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"The Marine"

18-6-0

Mike Richman

Mike "The Marine" Richman
  • Name: Mike Richman
  • MMA Record: 18-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Marine
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1985.06.23
  • Last Fight: May 15, 2015 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 139.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
  • Height: 5'9" (174cm) | Reach: 68.5" (174cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $44,000 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


Last updated 04.16.2014, 3:33 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Eduardo Dantas
18-5-0 16-4-0

Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.05.15
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 139.2 lbs (63.1 kgs) | Referee: Michael Bell
Cancelled Bout Eduardo Dantas Bellator 135 2015.03.27
Reason: Richman Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Nam Phan
17-5-0 20-13-0

Bellator 131: Tito vs. Bonnar
Main Card | Catchweight | 143 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: -345 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($20K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 142.0 lbs (64.4 kgs) | Referee: Michael Bell
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:44 Round 1 of 3

Ed West
16-5-0 18-8-0

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.09.26
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Goiti Yamauchi
16-4-0 16-2-0

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 (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Dave Ferguson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Des Green
16-3-0 10-2-0

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

2014.02.28
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 1 of 3

Akop Stepanyan
15-3-0 13-6-0

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 (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Frodo Khasbulaev
15-2-0 20-5-0

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

2013.04.04
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.1 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Alexandre Bezerra
14-2-0 15-2-0

Bellator 92
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2013.03.07
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:57 Round 1 of 3

Mitch Jackson
13-2-0 19-2-0

Bellator 88
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2013.02.07
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Shahbulat Shamhalaev Bellator 80 2012.11.09
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Shahbulat Shamhalaev
13-1-0 10-1-1

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

2012.11.02
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO
0:23 Round 1 of 3

Jeremy Spoon
12-1-0 12-1-0

Bellator 76
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2012.10.12
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Chris Horodecki
11-1-0 18-3-1

Bellator 64
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.04.06
Odds: +310 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
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

Minnesota Regional

2011.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Lindquist

Minnesota Regional

2010.11.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryan Stock

Minnesota Regional

2010.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Derek Getzel

Minnesota Regional

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Wes Ronchi

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2009.06.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Chris Coplan

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2009.02.13
Win | Submission

Deryck Ripley

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mel Ott

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.09.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Rob Degroot

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.06.27
Win | KO/TKO

Jason Trett

Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.04.25

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