Bryan Caraway

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Gets overwhelmed in loss
November 30, 2018
Caraway lost to Pedro Munhoz via TKO (body kick and punches) at 2:39 of Round 1 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday.
Caraway is known as a grappling specialist but was unable to get his takedowns working in this one, forcing him to stand and strike with a much quicker, more powerful puncher. Things did not end well for the 34-year-old, as he ate a body kick that led to the finish. Caraway has battled a smattering of injuries during his tenure in the UFC, and has found it hard to get back on track, having now lost back-to-back fights for the first time since 2010. He falls to 21-9 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
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Falls to Cody Stamann in first fight in nearly two years
March 3, 2018
Caraway lost to Cody Stamann via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 222 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Caraway started quickly in his first fight in nearly two years before his gas tank betrayed him and his pace slowed considerably. He was credited with just one successful takedown on an insane 20 attempts, although most of those tries were of the token variety as the fight progressed. Caraway finally let his hands go late in Round 3 but the writing was on the wall by then. Caraway is a darn good bantamweight but he has trouble staying healthy. He said he hopes to fight four times in 2018, but that appears to be wishful thinking given his injury history. Saturday was his first loss since October 2014.
Booked at UFC 222
January 10, 2018
Caraway (shoulder) will face Cody Stamann in a bantamweight fight at UFC 222 on March 3, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
A shoulder injury has forced Caraway to withdraw from his last two scheduled fights, but he's set to return to the Octagon for the first time since May of 2016 as he takes on looks to hand Stamann his first loss in the UFC. Caraway, who is 6-2 under the UFC banner, has won two straight fights and four of his last five. The 33-year-old will have his hands full with the 28-year-old Stamann, who is coming off an upset win over Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216 in October and is a rising talent in the 135-pound division.
Will not fight Sanders
November 22, 2017
Caraway (shoulder) was replaced by Andre Soukhamthath at UFC Fresno on December 9, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Caraway will remain sidelined with a shoulder injury that has bothered him since his fight against Aljamain Sterling in May of 2016, as Soukhamthath will now face off against Luke Sanders next month. This injury has now caused him to withdraw from two events, as he was also scheduled to take on Jimmie Rivera in mid-January, but stepped down because of his ailing shoulder. It remains to be seen as to when he will be fully ready to go, but it sounds like Caraway will spend the next couple months in recovery.
Will return for UFC Fresno
October 10, 2017
Caraway (shoulder) will face Luke Sanders in a bantamweight fight at UFC Fresno on December 9, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Caraway injured his shoulder in his last fight -- a split decision win over Aljamain Sterling in May of 2016 -- but he's healthy and set to return to the Octagon after a 19-month layoff. The 33-year-old owns an overall record of 21-8 and had won four of his last five fights prior to injuring himself.
Shoulder injury the culprit for withdrawal
January 7, 2017
Caraway relayed via his personal Twitter account that a shoulder injury is what forced him to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Jimmie Rivera at UFC Phoenix on Jan. 15.
Caraway also implied that he injured himself in his last fight -- a split-decision victory over Aljamain Sterling -- and that he overtrained afterwards, not fully allowing the ailment to heal. He confirmed the news with an MRI, and eventually had no choice but to pull out 11 days before the fight. As the No. 5-ranked bantamweight that has won two straight, Caraway is deserving of a top-10 opponent once he regains his health. In the meantime, Marlon Vera will take his place at the Phoenix event.