The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series are no stranger to each other with various members from past seasons returning to the bright lights of sin city in hopes of a career rebirth. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a galloping grinder searching for a miracle of his own after a career hurdle. A professional since May 2013 and representing SBG Idaho and Combat Fitness, Ricky Steele owns a perfect 6-0 record with all six of his victories as a professional coming via decision. Steele appeared on week nine of season three of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2019. He also made an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter season 27 as a member of Team DC. Steele has competed with various promotions including Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Front Street Fights.
In his MMA debut at The Clash MMA 6, he faced Tony Sanchez and managed to defeat him via unanimous decision. Steele also defeated Gabe Pelayo at Front Street Fights 1 via unanimous decision. Then at RFA 24, he faced Jay Pressley and went on to defeat him via unanimous decision. For his second and final appearance with Front Street Fights at Front Street Fights 7 Steele defeated Joaquin Calderon via unanimous decision. He also defeated Lj Schultz via unanimous decision at RFA 35.
In 2018, Steele was selected to be a part of The Ultimate Fighter season 27 cast and was the final featherweight selection of team DC. in the sixth episode of the season, he faced Australia’s Suman Mokhtarian and defeated him via unanimous decision. Despite earning the victory Steele was removed from the show in episode seven due to a concussion. At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series nine he faced Phil Caracappa and went on to defeat him via split decision. The win also earned Steele the sixth decision victory of his professional career. Steele stands ready to run through a wall when the UFC comes calling!