Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTONUFC World Champion
Carlos Newton is considered one of the true pioneers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Known as “The Ronin”, he competed worldwide in the biggest MMA organizations including UFC, Pride FC, IFL, K-1, Shooto and most recently W-1.
Carlos Newton is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist and former UFC Welterweight Champion also known his appearance in PRIDE FC.
He Developed a custom style known as Dragon Ball Jiu-Jitsu in deference to the anime series.
Newton is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under his coach Terry Riggs at Warrior MMA Newmarket Canada. He holds notable wins over Erik Paulson, Pat Miletich, “Pele'” José Landi-Jons and Renzo Gracie, most by way of submission. Newton, always a fan favourite, has dubbed his personal fighting style—an amalgam of traditional Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling and Boxing as “Dragon Ball Jiu-Jitsu” in tribute to Dragon Ball, a Japanese manga and anime series.
His nickname, “The Ronin”, is a reflection of his interest in the martial culture of feudal Japan.