Ronald Waterman (born November 23, 1965) is a former American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, and celebrity member of the Team Impact motivational group. He holds notable victories over Valentijn Overeem, Ricco Rodriguez, Kevin Randleman, and Mario Rinaldi. He was the only WEC Super Heavyweight Champion.
|Born||November 23, 1965|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Ron Waterman|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||280 lb (130 kg)|
|Trained by||Ohio Valley Wrestling|
Later, Ron moved on to the pro wrestling scene via Ohio Valley Wrestling where he honed his skills during a developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. Waterman went on to tour with the WWE doing house and dark matches across the country. Waterman continues to wrestle in Japan, while simultaneously maintaining a successful career in the MMA circuit and making regular appearances with Team Impact.
In his most recent fight he beat fellow American Mark Smith by submission (arm-triangle choke) on November 29, 2008.
Waterman is married with three children. He is currently a firefighter and paramedic.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- WEC Super Heavyweight Championship (One time, first; Only)
- One successful title defense
- X-1 Events
- X-1 Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||6 losses|
|Win||16–6–2||Mark Smith||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||BTBB - Born to be Bad||November 29, 2008||2||2:16||Loveland, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||15–6–2||Dave Herman||TKO (punches)||EliteXC: Return of the King||June 14, 2008||1||2:19||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||15–5–2||Analu Brash||Submission (americana)||X-1 Events - Champions||January 26, 2008||2||2:10||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Won X-1 Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||14–5–2||Mario Rinaldi||TKO (punches)||AOW - Art of War 3||September 1, 2007||1||4:39||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||13–5–2||Roger Gracie||Submission (armbar)||Bodog Fight - USA vs Russia||December 2, 2006||1||3:38||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||13–4–2||Ricco Rodriguez||TKO (doctor stoppage)||WFA: King of the Streets||July 22, 2006||1||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||13–3–2||Ricco Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 16 - Clash of the Titans 2||August 18, 2005||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Defended WEC Super Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||12–3–2||Tsuyoshi Kohsaka||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 10||November 7, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12–2–2||Kevin Randleman||Submission (americana)||Pride Final Conflict 2004||August 15, 2004||1||7:44||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||11–2–2||Keigo Takamori||Submission (americana)||Pancrase: Brave 5||May 28, 2004||1||1:36||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10–2–2||Mirko Cro Cop||TKO (punches and soccer kicks)||PRIDE 27||February 1, 2004||1||4:37||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||10–1–2||Jimmy Ambriz||Draw||Pancrase - Hybrid 10||November 30, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–1–1||Jun Ishii||Submission (neck crank)||Pancrase - Hybrid 9||October 31, 2003||1||1:02||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–1–1||Jerry Vrbanovic||Submission (shoulder lock)||IFC - Global Domination||September 6, 2003||3||N/A||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||8–1–1||James Nevarez||TKO (punches)||WEC 7: This Time It's Personal||August 9, 2003||3||2:31||Lemoore, California, United States||Became First WEC Super Heavyweight Champion.|
|Win||7–1–1||Valentijn Overeem||Submission (americana)||PRIDE 24||December 23, 2002||1||2:18||Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||6–1–1||Kengo Watanabe||Submission (americana)||Pancrase - 2002 Anniversary Show||September 29, 2002||1||2:33||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||5–1–1||Satoshi Honma||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 25||April 14, 2000||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||4–1–1||Tim Lajcik||Draw||UFC 22||September 24, 1999||3||5:00||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Andre Roberts||KO (punches)||UFC 21||July 16, 1999||1||2:51||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||4–0||Chris Condo||TKO (punches)||UFC 20||May 7, 1999||1||0:28||Birmingham, Alabama, United States|
|Win||3–0||Joshua Jenkins||TKO (doctor stoppage)||BRI 1 - Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||1:14||United States|
|Win||2–0||Daniel James||TKO (punches)||BRI 1 - Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||0:20||United States|
|Win||1–0||Matt Asher||TKO (punches)||BRI 1 - Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||0:28||United States|
- Waterman, Ron H2O Man. "ronwaterman.com". ronwaterman.com.
- "MMA Mixed Martial Arts News, Photos, Stats, Scores, Schedule & Videos". sports.yahoo.com.
- "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". www.wrestlingdata.com.
- Official Site
- Team Impact page
- Ron Waterman on IMDb
- Professional MMA record for Ron Waterman from Sherdog
- Ron Waterman at UFC
|New championship|| 1st WEC Super Heavyweight Champion
August 9, 2003 - December, 2006
WEC Super Heavyweight
division was abolished