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Ricardo Funch (born August 14, 1980) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Funch has formerly competed for the UFC.

Ricardo Funch
Born (1980-08-14) August 14, 1980 (age 39)
Lencois, Bahia, Brazil
Other namesGolden Boy
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out ofLudlow, Massachusetts, United States
TeamTeam Link
RankBlack Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision3
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Funch signed a four-fight deal with UFC and made his UFC debut against fellow undefeated fighter Johny Hendricks on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107.[1] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Funch was next scheduled to fight at UFC 111 against Matthew Riddle, but was forced to pull out of the fight.

Funch then faced UFC newcomer Claude Patrick on June 12, 2010 at UFC 115.[2] In the second round Funch was submitted by a guillotine choke. After going 0–2 in the promotion, Funch was released from the UFC.

Post UFCEdit

Following his first UFC release, Funch took some time off, but would return to action on December 3, 2011 at Premier FC 7 picking up a decision win over Bellator vet Ryan Quinn.

Return to UFCEdit

Funch returned to the UFC to replace an injured Paulo Thiago against Mike Pyle on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[3] He was defeated by Pyle via first round TKO after being stunned by a straight right, dropped by a knee and finished with punches.

Funch fought Dan Miller on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[4] He lost the bout in the third round via submission due to a guillotine choke.

After dropping to 0–4 within the promotion, Funch was released from the UFC once again.


Following his second UFC release, Funch took some time off, but would return to action on October 10, 2014 at CES MMA 26 and suffered a submission loss to Ultimate Fighting Championship vet Chuck O'Neil in a bout for the CES MMA Welterweight Championship.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 9 wins 6 losses
By knockout 5 1
By submission 1 4
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9-6 Matt Secor Submission (kneebar) Premier FC 20 July 30, 2016 2 3:35 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Win 9–5 Brett Oteri KO (punches) Premier FC 18 November 14, 2015 1 0:21 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 8–5 Chuck O'Neil Submission (armbar) CES MMA 26 October 10, 2014 2 2:51 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States For the CES MMA Welterweight Championship.
Loss 8–4 Dan Miller Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 3:12 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–3 Mike Pyle TKO (knee and punches) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 1 1:22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 8–2 Ryan Quinn Decision (unanimous) Premier FC 7 December 3, 2011 3 5:00 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 7–2 Claude Patrick Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 2 1:48 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 7–1 Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) UFC 107 December 12, 2009 3 5:00 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 7–0 Denis Grachev Decision (unanimous) Cage Fight: MMA2 August 23, 2008 3 5:00 Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Win 6–0 TJ Waldburger TKO (punches) XFC: Xtreme Fighting Championships June 14, 2008 2 2:35 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Woody Weatherby KO (punches) WFL 20: Calloway Cup 8 December 1, 2007 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States Won WFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Chandler Holderness Decision (unanimous) WFL 17: Unleashed 2 June 9, 2007 3 5:00 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Justin Gould TKO (punches) WFL 16: Moment of Truth 2 March 31, 2007 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Calvin Bates Submission (rear-naked choke) WFL 13: Calloway Cup 4 November 27, 2006 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Johnathan Sola TKO (punches) RF: Invasion September 23, 2006 1 N/A Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Johny Hendricks set to face UFC newcomer Ricardo Funch at UFC 107 in December". Archived from the original on 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
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  3. ^ "Ricardo Funch In To Face Mike Pyle at UFC 142". December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dan Miller drops to welterweight, fights Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4". March 21, 2012.

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