Hector Ramirez (fighter)

Hector Ramirez is a retired Mexican American mixed martial artist who has fought inside the UFC.

Hector Ramirez
Born (1976-03-28) March 28, 1976 (age 45)
East Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesSick Dog
ResidenceNorwalk, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Fighting out ofOrange County, California, U.S.
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision4
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

MMA careerEdit

Ramirez made his Octagon debut at UFC 65 – Bad Intentions in a losing effort against James Irvin. He won his most recent fight against famed K-1 legend Rick Roofus at A Night of Combat II. Ramirez also appears on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights as an assistant coach for Team Rampage.[1] Hector "Sick dog" Ramirez is an American mixed martial artist who was born in East Los Angeles, California. Ramirez currently fights in the Bellator organization. He currently holds Pit Fighting 205-pound champion, ranked third in King of the Cage at light heavyweight.

Ramirez has a wrestling background. He went to John Glenn High of Norwalk where he was a CIF champion and state qualifier in wrestling. He hung up his wrestling shoes after high school because he needed to get a job to support his future family. After a four-year hiatus from wrestling, Ramirez decided to give it another try. Ramirez maintained a full class load and the construction job during his two years at East Los Angeles College. He became a two-time JC All-American and two-time state runner-up. He then went back to his alma mater to be the head coach, where he was awarded 2004 coach of the year by the Press Telegram. Ramirez started training in Muay Thai and mixed-martial arts after college. He has spent the past 15 years working construction during the day and training at night. Sick Dog Ramirez is currently training at his gym The Dog Pound in Norwalk, Ca.

Personal lifeEdit

Hector, who is of Mexican American descent, is married and has four children.[2][3]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 10 wins 6 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 2 1
By decision 4 3
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–6–1 Brandon Halsey TKO (punches) Bellator 106 November 2, 2013 1 0:52 Long Beach, California, United States
Win 10–5–1 Savo Kosic Decision (unanimous) Bellator 99 September 13, 2013 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Loss 9–5–1 Jason Lambert Submission (straight armbar) Bellator 85 January 17, 2013 1 3:59 Irvine, California, United States
Win 9–4–1 Matti Mäkelä TKO (corner stoppage) Superior Challenge 7 April 30, 2011 3 0:36 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 8–4–1 Anthony Ruiz Decision (split) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 8–3–1 Rick Roufus Decision (unanimous) SuperFights MMA: Night of Combat 2 October 11, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–3–1 Rob MacDonald Decision (unanimous) HCF: Crow's Nest March 29, 2008 3 5:00 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Loss 6–3–1 Forrest Griffin Decision (unanimous) UFC 72 June 16, 2007 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 6–2–1 James Irvin TKO (body kick and elbows) UFC 65: Bad Intentions November 18, 2006 2 2:36 Sacramento, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Draw 6–1–1 Emanuel Newton Draw KOTC 58: Prime Time August 5, 2005 2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 6–1 Kendall Grove KO (punch) KOTC: Mortal Sins May 7, 2005 1 1:08 Primm, Nevada, United States
Loss 5–1 Rashad Evans Decision (unanimous) Gladiator Challenge 27 June 3, 2004 2 5:00 Colusa, California, United States
Win 5–0 Dave Vitkay TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge 26 June 2, 2004 1 1:38 Colusa, California, United States
Win 4–0 Shannon Ritch KO (punch) Pit Fighting Championship February 27, 2004 1 0:07 Upland, California, United States
Win 3–0 Justin Shufford TKO (punches) PFC: Put Up or Shut Up August 23, 2003 1 4:58 California, United States
Win 2–0 Gustavo Sandoval Submission (punches) Pit Fighting Championship July 16, 2003 2 3:51 United States
Win 1–0 Asa Fuller Decision (unanimous) Pit Fighting Championship July 16, 2003 3 5:00 United States


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2009-10-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Events | UFC".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2008-05-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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