Shannon Ritch

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Shannon Ritch
Born Shannon Grey Ritch
(1970-09-27) September 27, 1970 (age 44)
Coolidge, Arizona, United States
Other names The Cannon
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Welterweight
Middleweight (current)
Stance Orthodox
Team Team Cannon
Rank black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
black belt in Karate
Years active 1998-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 134
Wins 53
By knockout 9
By submission 42
By disqualification 2
Losses 77
By knockout 24
By submission 53
No contests 4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 21, 2010

Shannon Grey Ritch[1] (born September 27, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. He has fought for the MFC, Ironheart Crown, Pancrase, K-1, PRIDE, King of the Cage and the WEC. He has competed in more than 100 documented bouts in his career. Ritch has also been featured in the movie Bumfights 3: The Felony Footage and an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger as a Biker Gang Member.

Background[edit]

Ritch is from Coolidge, Arizona and was raised on a farm. He began learning karate from a young age and also competed in high school wrestling before becoming a professional kickboxer. Ritch also was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and began competing in mixed marital arts.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ritch claims to have made his professional debut in 1991 at an event in Mexico, but like much of his fighting career this was undocumented. Ritch's officially documented professional debut was in 1998.

PRIDE[edit]

Ritch compiled a record of 13-16 (1) before being signed by the PRIDE Fighting Championships in Japan. He made his debut in the organization on October 31, 2000 at Pride 11 against the legendary Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba. Ritch lost via achilles lock submission only 1:08 into the fight.

Ritch made his next appearance for the organization at Pride The Best Vol. 2 on July 20, 2002 against Daisuke Nakamura and lost via flying armbar submission in the first round.

King of the Cage[edit]

Ritch holds a record of 2-14 in 16 fights for King of the Cage.


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 53–77 (4) Roman Sierra Submission (rear-naked choke) Imperio MMA June 15, 2013 1 1:42 Tampico, Mexico
Win 52–77 (4) Darren McNamee Submission (can opener) IFC MMA: USA vs. UK March 9, 2013 1 1:08 Hampshire, England Wins IFC Middleweight Championship.
Loss 51–77 (4) Leeroy Fornoff TKO (punches) Rage in the Cage 164 November 16, 2012 1 0:20 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Win 51–76 (4) Duncan Wilson Submission (rear naked choke) Fivestar Fight League 2: Origins October 19, 2012 1 0:20 Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Win 50–76 (4) Ivan Guillen Submission (rear naked choke) Mexico Fighter 4 July 14, 2012 1 0:59 Sonora, Mexico
Win 49–76 (4) Rudy Aguilar TKO (punches) Rage In The Cage 160 June 22, 2012 1 1:04 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Loss 48–76 (4) Joe Riggs TKO (punches) Duel for Domination: Extravaganza November 26, 2011 1 0:56 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 48–75 (4) Joe Cronin TKO (punches) Rage In The Cage 156 October 22, 2011 2 1:24 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Win 48–74 (4) Scott Guenther KO (punch) Rage In The Cage 148 January 29, 2011 1 0:20 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Win 47–74 (4) Chuy Torres Submission (heel hook) Combate Extremo: Ritch vs. Torres December 11, 2010 1 N/A Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Win 46–74 (4) Richard Frye Submission (armbar) Rage In The Cage 147 December 4, 2010 1 1:45 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 45–74 (4) Cody Krahn TKO (groin injury) KOTC 48 November 21, 2010 1 2:35 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 45–73 (4) Ray Elbe Technical Submission (triangle choke) Martial Combat 11 October 15, 2010 1 0:57 Sentosa, Singapore
Loss 45–72 (4) Chris Kizuik TKO (punches) KOTC: Sentinel September 18, 2010 1 2:52 Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Loss 45–71 (4) Mike Moritz Submission (punches) Rage In The Cage 143 July 31, 2010 1 2:38 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 45–70 (4) Garrett Davis TKO (punches) KOTC: Combustion May 28, 2010 1 3:17 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 45–69 (4) Bill Mahood Submission (punches) KOTC: Fearless April 24, 2010 1 1:00 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 45–68 (4) Antonio Zamora Submission (rear naked choke) New Mexico Cage Fighting April 17, 2010 1 1:17 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 45–67 (4) Jared Brussemakers KO (elbow) KOTC: Thunderstruck 2 March 18, 2010 1 2:09 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 45–66 (4) Elmer Waterhen Submission (kneebar) KOTC: Nailbiter January 22, 2010 1 0:54 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 44–66 (4) Marcus Gaines Submission (armbar) National Cage Fighting October 9, 2009 1 0:43 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Loss 43–66 (4) José Landi-Jons KO (punches) KOTC: Capital Excalibur July 18, 2009 1 0:08 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 43–65 (4) Joey Rivera Submission (injury) KOTC: Legends June 6, 2009 1 1:17 Winterhaven, California, United States
Loss 43–64 (4) TJ Waldburger Submission (armbar) Shark Fights 4 May 2, 2009 1 1:37 Lubbock, Texas, United States
Loss 43–63 (4) Eric Davila Submission (kimura) Shark Fights 3 March 14, 2009 1 1:15 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 43–62 (4) John Wood KO (head kick) Shark Fights 2 December 13, 2008 1 0:15 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 42–62 (4) John Wood Submission (heel hook) Shark Fights 1 October 24, 2008 1 0:47 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 41–62 (4) Danny Bennett Submission (armbar) CageSport MMA August 30, 2008 1 0:37 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 40–62 (4) Joe Vigil Submission (rear naked choke) XP3: The Proving Ground July 26, 2008 1 1:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 39–62 (4) Todd Medina Submission (rear naked choke) Strike FC: Night of Gladiators April 18, 2008 1 4:56 Ploieti, Romania
Win 39–61 (4) Jasper Lockett Submission (triangle choke) CCCF: Battle on the Border March 29, 2008 1 1:02 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
NC 38–61 (4) Brian Ebersole No Contest Malice at Cow Palace September 9, 2006 1 3:46 San Francisco, California, United States Overturned by CSAC
Win 38–61 (3) Vincent Perez Submission (armbar) Valor Fighting: 4th and B August 19, 2006 1 0:49 San Diego, California, United States
Win 37–61 (3) Vincent Perez Submission (armbar) War Zone 1 July 7, 2006 1 1:47 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 36–61 (3) Garret Davis Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC: Widowmaker June 18, 2006 1 N/A Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 36–60 (3) Maverick Harvey TKO (knee) Valor Fighting: Showdown at 4th and B April 29, 2006 1 1:42 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 36–59 (3) Andy Maccarone Submission (punches) KOTC: Heavy Hitters April 2, 2006 1 2:28 California, United States
Loss 36–58 (3) Sammy Morgan Submission (toe hold) KOTC: The Return March 19, 2006 1 1:29 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 36–57 (3) Brock Larson TKO (Punches) Extreme Challenge 66 April 2, 2006 1 1:16 Medina, Minnesota, United States
Loss 36–56 (3) Chris Brennan Submission RM 7: Championship Night December 11, 2005 1 N/A Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 36–55 (3) Maverick Harvey TKO (injury) Kage Kombat November 12, 2005 1 N/A California, United States No location given.
Loss 36–54 (3) Alex Schoenauer Submission (guillotine choke) SF 13: Rocky Mountain Sportfight October 15, 2005 1 0:29 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 36–53 (3) John Alessio TKO (Punches) KOTC 58: Prime Time August 5, 2005 1 0:41 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 36–52 (3) Kengo Ura Submission (heel hook) Valor Fighting: Medford Mayhem July 16, 2005 1 1:04 Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 36–51 (3) Robert Sarkozi Disqualification KOTC 56: Caliente July 9, 2005 1 1:53 Globe, Arizona, United States
Loss 35–51 (3) Dan Severn Submission (chokehold) Extreme Wars: X-1 July 2, 2005 2 1:05 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 35–50 (3) Mario Stapel Submission (armlock) KOTC 55: Grudge Match June 17, 2005 1 4:43 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 35–49 (3) Dan Severn Submission (keylock) Northern Fighting Championships June 3, 2005 2 N/A Alaska, United States No location given.
Win 35–48 (3) James Murdock Submission (heel hook) International Extreme Fight Challenge May 3, 2005 1 1:26 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Loss 34–48 (3) Rich Geurin Submission (verbal) XFC: Dome of Destruction April 30, 2005 1 2:32 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 34–47 (3) Bradley Glass Submission (armbar) GLFL: Brawl for All 7 March 19, 2005 1 3:24 Centerville, Ohio, United States
Win 34–46 (3) Ron Haskett Submission (side choke) International Extreme Fight Challenge February 21, 2005 1 0:26 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Win 33–46 (3) Fletcher Siever Submission (armbar) PNRF: Explosion July 16, 2004 1 3:22 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Loss 32–46 (3) Yuki Kondo Submission (kneebar) Pancrase: Brave 6 June 22, 2004 1 1:01 Tokyo, Japan
Win 32–45 (3) Daryl Guthmiller Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 58 June 11, 2004 1 1:36 Medina, Minnesota, United States
Win 31–45 (3) Eddy Ellis Submission (armbar) Lords of the Cage June 5, 2004 1 1:29 Anacortes, Washington, United States
Loss 30–45 (3) James Fanshier Submission (heel hook) GC 26 June 2, 2004 1 2:34 Colusa, California, United States
Win 30–44 (3) Stacy Hakes KO (kick) XCF: Evolution May 28, 2004 1 0:11 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 29–44 (3) Danny Anderson Submission (armbar) EC 57 May 6, 2004 1 1:50 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 28–44 (3) Chris Peak Submission (heel hook) Enter the Beast March 6, 2004 1 0:37 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 27–44 (3) Hector Ramirez KO Pit Fighting Championship February 7, 2004 1 N/A Upland, California, United States
Win 27–43 (3) Ray Elbe Submission (heel hook) King of the Rockies January 3, 2004 1 1:10 Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Win 26–43 (3) Reggie Cardiel Submission (armbar) XXXtreme Impact December 28, 2003 1 1:23 Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 25–43 (3) Masanori Suda Submission (triangle choke) Super Brawl 32 December 15, 2003 1 1:02 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 25–42 (3) Kyle Brees Submission (armbar) Xtreme Cage Fighting November 22, 2003 1 1:32 Lake Havasu, Arizona, United States
Win 25–41 (3) Fernando Rodriguez Submission (armbar) Ultimate Fighting Mexico November 15, 2003 1 N/A Monterrey, Mexico
Loss 24–41 (3) Steve Headden TKO ISCF: Trauma October 25, 2003 1 1:42 Dalton, Georgia, United States
Loss 24–40 (3) Ross Ebañez TKO (injury) ROTR 3: Rumble on the Rock 3 August 9, 2003 1 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 24–39 (3) Robert Maldonado Submission (armbar) ECS: Evolution July 19, 2003 1 0:25 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 23–39 (3) Matvey Baranov TKO (elbows) World Absolute Fighting Championship June 7, 2003 1 1:32 Chabarovsk, Russia
Win 22–39 (3) Jafar Sultanaliev Submission (armbar) World Absolute Fighting Championship June 7, 2003 1 0:52 Chabarovsk, Russia
Loss 21–39 (3) Miguel Gutierrez Submission (heel hook) Cage Fighting Monterrey May 23, 2003 1 N/A Monterrey, Mexico
Win 21–38 (3) Ruben Escamilla Submission (kneebar) Showdown at McGee Park May 5, 2003 1 0:50 Farmington, New Mexico, United States
Win 20–38 (3) Eddie Bartot Submission (armbar) Showdown at McGee Park May 5, 2003 1 0:18 Farmington, New Mexico, United States
NC 19–38 (3) Renato Verissimo No Contest Rumble on the Rock 2 March 15, 2003 1 3:09 Hilo, Hawaii, United States Fight stopped due to illegal headbutt.
Loss 19–38 (2) Evan Tanner Submission (triangle choke) Fight against Cancer February 15, 2003 1 N/A Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 19–37 (2) David Klein KO (kick) RITC 44: Feel the Power February 1, 2003 1 0:09 Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
Loss 18–37 (2) Nino Marroquin TKO (injury) Cage Fighting Monterrey January 30, 2003 1 N/A Monterrey, Mexico
Loss 18–36 (2) Wes Combs TKO PFC: Super Bash January 10, 2003 1 N/A California, United States No location given.
Win 18–35 (2) Kaleo Padilla Submission (armbar) Rumble on the Rock 1 December 28, 2002 1 4:20 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Loss 17–35 (2) Diego Sanchez Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC 20: Crossroads December 25, 2002 1 N/A Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
Win 17–34 (2) Matt Horning Submission (heel hook) HHCF 4: Thanksgiving Throwdown November 30, 2002 1 N/A Circleville, Ohio, United States
Win 16–34 (2) John Lansing Submission (rear naked choke) RITC 40: Casa Grande November 9, 2002 1 0:55 Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
Loss 15–34 (2) Brian Ebersole TKO Ultimate Fighting Mexico October 26, 2002 1 3:40 Monterrey, Mexico
Loss 15–33 (2) Edwin Dewees Submission (armbar) RITC 38: Let's Roll September 7, 2002 1 1:12 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 15–32 (2) Chris Brennan Submission (armbar) Aztec Challenge 1 September 6, 2002 1 4:50 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Win 15–31 (2) Jeff Rogers TKO (knees) RITC 37 July 27, 2002 1 1:02 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 14–31 (2) Daisuke Nakamura Submission (flying armbar) Pride The Best Vol.2 July 20, 2002 1 4:28 Tokyo, Japan
NC 14–30 (2) Cedric Marks No Contest World Fighting Championships 1 June 26, 2002 1 N/A San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 14–30 (1) Joe Merit KO (knee) KOTC 14: 5150 June 19, 2002 1 1:46 Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
Loss 14–29 (1) Jared Rollins Submission California Pancration Championships June 11, 2002 1 2:33 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 14–28 (1) Sherk Julian Submission (punches) WEC 3 June 7, 2002 1 1:57 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 14–27 (1) Jason MacDonald Submission (rear naked choke) MFC 4: New Groundz June 1, 2002 1 2:45 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss 14–26 (1) Jeremy Williams Submission (punch) FFC 1 May 18, 2002 1 3:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 14–25 (1) Benji Radach TKO (punches) MFC 3: Canadian Pride March 3, 2002 1 1:18 Grande Prairie, Alberta
Loss 14–24 (1) Brian Dunn Submission (armbar) Rock'n'Rumble 1 December 29, 2001 1 1:35 N/A
Loss 14–23 (1) Ronald Jhun TKO (punches) Warriors Quest 3 December 1, 2001 1 2:17 Hawaii, United States
Loss 14–22 (1) Henry Matamoros Submission (armbar) IHC 3: Exodus November 10, 2001 1 0:47 N/A
Loss 14–21 (1) James Upshur Submission (armbar) Rage in the Cage 30 September 26, 2001 1 0:38 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 14–20 (1) Mark Weir Submission (choke) MB 3: Independence Day July 1, 2001 1 N/A England
Loss 14–19 (1) Katsumi Usuta Submission (heel hook) KOTC 9: Showtime June 23, 2001 1 2:20 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 14–18 (1) Erik Johnston Submission (armbar) Total Kombat May 13, 2001 1 4:23 McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss 13–18 (1) John Renken Submission (heel hook) Bushido 1 January 18, 2001 1 N/A Tempe, Arizona, United States
Loss 13–17 (1) Kazushi Sakuraba Submission (achilles lock) Pride 11 October 31, 2000 1 1:08 Osaka, Japan
Loss 13–16 (1) Jose Luis Munoz TKO Vale Tudo Mexico 2 August 28, 2000 1 1:42 Mexico No location given.
Loss 13–15 (1) Larry Parker TKO VTM 1: Copa Mexico 2000 Grand Prix June 23, 2000 1 0:45 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Win 13–14 (1) Hector Ferreyro Submission VTM 1: Copa Mexico 2000 Grand Prix June 23, 2000 1 0:36 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Loss 12–14 (1) Jake Shields Submission (arm triangle choke) Best of the Best May 4, 2000 1 N/A Tempe, Arizona, United States
Win 12–13 (1) Luke Pedigo Submission (armbar) TFC 1: Fightzone 1 February 26, 2000 N/A N/A Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Loss 11–13 (1) Steve Berger Submission (guillotine choke) Submission Fighting Championship January 28, 2000 1 1:30 Belleville, Illinois, United States
Loss 11–12 (1) Alexandre Ferreira Submission (keylock) Amsterdam Absolute Championship 2 November 27, 1999 1 0:48 Amsterdam, Holland
Loss 11–11 (1) Maurice Wilson Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Wars 2 October 21, 1999 1 N/A Arizona, United States
Loss 11–10 (1) Antonio McKee Submission (punches) Ready to Rumble October 13, 1999 1 N/A Woodland Hills, California, United States
Loss 11–9 (1) Paul Nixon Submission (armbar) HOOKnSHOOT: Texas Heat October 2, 1999 1 4:17 Texas No location given.
Loss 11–8 (1) Bob Cook Submission (punches) Warriors Challenge 5 September 18, 1999 1 N/A Fresno, California, United States
Loss 11–7 (1) Yves Edwards Submission (rear naked choke) Armageddon 1 August 23, 1999 1 N/A Houston, Texas, United States
Win 11–6 (1) David Harris Submission (armbar) Absolute Face Off August 8, 1999 1 0:13 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
NC 10–6 (1) Top Chynaimen NC (illegal punches) Extreme Shoot out June 25, 1999 1 N/A McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 10–6 Henry Cho Submission (choke) Neutral Grounds 12 May 28, 1999 1 N/A N/A No location given
Win 9–6 David Harris Submission (rear naked choke) Arizona Shootfighting Association May 22, 1999 1 1:01 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 8–6 James Minson DQ Extreme Shoot out April 16, 1999 1 N/A Mission, Texas, United States
Win 7–6 David Finn Submission (rear naked choke) Extreme Shoot out April 16, 1999 1 2:18 Mission, Texas, United States
Win 6–6 Vincent Ellis KO (punches) World Shoot Wrestling 3 March 15, 1999 1 N/A Pasadena, Texas, United States
Win 5–6 Gabriel Hernandez Submission (heel hook) World Shoot Wrestling 3 March 15, 1999 1 N/A Pasadena, Texas, United States
Loss 4–6 Kevin Cook Submission (choke) World Extreme Fighting 5 February 21, 1999 1 2:50 N/A No location given.
Loss 4–5 Ben Earwood Submission (heel hook) Super Brawl 11 February 21, 1999 1 1:54 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4–4 Brennan Kamaka Submission (guillotine choke) Super Brawl 11 February 21, 1999 1 0:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 3–4 Justin Martin Submission (ankle lock) Power Ring Warriors November 7, 1998 1 1:40 Humble, Texas, United States
Loss 3–3 Dennis Hallman Submission (punches) Extreme Challenge 21 October 17, 1998 1 0:44 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 3–2 Tom Schmitz Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 21 October 17, 1998 1 0:25 Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Win 3–1 Michael Buell Submission (rear naked choke) Super Brawl 9 September 19, 1998 1 2:23 El Paso, Texas, United States
Loss 2–1 Victor Hunsaker Submission (heel hook) Super Brawl 8 August 4, 1998 1 0:36 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 2–0 Tim Horton KO (punches) World Shoot Wrestling 2 July 14, 1998 2 1:23 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Ramone Monserrate Submission (guillotine choke) World Shoot Wrestling June 12, 1998 1 9:08 Pasadena, Texas, United States

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