Ronny Markes is mixed martial artist who was born and raised in Brazil. He fought in the middleweight division of the UFC but is currently fighting in the light heavyweight division. Aside from the UFC, he has competed in Zuffa and is last connected with the World Series of Fighting.
Before Markes made his debut in the UFC, he racked up an impressive 11-1 record. Most of his earlier fights took place mostly in Europe, with this professional debut made in Spain. In 2011, he signed on with Zuffa. Later that year, Markes signed in with the UFC as a replacement for Stephen Bonnar. After winning the fight via unanimous decision, he had fight after fight lined up with the world renowned promotion. After being unsuccessful during his fourth and fifth fight, Markes was released from the UFC.
In 2014, Markes announced his deal with the World Series of Fighting as well as his return to the light heavyweight division. His debut in the World Series of Fighting was in his favor, beating newcomer Cully Butterfield. This was Markes’ last recorded fight.
Markes’ accomplishments during his professional career included winning the SHOOTO South American Championship. He was also the Natal state Jiu-Jitsu champion and vice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion during his amateur career. Ronny Markes stands at 6’1” tall and weighs 190 lbs. He currently competes in the light heavyweight division. His professional record is composed of 15 wins and 4 losses.