Anthony Ruiz

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Anthony Ruiz
Born (1977-11-03) November 3, 1977 (age 36)
Coarsegold, California, United States
Other names El Toro
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 184.2 lb (83.6 kg; 13.16 st)
Division Middleweight,
Light Heavyweight,
Heavyweight
Fighting out of Fresno, California
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Years active 2003-Present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 52
Wins 33
By knockout 17
By submission 5
By decision 11
Losses 19
By knockout 3
By submission 10
By decision 6
Website http://anthonyruizmma.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Anthony Ruiz (born November 3, 1977) is a Mexican-American professional mixed martial artist. He has competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoXC, King of the Cage, Tachi Palace Fights, and the Palace Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ruiz began his professional MMA career in February 2003, debuting on Gladiator Challenge show. Fighting for a variety of California-based MMA promotions, he amassed a record of 13 wins against 9 losses over the first three years of his career.

Strikeforce[edit]

In October 2006, Ruiz signed with the Strikeforce promotion. He fought on both main cards and on their ShoXC shows, earning a record of 2 wins and 4 losses with the company.

International competition[edit]

In 2012, Ruiz fought for the first time outside of his native California. Vladimir Putin wired $150,000 to Ruiz after his fight with Alexander Shlemenko at League S-70: Russian Championship Final because he was so impressed with his performance.[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 33-19 Alexey Butorin TKO (punches) Plotforma S-70 5 August 9, 2014 3 4:46 Sochi, Russia
Win 33-18 Ramazan Mukailov Decision (unanimous) FEFoMP: Cup of Sakhalin Administration Head March 8, 2014 3 5:00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Win 32-18 Owen Rubio TKO (punches) TWC 19: Blackout January 25, 2014 2 2:33 Porterville, California, United States
Win 31-18 Collin Hart Decision (split) TPF 17: Fall Brawl November 14, 2013 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 30-18 Rafael del Real Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator Challenge: Showdown May 25, 2013 1 1:35 Woodlake, California, United States
Loss 29-18 Angel Deanda TKO (punches) TPF 15: Collision Course November 15, 2012 3 3:39 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 29-17 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) League S-70: Russian Championship Final August 11, 2012 3 5:00 Sochi, Russia
Win 29-16 Scott Rosa TKO (punches) West Coast Fighting Championships: Showdown June 9, 2012 2 3:43 Yuba City, California, United States
Win 28-16 Jared Torgeson Decision (unanimous) West Coast Fighting Championships: Bruvado Bash January 7, 2012 5 5:00 Placerville, California, United States
Win 27-16 Rick Randolph TKO (punches) Fight for Wrestling 4 October 1, 2011 2 4:00 San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Win 26-16 Reggie Orr Submission (arm triangle choke) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 5 August 19, 2011 2 N/A Riverside, California, United States
Loss 25-16 Gerald Harris Decision (unanimous) TPF 9 May 5, 2011 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 25-15 Givanildo Santana Submission (armbar) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 3 November 19, 2010 2 4:37 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 25-14 Leopoldo Serao Decision (split) TPF 6 September 9, 2010 5 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States For Tachi Palace Fights Middleweight Championship
Win 25–13 Kenny McCorkell TKO (punches) Pure Combat: Drop Zone May 7, 2010 4 3:50 Camp Pendleton, California, United States Won the Pure Combat Middleweight Championship
Win 24–13 Hector Ramirez Decision (split) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 23–13 Xavier Foupa-Pokam Decision (unanimous) TPF 2: Brawl in the Hall December 3, 2009 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Middleweight
Win 22–13 Gan McGee KO (punches) Pure Combat 9: Home Turf July 25, 2009 3 1:14 Visalia, California, United States Heavyweight
Loss 21–13 Aaron Rosa Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina May 15, 2009 1 4:29 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 21–12 Trevor Prangley Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 21–11 Jeremy Freitag Decision (unanimous) EliteXC: Unfinished Business July 26, 2008 3 5:00 Stockton, California, United States
Loss 20–11 Bobby Southworth Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson June 27, 2008 5 5:00 San Jose, California, United States For Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 20–10 Brad Imes Decision (split) PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender January 17, 2008 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States Heavyweight
Win 19–10 Jimmy Ambriz Submission (verbal) PURECOMBAT: From the Ashes December 1, 2007 1 N/A Visalia, California, United States
Win 18–10 Bobby Southworth TKO (doctor stoppage) Strikeforce Four Men Enter, One Survives November 16, 2007 2 0:52 San Jose, California, United States
Win 17-10 Francisco Bueno Decision GC 69: Bad Intentions September 22, 2007 3 N/A Sacramento, California, United States
Win 16-10 Jason Geris TKO (referee stoppage) ShoXC July 27, 2007 1 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 15-10 Jeremy Freitag TKO GC 57: Holiday Beatings December 16, 2006 3 3:48 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 14-10 Trevor Prangley Submission (armbar) Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello October 7, 2006 1 1:42 Fresno, California, United States
Win 14-9 Jeremy Freitag TKO (punches) WEC 23 August 17, 2006 2 2:46 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 13-9 Dan Molina Decision (unanimous) GC 51: Madness at the Memorial July 1, 2006 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 12-9 Vladimir Matyushenko Submission (armbar) Extreme Wars 3: Bay Area Brawl June 3, 2006 1 2:03 Oakland, California, United States
Win 12-8 Shannon Kilgore KO KOTC: Heavy Hitters April 2, 2006 1 1:05 California, United States
Win 11-8 Shane Yocum TKO GC 46: Avalanche December 11, 2005 1 4:54 Coarsegold, California, United States
Win 10-8 Josh Jackson TKO GC 43: Gladiator Challenge 43 September 18, 2005 1 2:12 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 9-8 Jocquin Sanchez Submission (guillotine choke) GC 39: Titans Collide July 17, 2005 1 0:21 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 9-7 Eddie Sanchez Technical Submission (choke) KOTC: San Jacinto June 12, 2005 1 2:49 San Jacinto, California, United States Heavyweight bout
Loss 9-6 Bryan Travers Submission (guillotine choke) GC 37: Throwdown May 15, 2005 1 3:16 Porterville, California, United States
Win 9-5 Jeff Lacefield Submission GC 35: Cold Fury March 13, 2005 1 2:15 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 8-5 Jaime Jara TKO GC 33: Brutal Force December 12, 2004 1 3:36 Porterville, California, United States
Win 8-4 Brian Sesma TKO (retirement) KOTC: Revenge November 14, 2004 1 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7-4 Paul Mince Decision (unanimous) GC 31: Knockout Nightmare October 7, 2004 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 6-4 Jaime Jara Submission (armbar) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 2 2:05 Colusa, California, United States
Win 6-3 Bryan Pardoe TKO GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 2:25 Colusa, California, United States
Loss 5-3 Jaime Jara Submission (armbar) GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 1:36 Colusa, California, United States
Loss 5-2 Dusty Arden Decision (unanimous) GC 23: Gladiator Challenge 23 February 24, 2004 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 5-1 Eduardo Martines Decision GC 21: Gladiator Challenge 21 December 7, 2003 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 4-1 Josh Rudiger KO GC 20: Gladiator Challenge 20 November 13, 2003 1 0:46 Colusa, California, United States
Win 3-1 Robert Escalara KO GC 19: Gladiator Challenge 19 September 28, 2003 1 3:03 Porterville, California, United States
Win 2-1 John Dacota TKO GC 17: Gladiator Challenge 17 June 22, 2003 1 0:17 Porterville, California, United States
Win 1-1 Richard Toland Submission (choke) GC 15: Gladiator Challenge 15 April 13, 2003 1 2:31 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 0-1 Desi Miner Submission (rear-naked choke) GC 14: Gladiator Challenge 14 February 16, 2003 2 2:29 Porterville, California, United States

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