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Ed Ruth Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Ed Ruth Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who Is Ed Ruth?

Ed Ruth, born October 21, 1990, is an American mixed martial artist as well as a freestyle and folkstyle wrestler. Currently, he competes in the Middleweight division for Bellator, and as of May 2021 he is ranked #9 in the Bellator Middleweight Rankings. As a folkstyle wrestler, in college he was a three-time NCAA Division I National Champion.

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Ed Ruth was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a 2009 graduate of Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey after transferring there from Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Ed went on to wrestle both folkstyle and freestyle at Pennsylvania State University from 2010 to 2014. Ed represented the United States in freestyle wrestling at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships and the 2015 Wrestling World Cup. 

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How Old Is Ed Ruth?

Born October 21, 1990, Ed Ruth is 30 years old.

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Ed Ruth’s Family

At this time, there is no information on Ed Ruth's family.

How Much Is Ed Ruth Worth?

Ed Ruth’s net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

How Tall Is Ed Ruth?

Ed Ruth stands at 5 feet and 11 inches tall.

How Much Does Ed Ruth Weigh?

As he competes in the Middleweight division, Ed Ruth weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Ed Ruth’s Fight List

In 2014 as Ed’s MMA career began, he trained with mixed martial artist Jon Jones. While he was living in State College, PA, he also had the opportunity to train at Central PA Mixed Martial Arts with head instructor Ryan Gruhn.

Ed first signed with Bellator MMA in 2015. At the time he was getting ready to compete in the 2016 Olympics, he announced that it would be some time before his debut. Ruth made his professional MMA debut in November 2016 at Bellator 163 in the Middleweight Division against Dustin Collins-Miles. Ruth won this fight by TKO in the first round.

Ruth faced Emanuele Palombi for his second bout at Bellator 168 in December 2016, just one month after his first fight. He also won this fight by TKO in the first round. Ruth was next supposed to face Aaron Goodwine at Bellator 178 in April 2017, but this bout did not pan out. Instead Ruth fought David Mundell, resulting in a victory.

In November 2017 at Bellator 186, Ruth defeated UFC veteran Chris Dempsey by knockout in the second round. As Ruth was making the switch to Welterweight, he was supposed to fight Lazslo Furko of Hungary, however Furko had to withdraw due to an injury. Instead, Ruth faced Ion Pascu of Romania at Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary. It was agreed that the fight would be conducted at a catch weight of 175 pounds, and Ruth won the fight by unanimous decision after many takedowns and a heavy ground and pound.

In his welterweight debut at Bellator 201 in Temecula, California, Ruth defeated Andy Murad by TKO in the second round. Continuing on in his welterweight career, Ruth faced Neiman Gracie at the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. Ruth lost by rear naked choke in the fourth round. After the bout, Ruth made the decision to leave Alliance MMA and join American Kickboxing Academy.

In August 2015, it was announced that Ruth had signed a multi-fight and multi-year extension contract with Bellator. For his first fight which took place on the very day the new contract was signed, he fought Jason Jackson at Bellator 231 in October 2019. Ruth won this close fight by unanimous decision. Soon after at Bellator 239 in February 2020, Ruth faced Yaroslav Amosov in the main event, and lost the fight by unanimous decision. His most recent fight to date took place in September 2020 at Bellator 245 where he lost due to an inverted heel hook early in the first round.

Although Ruth has not fought since September 2020, he does not currently have a definite match lined up. He was said to be fighting Fabian Edwards sometime in the spring of 2021, but a date has not been released as of yet.  In addition to his training, Ruth also serves as the NC State RTC Athletic Development Coach.

Freestyle Wrestling Achievements 

United World Wrestling

  • 2015 Henri Deglane Challenge Silver Medalist
  • 2015 Bill Farrell International Open Gold Medalist
  • 2014 Heydar Aliyev Memorial Golden Grand Prix Bronze Medalist

USA Wrestling

  • 2015 U.S World Team Trials Silver Medalist
  • 2015 U.S ASICS National Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 U.S World Team Member
  • 2014 U.S Open Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 U.S University National Championships Gold Medalist

Folkstyle Wrestling Achievements

National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • NCAA Division I All-American out of Pennsylvania State University (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • NCAA Division I 174 lb - Third Place out of Pennsylvania State University (2011)
  • NCAA Division I 174 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2012)
  • NCAA Division I 184 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2013)
  • NCAA Division I 184 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Big Ten Conference

  • Big Ten 174 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2011)

  • Big Ten 174 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2012)

  • Big Ten 184 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2013)

  • Big Ten 184 lb National Championship out of Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Ed Ruth’s Best Fight Of All Time

The decision of best fight of all time for Ed Ruth is a difficult one due to the excitement he has brought to the sport during his career. However, if one had to be picked it would be the fight against Ion Pascu of Romania at Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary. This was a huge fight for Ruth as it was an international fight, and he was able to showcase his grappling with takedown after takedown, and then finished the fight with a brutal ground and pound.

Who Did Ed Ruth Lose To?

While fighting in Bellator, Ed Ruth has lost to Neiman Gracie, Yaroslav Amosov, and Taylor Johnson. In all of his NCAA Championship wrestling matches, his only loss was to Nick Amuchastegui. Ruth suffered several losses in his freestyle wrestling career, but never more than 2 losses in the same event. In his submission grappling career, Ruth lost to Conner DeAngelis, Mateus Rodrigues, and Louis Edward Kelly Ryan.

Ed Ruth’s Record

In MMA, Ed Ruth has a professional record of 8-3. As Ed Ruth is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he made 2 appearances at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship. His record at Pans stands at 9-3 with 4 submissions, and he won silver in 2017 and bronze in 2018 at blue belt. His wrestling record is extremely long, but some of his most notable wrestling achievements include 3 golds and 1 bronze at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, and well as 4 golds at the Big Ten Championships.

Ed Ruth Injuries

At this time, there are no documented injuries for Ed Ruth.

Is Ed Ruth Retired

Currently, Ed Ruth still has an active contract with Bellator.

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