Ed Ratcliff

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Ed Ratcliff
Born (1983-03-05) March 5, 1983 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names 9 mm
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 71.5 in (182 cm)
Fighting out of San Diego, California, United States
Team Purebred Und1sputed
Alliance MMA
Rank Black belt in Karate
Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Years active 2005-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 7
By knockout 5
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Edward Norris Ratcliff (born March 5, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Lightweight division of the WEC.


Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ratcliff is African-American but is also of Iroquois Native American descent. Ratcliff was raised alongside his sister by his single mother, Laceine. It was Ratfcliff's mother who was his original martial arts instructor. In elementary school, Ratcliff began Tae Kwon Do and would eventually earn black belts in both disciplines.[1] At the age of 17, Ratcliff tried out to be a part of Ken Shamrock's gym The Lion's Den in 2001 and made the team.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ratcliff made his professional MMA debut in 2005 and compiled an undefeated professional record of 4-0 before being signed by the WEC.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Ratcliff debuted at WEC 27, defeating Johnny Sampaio via TKO (knees) in the second round.

Next, he faced Ultimate Fighter alumni Alex Karalexis and was again victorious via technical knockout. However, Ratcliff suffered his first WEC and professional loss at WEC 33 at the hands of Marcus Hicks via guillotine choke.

Ratcliff then bounced back against Phil Cardella, winning via unanimous decision.

He lost his last fight against Donald Cerrone via submission at WEC 45 on December 19, 2009.

Ratcliff was expected to face Chris Horodecki on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49,[3] but just days before the event, Ratcliff pulled out of the event for undiclosed reasons.[4] Horodecki instead faced WEC newcomer Danny Downes.[5]

The fight between Horodecki and Ratcliff eventually took place on September 30, 2010 at WEC 51.[6] He lost the fight via split decision.

Ratcliff was released by UFC/Zuffa in January 2011.[7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–3 Chris Horodecki Decision (split) WEC 51 September 30, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Loss 7–2 Donald Cerrone Submission (rear naked choke) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 3 3:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 7–1 Phil Cardella Decision (unanimous) WEC 42 August 9, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 6–1 Marcus Hicks Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann March 26, 2008 1 1:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Alex Karalexis TKO (punches) WEC 31 December 12, 2007 2 1:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 Johnny Sampaio TKO (knees) WEC 27 May 12, 2007 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Chris Reed TKO (corner stoppage) TC 18: Nightmare November 4, 2006 2 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 3–0 Jamie Schmidt TKO (strikes) TC 14: Throwdown May 13, 2006 2 1:14 Del Mar, California, United States
Win 2–0 Brett Cooper KO (spinning heel kick) TC 12: Total Combat 12 December 17, 2005 2 N/A Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–0 Josh Olivas Submission (armbar) TC 9: Total Combat 9 July 30, 2005 1 N/A Tijuana, Mexico


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