|Born||June 29, 1983|
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
|Other names||The Sniper|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||75 1⁄2 in (192 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
After compiling a 5-0 amateur record, Rainey made his professional mixed martial arts debut in August 2011. By September 2013, he held an 8–2 record competing for various promotions, most notably Xtreme Fighting Championships. After a loss to Dhiego Lima, Rainey signed with Bellator MMA.
Rainey faced Gilbert Smith at Bellator 162 on October 21, 2016. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Rainey was released by UFC on July 2019.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||13 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||13–6||Tim Means||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale||November 30, 2018||1||1:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–5||Muslim Salikhov||KO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje||April 14, 2018||2||4:12||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Win||13–4||Marc Stevens||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 182||August 25, 2017||3||5:00||Verona, New York, United States|
|Win||12–4||Gilbert Smith||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 162||October 21, 2016||3||5:00||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Chidi Njokuani||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 146||November 20, 2015||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||11–3||Jesse Juarez||KO (knee)||Bellator 137||May 15, 2015||2||1:13||Temecula, California, United States|
|Win||10–3||Johnny Cisneros||TKO (knee and punches)||Bellator 127||October 3, 2014||1||3:18||Temecula, California, United States||Catchweight (177 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||9–3||Michael Page||TKO (punch)||Bellator 120||May 17, 2014||1||4:29||Southaven, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||9–2||Andy Murad||TKO (punches)||Bellator 116||April 11, 2014||1||1:11||Temecula, California, United States||Catchweight (180 lbs) bout; Murad missed weight.|
|Loss||8–2||Dhiego Lima||Decision (split)||XFC 25: Boiling Point||September 6, 2013||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||8–1||Reggie Peña||TKO (punches)||XFC 24: Collision Course||June 14, 2013||1||4:33||Tampa, Florida, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||7–1||Alex Rojas||Decision (unanimous)||FLP 31: Fight Lab 31||May 4, 2013||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||6–1||Joseph Corneroli||Decision (unanimous)||XFC 22: Crossing the Line||February 22, 2013||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||5–1||Donald Wallace||TKO (knee and punches)||XFC 21: Night of Champions II||December 7, 2012||1||1:42||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Johnny Buck||KO (punches)||XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown||August 3, 2012||2||1:32||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||4–0||Patrick Mandio||Decision (unanimous)||Wild Bill's Fight Night 44||March 9, 2012||3||5:00||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Win||3–0||Elder Ramos||TKO (punches)||AMMAFL 4: Fight Night||February 17, 2012||1||3:52||Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||2–0||Tommy Jones||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Wild Bill's Fight Night 41||November 5, 2011||3||2:46||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Win||1–0||John Constantonus||KO (punch)||Fight Lab 16: MMA Cage Fights||August 6, 2011||1||3:26||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
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- "Welterweights Michael Page, Ricky Rainey join Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view". sherdog.com. April 18, 2014.
- "Bellator 120 results, photos: Michael Page dances, strikes past Ricky Rainey". mmajunkie.com. May 17, 2014.
- "Bellator 127 full fight card finalized for Pechanga Resort & Casino on Oct. 3 on Spike TV". mmamania.com. September 15, 2014.
- Brent Brookhouse (April 9, 2015). "Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey". mmajunkie.com.
- Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round". mmajunkie.com.
- Greg Moore (2018-02-15). "Matt Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez added to UFC on Fox 29 at Gila River Arena". azcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
- Sherdog.com. "Ricky Rainey Replaces Abdul Razak Alhassan, Meets Muslim Salikhov at UFC on Fox 29". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- "UFC on FOX 29 results: Muslim Salikhov finishes Ricky Rainey with brutal punches on floor". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- Adam Hill (2018-08-30). "Tim Means will look to end 2-fight slide at 'TUF' 28 Finale". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
- "TUF 28 Finale results: Tim Means steamrolls Ricky Rainey, calls out Diego Sanchez". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
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