David Rickels Biography

October 22, 2018
First published on:September 12, 2018
by John Von

Facts of David Rickels

David Rickels is a professional American Mixed Martial Artist who is currently competing for the American renowned MMA organization, Bellator MMA in its lightweight division.


He made his professional MMA debut in  2010 and won 19 wins, 5 losses and 2 no contests in his total 26 professional MMA career.

David Rickels Early Career

David Rickels was born on  January 5, 1989, in Derby, Kansas, United States of America. He is of American nationality having a white ethnicity.

While there is no information about his parents and siblings. However, he attended  Derby High School and competed in wrestling. He later went to Butler Community College for his College education.

David Rickels Career

He made his professional MMA career in February 2010 and won his debut bout with TKO in the first round of the match. Rickels later signed with American MMA promotion,  Bellator MMA on April 9, 2011, where he won against the undefeatable  Dylan Smith through a submission hold in the first round.

After several outstanding performances and gaining notable victories over MMA competitors such as Richard Bouphanouvong, Kody Frank, Jordan Smith, Levi Avera, and several other MMA competitors. He suffered his first professional loss against Karl Amoussou on Bellator 69 on May 18, 2012, via split decision in the third round.

Rickels was also selected for the Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament Championship and later fought Michael Chandler at Bellator 145. He lost the match via TKO. He later defeated Adam Piccolotti via decision at Bellator 189.

and his recent match came against Micahel Page on May 25, 2018, and lost the bout via punches at the second round of the bout.

David Rickels Personal Life

The American MMA athlete, David Rickels stands at a height of  6 feet tall and weighs around 70 kg. He has a reach of  72 inches which he uses to his maximum effect during his matches against his opponents.

Talking about his personal life, there is no past and present information which suggest he has a girlfriend and his married life. Furthermore, he seems to be a private person who rarely shares his personal life with the public and the media.

Moreover, David Rickels is sort of individual who is focused more on developing his career rather than be involved in any sort of controversy, affairs, scandals and several other issues that might hamper his career in the long run.

In addition, he is fairly and has a wide variety of fan following which is active all over his social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

David Rickels Net Worth

He has earned a good deal of money through his professional career as a successful MMA athlete. Even though his official earning and his net worth have not been officially disclosed as it is still under review.

However, it is estimated his net worth could range around hundreds of thousands of dollars which he accumulated over the course of his professional career.

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