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"Golden Boy"

8-4-0

Ricardo Funch

Ricardo "Golden Boy" Funch

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  • 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
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $5,000 USD
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Link
  • Born: Lencois, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • 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
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Ricardo Funch MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Brett Oteri
CES 23
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
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
2012.06.22
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
2012.01.14
Odds: +430 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#41 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
2011.12.03
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
2010.06.12
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
2009.12.12
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 WFL 20 2007.12.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous Chandler Holderness WFL 17 2007.06.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Justin Gould WFL 16 2007.03.31
Win | Submission | Choke Calvin Bates WFL 13 2006.11.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Jonathan Sola Reality Fighting 2006.09.23

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