Athlete Mixed martial artist

Charles McCarthy

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican martial artist
Is Athlete
Mixed martial artist
From United States of America
Type Sports
Birth 6 August 1980, Miami
Age40 years
ResidenceBoynton Beach


Charles Sidney McCarthy was born charles sidney cherin son of robert cherin and joan joy cherim nee sutton and has a sister jennifer joy cherin, (born August 6, 1980) is a retired American mixed martial artist who was featured on The Ultimate Fighter 4.

Mixed martial arts career

His official UFC record is 1–2, having lost his debut to David Loiseau by TKO due to a spinning back kick at UFC 53 while defeating Gideon Ray by an armbar on The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale, giving him his first UFC victory. McCarthy was eliminated by Pete Sell from The Ultimate Fighter 4. However, as the fight was a demonstration bout by Nevada State Athletic Commission standards, it did not count toward McCarthy’s official record. McCarthy’s last fight was a loss against Michael Bisping by TKO at UFC 83. McCarthy repeatedly taunted Bisping during the bout. McCarthy, however, was subsequently unable to answer the bell for the second round due to injury after a flurry of knees from Bisping at the end of round one.

McCarthy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on April 24, 2008.

Personal life

Charles and his ex-wife Elisa were married in September 2005, right before the filming started on The Ultimate Fighter 4. The couple have two sons, Zachary and Gavin.

Since retiring from active competition, McCarthy has opened several successful mixed martial arts schools, American Top Team Boynton Beach. McCarthy coaches his students in competition, with Charles Rosa being notable for compiling a 15–2 amateur record and winning three amateur mixed martial arts titles and a title in Muay Thai.

In addition to his school, McCarthy also helped to found mixed martial arts website CageJunkies is providing news and original opinion pieces and has counted UFC veterans Ben Stark, Heath Herring and Marcus Davis among its contributors.

In early 2012, McCarthy was also announced as a partner in Alchemist Management.

In 2014 Charles started Guardian Sports Group an UFC agency.

Mixed martial arts record

Loss10-5Michael BispingTKO (arm injury)UFC 83 000000002008-04-19-0000April 19, 200815:00Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win10-4Gideon RaySubmission (armbar)The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale 000000002006-11-11-0000November 11, 200614:43Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss9-4Trevor GarrettSubmission (guillotine choke)Full Throttle 4 000000002005-09-09-0000September 9, 200510:39Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win9-3Mike Van MeerSubmission (armbar)Full Throttle 3 000000002005-07-15-0000July 15, 200524:09Georgia, United States
Loss8-3David LoiseauTKO (spinning back kick)UFC 53 000000002005-06-04-0000June 4, 200522:10Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win8-2Timothy WilliamsSubmission (armbar)Full Throttle 1 000000002005-04-21-0000April 21, 200512:33Georgia, United States
Win7-2Sean SalleeSubmission (armbar)Absolute Fighting Championships 11 000000002005-02-12-0000February 12, 200513:03Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win6-2Keith RockelSubmission (armbar)Absolute Fighting Championships 10 000000002004-10-30-0000October 30, 200422:16Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win5-2Pat O’MalleySubmission (rear naked choke)Absolute Fighting Championships 9 000000002004-07-31-0000July 31, 200412:02Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win4-2Jeff FennoSubmission (rear naked choke)ISCF: Throwdown in V-Town 000000002004-03-06-0000March 6, 2004N/AN/AValdosta, Georgia, United States
Loss3-2David BielkhedenSubmission (punches)Absolute Fighting Championships 7 000000002004-02-27-0000February 27, 200413:33Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss3-1Marcel FerrieraDecision (majority)KOTC 32: Bringing Heat 000000002004-01-24-0000January 24, 200425:00Miami, Florida, United States
Win3-0Pat O’MalleySubmission (heel hook)Absolute Fighting Championships 6 000000002003-12-06-0000December 6, 200310:28Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win2-0Wesley BockertSubmission (kimura)ISCF: Total Velocity in the Valley 000000002003-11-08-0000November 8, 200310:31N/A
Win1-0Jay MasseySubmission (kimura)Absolute Fighting Championships 4 000000002003-07-19-0000July 19, 200322:05Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States