Hate ads? Creating a Tapology account = Less advertising.
Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"A-Train"

35-23-0

Anthony Ruiz

Anthony "A-Train" Ruiz

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Name: Anthony Ruiz
  • Pro MMA Record: 35-23-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: A-Train
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 41 | Date of Birth: 1977.11.03
  • Last Fight: November 30, 2018 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: Dethrone Base Camp Fresno
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $14,700 USD
  • Born: Oakhurst, California
  • Fighting out of: Coarsegold, California
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

  • California

    California

    updated Tue Feb 19 00:27:16 2019
    #7
    Anthony Ruiz is the 7th ranked of 79 active California Pro Light Heavyweights.
  • US West

    US West

    updated Thu Feb 21 09:33:45 2019
    #15
    Anthony Ruiz is the 15th ranked of 130 active US West Pro Light Heavyweights.
  • United States

    United States

    updated Thu Feb 21 20:23:19 2019
    #48
    Anthony Ruiz is the 48th ranked of 465 active United States Pro Light Heavyweights.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Anthony Ruiz Wiki Update Wiki

A veteran of over 50 professional fights, Ruiz is a true California MMA journeyman - having fought throughout the state, both North and South since 2003, and across multiple weight divisions. He has competed in West Coast staple promotions such as 'Strikeforce', 'King Of The Cage', 'EliteXC', 'WEC', 'Tachi Palace Fights','Gladiator Challenge', and more recently 'Bellator'. He has also competed as far away as Abu Dhabi and Russia.


With a fan friendly style, he has finished many of his opponents via ko/tko stoppage, and is renowned for his ability to absorb a tremendous beating, in victory or defeat.     

At 'Strikeforce 4', he achieved an impressive stoppage victory over then 'Strikeforce' middleweight champion Bobby Southworth, in a non-title bout. Staving off Bobby's grappling, he punished him with strikes eventually sending Bobby reeling across the cage at one point, before the bout was called off. When they rematched for the title however, Ruiz lost to Southworth via decision.


In arguably his most famous contest, he travelled to Russia where he faced Russian MMA trailblazer Alexander Shlemenko. Throughout the fight Ruiz was rocked and knocked down on several occasions, suffering a badly broken nose early on.   
Regardless of this injury he fought on, taking Shlemenko to a decision, much to the apprecation of the Russian crowd.
Both fighters received a standing ovation from the audience for their efforts, including Russian president and combat sport enthusiast Vladimir Putin, who watched ringside.     

After the fight, the president congratulated both fighters, and advised Ruiz in english - "You need to fix your nose.." Despite ongoing post-fight commotions in the ring, Ruiz immediatly wedged his nose betweeen his hands rearranging it from its punched crooked state, back into a straight fixed position, until he got to the hospital for further recovery.


Upon arrivial back in California, he received a phone call from Russia where he was asked by an english-translator how his flight went, how his health was, and what his 'SWIFT-code' bank details were. After hanging up he visited his bank to enquire about his account, wondering what the deal was.    

2 days later he received 50,000 into his account via the Russian Federation government. The next day another 50,000 was transferred, and once again another 50,000 was sent for a third day, equating to a 150,000 donation. With Ruiz and his family both ecstatic and alarmed, he realised Putin was so impressed with his performance, that he sent a life changing bonus.
Ruiz would return to Russia, earning a decision victory over Ramazan Mukailov in the Yuzhno Sakhailinsk "Crystal Ice Palace" venue and again in Sochi, losing a hard fought contest to the powerful Alexey Butorin.




Last updated 08.24.2017, 10:38 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Anthony Ruiz News View All

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) John Salter scored an impressive first-round f... (3 months ago)
MMA Fighting has Bellator 210 results for the Njokuani vs. Salter fight card at the W... (3 months ago)
Bloody Elbow is the place to be for results, discussion, and a preliminary card live ... (3 months ago)
Watch the Bellator 210 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at... (3 months ago)
Bellator 210: Njokuani vs. SalterFriday 11.30.2018 at 09:00 PM ETU.S. Broadcast: Paramoun... (3 months ago)
An unheralded card with a lot of substance, with some of Bellator’s best and most exc... (3 months ago)
At the Bellator 210 weigh-ins, all 28 fighters taking part in Friday night’s fights w... (3 months ago)
Though it hasn’t been his busiest year of his career, overall 2018 has been productive so... (3 months ago)
  • MMA Junkie : Is Robbie Lawler UFC's hit man? Ex-champ doesn't care
  • MMAFighting.com : ONE reveals bracket for Flyweight World Grand Prix, featuring Demetrious Johnson
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 217's James Gallagher happy to take the hate on the road to superstardom
  • MMA Junkie : After his retirement, MMA reporters reflect on Georges St-Pierre's influence
  • UFC.com : Unfiltered: Cruz, Ngannou & UFC Prague Preview
  • MMA Junkie : Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Georges St-Pierre reaction, Jared Cannonier, Mike Bohn
  • MMAFighting.com : Stefan Struve discusses difficulty of making UFC comeback, Cain Velasquez’s return
  • MMA Junkie : Happy at 125, UFC pioneer Liz Carmouche targeting run toward second title shot
  • MMA Weekly : Georges St-Pierre won’t completely rule out comeback for Khabib Nurmagomedov fight
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter Mailbag: Is Georges St-Pierre really retired, or just waiting for the right offer from the UFC?
  • MMAFighting.com : James Gallagher open to Bellator featherweight tournament for ‘the right deal’ 
  • MMA Weekly : Tyron Woodley: ‘Georges St-Pierre’s not gonna beat me because I’m a better version of him’
  • UFC.com : Gian Villante Bent On Finishing Prague Bout
  • MMA Junkie : In retirement, Georges St-Pierre buries hatchet with UFC President Dana White
  • MMAFighting.com : Jose Aldo eyes UFC 237 fight with Alexander Volkanovski, but still open to lightweight bout
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ Results: Blachowicz vs Santos (Full Results and Live Fight Stats)
  • MMA Junkie : Daily Debate: What was the biggest win of Georges St-Pierre's career?
  • UFC.com : Dodson Wants To Redirect The Hype
  • UFC.com : Carmouche Motivated In Enemy Territory
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Events Pick Em Contest!