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"The Gladiator"

Ricky Glenn

Welterweight Division

22-8-2 (W-L-D)

13

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Ricky Glenn

athlete record

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Learn more about Ricky Glenn's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Marshalltown, United States
Trains at
Absolute MMA and Fitness
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
72.00
Weight
155.50
Octagon Debut
Sep. 18, 2016
Reach
70.50
Leg reach
40.50
  • Pro since 2006

     
  • Thirteen wins by KO, three by submission (triangle, armbar, triangle)

     
  • Seven first round finishes

     
  • Has won four of his last nine (4-4-1)

     
  • Owns 2010 finish of Johnny Case

UFC Fight Night (10/7/23) Glenn was stopped by Drew Dober via strikes at 2:36 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (4/22/23) Glenn was knocked out by Christos Giagos at 1:35 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Glenn fought to a three round draw with Grant Dawson

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Glenn knocked out Joaquim Silva at :37 of the first round

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Glenn lost a three round unanimous decision to Kevin Aguilar

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Glenn won a three round split decision over Dennis Bermudez

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Glenn lost a three round unanimous decision to Myles Jury

UFC 215 (9/9/17) Glenn won a three round unanimous decision over Gavin Tucker

UFC 208 (2/11/17) Glenn won a three round split decision over Phillipe Nover

UFC Fight Night (9/17/16) Glenn lost a three round unanimous decision to Evan Dunham

When and why did you start training for fighting? At age 14, I started to dedicate my life to fighting. I wanted to live the American Dream. 



What ranks and titles have you held? Midwest Cage Championship 145lb title, WSOF World title. 



Do you have any heroes? No heroes, just a few people I've looked up to: Allen Hernandez, Ken Hayes and a handful of other great men. 



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything! I've been fighting for over 10 years with the goal of one day becoming a UFC fighter. 



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I studied physical therapy. I dropped out to pursue my MMA career.   



What was your job before you started fighting? I've had many different jobs, and I most recently worked full-time with Costco Wholesale in the tire center. 



Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ brown belt



Favorite grappling technique: Leg lock



Favorite Striking technique: Anything