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Anthony Ruiz

Anthony "A-Train" Ruiz

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  • Name: Anthony Ruiz
  • MMA Record: 35-22-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: A-Train
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1977.11.03
  • Last Fight: August 03, 2017 in TPF
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Dethrone Base Camp Fresno
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $14,700 USD
  • Born: Oakhurst, California
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Coarsegold, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Anthony Ruiz MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke
4:19 Round 2 of 3, 9:19 Total

Us Joey Cabezas
34-22-0 7-9-0

Us Tachi PF 32: Ruiz vs. Cabezas
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.08.03
Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs (92.9 kgs) | Referee: Mark Lawley
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:47 Round 1 of 3

Dk Joachim Christensen
34-21-0 12-3-0

Ae Abu Dhabi Warriors 4
Main Card | Light Heavyweight

2016.05.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Fr Francis Carmont
34-20-0 23-10-0

Us Bellator 142: Dynamite 1
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate | 205 lbs

2015.09.19
Weigh-In: 205.4 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nate James
34-19-0 13-8-1

Us Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.09.19
Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Rafael Carvalho Bellator 125 2014.09.19
Reason: Carvalho Rebooked
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
4:43 Round 3 of 3, 14:43 Total

Ru Alexey Butorin
34-18-0 7-0-0

Ru Plotforma S-70 5th
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.08.09
Weigh-In: 202.9 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Valentin Tarasov
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Ramazan Mukailov
33-18-0 6-2-0

Ru Far Eastern MFP: Cup of Sakhalin Administration Head
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.03.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:33 Round 2 of 3, 7:33 Total

Us Owen Rubio
32-18-0 5-3-0

Us TWC 19: Blackout
Main Card

2014.01.25
Referee: Jason McCoy
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Collin Hart
31-18-0 4-2-1

Us Tachi PF 17: Papazian vs. Doane
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.11.14
Referee: Jason McCoy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:35 Round 1 of 3

Us Rafael del Real
30-18-0 6-18-0

Us Gladiator Challenge: Showdown
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.05.25
Referee: Milton Wallace
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:39 Round 3 of 5, 13:39 Total

Us Angel DeAnda
30-17-0 10-2-0

Us Tachi PF 15: Collision Course
Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

2012.11.15
Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs (92.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ru Alexander Shlemenko

Ru Russia Regional

2012.08.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Scott Rosa

Us West Coast Fighting Championship

2012.06.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jared Torgeson

Us West Coast Fighting Championship

2012.01.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Rick Randolph

Us California Regional

2011.10.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Moreno

Us California Regional

2011.10.01
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Reggie Orr

Us Pandemonium

2011.08.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Gerald Harris
25-15-0 17-4-0

Us Tachi PF 9: The Contenders
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.05.06
Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Br Giva Santana

Us Pandemonium

2010.11.19
Loss | Decision | Split

Br Leopoldo Serao

Us Tachi Palace Fights

2010.09.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Kenny McCorkell

Us PureCombat

2010.05.07
Win | Decision | Split

Us Hector Ramirez

Us Tachi Palace Fights

2010.02.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Fr Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Us Tachi Palace Fights

2009.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Gan McGee

Us PureCombat

2009.07.25
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:29 Round 1 of 3

Us Aaron Rosa
21-12-0 11-2-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 1: Aina vs. Evangelista
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.05.16
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.2 lbs (93.1 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Za Trevor Prangley
21-11-0 17-5-0

Us Strikeforce at the Mansion II
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.09.20
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Freitag
20-11-0 6-6-0

Us EliteXC: Unfinished Business
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.07.26
Disclosed Pay: $5,000 ($2K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Bobby Southworth
20-10-0 8-5-0

Us Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
Main Card | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.06.27
Odds: +178 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $200 Base | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs)
Win | Decision | Split

Us Brad Imes

Us Palace Fighting Championship

2008.01.17
Win | Submission

Us Jimmy Ambriz

Us PureCombat

2007.12.01
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
0:52 Round 2 of 3, 5:52 Total

Us Bobby Southworth
17-10-0 8-4-0

Us Strikeforce: 4 Enter, 1 Survives
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.11.16
Odds: +270 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $3,500 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Francisco Bueno

Us Gladiator Challenge

2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO

Jason Geris

Us Elite XC

2007.07.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jeremy Freitag

Us Gladiator Challenge

2006.12.16
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:42 Round 1 of 3

Za Trevor Prangley
14-9-0 12-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.10.07
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:46 Round 2 of 3, 7:46 Total

Us Jeremy Freitag
13-9-0 3-3-0

Us WEC 23: Hot August Fights
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.08.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Dan Molina

Us Gladiator Challenge

2006.07.01
Loss | Submission | Armlock

By Vladimir Matyushenko

Us California Regional

2006.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Shannon Kilgore

Us King of the Cage

2006.04.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Shane Yocum

Us Gladiator Challenge

2005.12.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Josh Jackson

Us Gladiator Challenge

2005.09.18
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jocquin Sanchez

Us Gladiator Challenge

2005.07.17
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Eddie Sanchez

Us King of the Cage

2005.06.12
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Bryan Travers

Us Gladiator Challenge

2005.05.15
Win | Submission

Jeff Lacefield

Us Gladiator Challenge

2005.03.13
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jaime Jara

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.12.12
Win | KO/TKO

Brian Sesma

Us King of the Cage

2004.11.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Paul Mince

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.10.07
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Jaime Jara

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.06.03
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Jaime Jara

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.06.02
Win | KO/TKO

Us Bryan Pardoe

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.06.02
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Dusty Arden

Us Gladiator Challenge

2004.02.24
Win | Decision

Eduardo Martines

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.12.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Josh Rudiger

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.11.13
Win | KO/TKO

Robert Escalara

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.09.28
Win | KO/TKO

John Dacota

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.06.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Richard Toland

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.04.13
Loss | Submission | Choke

Desi Miner

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.02.16

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.




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