September 29, 1986|
Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
|Residence||Olneyville, Rhode Island|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Olneyville, Rhode Island, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Tim Burrill|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eric Spicely (born September 29, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2012, he formerly competed for the RFA, CES MMA, and was a Light Heavyweight contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia.
Growing up with drug-addicted parents, Spicely was raised primarily by his grandmother before moving back in with his parents at the age of 15 after she passed away. However, he later moved out due to their abuse and continued drug use. Prior to his career in MMA, Spicely was a professional wrestler, and was also a talented skateboarder. Trained as a professional wrestler by Biff Busick, he competed for Beyond Wrestling often teaming with Chuck O'Neil and Matt Riddle.
Mixed martial arts career
Spicely compiled an amateur record of 2-1 before turning professional in 2013, competing exclusively for CES MMA in his native Rhode Island.
He won his entry fight against Kenneth Bergh via first round submission. Next up, he defeated Elias Urbina via unanimous decision. In the semifinals, he was eliminated from the competition by eventual season winner Andrew Sanchez by knockout in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||10 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||10–4||Darren Stewart||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till||May 27, 2018||2||1:47||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||10–3||Gerald Meerschaert||TKO (body kick)||The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale||December 1, 2017||2||2:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Antônio Carlos Júnior||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 212||June 3, 2017||2||3:49||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||10–1||Alessio Di Chirico||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||1||2:14||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||9–1||Thiago Santos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg||September 24, 2016||1||2:58||Brasília, Brazil||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||8–1||Sam Alvey||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker||July 13, 2016||1||2:43||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||8–0||Aaron Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 31||October 30, 2015||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||7–0||Harley Beekman||Submission (armbar)||CES MMA 29||June 12, 2015||1||4;40||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Return to Middleweight.|
|Win||6–0||Kevin Haley||Submission (heel hook)||CES MMA 27||January 30, 2015||1||2:26||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Light Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||5–0||Nuri Shakur||TKO (punches and elbows)||CES MMA 25||August 8, 2014||1||1:34||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||4–0||David Jordan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CES MMA 23||April 25, 2014||1||2:38||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.|
|Win||3–0||Tyler Rose||TKO (injury)||CES MMA 20||December 6, 2013||1||5;00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||2–0||Tunde Odumuso||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CES MMA New Blood||June 7, 2013||1||1:41||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.|
|Win||1–0||Kemran Lachinov||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA Undisputed||February 1, 2013||3||5;00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2–1||Andrew Sanchez||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia||March 1, 2016||1||0:47||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 23 Semifinal round.|
|Win||2–0||Elias Urbina||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia||February 16, 2016||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 23 Quarterfinal round.|
|Win||1–0||Kenneth Bergh||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia||January 26, 2016||1||2:10||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 23 Elimination round.|
- "Eric Spicely - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- Jeremy Brand (February 7, 2017). "Eric Spicely earns BJJ black belt". MMASucka.com.
- Eric Spicely: Profile and Match Listing at Profightdb.com
- Damon Martin (2016-04-06). "Cast revealed for 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- Staff (2016-06-25). "Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely added to UFC Fight Night 91 in South Dakota". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-13). "UFC Fight Night 91 results: Sam Alvey gets big reason to smile with submission of Eric Spicely". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- Staff (2016-08-14). "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos vs. Eric Spiceley heads to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-09-24). "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Eric Spicely stuns Brasilia, submits 8-1 favorite Thiago 'Marreta' Santos". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- Staff (2017-01-11). "Spicely-Di Chirico added to UFC Denver". thescoree.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
- Matt Erickson (2017-01-28). "UFC on FOX 23 results: Eric Spicely chokes out Alessio Di Chirico in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
- Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
- Steven Marrocco (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 results: Antonio Carlos Junior taps out Eric Spicely in battle of grapplers". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
- Jim Edwards (2017-08-17). "Gerald Meerschaert vs Eric Spicely set for TUF 26 Finale in December". mmauno.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
- "TUF 26 Finale results: Gerald Meerschaert liver kick folds Eric Spicely". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
- Staff (2018-03-20). "Darren Stewart vs. Eric Spicely headed to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
- "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Fifth time the charm for Darren Stewart, who stops Eric Spicely for first UFC win". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.