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Carlos Felipe Cabral de Almeida (born January 12, 1995) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Born in Feira de Santana, Bahia in 1995, Carlos Felipe was bullied throughout his childhood for being overweight. At age 14, Felipe weighed in at 346 pounds. Felipe was morbidly obese and his family tried everything, but nothing seemed to help him lose weight. After trying many different ways to lose weight, various diets and supplements, Felipe says boxing finally helped him drop from 346 pounds to 275 in just 12 months. He gained so much more confidence that he even began running to the local gym every day, training, then running back home once finished.

Starting his professional career in 2014, Felipe fought for various Brazilian regional promotions, amassing an undefeated 8–0 record, winning 6 out of 8 by first round KO.

After signing with the UFC, on September 19, Felipe was flagged for a potential USADA violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected July 29. Therefore, he was pulled from his UFC debut against Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida. On October 20, it was announced that Felipe accepted a two-year suspension retroactive to the date of his provisional suspension. He tested positive for metabolites of stanozolol, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol. He was eligible to return September 18th, 2019.

After being released after his positive test, Felipe was resigned to the UFC on July 20, 2019

MMA record: 11-2-0 / height: 6'0" (183 cm) / weight: 259 lbs (117.8 kg)


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