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"Golden Boy"

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Ricardo Funch

Ricardo "Golden Boy" Funch

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  • Name: Ricardo Funch
  • MMA Record: 8-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Golden Boy
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1980.08.14
  • Last Fight: October 10, 2014 in CES
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Link
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $5,000 USD
  • Born: Lencois, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • Personal Pages: Facebook

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After running his professional record to 7-0 on the local circuit, Ricardo Funch, who trains out of Team Link with UFC heavyweight veteran Gabriel Gonzaga, was invited to join the UFC in 2009, where he lost back-to-back fights to fellow prospects Johny Hendricks and Claude Patrick which prompted his release from the promotion.


After a win on the regional circuit, Funch was invited back to the UFC as a late replacement for Paulo Thiago against Mike Pyle at UFC 142. Although Funch lost that fight via first round TKO, he was given one last chance in the form of a fight with Dan Miller, who was making his welterweight debut, at UFC on FX 4. Funch was winning the fight going in to third round, however, Miller was able to drop Funch with a punch. A rocked Funch tried to take down Miler which allowed him to secure a guillotine choke that forced Funch to tap. After this Funch was once again released from the UFC.


Last updated 11.05.2012, 11:47 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Armlock
2:51 Round 2 of 5, 7:51 Total

Chuck O'Neil
8-4-0 13-6-0

CES 26
Main Event | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.10.10
Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Cancelled Bout Brett Oteri CES 24 2014.06.27
Cancelled Bout Brett Oteri CES 23 2014.04.25
Cancelled Bout Brett Oteri Reality Fighting 2013.01.05
Reason: Funch Injury
Cancelled Bout Ryan Sanders Fight Night MMA 4 2012.09.08
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:12 Round 3 of 3, 13:12 Total

Dan Miller
8-3-0 13-6-0

UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.06.22
Odds: +290 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FX 4 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:22 Round 1 of 3

Mike Pyle
8-2-0 21-8-1

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.01.14
Odds: +430 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#37 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Quinn
7-2-0 6-2-1

Premier FC 7: Lauzon vs. Kaponis
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.12.03
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:48 Round 2 of 3, 6:48 Total

Claude Patrick
7-1-0 11-1-0

UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.06.12
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Tony Williamson | Walkout Music: Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
Cancelled Bout Matt Riddle UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Funch Withdrew
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Johny Hendricks
7-0-0 6-0-0

UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.12.12
Odds: +313 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Medicated Savage - Blood of the Heroes
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Denis Grachev

New Hampshire Regional

2008.08.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

TJ Waldburger

Texas Regional

2008.06.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Woody Weatherby

World Fighting League

2007.12.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Chandler Holderness

World Fighting League

2007.06.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Justin Gould

World Fighting League

2007.03.31
Win | Submission | Choke

Calvin Bates

World Fighting League

2006.11.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jonathan Sola

Reality Fighting

2006.09.23

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