Raphael Garcia

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Washington, D.C.
Elon University, Tiffin University
Mixed Martial Arts, WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Raphael worked stats research for the first UFC bout covered by ESPN, UFC 100.
  • He launched the MMA Ratings podcast which ran for 236 episodes.
  • He's created content for multiple outlets like ESPN, Yahoo Sports, Sports Business, and more.


Raphael began his career in journalism in 2006, before transferring to sports statistics and research for ESPN in 2008. Since 2009 he focused on freelance content writing, mainly covering mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. He launched two long-running podcasts under the MMA Ratings banner, covering professional wrestling and MMA that ran for 236 and 150 episodes respectively.


Raphael has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Elon University and a master's in business administration for Tiffin University.

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