Pro Record

"Golden Boy"


Ricardo Funch

Ricardo "Golden Boy" Funch

Photo Source:

  • Name: Ricardo Funch
  • Professional MMA Record: 8-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Golden Boy
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1980.08.14
  • Last Fight: June 22, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Gym/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  |
  • Fighting out of: Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • Personal Pages: Facebook

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:

Tapology Consensus Rankings For Ricardo Funch

Ricardo Funch Welterweight Ranking History

Ricardo Funch MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
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
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +290 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
UFC on FX 4 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:22 Round 1 of 3
Mike Pyle
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +430 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#40 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ryan Quinn
Premier FC 7: Lauzon vs. Kaponis
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:48 Round 2 of 3, 6:48 Total
Claude Patrick
Ref: Tony Williamson
UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +220 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Matt Riddle UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Funch Withdrew
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Johny Hendricks
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +313 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Denis Grachev Cage Fight 2008.08.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches TJ Waldburger XFC 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

[CES Press Release]R.I. (June 25th, 2014) -- If you were taken aback when you first heard Dini... (1 month ago)
CES returns with another stacked card which makes this their 24th event of mixed martial arts ... (1 month ago)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 17th, 2014) -- The good thing about Julian Lane's drunken rant two year... (1 month ago)
[NEF Press Release]Lewiston, Maine (May 30, 2014) – New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF... (2 months ago)
[CES Press Release]PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 7th, 2014) -- Trying to top the streak of knockouts... (4 months ago)
O manauara faixa preta de Jiu-Jitsu Fabio Serrao, mais conhecido no mundo da luta como “Jungle... (5 months ago)
  • : By The Numbers: Super Streaks
  • : Askham Draws Cedenblad for UFC Debut
  • : UFC Fight Night 51 lineup complete with Iuri Alcantara vs. Russell Doane
  • MMA Junkie : Ray Longo 'definitely not comfortable' with Chris Weidman fighting Vitor Belfort at UFC 181
  • MMA Weekly : Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC 178
  • MMA Weekly : KO of the Week Video: Brad Tavares vs. Phil Baroni From UFC 125
  • : Coach: Chael Sonnen ‘refuses’ to fight like Brendan Schaub at Metamoris 4
  • MMA Junkie : Zach Makovsky on beating UFC champ: 'It would definitely take a special effort'
  • MMA Junkie : Tom Watson's UFC Fight Night 47 prep: Tea parties and dressing gowns
  • MMA Weekly : Knockout Radio Live: Bobby Green and Daron Cruickshank
  • : UFC 178 fight card: Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck added
  • MMA Junkie : Iuri Alcantara vs. Russell Doane added to UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter Mailbag: The enigma of Nick Diaz, the rivalry of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, more
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter Mailbag: The enigma of Nick Diaz, the rivalry of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, plus more
  • Middle Easy : This guy is claiming Jon Jones went full-heel on him through Instagram. Was Bones hacked again?
  • MMA Junkie : After issues with federation in Sweden, Cage Warriors 71 heads to Jordan
  • MMA Weekly : Blog: Animated Reenactment of the Nick Diaz and Joe Riggs Throwdown at a Hospital after UFC 57
  • Middle Easy : Nick Diaz talks about his comeback while some intense music plays in the background
  • : Jon Jones suffers cut above eye before UFC 178 clash with Daniel Cormier
  • MMA Junkie : Kevin Casey apologizes for failed drug test at UFC 175