|Association||Warrior MMA Fight Team|
|Weight Class||Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 9" (176 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling|
|Birth Date||August 17, 1976|
|Fighting Out Of||Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Carlos Newton Pictures||Official Website|
Carlos "The Ronin" Newton is a Canadian mixed martial artist and former UFC Welterweight Champion. He fights out of and teaches at the Warrior Martial Arts Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. He has competed in UFC, PRIDE, and various MMA promotions of lower profile under the supervision of his coach and mentor, Terry Riggs. Newton has dubbed his personal fighting style—an amalgam of traditional Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling—"Dragon Ball Jiu-Jitsu" in tribute to Dragon Ball, a Japanese comic and anime series. His nickname, "The Ronin," is a reflection of both his training methods and his interest in the martial culture of feudal Japan. He was also the coach for the Toronto Dragons of the International Fight League (IFL).
|Record||15 - 14 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Brian Ebersole||Decision (Unanimous)||Impact FC 1 - The Uprising: Brisbane||7/10/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Shonie Carter||Decision (Unanimous)||Warrior-1 MMA: High Voltage||10/10/2009||3||5:00||Was for promotions Welterweight title, but Newton failed to make weight|
|Win||Nabil Khatib||TKO (Punches)||Warriors-1 MMA: Inception||3/28/2009||1||3:12|
|Loss||Shungo Oyama||Submission (Punches)||K-1 HERO's: HERO's 2007 in Korea||10/28/2007||3||2:42|
|Loss||Matt Lindland||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFL: Houston||2/02/2007||2||1:43||IFL Super-fight; unaffiliated with IFL team system|
|Loss||Renzo Gracie||Decision (Split)||IFL: Championship Final||12/29/2006||3||4:00|
|Win||Tokimitsu Ishizawa||TKO (Punches)||K-1: Hero's 7||10/09/2006||1||0:22|
|Loss||Ryo Chonan||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 5||10/14/2004||2||5:00|
|Loss||Daiju Takase||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 3||5/23/2004||2||5:00|
|Loss||Renato Verissimo||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 46: Supernatural||1/31/2004||3||5:00||Catchweight (175 lbs.)|
|Win||Renzo Gracie||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 1||10/05/2003||2||5:00|
|Loss||Anderson Silva||KO (Flying Knee and Punches)||PRIDE 25: Body Blow||3/16/2003||1||6:27|
|Win||Pete Spratt||Submission (Kimura)||UFC 40: Vendetta||11/22/2002||1||1:45|
|Loss||Matt Hughes||TKO (Punches)||UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall||7/13/2002||4||3:27||For UFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Jose Landi-Jons||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE 19: Bad Blood||2/24/2002||1||7:16|
|Loss||Matt Hughes||KO (Slam)||UFC 34: High Voltage||11/02/2001||2||1:27||Lost UFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Pat Miletich||Submission (Bulldog Choke)||UFC 31: Locked and Loaded||5/04/2001||3||2:50||Won UFC Welterweight Championship|
|Loss||Dave Menne||Decision (Unanimous)||Shidokan Jitsu: Warriors War 1||2/08/2001||1||10:00|
|Win||Johil de Oliveira||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 12: Cold Fury||12/09/2000||2||5:00|
|Win||Yuhi Sano||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE 9: New Blood||6/04/2000||1||0:40|
|Win||Karl Schmidt||Submission (Armbar)||WEF 9: World Class||5/13/2000||1||1:12|
|Win||Daijiro Matsui||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 6||7/04/1999||3||5:00|
|Win||Kenji Kawaguchi||Submission (Armbar)||Shooto: 10th Anniversary Event||5/29/1999||1||5:00|
|Loss||Kazushi Sakuraba||Submission (Kneebar)||PRIDE 3||6/24/1998||2||5:19|
|Loss||Dan Henderson||Decision||UFC 17: Redemption||5/15/1998||1||15:00||For UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament Winner|
|Win||Bob Gilstrap||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC 17: Redemption||5/15/1998||1||0:52|
|Win||Kazuhiro Kusayanagi||Submission (Armbar)||Shooto: Las Grandes Viajes 2||3/01/1998||1||2:17|
|Win||Erik Paulson||Submission (Armbar)||VTJ 1997: Vale Tudo Japan 1997||11/29/1997||1||0:41|
|Loss||Jean Riviere||Submission (Exhaustion)||EF 2: Extreme Fighting 2||4/26/1996||1||7:22|
Newton's graceful, intelligent fighting style made Newton a favorite among serious MMA fans. Newton, a fluent speaker of Japanese, was influenced by such classic martial texts as The Book of Five Rings, The Art of War, and Hagakure, as well as modern works like the Star Wars films and the Dragon Ball comic and anime series. From Dragon Ball, Newton draws not only the name of his fighting style but his post-fight "Kame Hame Ha" celebration as well. Newton lists his heroes as Muhammed Ali, Albert Einstein, John Milton, and Batman.
Carlos, a former linguistics student at Toronto's York University, is in the latter stages of his pre-med studies in geriatric medicine, having done research at Baycrest Hospital, one of the world leaders in geriatric care.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Newton's professional fighting career began at the early age of 19, with a submission loss due to sheer exhaustion against Jean Riviere on the Extreme Fighting 2 card in April 1996. After wins in Japan's Shooto organization including its Japan Vale Tudo events, Newton's fourth and fifth fights marked his UFC debut at UFC 17, defeating Bob Gilstrap and losing to Dan Henderson on the same night. In June 1998, Newton lost a technical bout in PRIDE Fighting Championships against Kazushi Sakuraba. Neither Sakuraba nor Pride FC had truly come into their own at that time, but the Sakuraba vs. Newton fight is remembered today as a classic.
Newton's greatest professional accomplishment in his career so far has been capturing the UFC Welterweight Championship from Pat Miletich in May 2001. The reign was short lived however, as Newton lost his first title defense to what some consider a controversial decision in November of that same year at UFC 34 against accomplished wrestler Matt Hughes.
Newton's successes since his first encounter with Hughes have been few, but notable. Newton rebounded from his first loss to Hughes with a spectacular armbar or juji-gatame victory over Jose Landi-Jons at Pride 19 in February, 2002, and in October 2003, Newton won a split-decision victory over the estimable Renzo Gracie at Pride Bushido 1. Newton was a coach in the upstart International Fight League (IFL), an MMA promotion using a team concept and salaried fighters. Newton's team, the Dragons, competed in an eight-team tournament in the IFL, which was scheduled to begin in September 2006.
Newton was set for a comeback fight at K-1's HEROs MMA promotion against Melvin Manhoef at the Ariake Coliseum on August 5th, but had to pull out of the fight at the last minute due to a torn ligament in his knee. He made a second attempt at a comeback in K-1 HEROs, this time facing Tokimitsu Ishizawa. Newton made short work of the Japanese fighter, needing only four punches to score the TKO victory in just 22 seconds. He then lost to Renzo Gracie controversially by split decision at IFL Championship Final.
On October 10, 2009, Newton fought Shonie Carter at Warrior-1 MMA: High Voltage. The fight was first supposed to be for the promotion's Welterweight title, but Newton failed to make weight, making it a three-round affair. To make matters worse, Newton failed to make the agreed Catchweight by 5 lbs., forcing him to fork over another chunk of his purse.
Carlos has a girlfriend named Krystal, who is in medical school studying to become a doctor.
Currently, Carlos teaches MMA at Revolution Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness in North York, Ontario.