Richard
Walsh
8-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-3-0
Summary: Takedowns, cage control and cage clinch

Fighter Info

Nickname: Filthy
From: Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Fights Out Of: Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Age: 26
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
College: University of New South Wales
Degree: Construction

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
227
57% Successful
130
Types of Successful Strikes
0
130
44% Standing
41% Clinch
15%
57
53
20
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
9
56% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
0
Takedown Defense
91
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Kiichi Kunimoto Sep 20, 2014
36 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Richard Walsh 59 0 0 0
Win
Richard Walsh Apr 16, 2014
71 5 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Indich 12 0 2 0

Biography

TRAINING: My typical day involves a combination of technical drilling, grappling and strike training. Depending on the actual day the intensity varies, as does the goal. Some days involve intense sessions and other days are longer with a more technical base.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training as a teen and had my first fight as a late teenager. I started fight training because I was so passionate about Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts generally. I saw it as the natural progression to the UFC, which was my goal right from my teen years.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ State Champion

Do you have any heroes? Anyone that has accomplished a goal that someone has told them is unattainable! Fighters: GSP, Cote, Noke

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is my dream come true, literally. I have had the vision of being a UFC fighter for many years and this is the beginning of great things for myself and Australian MMA.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I completed my degree at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) in Construction. I also studied abroad for a stint in Georgia Tech in Atlanta (2010) and briefly started Law School Postgrad in 2012 before deciding to pursue the UFC dream to my full potential.

What was your job before you started fighting? Strength and conditioning trainer and I was previously a student.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur Muay Thai - 10-0 record,
Boxing 6-0

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ - Purple Belt

Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock

Favorite striking technique: Snap kick

  • Team Australia on TUF Nations

 

  • Pro since 2009

 

  • Lone pre-TUF loss was to future TUF Smashes winner Robert Whittaker in 2009

 

  • Has won six of his last eight

 

  • Five first round finishes

 

  • Four wins by KO, one by submission

 

  • Origin of nickname – “Filthy Rich is my fight nickname that was given to me by a training partner, Marcus Flanagan, and it has stuck ever since. It’s funny on many levels.”

Career

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