In our first of 2 fights featuring a reigning champion, Antonio Carlos Jr. AKA “Shoeface” welcomes Delan Monte to the PFL SmartCage for the first time.  Shoeface looks to keep his momentum going after a 3-0-1 2021 campaign that saw him crowned a champion and wherein he made more money than his entire UFC career. There is also some history between these 2 men, as back in Brazil Monte was actually Shoeface’s Judo instructor and training partner.  

Round 1 

We open with both men exchanging jabs, Shoeface perhaps looking to show off his fancy new Muay Thai.  Shoeface gets clipped quick but comes back with a hard right hand that stuns Monte and may have put him out cold for a second.  


Shoeface takes it to the ground and immediately jumps a D’arce choke and folks, that’s all she wrote! 28-second victory, good for the second-fastest finish in PFL light heavyweight history! 




Like a hot knife through butter, Shoeface just made a STATEMENT to every other 205er on the PFL roster.  My word.

Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Delan Monte via 1st Round Sub (0:28)