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.
|Born||Gideon Charles Ray|
May 27, 1973
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Team||Uflacker Academy Chicago |
The Gentle Art BJJ
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Christian Uflacker |
Black belt in Judo
Black belt in Tae Kwon Do under Keith Hackney
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in Chicago, Ray began training in martial arts from a young age.
Mixed martial artsEdit
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
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.
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.
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|
|Loss||17–15–1||Shamar Bailey||Decision (unanimous)||Flawless FC 2||December 15, 2012||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||17–14–1||Dwayne Hinds||Decision (split)||CUFF 4: The Shot||August 20, 2011||3||5:00||Spain|
|Loss||17–13–1||Sergej Juskevic||Submission (heel hook)||Wreck MMA: Unstoppable||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|