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.
|Born||August 14, 1980|
Lencois, Bahia, Brazil
|Other names||Golden Boy|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States|
|Rank||Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Funch then faced UFC newcomer Claude Patrick on June 12, 2010 at UFC 115. In the second round Funch was submitted by a guillotine choke. After going 0–2 in the promotion, Funch was released from the UFC.
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. He was defeated by Pyle via first round TKO after being stunned by a straight right, dropped by a knee and finished with punches.
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|
|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|
- "Johny Hendricks set to face UFC newcomer Ricardo Funch at UFC 107 in December". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
- "Ricardo Funch In To Face Mike Pyle at UFC 142". mmaweekly.com. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
- "Dan Miller drops to welterweight, fights Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4". mmamania.com. March 21, 2012.