Eric Spicely

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Eric Spicely
Born (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 31)
Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
Other names Zebrinha
Residence Olneyville, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Welterweight
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Olneyville, Rhode Island, United States
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Tim Burrill[2]
Years active 2012-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 2
By submission 6
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 2
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.

Background[edit]

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.[1] Trained as a professional wrestler by Biff Busick, he competed for Beyond Wrestling often teaming with Chuck O'Neil and Matt Riddle.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Spicely compiled an amateur record of 2-1 before turning professional in 2013, competing exclusively for CES MMA in his native Rhode Island.

He compiled an undefeated record of 8 - 0 before being added as one of the 16 Light Heavyweight fighters invited to the cast The Ultimate Fighter 23.[4]

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[edit]

Spicely made his promotional debut against Sam Alvey on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91.[5] He lost the fight via submission in first round.[6]

Spicely next faced Thiago Santos on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[7] In a large upset, he won the fight by submission in the first round.[8]

Spicely faced Alessio Di Chirico on January 28, 2017 at UFC on Fox 23.[9] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[10]

Spicely faced Antônio Carlos Júnior on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[11] He lost the fight by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.[12]

Spicely fought Gerald Meerschaert on December 1, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.[13] He lost the bout via TKO in the second round.[14]

Spicely faced Darren Stewart on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[15] He lost the fight via technical knock out in the second round.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eric Spicely - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jeremy Brand (February 7, 2017). "Eric Spicely earns BJJ black belt". MMASucka.com. 
  3. ^ Eric Spicely: Profile and Match Listing at Profightdb.com
  4. ^ Damon Martin (2016-04-06). "Cast revealed for 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia'". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  5. ^ Staff (2016-06-25). "Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely added to UFC Fight Night 91 in South Dakota". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Staff (2016-08-14). "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos vs. Eric Spiceley heads to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Staff (2017-01-11). "Spicely-Di Chirico added to UFC Denver". thescoree.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Staff (2017-03-09). "Three fights added to UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Jim Edwards (2017-08-17). "Gerald Meerschaert vs Eric Spicely set for TUF 26 Finale in December". mmauno.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  14. ^ "TUF 26 Finale results: Gerald Meerschaert liver kick folds Eric Spicely". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  15. ^ Staff (2018-03-20). "Darren Stewart vs. Eric Spicely headed to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  16. ^ "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.