Ryan Ford (fighter)
March 8, 1982 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Other names||The Real Deal|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
Light Heavyweight (Boxing)
Super Middleweight (Boxing)
|Team||Grant Brothers Boxing|
|Years active||2007–2014 (MMA)
2010, 2015–present (Boxing)
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ryan Ford (born March 8, 1982) is a Canadian professional boxer and retired mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, Ford has also formerly competed for Bellator, the WSOF, the MFC, TFC, and the AFC.
- 1 Mixed martial arts career
- 2 Professional boxing career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Professional boxing record
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Mixed martial arts career
Maximum Fighting Championship
On May 9, 2008 at MFC 16 Ford defeated CJ Fernandes via rear-naked choke submission in round one.
Ford signed with the Edmonton-based promotion The Fight Club. On March 19, 2010, at TFC 10 Ford defeated former Ultimate Fighter finalist Tom Speer via rear-naked choke submission in round one on March 19, 2010 to retain the TFC Welterweight Championship.
On May 19, 2011, Ford fought UFC veteran Karo Parisyan at MMA Live 1 in London, Ontario, After the first two rounds, Ford caught Parisyan with a knee and cut his forehead, causing the doctor and referee to stop the fight giving Ford the win via doctor stoppage.
Aggression Fighting Championship
On June 10, 2011, Ford Returned to the Aggression MMA organization at AMMA 7: Confrontation defeating Nick Hinchcliffe in the round three via TKO due to punches. On September 16, 2011, at AMMA 8: Unfinished Business, Ford was defeated by David Hulett via guillotine choke in the round one. On February 11, 2012, Ford defeated Ricky Goodall at AMMA 9 via TKO due to elbows in round one.
Ford faced Ultimate Fighter vet Michael Hill on July 5, 2013 at AFC 19 for the AFC Welterweight Championship. Ford defeated Hill via rear-naked choke submission in the fifth round to win the AFC Welterweight Championship.
Bellator Fighting Championships
World Series of Fighting
Ford is expected to make is WSOF debut at WSOF Canada 1 against Joel Powell for the inaugural WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship. Ford won via knockout due to a front kick and punches in just 53 seconds of round one to win the WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship.
Ford faced Jake Shields in the main event at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Although he dropped Shields early in the fight with a left hand, Ford eventually lost the fight via rear naked choke submission in the first round.
Professional boxing career
Ford made his professional boxing debut on February 13, 2010, winning a four round majority decision over Willard Lewis. On June 8, 2015, it was announced that Ford was retiring from MMA to focus on a career in professional boxing.
Ford fought on September 11, 2015 against Gary Kopas competing for the KO Boxing promotion. He won a four round unanimous decision.
On September 20, 2015, it was announced that Ford will fight on October 16, 2015 against Antonio Dos Santos at Dekada Premier Fight Night. He won via knockout in the first round.
On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Ford will fight on March 11, 2016 against David Whittom for the KO Boxing promotion. He won via knockout in the first round.
On April 22, 2016, Ford faced former Thailand Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Manus Boonjumnong. He won via fourth round technical knockout after his opponent was no longer able to continue entering the fifth round.
On September 9, 2016, Ford faced former World Boxing Council Crusierweight Champion Victor Manuel Palacios for the KO Boxing promotion. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
On October 29, 2016, it was announced that Ford would face IBO Asia Pacific Light Heavyweight Champion Sam Rapira on February 17, 2017 for the Vacant UBO Light Heavyweight Championship. He won the fight via TKO to become the UBO World Light Heavyweight Champion.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Aggression Fighting Championship
- AFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- The Fight Club
- TFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Interim TFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- World Series of Fighting: Canada
- WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship (One time)
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|12 fights||12 wins||0 losses|
|12||Win||12–0||Robert Berridge||TD||7 (12), 3:00||May 27, 2017||Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore||Retained the UBO World Light Heavyweight Title|
|11||Win||11–0||Rob Nichols||RTD||5 (6), 3:00||Mar 10, 2017||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|10||Win||10–0||Sam Rapira||TKO||9 (12)||Feb 17, 2017||Foochow Building, Singapore||Won Vacant UBO World Light Heavyweight Title|
|9||Win||9–0||Mario Baeza||UD||6||Dec 2, 2016||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|8||Win||8–0||Victor Manuel Palacios||UD||6||Sep 9, 2016||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|7||Win||7–0||Muhammad Meeraj||TKO||1 (6), 1:35||Jul 23, 2016||Far East Square, Singapore|
|6||Win||6–0||Manus Boonjumnong||TKO||5 (8)||Apr 22, 2016||7th Infantry Division, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|5||Win||5–0||David Whittom||TKO||1 (4), 1:18||Mar 11, 2016||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|4||Win||4–0||Alvaro Enriquez||TKO||2 (4), 1:22||Dec 4, 2015||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|3||Win||3–0||Antonio Dos Santos||TKO||1 (5), 2:29||Oct 16, 2015||Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta|
|2||Win||2–0||Gary Kopas||UD||4||Sep 11, 2015||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|1||Win||1–0||Willard Lewis||MD||4||Feb 13, 2010||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta||Professional boxing debut.|
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||22 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||22–5||Jake Shields||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WSOF 14||October 11, 2014||1||4:29||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||22–4||Joel Powell||KO (front kick and punches)||WSOF Canada 1||February 21, 2014||1||0:53||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Won the WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship|
|Win||21–4||Michael Hill||Submission (rear-naked choke)||AFC 19||July 5, 2013||5||4:32||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Won the AFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||20–4||Brendan Tierney||KO (punch)||AFC 17||March 23, 2013||2||3:11||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||19–4||Kyle Baker||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 79||November 2, 2012||3||5:00||Rama, Ontario Canada|
|Win||18–4||Luis Santos||TKO (knee and punches)||Bellator 67||May 4, 2012||2||1:24||Rama, Ontario Canada|
|Win||17–4||Ricky Goodall||TKO (elbows)||AMMA 9: Aggression MMA 9||February 11, 2012||1||3:37||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Loss||16–4||David Hulett||Submission (guillotine choke)||AMMA 8: Unfinished Business||September 16, 2011||1||1:35||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||For AMMA Welterweight Championship|
|Win||16–3||Nick Hinchliffe||TKO (punches)||AMMA 7: Confrontation||June 10, 2011||3||0:18||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||15–3||Karo Parisyan||TKO (doctor stoppage)||JEG: MMA Live 1||May 19, 2011||3||1:26||London, Ontario Canada|
|Win||14–3||Johnny Davis||TKO (punches)||AMMA 6: Edmonton||March 11, 2011||2||2:06||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||13–3||Pete Spratt||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 27||November 12, 2010||2||3:07||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Loss||12–3||Douglas Lima||Submission (armbar)||MFC 26||September 10, 2010||2||0:48||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||12–2||Tom Speer||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFC 10: High Voltage||March 19, 2010||1||4:29||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Defended TFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||11–2||John Walsh||KO (punches)||TFC 9: Total Chaos||December 5, 2009||1||0:13||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Won vacant TFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||10–2||Markhaile Wedderburn||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFC 8: Salvation||September 18, 2009||1||1:24||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Won Interim TFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||9–2||Dave Mazany||TKO (punches)||TFC 7: Full Throttle||May 30, 2009||1||0:28||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Loss||8–2||Pat Healy||Decision (split)||MFC 20||February 20, 2009||5||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||For MFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||8–1||Nabil Khatib||Decision (unanimous)||Raw Combat: Redemption||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta Canada|
|Win||7–1||Laverne Clark||Submission (guillotine choke)||MFC 18: Famous||September 28, 2008||2||2:30||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Loss||6–1||Pat Healy||Submission (armbar)||MFC 17: Hostile Takeover||July 25, 2008||3||3:00||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||For MFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||6–0||CJ Fernandes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 16: Anger Management||May 9, 2008||1||2:32||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||5–0||Pete Spratt||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 15: Rags to Riches||February 22, 2008||2||4:01||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||4–0||Mike Sorenson||TKO (punches)||MFC 14: High Rollers||November 23, 2007||2||0:51||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||3–0||Adil Abbas||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ECC 6: Hometown Heroes||October 20, 2007||1||1:21||Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada|
|Win||2–0||Randy Valette||TKO (punches and elbows)||MFC 13: Lucky 13||August 24, 2007||1||2:07||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Win||1–0||Aaron Gallant||TKO (punches)||MFC 12: High Stakes||June 22, 2007||2||4:15||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
- "MFC 15: Ryan Ford Submits Pete Spratt; Jesse Forbes Rebounds for Victory".
- "RYAN FORD TOPS MFC 16 WITH ANOTHER VICTORY".
- "MFC 17 - Hostile Takeover Fight Card Results Fights Profile".
- "MFC 18 Quick results".
- "MFC 20 - Destined for Greatness MMA Event Results".
- "Ryan Ford: 'I will never fight in the MFC again'".
- "Ryan Ford vs. Tom Speer Fight Result TFC 10 - High Voltage".
- "MMA Live 1 Play By Play". topmmanews.com. May 20, 2011.
- Top MMA News Staff (September 17, 2011). "Aggression MMA 8 – Recap". topmmanews.com.
- Top MMA News Staff (February 28, 2013). "Ryan Ford Ready To Put On Show For Edmonton On March 23". topmmanews.com.
- Top MMA News (June 29, 2013). "Ryan Ford faces Michael Hill for AFC Welterweight Championship at AFC 19". topmmanews.com.
- Don Wilson (May 4, 2012). "Bellator 67 Play-By-Play – Come Behind Victory For Ford, Baker Advances". topmmanews.com.
- Don Wilson (November 3, 2012). "Bellator 79 Results & Play-By-Play – Ford, De Lorenzi Win". topmmanews.com.
- "Bellator Veteran Ryan Ford Signs with World Series of Fighting Canada for 2014 Debut".
- Staff. "WSOF CANADA HEADS TO EDMONTON ON FEB. 21 FOR RYAN FORD VS. JOEL POWELL TITLE FIGHT". WSOF.com.
- Top MMA News Staff. "WSOF Canada: Ford vs Powell Play-by-Play - Ford Wins Title". TopMMANews.com.
- "Ford, Marunde Top WSOF Canada Card on June 7". TopMMANews.com. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
- Keith Grienke (August 4, 2014). "Jake Shields Heads North To Fight Ryan Ford at WSOF 14". TopMMANews.com.
- "RYAN FORD-YUSHIN OKAMI, SMEALINHO RAMA-BLAGOI IVANOV ANNOUNCED FOR WSOF 21".
- MMAjunkie Staff (2015-04-07). "Injured Ryan Ford says he's out of June's WSOF 21 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "KO Boxing News and Resutls".
- "Ryan Ford retiring from MMA".
- "Canadian MMA Rumor Mill.com - June 8, 2015".
- "Canadian MMA Rumour Mill - August 19, 2015".
- "Red hot Dekada Calgary card to air on Fight Network Oct. 16".
- "Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – November 13, 2015".
- "Ryan Ford Stops Enriquez in Edmonton, Moves to 4-0".
- "Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – February 22, 2016".
- "Ryan Ford To Take On Manus Boonjumnnong On April 22nd".
- "Ryan Ford Quotes: "Training camp has been on point" for Palacios Tilt".
- "UBO Upcoming bouts and events".
- "Ryan Ford vs. Sam Rapira".
- "UBO Roar in Singapore results".
- "KO Boxing promotion - December 2, 2016".
- "Ford vs. Baeza - December 2, 2016".
- "Ryan Ford Defends UBO World Title Against Robert Berridge On May 27".
- "Al Ford calls out Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford after getting his Belt".
- "BoxRec UBO World Light Heavyweight Title History".