, after appearing to lose two of the three rounds they had fought. The result was met with boos from the crowd, venting fury on Twitter shortly afterwards.[16][17]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)Edit

Professional kickboxing record
Amateur kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–4 Cristiano Bob TKO (head kick and punches) Capital Fight 5 June 11, 2015 2 2:05 Brasília, Brazil
Loss 6–4 Anthony Perosh Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping November 8, 2014 1 3:46 Sydney, Australia Return to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 6–3 Derrick Lewis KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale July 6, 2014 1 3:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Heavyweight bout.
Win 6–2 Virgil Zwicker Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier May 19, 2012 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 5–2 Gustavo Moia KO (knee) Shooto Brazil 18 September 17, 2010 1 0:40 Brasília, Brazil Won Shooto South-American Heavyweight (220 lb) Championship.
Win 4–2 Kléber Raimundo Silva TKO (shoulder injury) Win Fight and Entertainment 7 August 21, 2010 2 N/A Salvador, Brazil Won WFE Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 3–2 Vitor Miranda Submission (punches) Shooto Brazil 17 August 6, 2010 2 1:43 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 2–2 Ismael de Jesus Decision (unanimous) Goiânia Open Fight 2 May 12, 2007 3 5:00 Goiânia, Brazil
Win 2–1 Junior Beba Submission (triangle choke) Paraúna Fight August 12, 2006 1 2:30 Paraúna, Brazil
Win 1–1 Diego Nunes Submission (armbar) Extreme Fight Brasilia April 6, 2005 1 N/A Brasília, Brazil
Loss 0–1 Leandro Silva Decision (unanimous) Goiânia Open Fight 1 March 19, 2005 3 5:00 Goiânia, Brazil


  1. ^ a b Guto Inocente beats Gustavo Moia in Shooto Brazil 18 (September 19, 2010)
  2. ^ "Combat Press Kickboxing Rankings: November 2018".
  3. ^ Raimondi, Marc (2014-05-02). "Is Guto Inocente the next big star in the UFC heavyweight division?". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  4. ^ "Guto Inocente – Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  5. ^ Guto Inocente is the new South-American Shooto Champion (September 21, 2010).
  6. ^ Guto Inocente out, Lionel Lanham faces T.J. Cook at Strikeforce Challengers 17 by John Morgan ( on July 18, 2011.
  7. ^ 'Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final' results: Guto Inocente outstrikes Virgil Zwicker by John Morgan and Steven Marrocco ( on May 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event In Sacramento (September 23, 2012).
  9. ^ Strikeforce Cancels September 29 Event After Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez withdraws by Tristen Critchfield ( on September 23, 2012.
  10. ^ Guto Inocente is the newest brazilian in UFC by Rogerio B. Vasques ( on January 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "Guto Inocente To Make Octagon Debut Against Shane Del Rosario At UFC 168". 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  12. ^ "UFC 168 Loses Shane del Rosario vs. Guto Inocente Due to Injuries". 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  13. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-07). "Gilbert Burns: Alistair Overeem left Blackzilians because he injured Guto Inocente". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  14. ^ "TUF 19 Finale". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-08-30). "Guto Inocente returns to light heavyweight, meets Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 55". Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  16. ^ "Inocente takes controversial decision win over Adegbuyi". Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  17. ^ "GLORY 43 New York roundup and results: Adegbuyi 'badly robbed', Jauncey TKO'd and Vannostrand triumph". Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  18. ^ Guto Inocente gets belt in Bahia by Carlos Eduardo Ozório ( on August 25, 2010.
  19. ^ 2010 W.A.K.O. Pan American Championship Results CBKB official website.
  21. ^ 2009 W.A.K.O. South American Championship Results CBKB official website.
  22. ^ 2009 W.A.K.O. World Championship in Villach, Austria Results W.A.K.O. official website.
  23. ^ 2008 W.A.K.O. Brazilian Championship Results CBKB official website.
  24. ^ 2009 W.A.K.O. Brazilian Championship Results CBKB official website.
  25. ^ 2008 W.A.K.O. Pan American Championship Results CBKB official website.
  26. ^ 2007 W.A.K.O. South American Championship Results CBKB official website.
  27. ^ 2006 W.A.K.O. Pan American Championship Results CBKB official website.
  28. ^
  29. ^ "WGP #26 Quick Results". Retrieved 2016-02-27.

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