Marco Ruas "The King of the Streets"Add fighter to favorites
|Pro Record:||9-4-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Team:||Ruas Vale Tudo|
|Height:||6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||Beverly Hills, CA|
|Born:||Rio de Janeiro|
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Marco Ruas's Professional Record
|NSF||05/19/2007||Loss||Maurice Smith||International Fight League: Chicago 05/19/07||TKO/RSC Corner Stoppage||4||3:43|
|NSF||11/11/2001||Win||Jason Lambert||Ultimate Pankration 1||Submission Heel Hook||1|
|NSF||07/16/1999||Loss||Maurice Smith||UFC 21: Return of the Champions||TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel from a Knee Injury||1||5:00|
|NSF||10/11/1998||Loss||Alexander Otsuka||Pride 4||TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel||2||10:00|
|NSF||03/15/1998||Win||Gary Goodridge||Pride 2||Submission Heel Hook||1||9:09|
|NSF||03/16/1997||Win||Pat Smith||World Vale Tudo Championship 4||Submission Heel Hook||1||0:39|
|NSF||11/10/1996||Draw||Oleg Taktarov||World Vale Tudo Championship 2||1||31:12|
|NSF||10/14/1996||Win||Steve Jennum||World Vale Tudo Championship 1||Submission Punches||1||1:44|
|NSF||07/19/1996||Win||Francisco||Vale Tudo Brazil||Submission Rear Naked Choke||1|
|NSF||12/16/1995||Win||Keith Hackney||UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 95||Submission Rear Naked Choke||1||2:39|
|NSF||12/16/1995||Loss||Oleg Taktarov||UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 95||Decision Unanimous Decision||1|
|NSF||09/08/1995||Win||Larry Cureton||UFC 7: Brawl in Buffalo||Submission Heel Hook||1||3:23|
|NSF||09/08/1995||Win||Remco Pardoel||UFC 7: Brawl in Buffalo||Submission Bad Position||1||12:27|
|NSF||09/08/1995||Win||Paul Varelans||UFC 7: Brawl in Buffalo||TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Kicks||1||13:17|
|NSF||11/30/1984||TBD||Fernando Pinduka||Vale Tudo No Maracanazinho||1||20:00|
|:||Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.|
|NSF:||Non Sanctioned Fight|
|* :||For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.|
|NC:||Fight Declared No Contest|
Marco Ruas (born January 23, 1961) is a former professional martial arts fighter and instructor. He is famous for being the founder of Ruas Vale Tudo, a hybrid of Brazilian submission fighting and kickboxing; he has instructed fighters such as Pedro Rizzo and Renato Sobral.
Ruas competed in early Ultimate Fighting Championship events, winning UFC 7 in a classic fight against 6'8", 330lb Paul Varelans. He also faced down opponent Oleg Taktarov in UFC's Ultimate Ultimate, but lost via decision. He returned briefly to fight former heavyweight champion Maurice Smith in UFC 21, but lost not being able to continue due to an injury in his knee. Nonetheless, Ruas is revered for his expert ground fighting techniques and his reputation as one of MMA's most formidable talents.
Marco's first recorded fight was in 1984.
Marco's nickname is "The King of the Streets" (Ruas actually means "Streets" in Portuguese).
Marco lives in Laguna Niguel, California and is coaching the Southern California Condors in the International Fight League.