Ricardo Tirloni

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Ricardo Tirloni
Born Ricardo de Tirloni
(1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 35)
Residence Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Team Astra Fight
Rank '3 st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 23
By knockout 9
By submission 9
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ricardo Tirloni (born February 3, 1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Tirloni has fought in various promotions, including Maximum Fighting Championship and Bellator Fighting Championship.

Mixed Martial Arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tirloni holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains at Ataque Duplo with the likes of Thiago Tavares and Nazareno Malegarie.[1] In Tirloni's early career, he fought at MFC 17 against Benson Henderson, who would later go on to become the UFC Lightweight champion.[1] Tirloni did not have a training team at the time, but was still competitive throughout the bout. He was able to knock Henderson down in the first round and had Henderson in a deep triangle choke in the second round.[1] However, in the third round, Tirloni tired after a long period of wrestling with Henderson and he was forced to tap after Henderson caught him with a guillotine choke in the final round.[1] Tirloni was otherwise unbeaten, recording thirteen victories prior to joining Bellator.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

In late 2011, Tirloni joined Bellator Fighting Championships. He made his promotional debut against Steve Gable at Bellator 55. Tirloni was able to land multiple knees to Gable's head and body, as well as stop Gable's takedown attempts. Tirloni got into top position on the ground and was able to open up a cut above Gable's left eye. After Gable rolled onto his stomach, Tirloni locked in a rear naked choke, stopping the fight at 3:54 of the second round.[2]

Tirloni was then booked to fight Chris Horodecki at Bellator 57, just three weeks after his win over Gable. However, Tirloni dislocated his ribs in training and was forced to withdraw from the bout.[3] Tirloni was later entered into Bellator's season six lightweight tournament which began at Bellator 62. His opponent was Rick Hawn, a former United States representative in Judo at the 2004 Olympic Games.[4] Hawn was also the runner-up of the previous season's welterweight tournament.[5] Tirloni was able to land with a few leg kicks, but Hawn was able to continue pressing forward. Hawn then landed a right hand which dropped Tirloni. Hawn hit Tirloni with punches and hammerfists on the ground and the fight was stopped at 2:36 of the opening round.[6]

Tirloni then entered into the Season 7 Lightweight tournament. He faced Rene Nazare in the opening round at Bellator 77.[7] He won the fight via submission in the second round. He faced Dave Jansen in the semifinals on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81 and lost via controversial split decision.

Tirloni competed in the Bellator Season 8 Lightweight tournament, fighting American Will Brooks in the opening round at Bellator 87 on January 31, 2013. Tirloni was defeated by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Tirloni faced Rich Clementi on September 27, 2013 at Bellator 101 in the Quarterfinals of the Season Nine Lightweight tournament. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Tirloni faced Alexander Sarnavskiy in the semifinal round and lost via submission in the first round.

Post-Bellator career[edit]

Tirloni faced Esteban Bonaveri at Arena Tour 2: Malegarie vs. Guerra on March 22, 2014. He won the fight via corner stoppage TKO.[8]

In June 2015, Tirloni defeated fellow Bellator veteran E.J. Brooks in the main event of Arena Tour 6.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 23–6 Enrique Marín KO (punch) Fight Club Slam 2017 October 7, 2017 1 3:16 Leganes, Spain
Win 22–6 Fabricio Oliveira Submission (arm-triangle choke) Aspera Fighting Championship 50 March 18, 2017 2 2:01 Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 21–6 Jadison Costa TKO (punches) XFC i 12 November 28, 2015 2 2:40 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 20–6 E.J. Brooks Decision (unanimous) Arena Tour 6: Tirloni vs. Brooks June 26, 2015 3 5:00 Córdoba, Argentina
Win 19–6 Alejandro Solano Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) CP: Calvo Promotions 5 April 23, 2015 3 5:00 San Jose, Costa Rica
Loss 18–6 Pat Healy Decision (split) Arena Tour 4: Healy vs. Tirloni December 20, 2014 3 5:00 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 18–5 Todd Moore TKO (knees) Arena Tour 3: Moore vs. Tirloni August 15, 2014 1 N/A Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 17–5 Esteban Bonaveri TKO (corner stoppage) Arena Tour 2: Malegarie vs. Guerra March 22, 2014 2 N/A Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss 16–5 Alexander Sarnavskiy Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 105 October 25, 2013 1 1:08 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States Bellator Season 9 Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 16–4 Rich Clementi Decision (unanimous) Bellator 101 September 27, 2013 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States Bellator Season 9 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 15–4 Will Brooks Decision (unanimous) Bellator 87 January 31, 2013 3 5:00 Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 15–3 Dave Jansen Decision (split) Bellator 81 November 16, 2012 3 5:00 Rhode Island, United States Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 15–2 Renê Nazare Submission (D'arce choke) Bellator 77 October 19, 2012 2 1:14 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 14–2 Rick Hawn KO (punches) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 1 2:36 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 14–1 Steve Gable Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 55 October 22, 2011 2 3:54 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 13–1 Mauro Chaulet KO (head kick) Centurion MMA 2 July 9, 2011 1 1:57 Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 12–1 Taedas Mendonca Decision (unanimous) Cage Brazil Championship May 14, 2011 3 5:00 Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Win 11–1 Alexandre Pedroso Submission (D'arce choke) Colizeu Fight Championship November 20, 2010 1 1:46 Joacaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 10–1 Sidmar Neco Submission (anaconda choke) Brazilian Fight League 7 August 7, 2010 1 0:53 Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 9–1 Brian Cobb Submission (rear-naked choke) Top Combat Championship 1 September 26, 2009 1 1:59 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 8–1 Dan Russom Submission (triangle choke) AOF 3 - Rumble at Robarts 3 June 13, 2009 2 2:56 Sarasota, Florida, United States
Win 7–1 Nilson Pereira Decision (unanimous) Floripa Fight 5 March 7, 2009 3 5:00 Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 6–1 Ernandez Gonzales Submission (triangle choke) Spartan 1 January 10, 2009 1 4:12 Itapema, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 5–1 Pedro Dinamite KO (punch) Balneario Camboriu Fight December 1, 2008 2 4:19 Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 4–1 Murilo Faraco Submission (rear-naked choke) Dukeoom of Asgar October 1, 2008 1 0:51 Florianopolis, Brazil
Loss 3–1 Benson Henderson Submission (guillotine choke) MFC 17 - Hostile Takeover July 25, 2008 2 3:49 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Win 3–0 Anthony Morrison KO (punch) Combat Sport Challenge: Tirloni vs. Morrison September 29, 2007 1 0:40 Richmond, Virginia, United States
Win 2–0 Jason Howard KO (knees and punches) Ultimate Cage Fighting - Rage in the Cage September 20, 2007 1 0:59 Murray, Kentucky, United States
Win 1–0 Alessandro Cordeiro TKO (doctor stoppage) X-treme Combat June 5, 2005 2 4:15 Brazil

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