Anthony Ruiz

Anthony Ruiz (born November 3, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight and Middleweight divisions of MMA. A professional since 2003, he has competed for Bellator MMA, Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoXC, King of the Cage, Tachi Palace Fights, and the Palace Fighting Championship.

Anthony Ruiz
Anthony Ruiz.jpg
Born (1977-11-03) November 3, 1977 (age 44)
Coarsegold, California, United States
Other namesEl Toro
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach79.0
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofFresno, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Years active2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total61
Wins36
By knockout18
By submission7
By decision11
Losses25
By knockout3
By submission14
By decision8
Websitehttp://anthonyruizmma.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Ruiz began his professional MMA career in February 2003, debuting on Gladiator Challenge show. Fighting for a variety of California-based MMA promotions, he amassed a record of 13 wins against 9 losses over the first three years of his career.

StrikeforceEdit

In October 2006, Ruiz signed with the Strikeforce promotion. He fought on both main cards and on their ShoXC shows, earning a record of 2 wins and 4 losses with the company.

International competitionEdit

In 2012, Ruiz fought for the first time outside of his native California. Vladimir Putin wired $150,000 to Ruiz after his fight with Alexander Shlemenko at League S-70: Russian Championship Final because he was so impressed with his performance.[1]

Bellator MMAEdit

Ruiz was expected to make his Bellator debut on September 19, 2014 at Bellator 125 against Rafael Carvalho.[2] However, when Brian Rogers' opponent, Brett Cooper, pulled out of their scheduled bout on the same card due to injury, Carvalho was moved up to the main card to face Rogers.[3] Ruiz instead faced Nate James.[4] He lost via split decision.

Ruiz was a participant in Bellator's one-night Light Heavyweight tournament at Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 on September 19, 2015.[5] He faced Francis Carmont in the Alternate bout and lost by unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
59 matches 34 wins 25 losses
By knockout 17 3
By submission 6 14
By decision 11 8
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 36–25 Kendall Grove Submission (triangle choke) WFC 110 August 10, 2019 1 4:30 Wailuku, Hawaii, United States Catchweight (195 lbs) bout.
Loss 36–24 Kultar Gill Submission (triangle choke) Mamba Fight Night 6 March 8, 2018 1 4:02 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Catchweight (192 lbs) bout.
Loss 36–23 Jordan Young Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 210 November 30, 2018 1 3:48 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 36–22 Joey Cabezas Submission (rear-naked choke) Tachi Palace Fights 32 August 3, 2017 2 4:19 Lemoore, California, United States Ruiz announced his retirement pre-fight.
Loss 35–22 Joachim Christensen Submission (armbar) Abu Dhabi Warriors 4 May 24, 2016 1 4:47 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 35–21 Francis Carmont Decision (unanimous) Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 2 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate.
Loss 35–20 Nate James Decision (split) Bellator 125 September 19, 2014 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 35–19 Alexey Butorin TKO (punches) Plotforma S-70 5 August 9, 2014 3 4:46 Sochi, Russia
Win 35–18 Ramazan Mukailov Decision (unanimous) FEFoMP: Cup of Sakhalin Administration Head March 8, 2014 3 5:00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Win 34–18 Owen Rubio TKO (punches) TWC 19: Blackout January 25, 2014 2 2:33 Porterville, California, United States
Win 33–18 Collin Hart Decision (split) TPF 17: Fall Brawl November 14, 2013 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Middleweight bout.
Win 32–18 Rafael del Real Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator Challenge: Showdown May 25, 2013 1 1:35 Woodlake, California, United States
Loss 31–18 Angel Deanda TKO (punches) TPF 15: Collision Course November 15, 2012 3 3:39 Lemoore, California, United States For Tachi Palace Fights Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 31–17 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) League S-70: Russian Championship Final August 11, 2012 3 5:00 Sochi, Russia
Win 30–16 Scott Rosa TKO (punches) West Coast Fighting Championships: Showdown June 9, 2012 2 3:43 Yuba City, California, United States
Win 29–16 Jared Torgeson Decision (unanimous) West Coast Fighting Championships: Bruvado Bash January 7, 2012 5 5:00 Placerville, California, United States
Win 28–16 Rick Randolph TKO (punches) Fight for Wrestling 4 October 1, 2011 2 4:00 San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Win 27–16 Mike Moreno TKO (punches) Fight for Wrestling 4 October 1, 2011 N/A N/A Riverside, California, United States
Win 26–16 Reggie Orr Submission (arm triangle choke) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 5 August 19, 2011 2 N/A Riverside, California, United States
Loss 25–16 Gerald Harris Decision (unanimous) TPF 9: The Contenders May 5, 2011 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 25–15 Givanildo Santana Submission (armbar) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 3 November 19, 2010 2 4:37 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 25–14 Leopoldo Serao Decision (split) TPF 6: High Stakes September 9, 2010 5 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States For Tachi Palace Fights Middleweight Championship.
Win 25–13 Kenny McCorkell TKO (punches) Pure Combat: Drop Zone May 7, 2010 4 3:50 Camp Pendleton, California, United States Won the Pure Combat Middleweight Championship.
Win 24–13 Hector Ramirez Decision (split) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 23–13 Xavier Foupa-Pokam Decision (unanimous) TPF 2: Brawl in the Hall December 3, 2009 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 22–13 Gan McGee KO (punches) Pure Combat 9: Home Turf July 25, 2009 3 1:14 Visalia, California, United States Heavyweight bout.
Loss 21–13 Aaron Rosa Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina May 15, 2009 1 4:29 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 21–12 Trevor Prangley Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 21–11 Jeremy Freitag Decision (unanimous) EliteXC: Unfinished Business July 26, 2008 3 5:00 Stockton, California, United States
Loss 20–11 Bobby Southworth Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson June 27, 2008 5 5:00 San Jose, California, United States For Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 20–10 Brad Imes Decision (split) PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender January 17, 2008 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States Heavyweight bout.
Win 19–10 Jimmy Ambriz Submission (verbal) PURECOMBAT: From the Ashes December 1, 2007 1 N/A Visalia, California, United States Heavyweight bout.
Win 18–10 Bobby Southworth TKO (doctor stoppage) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives November 16, 2007 2 0:52 San Jose, California, United States Non-title bout for Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–10 Francisco Bueno Decision GC 69: Bad Intentions September 22, 2007 3 N/A Sacramento, California, United States
Win 16–10 Jason Geris TKO (referee stoppage) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series July 27, 2007 1 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 15–10 Jeremy Freitag TKO GC 57: Holiday Beatings December 16, 2006 3 3:48 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 14–10 Trevor Prangley Submission (armbar) Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello October 7, 2006 1 1:42 Fresno, California, United States
Win 14–9 Jeremy Freitag TKO (punches) WEC 23: Hot August Fights August 17, 2006 2 2:46 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 13–9 Dan Molina Decision (unanimous) GC 51: Madness at the Memorial July 1, 2006 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 12–9 Vladimir Matyushenko Submission (armbar) Extreme Wars 3: Bay Area Brawl June 3, 2006 1 2:03 Oakland, California, United States
Win 12–8 Shannon Kilgore KO KOTC: Heavy Hitters April 2, 2006 1 1:05 California, United States
Win 11–8 Shane Yocum TKO GC 46: Avalanche December 11, 2005 1 4:54 Coarsegold, California, United States
Win 10–8 Josh Jackson TKO GC 43: Gladiator Challenge 43 September 18, 2005 1 2:12 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 9–8 Jocquin Sanchez Submission (guillotine choke) GC 39: Titans Collide July 17, 2005 1 0:21 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 9–7 Eddie Sanchez Technical Submission (choke) KOTC 54: Mucho Machismo June 12, 2005 1 2:49 San Jacinto, California, United States Heavyweight bout.
Loss 9–6 Bryan Travers Submission (guillotine choke) GC 37: Throwdown May 15, 2005 1 3:16 Porterville, California, United States
Win 9–5 Jeff Lacefield Submission GC 35: Cold Fury March 13, 2005 1 2:15 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 8–5 Jaime Jara TKO GC 33: Brutal Force December 12, 2004 1 3:36 Porterville, California, United States
Win 8–4 Brian Sesma TKO (retirement) KOTC 44: Revenge November 14, 2004 1 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7–4 Paul Mince Decision (unanimous) GC 31: Knockout Nightmare October 7, 2004 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 6–4 Jaime Jara Submission (armbar) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 2 2:05 Colusa, California, United States
Win 6–3 Bryan Pardoe TKO GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 2:25 Colusa, California, United States
Loss 5–3 Jaime Jara Submission (armbar) GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 1:36 Colusa, California, United States
Loss 5–2 Dusty Arden Decision (unanimous) GC 23: Gladiator Challenge 23 February 24, 2004 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 5–1 Eduardo Martines Decision GC 21: Gladiator Challenge 21 December 7, 2003 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 4–1 Josh Rudiger KO GC 20: Gladiator Challenge 20 November 13, 2003 1 0:46 Colusa, California, United States
Win 3–1 Robert Escalara KO GC 19: Gladiator Challenge 19 September 28, 2003 1 3:03 Porterville, California, United States
Win 2–1 John Dacota TKO GC 17: Gladiator Challenge 17 June 22, 2003 1 0:17 Porterville, California, United States
Win 1–1 Richard Toland Submission (choke) GC 15: Gladiator Challenge 15 April 13, 2003 1 2:31 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Desi Miner Submission (rear-naked choke) GC 14: Gladiator Challenge 14 February 16, 2003 2 2:29 Porterville, California, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vladimir Putin Wired An Alexander Shlemenko Opponent $150,000 After Beating". MMANUTS.COM. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Bellator 125 lineup complete with eight fights on preliminary card". mmajunkie.com. August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brett Cooper out, Brian Rogers gets third opponent: Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 125". mmajunkie.com. September 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nate James vs. Anthony Ruiz". tapology.com.
  5. ^ Michael Stets (2015-06-19). "Bellator 'Dynamite' to feature title fight, one-night light heavyweight tourney, and GLORY kickboxing in San Jose". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.

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