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Ricardo Almeida


Win Rate
72 %
Finish Rate
38 %
Decision Win %
80 %

Ricardo Almeida

6' 0 (183 cm)
74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Renzo Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Almeida trains with and teaches former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at his longtime Gracie system gym in Robbinsville, NJ. Almeida retired for a four-year period after a six-fight win streak to focus on running his Jiu-Jitsu school in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. Almeida returned at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann, this time on the preliminary card, to face Matt Horwich, winning by unanimous decision. Almeida retired for the second time on March 30, 2011, saying that he could not focus 100 percent on fighting, citing his family, his son , and teaching at his academies as other areas of his life that needed attention. He added that he would continue to support the UFC and teammates such as Frankie Edgar, Kris McCray, Eddie Alvarez, and Corey Anderson.
Fighter Trivia
Ricardo resides in Bordentown, New Jersey with his family. He is the head instructor and owner at Ricardo Almeida Brazilian jiu-jitsu School located in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey and in Newtown, PA.

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