MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Bantamweights – #6 – Renato Carneiro

Coming in at sixth on MMA Sun’s bantamweight Prospect Spotlight is Renato “Moicano” Carneiro. Moicano is a 8-0 fighter who hails from CarneiroBrasilia, Brazil. He is only 24-years old which certainly increases his stock as a prospect. It seems that Carneiro is a guy that has been on my radar for quite some time, but it really might be his time right now. Renato is on the Constrictor Team, which really is a solid team.

One of the things that really stands out about Moicano is that he has fought some very good competition in Brazil. He holds notable wins over Iliarde Santos, Ismael Bonfim, Joao Luiz Nogueira, as well as several other solid bantamweights.  Moicano has a very good jiu jitsu game.  One of the things I would like to see is more urgency to finish fights.  I think he has the ability to be a finisher.  He does have a wide variety of submissions in his arsenal. One of the things that stands out is that he seems to have a good sense of when an opponent is off balance and is able to capitalize with takedowns.  I saw some moments where he looked to have very good takedown defense.  He does well digging for an underhook on his sprawl.  I think he needs to be sure to avoid bottom position, although he is competent off his back with submissions.  While he is a good BJJ player, he is not a guy that people will fear tremendously.

Renato is a tall bantamweight and has at times used his reach well.  I think that he can continue to utilize reach to implement his will in a fight.  His striking is not bad, but it is not elite.  While he is “rangy” he does not appear to be super strong.  However, we would expect some strength to develop with age.    He has spent a lot of his time fighting at featherweight, but is much better suited for bantamweight.  I believe there is a real possibility we see him on the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, but probably not as a bantamweight, but rather as a lightweight.  Carneiro is one to keep your eyes on.  Being a part of the Jungle Fight organization in Brazil certainly adds to his appeal.  Moicano is still a work in progress, but I could see him being a bantamweight version of Charles Oliveira.

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11 Responses to MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Bantamweights – #6 – Renato Carneiro

  1. Jp says:

    Renato carneiro just signed with the ufc. Rony Jason went out with injury

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