November 25, 1979 |
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||New Smyrna Beach, Florida|
|Team||The Armory of Daytona Beach, American Kickboxing Academy|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Richard Allen Crunkilton (born November 25, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist. Crunkilton is perhaps best known for his 8-2 stint with the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion. He currently competes in the Lightweight division.
Crunkilton made his professional MMA debut in October 1999, defeating Ray Totorico via TKO. Following this, Crunkilton would compile a record of 8-0 before signing with the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion in 2002.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Crunkilton made his debut on June 7, 2002 at WEC 3, defeating Cruz Gomez via first-round TKO. He then made a quick turnaround and faced Luciano Oliveira at WEC 4 on August 31, 2002. He won the fight via armbar submission.
Crunkilton then defeated Victor Estrada at WEC 5: Halloween Havoc on October 18, 2002, due to an ankle injury.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
With an impressive undefeated record of 11-0, Crunkilton signed with the UFC and faced Hermes Franca at UFC 42 on April 25, 2003. Though Crunkilton was the moderate favorite coming into the fight, he would lose the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released shortly after.
Return to WEC
Following a short stint in the UFC, Crunkilton returned at WEC 15 on May 19, 2005, defeating Paul Jenkins via KO. He faced Nick Ertl at WEC 18: Unfinished Business on January 13, 2006. He won the fight via TKO, advancing his WEC to 5-0.
He defeated Sergio Gomez on March 26, 2008 at WEC 33. He was scheduled to face Donald Cerrone at WEC 34, but was forced off the card with an injury. Crunkilton was forced to withdraw from his bout with Bart Palaszewski at WEC 39 because of a knee injury. He was again scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone on June 7, 2009 at WEC 41, but dropped out due to another undiclosed injury.
In his first fight since leaving the WEC, Crunkilton faced UFC veteran Carlo Prater at the Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix on September 10, 2010. He won the fight via split decision. After a three-year hiatus, Crunkilton returned to MMA and faced Akhmet Aliev at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 14 on December 7, 2013. Crunkilton lost the fight via KO.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||19 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||19–4||Akhmet Aliev||KO (punch)||Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 14||December 7, 2013||1||1:15||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||19–3||Carlo Prater||Decision (split)||Shine: Lightweight Grand Prix||September 10, 2010||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||18–3||Dave Jansen||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||18–2||Sergio Gomez||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann||March 26, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||17–2||Rob McCullough||TKO (punches)||WEC 30||September 5, 2007||1||1:29||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For WEC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||17–1||Mike Joy||Submission (D'arce choke)||WEC 25||January 20, 2007||3||4:23||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–1||Adam Lynn||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 21: Tapout||June 15, 2006||2||1:20||Highland, California, United States|
|Win||15–1||Nick Ertl||TKO (punches)||WEC 18: Unfinished Business||January 13, 2006||2||3:55||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||14–1||James Martinez||TKO (punches)||Freedom Fight - Canada vs USA||July 9, 2005||1||3:31||Quebec, Canada|
|Win||13–1||Paul Jenkins||KO (punches)||WEC 15||May 19, 2005||2||2:36||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||12–1||Peter Kaljevic||Submission (armbar)||Real Fighting Championships 1||February 18, 2005||1||3:44||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Loss||11–1||Hermes França||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 42||April 25, 2003||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||11–0||Víctor Estrada||Submission (ankle injury)||WEC 5: Halloween Havoc||October 18, 2002||1||1:13||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||10–0||Luciano Oliveira||Submission (armbar)||WEC 4||August 31, 2002||1||1:55||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||9–0||Cruz Gomez||TKO (punches)||WEC 3||June 7, 2002||1||3:04||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||8–0||Bao Quach||KO (punches)||UA 2 - The Gathering||March 16, 2002||2||1:20||Cabazon, California, United States|
|Win||7–0||Aaron Jerome||TKO (punches)||RITR - Rumble in the Rockies||January 26, 2002||1||1:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||6–0||Eric Hibler||Decision||RSF 1 - Redemption in the Valley||April 21, 2001||3||4:00||Wheeling, West Virginia, United States|
|Win||5–0||Zviad Abuseridze||Submission (triangle choke)||WEF - World Extreme Fighting: Rumble at the Rodeo 2||March 17, 2001||2||1:17||Kissimmee, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–0||Leonard Speights||KO (punches)||WEF - World Extreme Fighting: Rumble at the Rodeo 1||December 16, 2000||1||N/A||United States|
|Win||3–0||Scott Johnson||Submission (kneebar)||WVF - Battlejax||August 26, 2000||1||5:19||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Robert Irizarry||Decision (unanimous)||WEF - New Blood Conflict||August 26, 2000||3||3:00||United States|
|Win||1–0||Ray Totorico||TKO (punches)||WEF 7 - Stomp in the Swamp||October 9, 1999||2||2:24||Kenner, Louisiana, United States|
- "Rich Crunkilton Official Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- "WEC 3: All of Nothing Fight Results". sherdog.com. 2002-07-02.
- "WEC 4: Rumble Under The Sun Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. 2002-08-31.
- "UFC 42: Hermes Franca vs. Rich Crunkilton". tapology.com. 2003-04-25.
- "Crunkilton vs. Ertl at WEC 18: Fighter Pictures". sherdog.com. 2006-01-13.
- "WEC 21: Tapout Results". sherdog.com. 2006-06-15.
- "Rich "Cleat" Crunkilton vs. Mike Joy". tapology.com. 2007-01-20.
- "WEC 30 McCullough vs. Crunkilton Card Set". mmaweekly.com. 2007-08-30.
- "McCullough KO's Crunkilton at WEC 30". fightreport.net. 2007-09-05.
- "Castillo replaces Crunkilton at WEC 34". mmajunkie.com. 2008-05-28.
- "Crunkilton injured, replacement Lamas meets Palaszewski at WEC 39". mmajunkie.com. 2009-02-25. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012.
- "Rich Crunkilton Out vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, James Krause In at WEC 41:". bloodyelbow.com. 2009-04-15.
- "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- "Rich Crunkilton released by the WEC". fiveouncesofpain.com. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "Shine Fights 3 - 2010 Lightweight Grand Prix Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
- "Akhmet Aliev vs. Rich "Cleat" Crunkilton". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.