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Mike Richman

Mike "The Marine" Richman
  • Name: Mike Richman
  • MMA Record: 18-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Marine
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1985.06.23
  • Last Fight: January 20, 2017 in LFA
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
  • Height: 5'9" (174cm) | Reach: 68.5" (174cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $60,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Mike Richman MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Us Lazar Stojadinovic
18-6-0 11-5-0

Us LFA 2: Richman vs. Stojadinovic
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.01.20
Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Travis Metteer
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2015.05.15
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Ca 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

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

Ca 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

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

Ca 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

Us Morgan Sickinger

Us Driller Promotions

2011.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Chris Lane

Us Minnesota Regional

2011.09.23
Loss | Decision | Split

Us Brian Pearman

Us Minnesota Regional

2011.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike Lindquist

Us Minnesota Regional

2010.11.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Gb Aaron Wilkinson
8-0-0 6-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.06.05
Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ryan Stock

Us Minnesota Regional

2010.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Derek Getzel

Us Minnesota Regional

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Wes Ronchi

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2009.06.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Chris Coplan

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2009.02.13
Win | Submission

Us Deryck Ripley

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Mel Ott

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.09.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Rob Degroot

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.06.27
Win | KO/TKO

Us Jason Trett

Us Brutaal Genesis Iowa

2008.04.25

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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