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"The Marine"

16-4-0

Mike Richman

Mike "The Marine" Richman

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  • Name: Mike Richman
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Marine
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1985.06.23
  • Last Fight: February 28, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $14,000 USD
  • Height: 5'9" (174cm) | Reach: 68.5" (174cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: The Academy
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Mike Richman Wiki Update Wiki

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


Last updated 04.16.2014, 3:33 PM ET
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Mike Richman MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Goiti Yamauchi
Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler 3
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.05.17
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 Riot at the Hyatt 2011.09.23
Loss | Decision | Split Brian Pearman Seconds Out/Vivid MMA 2011.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke Mike Lindquist Seconds Out 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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Organizacja Bellator oficjalnie zaanonsowała termin kolejnej walki Marcina Helda. Młody zawodn... (6 days ago)
Retornando as atividades e realizando o primeiro evento do ano, o Bellator veio com lutas desa... (2 months ago)
The Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal Bellator Light Heavyweight tournamen... (2 months ago)
After two near misses in past seasons, Mike Richman returns at Bellator 110 to start his campa... (2 months ago)
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