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Antonio Carlos Junior reflects on signing with PFL; previews his April 29 fight with Tom Lawlor

Antonio Carlos Junior has a new home, a new weight class and a new mindset.

After winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2014, Junior racked up 13 octagon appears and posted a 7-5 record with one no contest. Junior had a great stretch from 2016 to 2018 by winning five straight fights. After that he went winless in his next three bouts and was released from the company.

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Antonio Carlos Junior weighs in for a fight in the UFC.

Following his release, Junior signed with the PFL and he will now take part in their 2021 season. Not only does the 30-year-old Brazilian have a new organization, he’ll also have a new weight class. After fighting most of his UFC career at middleweight, Junior will move up to light heavyweight.

He also waisted now time getting started in the PFL as Junior will make his promotional debut on April 29 against former UFC fighter Tom Lawlor.

After signing with PFL and having his fight announced, Junior spoke to MyMMANews to discuss his PFL signing and his upcoming matchup. You can watch his full interview in the video above.

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