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Ed Ratcliff

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Other names  9 mm
Reach  71.5 in (182 cm)
Nationality  American
Name  Ed Ratcliff
Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Wins by knockout  5
Division  Lightweight

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Born  March 5, 1983 (age 32) Chicago, Illinois, United States (1983-03-05)
Weight  155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)

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Edward Norris Ratcliff (born March 5, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Lightweight division of the WEC.

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Background

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ratcliff is African-American but is also of Iroquois Native American descent. Ratcliff was raised alongside his sister by his single mother, Laceine. It was Ratfcliff's mother who was his original martial arts instructor. In elementary school, Ratcliff began Tae Kwon Do and would eventually earn black belts in both disciplines. At the age of 17, Ratcliff tried out to be a part of Ken Shamrock's gym The Lion's Den in 2001 and made the team.

Early career

Ratcliff made his professional MMA debut in 2005 and compiled an undefeated professional record of 4-0 before being signed by the WEC.

World Extreme Cagefighting

Ratcliff debuted at WEC 27, defeating Johnny Sampaio via TKO (knees) in the second round.

Next, he faced Ultimate Fighter alumni Alex Karalexis and was again victorious via technical knockout. However, Ratcliff suffered his first WEC and professional loss at WEC 33 at the hands of Marcus Hicks via guillotine choke.

Ratcliff then bounced back against Phil Cardella, winning via unanimous decision.

He lost his last fight against Donald Cerrone via submission at WEC 45 on December 19, 2009.

Ratcliff was expected to face Chris Horodecki on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49, but just days before the event, Ratcliff pulled out of the event for undiclosed reasons. Horodecki instead faced WEC newcomer Danny Downes.

The fight between Horodecki and Ratcliff eventually took place on September 30, 2010 at WEC 51. He lost the fight via split decision.

Ratcliff was released by UFC/Zuffa in January 2011.

Championships and accomplishments

  • World Extreme Cagefighting
  • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Donald Cerrone
  • References

    Ed Ratcliff Wikipedia


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