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James Edson Berto is a Haitian professional mixed martial artist and the former Real Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion who has fought for EliteXC and Strikeforce promotions and is known for his incredible leg lock variations, all but one of his submission wins are by way of Heel Hook. Berto comes from a family of athletes and is not the only member of his family to appear on major fight cards on cable and pay-per-view, his brother Andre Berto is an undefeated pro boxer who is considered one of the top prospects in the welterweight division and his sister Nana Berto is an undefeated female mixed martial arts contender for Real Fighting Championship. Edson is trained by his father, Dieseul Berto, who appeared in UFC 10 and competed in mixed martial arts in Japan. Berto recently defeated Edson Diniz at Real Fighting Championships 16: Nations Collide, February 27, 2009 via. decision.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15-8-1 England flag BallJason Ball Decision (Split) Real Fighting Championship 19: Revenge 02009-
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November 13, 2009
5 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida Loses RFC Lightweight Championship
Loss 15-7-1 England flag BallJason Ball Decision (Split) Real Fighting Championship 18: Pride 02009-
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July 24, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida Fought at Featherweight
Win 15-6-1 Brazil flag DinizEdson Diniz Decision (Split) Real Fighting Championship 16: Nations Collide 02009-
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February 27, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida Fought at Featherweight
Loss 14-6-1 United States flag HeunConor Heun TKO (Punches and Elbows) EliteXC: Heat 02008-
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October 4, 2008
2 2:18 United States flag Sunrise, Florida
Loss 14-5-1 Bahamas flag EdwardsYves Edwards KO (Flying Knee) EliteXC: Street Certified 02008-
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February 16, 2008
1 4:56 United States flag Miami, Florida
Win 14-4-1 United States flag OdomJosh Odom Decision (Split) Real Fighting Championships 10: Bad Blood 02007-
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November 10, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida Fought at Catchweight
Win 13-4-1 Costa Rica flag BarrantesJuan Barrantes Decision (Unanimous) Real Fighting Championships 9: Caged Warriors 02007-
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September 15, 2007
5 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida Defends RFC Lightweight Championship
Loss 12-4-1 United States flag NoonsKarl James Noons KO (Knee) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series 02007-
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July 27, 2007
3 0:45 United States flag Santa Ynez, California
Win 12-3-1 United States flag ValenzuelaVictor Valenzuela Submission (Heel Hook) Strikeforce / EliteXC: Shamrock vs. Baroni 02007-
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June 22, 2007
1 0:47 United States flag San Jose, California
Win 11-3-1 United States flag ShackelfordJohn David-Shackelford TKO (Punches) EliteXC: Destiny 02007-
February
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February 10, 2007
2 2:27 United States flag Southaven, Mississippi
Win 10-3-1 United States flag MickleChris Mickle Submission (Rolling Scissor Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships 7: Night of Champions 02006-
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November 4, 2006
1 0:22 United States flag Tampa, Florida Defends RFC Lightweight Championship
Win 9-3-1 United States flag BogerMike Boger Submission (Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships 6: Battle of the Bay VI 02006-
September
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September 15, 2006
1 2:56 United States flag Tampa Bay, Florida Wins RFC Lightweight Championship
Win 8-3-1 United States flag McConkeyBrandon McConkey TKO (Punches) Real Fighting Championships 5: Battle of the Bay V 02006-
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June 2, 2006
2 4:25 United States flag Tampa Bay, Florida
Draw 7-3-1 United States flag LeeMatt Lee Draw Absolute Fighting Championships 16 02006-
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April 22, 2006
2 5:00 United States flag Boca Raton, Florida
Win 7-3 Netherlands flag KaljevicPeter Kaljevic Submission (Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships 4: Battle of the Bay IV 02006-
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February 10, 2006
1 1:08 United States flag Tampa, Florida
Win 6-3 United States flag NorwoodHarris Norwood Submission (Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships 3 02005-
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November 11, 2005
1 4:42 United States flag Tampa, Florida
Loss 5-3 Brazil flag PereiraAdriano Pereira Decision (Split) Absolute Fighting Championships 13 02005-
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July 30, 2005
2 5:00 United States flag Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Win 5-2 Kazakhstan flag MyzabekovRenat Myzabekov Submission (Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships 2 02005-
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July 22, 2005
1 2:49 United States flag Tampa, Florida
Win 4-2 United States flag BlevinsMarshall Blevins Submission (Heel Hook) Real Fighting Championships: Punishment 02005-
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May 21, 2005
2 1:40 United States flag Biloxi, Mississippi
Loss 3-2 United States flag WilsonKeith Wilson Decision (Unanimous) Real Fighting Championships 1 02004-
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February 18, 2004
3 5:00 United States flag Tampa, Florida
Loss 3-1 United States flag MedlinBryan Medlin Decision (Split) Absolute Fighting Championships 9 02004-
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July 31, 2004
2 5:00 United States flag Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Win 3-0 United States flag GauldinChad Gauldin TKO (Strikes) Absolute Fighting Championships 8 02004-
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May 1, 2004
1 2:55 United States flag Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Win 2-0 United States flag RobertsGregory Roberts TKO (Strikes) Obaktagon Challenge 1 02004-
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April 10, 2004
3 1:15 United States flag Jacksonville, Florida
Win 1-0 United States flag JohnsonScott Johnson Submission (Strikes) Absolute Fighting Championships 7 02004-
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February 27, 2004
1 4:59 United States flag Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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