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Age 30
Gender Male
Height 5' 11"
Weight Class Welterweight

David Rickels is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 21-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 9 years, 6 months, 10 days
Rounds Fought 49.4
Avg. Fights/Year 2.8
Longest Layoff 1 year
Quickest Turnaround 4 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 8 5 8
Losses 4 1 1
Finish Rate 61.9%
Finished Rate 83.3%
Win by Decision Rate 38.1%
Loss by Decision Rate 16.7%
Win by KO Rate 38.1%
Loss by KO Rate 66.7%
Win by SUB Rate 23.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 16.7%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:22
Fastest KO 00:22
Fastest SUB 02:15
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:38
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:25
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 03/29/2019 W
(20-5-0)
AJ Matthews
(8-8-0)
WW
(170.8 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Bellator MMA 219
3 3:24
Official MMA Fight Results 11/30/2018 W
(19-5-0)
Guilherme Bomba
(10-4-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 168.2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 210
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/25/2018 L
(19-4-0)
Michael Page
(12-0-0)
WW
(170.5 vs. 170.4)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 200
2 0:43
Official MMA Fight Results 12/01/2017 W
(18-4-0)
Adam Piccolotti
(9-1-0)
WW
(160.7 vs. 160.6)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 189
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/27/2017 W
(17-4-0)
Aaron Derrow
(13-8-0)
WW
(170.3 vs. 169.8)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 171
3 0:44
Official MMA Fight Results 07/22/2016 NC
(17-4-0)
Melvin Guillard
(30-16-2)
LW
(155.8 vs. 157.9*)
No Contest
Bellator MMA 159
1 2:14
Official MMA Fight Results 02/26/2016 W
(16-4-0)
Bobby Cooper
(12-5-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.8)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 150
1 3:49
Official MMA Fight Results 11/06/2015 L
(16-3-0)
Mike Chandler, Jr.
(13-3-0)
LW
(155.8 vs. 155.8)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 145
2 3:05
Official MMA Fight Results 06/26/2015 NC
(16-3-0)
John Alessio
(34-18-0)
LW
(155.9 vs. 155.4)
No Contest
Bellator MMA 139
1 2:24
Official MMA Fight Results 10/24/2014 W
(15-3-0)
Davi Ramos
(3-0-0)
LW
(155.6 vs. 155.7)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 130
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2014 L
(15-2-0)
Patricky Freire
(11-5-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
KO
Bellator MMA 113: Vegh vs. Newton
2 0:54
Official MMA Fight Results 10/11/2013 W
(14-2-0)
JJ Ambrose
(18-5-1)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 103
3 2:37
Official MMA Fight Results 07/31/2013 L
(14-1-0)
Mike Chandler, Jr.
(11-0-0)
LW
(154.6 vs. 154.6)
KO
Bellator 07/31/13
1 0:44
Official MMA Fight Results 03/28/2013 W
(13-1-0)
Saad Awad
(14-4-0)
LW
(155.8 vs. 155.7)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 94
2 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/28/2013 W
(12-1-0)
Jason Fischer
(6-1-0)
LW
(155.7 vs. 155.6)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 02/28/13
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2013 W
(11-1-0)
Lloyd Woodard
(12-2-0)
LW
(155.4 vs. 154.2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 87
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/30/2012 W
(10-1-0)
Jason Fischer
(5-0-0)
WW
(159.8 vs. 159.4)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 82
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/18/2012 L
(10-0-0)
Karl Amoussou
(15-4-2)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 69
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/30/2012 W
(9-0-0)
Jordan Smith
(15-2-1)
WW TKO/RSC
Bellator Fighting Championships 63
1 0:22
Official MMA Fight Results 10/08/2011 W
(8-0-0)
Levi Avera
(15-9-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
Submission
Bellator Fighting Championships 53
2 1:06
Official MMA Fight Results 07/16/2011 W
(7-0-0)
Kody Frank
(4-3-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Hotter Than Hell Fight Night
5
Official MMA Fight Results 05/07/2011 W
(6-0-0)
Rich Bouphanouvong
(1-3-0)
MW
(177.6 vs. 178.2)
Submission
Bellator Fighting Championships 43
2 1:11
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2011 W
(5-0-0)
Dylan Smith
(6-1-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Bellator Fighting Championships 40
1 3:32
NSF 02/25/2011 W
(4-0-0)
Aaron Fondry
(1-1-0)
WW Decision (Split Decision)
Friday Night Fights New England: Burlington
3 5:00
NSF 10/22/2010 W
(3-0-0)
Charles Jones
(6-2-0)
KO
C3 Fights 10/22/10
2 2:19
Official MMA Fight Results 08/14/2010 W
(2-0-0)
Kelly Allen
(0-1-0)
Submission (Choke)
Eye Win 8/14/10
1 3:31
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2010 W
(1-0-0)
Michael Glenn
(0-1-0)
WW
(174.0* vs. 176.0*)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Devastation
1 2:15
Official MMA Fight Results 02/13/2010 W
(0-0-0)
Chris Evinger
(0-1-0)
MW
(178.0 vs. 184.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Valentines Day Massacre 2/13/10
1 2:40
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 8-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 1 year, 9 months, 14 days
Rounds Fought 12.1
Avg. Fights/Year 5.1
Longest Layoff 5 months, 11 days
Quickest Turnaround 4 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 2 5 1
Losses 1 0 0
Finish Rate 87.5%
Finished Rate 100.0%
Win by Decision Rate 12.5%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 25.0%
Loss by KO Rate 100.0%
Win by SUB Rate 62.5%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

6 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:28
Fastest KO 01:53
Fastest SUB 00:28
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 04:23
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 01:09
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 08/01/2009 W
(7-1-0)
Danny Grayson
(0-4-0)
WW
(173.0* vs. 169.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Breaking Point 8/1/09
1 1:53
Official MMA Fight Results 06/27/2009 W
(6-1-0)
Christopher Sutton-Kearn
(3-1-0)
WW
(172.0* vs. 169.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Summer MMA Madness
2 1:27
Official MMA Fight Results 04/04/2009 W
(5-1-0)
Wes Lubberts
(3-13-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Strikes)
Kansas Super Fights
1 0:40
Official MMA Fight Results 11/22/2008 W
(4-1-0)
Darrell Dancy
(0-0-0)
WW
(171.0 vs. 171.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Havic Fighting
1 0:28
Official MMA Fight Results 08/16/2008 W
(3-1-0)
Shane Sake
(0-1-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.2)
Submission (Strikes)
Link Fighting Championship II
1 1:57
NSF 07/19/2008 W
(2-1-0)
Earnest Freeman
(2-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Fight for Honor 7/19/08
2 2:33
Official MMA Fight Results 05/10/2008 L
(2-0-0)
Frank Crim
(0-0-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Link Fighting Championship
1 1:09
Official MMA Fight Results 03/29/2008 W
(1-0-0)
Tristan Granberry
(0-0-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Wichita, KS 3/29/08 UNK
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/18/2007 W
(0-0-0)
Jim Grahm
(0-0-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
KO
Cage of Honre America Pup
2 0:12
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class