Ron Waterman

Ronald Waterman (born November 23, 1965) is a former American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, and celebrity member of the Team Impact motivational group.[1] He holds notable victories over Valentijn Overeem, Ricco Rodriguez, Kevin Randleman, and Mario Rinaldi. He was the only WEC Super Heavyweight Champion.

Ron Waterman
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Born (1965-11-23) November 23, 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceGreeley, Colorado
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ron Waterman
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight280 lb (130 kg)
Trained byOhio Valley Wrestling

CareerEdit

Waterman began his career as a high school art teacher and wrestling coach eventually entering the professional MMA arena and becoming a veteran fighter of the UFC.

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.

He was the high school wrestling coach of former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin and helped train Carwin for UFC 116.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Waterman is married with three children. He is currently a firefighter and paramedic.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

WrestlingEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 16 wins 6 losses
By knockout 6 4
By submission 8 1
By decision 2 1
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Waterman, Ron H2O Man. "ronwaterman.com". ronwaterman.com.
  2. ^ "MMA Mixed Martial Arts News, Photos, Stats, Scores, Schedule & Videos". sports.yahoo.com.
  3. ^ "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". www.wrestlingdata.com.

External linksEdit

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