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Bantamweight Division



Ricky Turcios

Bantamweight Division

12-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Ricky Turcios

athlete record

Event Results


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

Houston, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 11, 2017
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Team Volkanovski on TUF 29
  • Pro since 2013
  • Three wins by KO, one submission (armbar)
  • One first round finish
  • Has won four of his last six
  • Had 4-0 amateur record

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(7/9/22) Turcios lost a three round unanimous decision to Aiemann Zahabi 
UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Turcios won a three-round split decision over Brady Hiestand to win the TUF 29 bantamweight title 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 29
Semifinals – Turcios won a three round unanimous decision over Liudvik Sholinian
Quarterfinals – Turcios won a three round unanimous decision over Daniel Argueta

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1
Episode one
(7/11/17) Turcios lost a three round unanimous decision to Boston Salmon



When and why did you start training for fighting? I've always done martial arts since I was a little kid. I was born into it. Since I was a little boy I remember my dad and I hitting pads in the garage. It was always super fun. Martial arts has always been a part of my life, and when I became old enough to finally compete inside the cage I went for it. I was 17 years old and I remember my mom even had to sign off for me because I was still not of legal age yet.
What ranks and titles have you held? 2008 Super Smash Bros. Local Legend of Wreckage
Do you have any heroes? Goku from Dragonball Z, Vegeta, Georges St-Pierre
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a childhood dream come true. It’s a vision of mine being manifested through hard work and dedication. It’s an honor for me to fight in the UFC because I am now joining the ranks of the best martial artists on the planet.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for one semester before dropping out to pursue my MMA career. 
What was your job before you started fighting? I am thankful to have coached martial arts since I was 18. But when I moved to Sacramento at 22, I was a busser, then a vitamin store worker before eventually becoming a coach again.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time IKF World Classic Muay Thai Champion. Two-time Legacy Amateur Series Flyweight Champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fury FC Bantamweight Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in taekwondo, brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke, rear naked choke, wrestling switch
Favorite Striking technique: Jab, a good ol’ overhand, a 1-2, punch to headkick