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"The Marine"

16-5-0

Mike Richman

Mike "The Marine" Richman

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  • Name: Mike Richman
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Marine
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1985.06.23
  • Last Fight: May 17, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: The Academy
  • Height: 5'9" (174cm) | Reach: 68.5" (174cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $14,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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A veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine Sergeant, Mike Richman knows what it is like to be in a fight. He gave up his career in the Marines to take on MMA full time in 2008. He began fighting on the Minnesota circuit and quickly achieved an 11-1 record including 6 fights in the prolific Brutaal Fight Night promotion. In those wins, he racked up 7 submissions and 2 knockouts. He was tapped to join the TUF 12 cast in 2010. He lost his first fight against Aaron Wilkinson thus he did not make it into the house.


Richman made a big splash on the national MMA scene when he made his Bellator debut against WEC and Bellator vetran Chris Horodecki. He showed excellent striking and cage control in the 1 minute 23 second fight that ended with Horodecki out cold due to strikes. This featherweight fight landed him a spot in Bellator's up coming Season 7 Featherweight Tournament. He would defeat Jeremy Spoon in the opening match before losing to Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the semi-final.  


The next season he would make it to the finals with wins over Mitch Jackson and Alexandre Bezerra before losing in the finals to Frodo Khasbulaev. He would also lose Des Green in the quarter finals in 2014.


The Ultimate Fighter 12

Episode 1 Aaron Wilkinson def. Richman by Unanimous Decision


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Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Ed West

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.09.26
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Goiti Yamauchi
Ref: Dave Ferguson

Bellator 120: Rampage vs. King Mo
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.05.17
Odds: -220 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Des Green
Ref: John McCarthy

Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M'Pumbu
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2014.02.28
Odds: -255 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 144.75 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 1 of 3

Akop Stepanyan
Ref: Herb Dean

Bellator 106: Chandler vs. Alvarez 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.11.02
Odds: +135 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Frodo Khasbulaev
Ref: Keith Peterson

Bellator 95
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2013.04.04
Odds: +195 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 145.1 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexandre Bezerra
Ref: Herb Dean

Bellator 92
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2013.03.07
Odds: +140 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:57 Round 1 of 3

Mitch Jackson
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

Bellator 88
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2013.02.07
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs
Cancelled Bout Shahbulat Shamhalaev Bellator 80 2012.11.09
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Ref: Yves Lavigne

Bellator 79
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2012.11.02
Odds: -310 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs
Win | KO/TKO
0:23 Round 1 of 3

Jeremy Spoon
Ref: John McCarthy

Bellator 76
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2012.10.12
Odds: -165 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Chris Horodecki
Ref: Jerin Valel

Bellator 64
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.04.06
Odds: +310 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Morgan Sickinger

Driller Promotions

2011.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Chris Lane

Minnesota Regional

2011.09.23
Loss | Decision | Split

Brian Pearman

Seconds Out/Vivid MMA

2011.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Lindquist

Minnesota Regional

2010.11.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryan Stock

Seconds Out

2010.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Derek Getzel

Ambition Promotions

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Wes Ronchi

Brutaal Fight Night

2009.06.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Chris Coplan

Brutaal Fight Night

2009.02.13
Win | Submission

Deryck Ripley

Brutaal Fight Night

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mel Ott

Brutaal Fight Night

2008.09.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Rob Degroot

Brutaal Fight Night

2008.06.27
Win | KO/TKO

Jason Trett

Brutaal Fight Night

2008.04.25

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