Ronny Markes

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Ronny Markes
Born Ronny Marki Sales da Silva
(1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 26)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Division Middleweight (2012 - 2014)
Light Heavyweight (2007 - 2011) (2014 - present)
Reach 75.0 inches (1.91 m)[2]
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team Nova Uniao/Kimura
Rank Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [3]
Years active 2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 15
By knockout 5
By submission 4
By decision 6
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ronny Marki Sales da Silva (born April 21, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who formerly fought in the middleweight division of the UFC. He fights out of the Nova Uniao camp in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

MMA career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Markes made his professional MMA debut in 2007 at an event in Spain. Markes competed mostly in his native Brazil, with a few early professional fights taking place in Europe. He amassed an impressive 11 wins and 1 loss prior to signing with Zuffa in 2011.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Markes signed with the UFC as an injury replacement for Stephan Bonnar against Karlos Vemola at UFC on Versus 5 on August 14, 2011.[4] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards).

Markes dropped to middleweight and faced talented wrestler Aaron Simpson on February 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1[5] After being dropped by an uppercut late in the first round Markes overcame adversity and defeated Simpson via split decision.

In his third fight for the promotion, Markes faced Andrew Craig on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX 7.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Markes was expected to face Derek Brunson on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10.[7] However, the bout was scrapped on the day of the weigh in as Markes was involved in a minor traffic accident. While Markes was not seriously injured, the incident prevented him from competing.[8]

For his fourth fight with the promotion, Markes faced Yoel Romero on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31.[9] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.

Markes faced Thiago Santos on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Markes was unable to make weight for this fight.[10] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round, and was subsequently released from the promotion shortly after.[11]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

On May 15, 2014 it was announced that Markes had signed a deal with World Series of Fighting and plans to return to the Light Heavyweight division.[12]

Markes was expected to face Kelvin Tiller at World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs Gonzalez on August 9, 2014, However Tiller was pulled from the fight to replace injured Krasimir Mladenov[13] Markes instead fought promotional newcomer Cully Butterfield at the event.[14] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–3 Cully Butterfield Decision (unanimous) World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs Gonzalez August 9, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Light Heavyweight
Loss 14–3 Thiago Santos TKO (body kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 1 0:53 Natal, Brazil 190 lbs catchweight bout as Markes missed weight
Loss 14–2 Yoel Romero KO (punches) UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 November 6, 2013 3 1:39 Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Win 14–1 Andrew Craig Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping January 19, 2013 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13–1 Aaron Simpson Decision (split) UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15, 2012 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Middleweight debut
Win 12–1 Karlos Vemola Decision (unanimous) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 11–1 Paulo Filho Decision (unanimous) International Fighter Championship April 29, 2011 3 5:00 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Win 10–1 Diogo Osama TKO (punches) Shooto: Brazil 22 April 1, 2011 1 0:45 Brasilia, Brazil
Win 9–1 Wendres Carlos da Silva Submission (punches) Gouveia Fight Championship 2 January 21, 2011 3 4:57 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 8–1 Fernando Silva TKO (punches) Brazil Fight 3: Minas Gerais vs. São Paulo November 27, 2010 1 3:08 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Loss 7–1 Paulo Rodrigues Submission (armbar) Iron Man Championship 7 October 7, 2010 1 4:43 Belém, Pará, Brazil
Win 7–0 Fernando Almeida TKO (punches) Amazon Show Combat September 9, 2010 1 N/A Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 6–0 Wanderlan Vila Cruzeiro TKO (punches) Shooto: Brazil 16 June 12, 2010 1 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5–0 Roque Oliver Submission (arm-triangle choke) Platinum Fight Brazil 2 December 5, 2009 1 2:42 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 4–0 Charles Andrade Submission (kimura) Natal Fight Championship 2 November 12, 2009 1 3:56 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 3–0 Michael Knaap Decision (unanimous) BG: Top Team October 25, 2009 3 5:00 Beverwijk, Netherlands
Win 2–0 Junior Fofinho Submission (arm-triangle choke) Platinum Fight Brazil August 13, 2009 1 0:28 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 1–0 Enrico Vaccaro TKO (punches) KO: Arena 6 January 27, 2007 2 1:05 Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ronny-Markes-21175
  2. ^ "Ronny Markes' profile". Tapology.com. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Com três vitórias por decisão, Ronny Markes quer nocaute contra Romero". TATAME. 2013-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Bonnar Injured; Newcomer ‘Markes’ in for UFC Live 5". sherdog.com. June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "UFC on FUEL TV 1 adds Simpson vs. Markes". mmajunkie.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "UFC makes official Jan. 19 card in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. November 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Staff (March 12, 2013). "Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10". mmajunkie.com. 
  8. ^ Staff (2013-06-07). "Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes pulled from UFC on FUEL TV 10 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  9. ^ Jamie Penick (2013-08-23). "UFC Fight for the Troops card adds Yoel Romero vs. Ronny Markes". mmatorch.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  10. ^ Jesse Holland. "UFC Fight Night 38 adds Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos to March 23 card in Brazil". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  11. ^ Guilherme Cruz. "Ronny Markes, Rafaello Oliveira, and Thiago Perpetuo are released by UFC". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  12. ^ "Ronny Markes signs with WSOF, returning to light heavyweight". MMAjunkie.com. May 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "WSOF 12 loses Mladenov, shuffles lineup, needs new light heavyweight". MMAjunkie.com. July 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ronny Markes meets promotional newcomer Cully Butterfield at WSOF 12". MMAjunkie.com. July 23, 2014. 

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