Ricardo Funch

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Ricardo Funch
Born (1980-08-14) August 14, 1980 (age 33)
Bahia, Brazil
Other names Golden Boy
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Weltewrweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
Team Team Link
Rank      Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 8
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Losses 4
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ricardo Funch (born August 14, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Funch was recently promoted to a BJJ black belt by Marco Alvan on December 11, 2011.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Funch signed a 4-fight deal with UFC and made his UFC debut against fellow undefeated fighter Johny Hendricks on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107.[1] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Funch was next scheduled to fight at UFC 111 against Matthew Riddle, but was forced to pull out of the fight.

Funch then faced UFC newcomer Claude Patrick on June 12, 2010 at UFC 115.[2] In the second round Funch was submitted by a guillotine choke. After going 0-2 in the promotion, Funch was released from the UFC.

Post UFC[edit]

Following his first UFC release, Funch took some time off, but would return to action on December 3, 2011 at Premier FC 7 picking up a decision win over Bellator vet Ryan Quinn.

Return to UFC[edit]

Funch returned to the UFC to replace an injured Paulo Thiago against Mike Pyle on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[3] He was defeated by Pyle via first round TKO after being stunned by a straight right, dropped by a knee and finished with punches.

Funch fought Dan Miller on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[4] He lost the bout in the third round via submission due to a guillotine choke.

After dropping to 0-4 within the promotion, Funch was released from the UFC once again.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–4 Dan Miller Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 3:12 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–3 Mike Pyle TKO (knee and punches) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 1 1:22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 8–2 Ryan Quinn Decision (unanimous) Premier FC 7 December 3, 2011 3 5:00 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 7–2 Claude Patrick Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 2 1:48 Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Loss 7–1 Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) UFC 107 December 12, 2009 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 7–0 Denis Grachev Decision (unanimous) Cage Fight- MMA2 August 23, 2008 3 5:00 Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Win 6–0 TJ Waldburger TKO (punches) XFC- Xtreme Fighting Championships June 14, 2008 2 2:35 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Woody Weatherby KO (punches) WFL 20- Calloway Cup 8 December 1, 2007 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 4–0 Chandler Holderness Decision (unanimous) WFL 17- Unleashed 2 June 9, 2007 3 5:00 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Justin Gould TKO (punches) WFL 16- Moment of Truth 2 March 31, 2007 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Calvin Bates Submission (rear naked choke) WFL 13- Calloway Cup 4 November 27, 2006 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Johnathan Sola TKO (punches) RF- Invasion September 23, 2006 1 N/A Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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