Ricky Rainey

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Ricky Rainey
Born (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 36)
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Other namesThe Sniper
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach75 12 in (192 cm)
Fighting out ofCharlotte, North Carolina, United States
TeamGym-O
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins13
By knockout7
By submission1
By decision5
Losses6
By knockout4
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ricky Rainey (born June 29, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional competitor since 2011, Rainey has previously competed for Bellator and in the UFC's Welterweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rainey made his professional mixed martial arts debut in August 2011, and by September 2013, he had compiled an 8–2 record competing for various promotions, most notably Xtreme Fighting Championships. After a loss to Dhiego Lima, Rainey signed with Bellator MMA.

Bellator MMA[edit]

On April 11, 2014, Rainey made his debut for Bellator against Andy Murad at Bellator 116. He won the fight in the first round via TKO.[1]

Rainey faced undefeated Michael Page on Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view, Bellator 120, on May 17, 2014.[2] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[3]

Rainey faced Johnny Cisneros on October 3, 2014 at Bellator 127.[4] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Rainey faced Jesse Juarez on May 15, 2015 at Bellator 137.[5] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.

Rainey faced Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 146 on November 20, 2015. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Rainey faced Gilbert Smith at Bellator 162 on October 21, 2016. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Rainey faced Marc Stevens at Bellator 182 on August 25, 2017. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Rainey faced Muslim Salikhov on April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox 29, replacing Abdul Razak Alhassan who was removed from the card due to injury.[7][8] He lost the fight via knockout in round two.[9]

Rainey faced Tim Means on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[10] He lost the fight via a technical knockout in round one.[11]

Rainey was released by UFC on July 2019.[12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 13 wins 6 losses
By knockout 7 4
By submission 1 0
By decision 5 2
Draws 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–6 Tim Means TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 1:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–5 Muslim Salikhov KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 2 4:12 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 13–4 Marc Stevens Decision (unanimous) Bellator 182 August 25, 2017 3 5:00 Verona, New York, United States
Win 12–4 Gilbert Smith Decision (unanimous) Bellator 162 October 21, 2016 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Loss 11–4 Chidi Njokuani Decision (unanimous) Bellator 146 November 20, 2015 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 11–3 Jesse Juarez KO (knee) Bellator 137 May 15, 2015 2 1:13 Temecula, California, United States
Win 10–3 Johnny Cisneros TKO (knee and punches) Bellator 127 October 3, 2014 1 3:18 Temecula, California, United States Catchweight (177 lbs) bout.
Loss 9–3 Michael Page TKO (punch) Bellator 120 May 17, 2014 1 4:29 Southaven, Mississippi, United States
Win 9–2 Andy Murad TKO (punches) Bellator 116 April 11, 2014 1 1:11 Temecula, California, United States Catchweight (180 lbs) bout; Murad missed weight.
Loss 8–2 Dhiego Lima Decision (split) XFC 25: Boiling Point September 6, 2013 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–1 Reggie Peña TKO (punches) XFC 24: Collision Course June 14, 2013 1 4:33 Tampa, Florida, United States Middleweight bout.
Win 7–1 Alex Rojas Decision (unanimous) FLP 31: Fight Lab 31 May 4, 2013 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 6–1 Joseph Corneroli Decision (unanimous) XFC 22: Crossing the Line February 22, 2013 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 5–1 Donald Wallace TKO (knee and punches) XFC 21: Night of Champions II December 7, 2012 1 1:42 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 4–1 Johnny Buck KO (punches) XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown August 3, 2012 2 1:32 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Welterweight debut.
Win 4–0 Patrick Mandio Decision (unanimous) Wild Bill's Fight Night 44 March 9, 2012 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 3–0 Elder Ramos TKO (punches) AMMAFL 4: Fight Night February 17, 2012 1 3:52 Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–0 Tommy Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) Wild Bill's Fight Night 41 November 5, 2011 3 2:46 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 1–0 John Constantonus KO (punch) Fight Lab 16: MMA Cage Fights August 6, 2011 1 3:26 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellator 116 results: Blagoi Ivanov, Alexander Volkov reach heavyweight final". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Welterweights Michael Page, Ricky Rainey join Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view". sherdog.com. April 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bellator 120 results, photos: Michael Page dances, strikes past Ricky Rainey". mmajunkie.com. May 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bellator 127 full fight card finalized for Pechanga Resort & Casino on Oct. 3 on Spike TV". mmamania.com. September 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Brent Brookhouse (April 9, 2015). "Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey". mmajunkie.com.
  6. ^ Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round". mmajunkie.com.
  7. ^ Greg Moore (2018-02-15). "Matt Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez added to UFC on Fox 29 at Gila River Arena". azcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  8. ^ Sherdog.com. "Ricky Rainey Replaces Abdul Razak Alhassan, Meets Muslim Salikhov at UFC on Fox 29". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  9. ^ "UFC on FOX 29 results: Muslim Salikhov finishes Ricky Rainey with brutal punches on floor". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  10. ^ Adam Hill (2018-08-30). "Tim Means will look to end 2-fight slide at 'TUF' 28 Finale". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  11. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Tim Means steamrolls Ricky Rainey, calls out Diego Sanchez". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  12. ^ Simon, Zane (2013-01-29). "List of current UFC fighters". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "Ricky". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-01.

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