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Brandon Ruiz His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Brandon Ruiz His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is Brandon Ruiz?

Brandon Ruiz is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rigan Machado. He is also an 8 time All American wrestler in Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling, his 29 years of Grappling, Wrestling and Judo has led him to become a highly regarded coach and mentor in the martial arts community.

Who Is Brandon Ruiz?

Brandon Ruiz is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rigan Machado. He is also an 8 time All American wrestler in Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling, his 29 years of Grappling, Wrestling and Judo has led him to become a highly regarded coach and mentor in the martial arts community.

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Brandon has been involved with 6 World Championship teams while competing for the USA in the art of grappling. Brandon has won 3 team world titles as well as 7 individual world championships. His extremely high level of Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu has seen him travel all over the world, competing in events like IBJJF, NAGA, FILA/UWW,SJJIF, Grapplers Quest, Pancrase and Catch Wrestling.

Brandon Ruiz has been wrestling since he was 15 years old and first stepped onto the wrestling mats when he attended Taylorsville high school. Entering college at Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 in Utah in the United States, he wrestled collegiately and he was extremely successful, accepting All American honours on numerous occasions.

In 2005 Brandon Ruiz met Joey Johnson who had valuable insights into the psychology of martial arts. This is when Brandon read his book “Worthy To Win”, adopting the principles from Joey’s book, Brandon would adjust his training and focus on his conditioning. Brandon trained a lot wherever he could by running up parking lot stairs. Running sprints in the park, doing pullups and calisthenics in the playground. This new perception on how to win helped Brandon keep perspective, and he maintains it’s what helped him win the 2011 Grappling World Team Trials and beyond.

After losing in the FILA world championship in 2009 to teammate Kelly Anundson, this spurred Brandon Ruiz on to work harder to become a world champion. In 2011 he won the FILA World Title which he stated was a culmination of years of hard work and effort. He remembered laughing, crying and doing cartwheels because he was so happy.

Years of winning an incredible amount of titles and medals, Brandon Ruiz eventually settled into coaching. He has become a world class teacher and has trained many students from all walks of life including; Professional MMA Fighters, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitors, Military Personal, S.W.A.T Personal as well as young and old Wrestlers. His students are well known for winning state and national titles, All American honours, International honours and he has produced two World Champions.  

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How Old Is Brandon Ruiz?

Brandon Ruiz was born in Utah in the United States in 1977, making him currently 44 years of age.

Brandon Ruiz’s Family!

Brandon Ruiz grew up in Utah in the United States of America, he was born into an extremely supportive family. Growing up with the inspiration of God behind him he set out to achieve great things. Attending high school at Taylorsville he stepped onto the wrestling mats and never looked back. He graduated from high school in 1994.

From 1994 till 2003 Brandon Ruiz studied at Brigham Young University, where he went 4 years varsity and letterman with his achievements in sports. Graduating college in 2003, he struggled to afford his journey through martial arts on the international level. With the support of his Mother, Father, Grandfather, Grandmother and his coach Jeff Kunze, they all paid money to help Brandon on his journey. 

Brandon Ruiz is a happily married man, and although they suffered the loss of one of their children through a troubling pregnancy, they have a very happy family with their other children.

How Much Is Brandon Ruiz Worth?

Brandon Ruiz has had an extremely successful career throughout his martial arts journey. His multiple titles and medals in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling along with the success of his martial arts academy Ruiz Combat Grappling Gym has added to his wealth exponentially.

In 2016 Brandon Ruiz joined up with Utah Key Real Estate where he has become a successful realtor. With all of these key components Brandon Ruiz has a net worth ranging upwards of 2 million dollars, with a steady increase heading into his family's future.

How Tall Is Brandon Ruiz?

Brandon Ruiz is 6 feet and 1 inch tall which is equivalent to 185 centimetres. 

How Much Does Brandon Ruiz Weigh?

Brandon Ruiz spent most of his career fighting in the super heavyweight and absolute divisions. Being over 100 kilograms has always meant that Brandon Ruiz has taken on extremely heavy opponents. 

Brandon Ruiz’s Fight List!

Brandon Ruiz has competed against some exceptional fighters in his time. From his collagen wrestling days to his high level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions. Winning high class tournaments like the NAGA NoGi World title, the Pancrase World title and the FILA world championship. Brandon Ruiz has an extremely high class resume of fights he has competed in. 

Brandon Ruiz’s Best Fight Of All Time?

Brandon Ruiz has been involved in many great fights, including winning Jiu Jitsu world titles and Wrestling World Championships. Brandon, being the fighter he is, was never scared to take on anyone, and having trained and competed in many different organisations he was always up for the challenge. Brandon was well known as “The Strangler” and for good reason as he choked many of his opponents out on the canvas. 

During his catch wrestling fight with the Military veteran Jon Zang, Brandon Ruiz lived up to his nickname. Their match started with a furious exchange of tie ups and when the match hit the canvas, Brandon took his opponents back and locked in a chokehold. Jon Zang refused to tap out, causing the head referee David Elias to pull apart the fighters once he realised Zang was unconscious. As the fight was restarted Ruiz snared another takedown but Zang quickly rose to his feet. Jon Zang then secured his own takedown and took Brandon’s back, controlling him for the rest of the fight. Brandon Ruiz won the fight due to already securing a submission hold, but the American Ruiz was astounded by the focus and aggression Zang had brought to the fight. 

Who Did Brandon Ruiz Lose To?

Brandon Ruiz took on Curran Jacobs in the final of the 2018 Catch Wrestling World Championship. The match was proven to be an unforgettable event. Ruiz started off in great form, by securing many takedowns, Jacobs would prove to be a formidable opponent by escaping to his feet every time. Brandon also evaded all of Jacob's early takedown attempts, causing some frustration on the face of Jacobs. Both fighters had worn themselves down comprehensively, and by the end of the 5th round Jacobs looked like he was beaten. The 6th round began with the crowd expecting Ruiz to secure the win, but as the round went on Ruiz started to fade and Jacobs found a second wind. Jacobs neatly secured a takedown and then scrambled to take Brandon’s back, locking in a rear naked choke Jacobs secured the win and won the world title. The match was an historical event that firmly put Catch Wrestling back on the map and was established as the King of all Wrestling events.

Brandon Ruiz’s Record!

Brandon Ruiz has had a superb career, and has shown the martial arts community through his exceptional heart, that giving up is never an option. With Brandon’s rise through wrestling and his incredibly fast promotion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which only took him 5 and a half years to achieve a black belt, he is one of the best of all time.

His amazing list of honours include; 8 time All American in Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling, 3 time  Pancrase Submission Wrestling National Champion, 6 time FILA/UWW Grappling World Medalist (2008,2009,2011,2013,2014,2017) 4 time Pancrase Submission Wrestling  World Medalist (2008,2010) 2 time Pancrase Submission Wrestling World Champion (2008,2010) 2 time SJJIF No Gi Jiu Jitsu World Champion (2014 Absolute and Super Heavyweight) FILA Grappling World Champion (2011) NAGA Grappling World Champion (2010) IBJJF Pan Am Silver Medalist (2008) IBJJF World Bronze Medalist (2008) Greco Roman Wrestling Pan Am Silver Medalist (2004) Catch Wrestling World Championship Silver Medalist (2018) U.S Olympic Training Centre Athlete (2003,2004,2005,2006)

Brandon Ruiz’s Injuries!

Brandon Ruiz has suffered from minor setbacks in his career with many groin and hamstring strains to shoulder injuries where he took months off of fighting. For Brandon his recovery has always been great due to his supreme conditioning which he has applied to his martial arts since meeting Joey Johnson.

Is Brandon Ruiz Retired?

Brandon Ruiz has retired from competitive martial arts, as his long career has seen him travel the world and win everything there is to win. He now spends his time raising his family and coaching many athletes at his world renowned training centre, Ruiz Combat Gym. Brandon is still a realtor, as it became one of his passions later in life. Brandon’s love and dedication for martial arts is highly regarded and he is revered as one of the best martial artists of not only his time, but all time!

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