Gideon Charles Ray (born May 27, 1973) is a former American professional mixed martial artist. A professional from 2000 until 2012, Ray competed for the UFC, King of the Cage, the Toronto Dragons of the IFL, and was featured on The Ultimate Fighter 4.

Gideon Ray
BornGideon Charles Ray
(1973-05-27) May 27, 1973 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Welterweight
Lightweight
Fighting out ofChicago, Illinois, United States
TeamUflacker Academy Chicago[1]
The Gentle Art BJJ
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Christian Uflacker[1]
Black belt in Judo
Black belt in Tae Kwon Do under Keith Hackney[1]
Years active2000–2012
Mixed martial arts record
Total33
Wins17
By knockout8
By submission8
By decision1
Losses15
By knockout3
By submission5
By decision7
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Chicago, Ray began training in martial arts from a young age.

Mixed martial artsEdit

Early careerEdit

Ray made his professional debut in 2000, competing primarily at Welterweight, he amassed a record of 8–1–1 before appearing for the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Ray made his UFC debut at UFC 51 on February 5, 2005 against Canadian David Loiseau. He was defeated via TKO due to a doctor stoppage in the first round.

After picking up a win in the regional circuit, Ray returned to the promotion at UFC Ultimate Fight Night, facing Mike Swick. He was defeated via TKO from a combination of punches just 22 seconds into the fight.

After going 4–1 in the regional circuit, Ray tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 4 and made it through to the final cast.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In his quarterfinal matchup against Edwin Dewees, the two fought to a draw after two rounds, which called for a third round. As a cut had opened on Dewees face during the second round and the doctors let the fight continue. Ray lost the third round to a 10-9 decision by the judges. The bout was later called perhaps the bloodiest in Ultimate Fighter history.

At The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale, Ray faced Charles McCarthy. Ray was defeated near the end of the first round with an armbar submission.

International Fight LeagueEdit

After being released from the UFC, Ray signed with the IFL, competing for the Toronto Dragons. Ray made his promotional debut at IFL: Connecticut on April 13, 2007. He won via first-round TKO.

Ray next faced Brazilian Delson Heleno at IFL: Las Vegas on June 16, 2007. He was defeated via keylock submission in the second round.

The two later fought again in a rematch at the World Grand Prix Semifinals later in November of that year, with Heleno winning, this time via first-round armbar.

Independent promotionsEdit

After leaving the IFL, Ray went 3–7 in his final 10 fights, retiring in 2012.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
33 matches 17 wins 15 losses
By knockout 8 3
By submission 8 5
By decision 1 7
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–15–1 Shamar Bailey Decision (unanimous) Flawless FC 2[2] December 15, 2012 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 17–14–1 Dwayne Hinds Decision (split) CUFF 4: The Shot[3] August 20, 2011 3 5:00 Spain
Loss 17–13–1 Sergej Juskevic Submission (heel hook) Wreck MMA: Unstoppable[4] May 6, 2011 1 1:30 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Return to Welterweight.
Loss 17–12–1 Daniel Mason-Straus Decision (unanimous) XFO 33 January 23, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 17–11–1 Luke Caudillo Decision (unanimous) Raw Power: MMA December 10, 2009 3 5:00 Sanabis, Bahrain
Loss 16–11–1 Darren Elkins Decision (unanimous) Hoosier Fight Club 1: Raise Up November 20, 2009 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 16–10–1 Brandon Small Submission (rear-naked choke) TFC 17: Total Fight Challenge 17 October 10, 2009 1 0:46 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Loss 15–10–1 John Alessio TKO (punches) SuperFights MMA: Night of Combat 2 October 11, 2008 1 0:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–9–1 Brandon Melendez Submission (rear-naked choke) WC 4: Warriors Collide 4 July 19, 2008 1 3:23 Colorado, United States
Win 15–8–1 Bryan Craven TKO (cut) WC 3: Warriors Collide 3 May 16, 2008 1 2:48 Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Loss 14–8–1 Nabil Khatib Decision (unanimous) HCF: Crow's Nest March 29, 2008 3 5:00 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Loss 14–7–1 Delson Heleno Submission (armbar) IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals November 3, 2007 1 1:57 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.
Loss 14–6–1 Delson Heleno Submission (keylock) IFL: Las Vegas June 16, 2007 2 1:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–5–1 Gabe Casillas TKO (strikes) International Fight League April 13, 2007 1 2:39 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 13–5–1 Charles McCarthy Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale November 11, 2006 1 4:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Middleweight bout.
Loss 13–4–1 Jason MacDonald Decision (unanimous) ECC 1: Extreme Cage Combat 1 April 29, 2006 3 5:00 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win 13–3–1 Jerry Spiegel TKO XFO 10: Explosion March 18, 2006 1 1:55 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Win 12–3–1 Brendan Seguin Submission (heel hook) KOTC: Redemption on the River February 17, 2006 1 2:52 Moline, Illinois, United States Middleweight bout.
Win 11–3–1 Chris Fontaine TKO EFC 4: Extreme Fighting Challenge 4 October 15, 2005 2 N/A Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Win 10–3–1 Trevor Garrett Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC: Xtreme Edge September 17, 2005 1 2:17 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Loss 9–3–1 Mike Swick TKO (punches) UFC Ultimate Fight Night August 6, 2005 1 0:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–2–1 Dennis Reed TKO XFO 6: Judgment Day June 25, 2005 1 3:11 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Loss 8–2–1 David Loiseau TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 51: Super Saturday February 5, 2005 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Middleweight bout.
Win 8–1–1 Shawn McCully TKO (submission to strikes) SMA: Shootfighting Martial Arts November 13, 2005 N/A N/A Springfield, Illinois, United States
Win 7–1–1 Rhomez Brower TKO Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 1 October 23, 2004 2 N/A Cicero, Illinois, United States
Loss 6–1–1 Jason Black Decision (unanimous) IHC 7: Crucible June 5, 2004 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 6–0–1 Jason Medina KO EC 51: Extreme Challenge 51 August 2, 2003 2 1:41 St. Charles, Illinois, United States Return to Welterweight.
Draw 5–0–1 Brian Gassaway Draw Shooto: Midwest Fighting May 21, 2003 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 5–0 Matt Shaw TKO (submission to strikes) FCC 9: Freestyle Combat Challenge 9 January 11, 2003 N/A N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 4–0 Justin Wieman TKO (cut) IHC 5: Tribulation October 26, 2002 1 2:20 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 3–0 Derrick Noble Submission (guillotine choke) IHC 4: Armageddon May 18, 2002 3 2:25 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Moto Asai Submission (ankle lock) FCC 6: Freestyle Combat Challenge 6 January 5, 2002 2 2:18 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1–0 Eddie Harps Submission (guillotine choke) TCC: Total Combat Challenge February 24, 2000 1 1:30 Chicago, Illinois, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The Gentle Art - Instructors". thegentleartbjj.com.
  2. ^ "Flawless FC 2 - Hated Results". sherdog.com. December 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "CUFF 4 - The Shot Results". sherdog.com. August 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Wreck MMA - Unstoppable Results". sherdog.com. May 6, 2011.

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