Brazil

Pro Record

"Golden Boy"

8-5-0

Ricardo Funch

Ricardo "Golden Boy" Funch

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly
  • 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

Ricardo Funch Welterweight Ranking History

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Ricardo Funch ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Ricardo Funch Wiki Update Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

Ricardo Funch MMA Fight Record

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
#38 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

Ricardo Funch News View All

O que a cidade de Las Vegas, nos Estados Unidos, e a cidade de Três Corações, em Minas Ge... (20 days ago)
[CES Press Release]CES MMA XXIX STACKED WITH EAST COAST HEAVY-HITTERSBefore CES MMA Welte... (2 months ago)
Check out who the Bloody Elbow staff is picking to win in every fight on tomorrow's UFC 1... (5 months ago)
Your regular dose of familiar faces from the UFC, WEC, and reality TV. Part two of this... (6 months ago)
CES is back at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI this Friday night. They are also back liv... (6 months ago)
From Western Mass MMA on Tuesday, Oct 28, 7:26AM ET (9 months ago)
  • MMA Junkie : Ronda Rousey: Bethe Correia is just never meant to be a champion
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Event Page and Fight Card Rumors
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 190's 'Big Nog' still pining for third Frank Mir fight, not thinking about retirement
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 200 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors
  • MMAFighting.com : Robert Follis: Today’s Miesha Tate ‘much better’ than the one who fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 168
  • MMA Junkie : Why WSOF champ Marlon Moraes isn't looking for greener pastures
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Fight Night 77: Poirier vs. Duffy Fight Card and Event Page
  • Middle Easy : Oh, **** yes! Fedor wants Werdum as his comeback fight
  • Middle Easy : Conor McGregor says he'd get thrown by Ronda, but would win the fight
  • MMA Weekly : Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy Headlines UFC Return to Dublin
  • MMA Junkie : The List: Needle-movers, or the fighters who light the Internet on fire
  • MMA Junkie : MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Rousimar Palhares, Bryan Caraway
  • MMA Junkie : MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Palhares, Caraway
  • MMA Junkie : Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2009 with Beneil Dariush
  • MMAFighting.com : Dominick Cruz: 'I could be Duane Ludwig's coach, straight up'
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 190 preview: A closer look at Ronda Rousey's unmatched career statistics
  • MMAFighting.com : Live Chat: UFC 190 preview, UFC on FOX 16 results, WSOF 22 preview and more
  • MMAFighting.com : Tito Ortiz on the UFC: 'They're going to crumble from inside'
  • MMA Junkie : 'UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson' video preview and ticket prices
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre supports USADA's IV ban, believes more divisions would be good for business