|Edward Lee Ruth|
|Born||October 21, 1990|
Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania, United States
|Other names||Easy, Dead|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||San Diego, California, United States|
|Rank||Blue Belt in BJJ|
|Wrestling||2012, 2013, 2014 NCAA D1 Wrestling Champion, 2014 World Team Member, 4x All-American, 4x Big Ten Champion|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Edward Ruth (born October 21, 1990 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American mixed martial artist and former freestyle and folkstyle wrestler. As a folkstyle wrestler, Ruth was a three-time NCAA Division I national champion.
Ruth was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a 2009 graduate of Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey. He transferred there from Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in his freshman, sophomore and junior year.
Mixed martial arts
In December 2014, Ruth trained with mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Jones. While living in State College, PA, Ruth trained at Central PA Mixed Martial Arts with head instructor Ryan Gruhn.
Ruth made his professional MMA debut in November 2016 on the undercard of Bellator 163 against Dustin Collins-Miles, fighting in the middleweight division. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.'
Ruth was originally scheduled to make his welterweight debut and face Lazslo Furko of Hungary, but Furko pulled out due to injury. Ruth then faced Ion Pascu of Romania, who took the fight on two weeks notice at Bellator 196 held in Budapest, Hungary. This fight was agreed at a catchweight of 175 lbs. He won the fight by unanimous decision after taking Pascu down numerous times and landing heavy ground and pound.
Ruth next entered the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. He faced Neiman Gracie in the quarterfinals at Bellator 213 on December 15, 2018. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||6 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||6–1||Neiman Gracie||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 213||December 15, 2018||4||2:17||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix quarterfinal.|
|Win||6–0||Andy Murad||TKO (punches)||Bellator 201||June 29, 2018||2||4:59||Temecula, California, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||5–0||Ion Pascu||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 196||April 6, 2018||3||5:00||Budapest, Hungary||Catchweight (175 lb) bout.|
|Win||4–0||Chris Dempsey||KO (punch)||Bellator 186||November 3, 2017||2||0:27||University Park, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||3–0||David Mundell||TKO (knee to the body)||Bellator 178||April 21, 2017||2||3:13||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||2–0||Emanuele Palombi||TKO (punches)||Bellator 168||December 10, 2016||1||1:33||Florence, Italy||Catchweight (189 lb) bout.|
|Win||1–0||Dustin Collins-Miles||TKO (punches)||Bellator 163||November 4, 2016||1||3:19||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Catchweight (192 lb) bout.|
Freestyle wrestling record
|2014 UWW world 15th at 86kg|
|Loss||1-1||Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian||4-7||2014-09-08||2014 World Wrestling Championships||Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Record
|Loss||4–1||Conner DeAngelis||Points (2-0)||2017 Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)||March 16, 2017||1||6:00||Irvine, California, United States||Silver Medal (Blue Belt)|
|Win||4–0||Alex Sterner||Points (19-0)||2017 Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)||March 16, 2017||1||6:00||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Kristien Ruffin||Submission (armbar)||2017 Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)||March 16, 2017||1||2:51||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Kevin Fusiler||Submission (kimura)||2017 Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)||March 16, 2017||1||3:46||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jerome Harris||Points (13-0)||2017 Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)||March 16, 2017||1||6:00||Irvine, California, United States|
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