- Name: Ryan Ford
- Pro MMA Record: 22-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Real Deal
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1982.03.08
- Last Fight: October 11, 2014 in WSOF
- Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs
- Affiliation: Wolfhouse MMA
- Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
- Born: Alberta, Canada
- Fighting out of: Edmonton, Alberta
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Ryan Ford (born March 8, 1982) is a Canadian mixed martial artist and boxer. A professional competitor since 2007, Ford has competed for WSOF, Bellator, the MFC, TFC, and the AFC.
Ryan Ford began his career with Maximum Fighting Championship. On February 22, 2008 at MFC 15 Ford defeated Pete Spratt via rear-naked choke in the second round. On May 9, 2008 at MFC 16 Ford defeated CJ Fernandes via rear-naked choke in round one. On July 25, 2008 at MFC 17 Ford was defeated by Pat Healy via armbar. The fight was for the MFC Welterweight Championship. On September 28, 2008 at MFC 18 Ford defeated Laverne Clark via guillotine choke in round two. On February 20, 2009 at MFC 20 Ford was defeated by Pat Healy via split decision in a rematch for the MFC Welterweight Championship. On September 10, 2010 at MFC 26 Ford was defeated by Douglas Lima via armbar in round two. On November 12, 2010 at MFC 27 Ford defeated Pete Spratt in a rematch via rear-naked choke.
Ford has twice left the Edmonton-based MFC organization due to contract disputes.
Ford signed with the Edmonton based promotion The Fight Club, making his TFC debut on against Dave Mazany at TFC 7 on May 30, 2009, winning via TKO due to punches in twenty eight seconds of round one. On September 18, 2009, at TFC 8 Ford defeated Markhaile Wedderburn via rear-naked choke to win the TFC Interim Welterweight Championship. On December 5, 2009, at TFC 9 Ford defeated John Walsh via knockout in thirteen seconds of round one to win the vancant TFC Welterweight Championship. On March 19, 2010, at TFC 10 Ford defeated former Ultimate Fighter finalist Tom Speer via rear-naked choke in round one on March 19, 2010 to retain the TFC Welterweight Championship.
On May 19, 2011, Ford fought UFC veteran Karo Parisyan at MMA Live 1 in London, Ontario, After the first two rounds, Ford caught Parisyan with a knee and cut his forehead, causing the doctor and referee to stop the fight giving Ford the win via doctor stoppage.
On June 10, 2011, Ford Returned to the Aggression MMA organization at AMMA 7: Confrontation defeating Nick Hinchcliffe in the third round via TKO due to punches. On September 16, 2011, at AMMA 8: Unfinished Business, Ford was defeated by David Hulett via guillotine choke in the first round. On February 11, 2012, Ford defeated Ricky Goodall at AMMA 9 via TKO due to elbows in round one. On March 23, 2013, Ford fought for the renamed Aggression Fighting Championship promotion in Edmonton, Alberta. Ford defeated Brendan Tierney via KO in the second round at AFC 17.
Ford then faced Ultimate Fighter vet Michael Hill on July 5, 2013 at AFC 19 for the AFC Welterweight Championship. Ford defeated Hill via rear-naked choke in the fifth round to win the AFC Welterweight Championship.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Ford signed with Bellator making his debut On May 4, 2012 at Bellator 67. Ford defeated Luis Santos via TKO due to knees and punches in the second round.
World Series of Fighting
On December 5, 2013, it was announced that Ford signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting’s Canadian branch. Ford made his WSOF debut at WSOF Canada 1 against Joel Powell for the inaugural WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship. Ford won via knockout due to a front kick and punches in just 53 seconds of round one to win the WSOF Canadian Welterweight Championship.
Ford was scheduled to fight Bristol Marunde on June 7, 2014 at WSOF Canada 2. He pulled out after getting injured during training.
Ford faced Jake Shields in a non-title bout in the main event at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Although he dropped Shields early in the fight with a left hand, Ford eventually lost the fight via rear naked choke in the first round.