Richie, 25, is a professional MMA featherweight fighter from county Wicklow, Ireland. In July of last year he made his professional debut at the Shinobi War8 in Liverpool, beating his opponent in the first round after just 1:16secs. 

A pupil of world famous MMA coach John Kavanagh, his ultimate goal is to fight in the UFC.

His professional MMA record stands at 3-0-0(Win- Loss-Draw)


Below Richie tells us in his own words a little bit about himself , his background, and his future goals as a fighter;

Hi my name is Richie Smullen I am a professional MMA fighter out of SBG gym in Dublin. Over the years I have trained alongside the likes of Makwan Amirkhani,  Peter Queally and my good friends, Artem Lobov, Paddy Holohan, and more recently fellow Limor ambassador Blaine O' Driscoll.

In July 2016 I made my pro debut at the Shinobi War 8 in Liverpool and then a couple of months later I had my second fight at Bamma 26 in the Three Arena Dublin, which I won as well. Both my wins were by submission. Currently I'm 3-0 as a pro fighter but I hope to make it three in February in Liverpool with a win at Shinobi 10.

Previous to my professional fights I had a successful amateur career having in total 10 fights. I am a purple belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)and like to compete as much as I can.

 A day in the life; Richie in the octagon with best friend and sparring partner, and fellow Limor ambassador,  Blaine O'Driscoll

A day in the life; Richie in the octagon with best friend and sparring partner, and fellow Limor ambassador, Blaine O'Driscoll

I have won many regional tournaments, but by far my biggest BJJ achievement was winning NAGA (North American Grappling Association) event in Birmingham recently, and I hope to travel to America this year to compete at the NAGA BJJ championships to test my skills. 

Richie Smullen featuring in music video "The Weather Inside Our Heads" by Will De Barca

In my spare time I coach two sub Samurai classes in SBG for the advanced kids and teens and one adult BJJ class, and I am honoured to be able to teach these classes in John's world famous gym, SBG

I'm new to social media but I'm looking forward to using LIMOR and building my profile with my good freind Chelsea who helps me with my InstagramTwitter and Facebook social media accounts, which you can also follow me on.  

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