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Ricardo Arona

Ricardo Arona

This Abu Dhabi world submission wrestling champion is part of a new generation of well-rounded Brazilian fighters. Like many top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stylists, Arona has cross-trained in order to make a successful transition into mixed martial arts. Now a complete fighter, Arona has taken PRIDE FC by storm. With his excellent takedown skills, powerful strikes, and wicked submissions, the sky is the limit for this young superstar!
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NAME Ricardo Arona
NICK NAME
ASSOCIATION Brazilian Top Team
HEIGHT 5'11 / 178cm
WEIGHT 200 lbs / 91 kg
STYLE Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BIRTH DATE 1978-07-17
CITY
STATE  
COUNTRY Brazil
PRIDE RECORD 8 / 4 / 0 (win/lose/draw)
MMA RECORD 8 / 1 / 0 (win/lose/draw)

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PRIDE.34 KAMIKAZE

Ricardo
Arona
vs SOKOUDJOU
  1R 1"59' IPPON (KO) - Striking

Final Conflict Absolute 2006

Ricardo
Arona
vs Alistair
Overeem
1R 4"28' IPPON (KO) - Striking  

SHOCKWAVE 2005

Wanderlei
Silva
vs Ricardo
Arona
3R 5"0' Decision  
FINAL CONFLICT 2005

Ricardo
Arona
vs Wanderlei
Silva
2R 5"0' Decision  
FINAL CONFLICT 2005

Mauricio
Rua
vs Ricardo
Arona
1R 2"54' IPPON (KO) - Punching  
CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2005  

Ricardo
Arona
vs Kazushi
Sakuraba
2R 5"0' TKO - Forfeited Match  
TOTAL ELIMINATION 2005

Ricardo
Arona
vs Dean
Lister
3R 5"0' Decision  

PRIDE 28 HIGH OCTANE 2004  

Ricardo
Arona
vs Sergey
Ignatov
1R 9"5' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004  

Quinton
Jackson
vs Ricardo
Arona
1R 7"32' TKO - Striking  

PRIDE 23 CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS 2  

Ricardo
Arona
vs Murilo
Rua
3R 5"0' Decision  
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PRIDE 20 ARMED AND READY  

Ricardo
Arona
vs Dan
Henderson
3R 5"0' Decision  
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PRIDE 16 BEASTS FROM THE EAST  

Ricardo
Arona
vs Guy
Mezger
3R 5"0' Decision