Ryan Ford (fighter)

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Ryan Ford
Born (1982-03-08) March 8, 1982 (age 35)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other names The Real Deal
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Division Welterweight (MMA)
Cruiserweight (Boxing)
Light Heavyweight (Boxing)
Super Middleweight (Boxing)
Reach 76.0
Style Orthodox
Team Grant Brothers Boxing
Years active 2007–2014 (MMA)
2010, 2015–present (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 12
Wins 12
By knockout 7
Losses 0
By knockout 0
Draws 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 22
By knockout 12
By submission 8
By decision 2
Losses 5
By submission 4
By decision 1
Other information
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.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Maximum Fighting Championship[edit]

Ford began his career with Maximum Fighting Championship, On February 22, 2008 at MFC 15 Ford defeated Pete Spratt via rear-naked choke in the second round.[1]

On May 9, 2008 at MFC 16 Ford defeated CJ Fernandes via rear-naked choke submission in round one.[2]

On July 25, 2008 at MFC 17 Ford was defeated by Pat Healy via armbar submission, the fight was for the MFC Welterweight Championship.[3]

On September 28, 2008 at MFC 18 Ford defeated Laverne Clark via guillotine choke in the second round.[4]

On February 20, 2009 at MFC 20 Ford was defeated by Pat Healy via split decision in a rematch for the MFC Welterweight Championship.[5]

On September 10, 2010 at MFC 26 Ford was defeated by Douglas Lima via armbar submission in the second round.

On November 12, 2010 at MFC 27 Ford defeated Pete Spratt in a rematch via rear-naked choke submission.

Ford has twice left the Edmonton-based MFC organization due to contract disputes.[6]

Independent promotions[edit]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Aggression Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[9] On February 11, 2012, Ford defeated Ricky Goodall at AMMA 9 via TKO due to elbows in round one.

On March 23, 2013, Ford fought for the renamed Aggression Fighting Championship promotion in Edmonton, Alberta. Ford defeated Brendan Tierney via KO in the second round at AFC 17.[10]

Ford faced Ultimate Fighter vet Michael Hill on July 5, 2013 at AFC 19 for the AFC Welterweight Championship.[11] Ford defeated Hill via rear-naked choke submission in the fifth round to win the AFC Welterweight Championship.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Ford signed with Bellator making his debut On May 4, 2012 at Bellator 67, Ford defeated Luis Santos via TKO due to knees and punches in the second round.[12]

On November 2, 2012 at Bellator 79, Ford took on Kyle Baker at Casino Rama in Ontario, Ford won via unanimous decision.[13]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

On December 5, 2013, it was announced that Ford signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting’s Canadian branch and is expected to debut under the WSOF banner in early 2014.[14]

Ford is expected to make is WSOF debut at WSOF Canada 1 against Joel Powell for the inaugural WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship.[15] 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.[16]

Ford was scheduled to fight Bristol Marunde on June 7, 2014 at WSOF Canada 2.[17] He pulled out after getting injured during training.

Ford faced Jake Shields in the main event at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.[18] 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.

Ford was set to face Yushin Okami in a Middleweight bout for the main event of WSOF 21 on June 5, 2015.[19] However, Ford announced that he had to pull out of the June fight with Okami.[20]

Professional boxing career[edit]

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.[21][22][23]

Ford fought on September 11, 2015 against Gary Kopas competing for the KO Boxing promotion.[24] 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.[25] He won via knockout in the first round.

On November 13, 2015, it was announced that Ford will fight on December 4, 2015 against Alvaro Enriquez for the KO Boxing promotion.[26] He won via technical knockout in the second round.[27]

On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Ford will fight on March 11, 2016 against David Whittom for the KO Boxing promotion.[28] He won via knockout in the first round.

On April 22, 2016, Ford faced former Thailand Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Manus Boonjumnong.[29] 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.[30] 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.[31][32] He won the fight via TKO to become the UBO World Light Heavyweight Champion.[33]

On November 10, 2016, it was announced that Ford would be facing Mario Baeza for the KO Boxing promotion on December 2, 2016.[34][35] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

On March 13, 2017, it was announced that Ford would be making the first defense of his title against former WBC Asian World Champion New Zealand fighter Robert Berridge on May 27, 2017.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Ford is married to wife Nina & has two children, a son, Ryan Jr. and a daughter, Bella.[37] He is the son of retired professional boxer Al Ford.[38]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
12 fights 12 wins 0 losses
By knockout 7 0
By decision 5 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
12 Win 12–0 New Zealand Robert Berridge TD 7 (12), 3:00 May 27, 2017 Singapore Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Retained the UBO World Light Heavyweight Title
11 Win 11–0 Canada Rob Nichols RTD 5 (6), 3:00 Mar 10, 2017 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
10 Win 10–0 New Zealand Sam Rapira TKO 9 (12) Feb 17, 2017 Singapore Foochow Building, Singapore Won Vacant UBO World Light Heavyweight Title
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Mario Baeza UD 6 Dec 2, 2016 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Victor Manuel Palacios UD 6 Sep 9, 2016 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
7 Win 7–0 Malaysia Muhammad Meeraj TKO 1 (6), 1:35 Jul 23, 2016 Singapore Far East Square, Singapore
6 Win 6–0 Thailand Manus Boonjumnong TKO 5 (8) Apr 22, 2016 Thailand 7th Infantry Division, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
5 Win 5–0 Canada David Whittom TKO 1 (4), 1:18 Mar 11, 2016 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Alvaro Enriquez TKO 2 (4), 1:22 Dec 4, 2015 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
3 Win 3–0 Canada Antonio Dos Santos TKO 1 (5), 2:29 Oct 16, 2015 Canada Genesis Centre, Calgary, Alberta
2 Win 2–0 Canada Gary Kopas UD 4 Sep 11, 2015 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
1 Win 1–0 Canada Willard Lewis MD 4 Feb 13, 2010 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta Professional boxing debut.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "RYAN FORD TOPS MFC 16 WITH ANOTHER VICTORY". 
  3. ^ "MFC 17 - Hostile Takeover Fight Card Results Fights Profile". 
  4. ^ "MFC 18 Quick results". 
  5. ^ "MFC 20 - Destined for Greatness MMA Event Results". 
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  7. ^ "Ryan Ford vs. Tom Speer Fight Result TFC 10 - High Voltage". 
  8. ^ "MMA Live 1 Play By Play". topmmanews.com. May 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ Top MMA News Staff (September 17, 2011). "Aggression MMA 8 – Recap". topmmanews.com. 
  10. ^ Top MMA News Staff (February 28, 2013). "Ryan Ford Ready To Put On Show For Edmonton On March 23". topmmanews.com. 
  11. ^ Top MMA News (June 29, 2013). "Ryan Ford faces Michael Hill for AFC Welterweight Championship at AFC 19". topmmanews.com. 
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  13. ^ Don Wilson (November 3, 2012). "Bellator 79 Results & Play-By-Play – Ford, De Lorenzi Win". topmmanews.com. 
  14. ^ "Bellator Veteran Ryan Ford Signs with World Series of Fighting Canada for 2014 Debut". 
  15. ^ Staff. "WSOF CANADA HEADS TO EDMONTON ON FEB. 21 FOR RYAN FORD VS. JOEL POWELL TITLE FIGHT". WSOF.com. 
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  28. ^ "Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – February 22, 2016". 
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  30. ^ "Ryan Ford Quotes: "Training camp has been on point" for Palacios Tilt". 
  31. ^ "UBO Upcoming bouts and events". 
  32. ^ "Ryan Ford vs. Sam Rapira". 
  33. ^ "UBO Roar in Singapore results". 
  34. ^ "KO Boxing promotion - December 2, 2016". 
  35. ^ "Ford vs. Baeza - December 2, 2016". 
  36. ^ "Ryan Ford Defends UBO World Title Against Robert Berridge On May 27". 
  37. ^ "PowWeb". 
  38. ^ "Al Ford calls out Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford after getting his Belt". 
  39. ^ "BoxRec UBO World Light Heavyweight Title History". 

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