Jorge Masvidal

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Jorge Masvidal
Born(1984-11-12) November 12, 1984 (age 29)
Miami, Florida, United States
Other namesGamebred
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (155 lb)
Welterweight (170 lb)
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofMiami, Florida
RankBlack belt in Freestyle Fighting System[2]
Years active2003-present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
Losses0
Draws0
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins1
Losses0
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins26
By knockout10
By submission2
By decision14
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision5
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Jorge Masvidal
Born(1984-11-12) November 12, 1984 (age 29)
Miami, Florida, United States
Other namesGamebred
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (155 lb)
Welterweight (170 lb)
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofMiami, Florida
RankBlack belt in Freestyle Fighting System[2]
Years active2003-present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
Losses0
Draws0
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins1
Losses0
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins26
By knockout10
By submission2
By decision14
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision5
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jorge Masvidal (born November 12, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who trains with American Top Team and at the Freestyle Fighting Academy.[3] As of May 26, 2014, Masvidal is #14 in official UFC lightweight rankings.[4]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jorge won his kickboxing debut in April 11, 2003 in a Fast and Fearless event, he won by unanimous decision. Masvidal's most high profile victory came in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XXII event held on April 30, 2005. The fight was against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon, who came in undefeated at eight wins and no losses with all eight wins by way of submission. Jorge won via Technical Knock Out in the second round with a flurry of punches.

Jorge went on to garner an impressive 3-0 record in the now defunct Bodog Fight promotion, including decision victories over Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger, and a head kick knockout over respected PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC veteran Yves Edwards.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Masvidal was signed by Bellator Fighting Championships and entered their lightweight tournament in April 2009.[5] Masvidal won his first fight via TKO in the first round. However, he was defeated in the semi-finals to Toby Imada at Bellator 5 by inverted triangle choke submission in the third round. This upset loss to Imada has been acknowledge by Sherdog and MMA Junkie as Submission of the Year.

Masvidal faced and defeated Eric Reynolds at Bellator 12 in a 160 lb catch weight fight with a Rear Naked Choke. He was rumored to be fighting again in the second season lightweight tournament but after losing a bout before that, he was dropped by the organization.

He moved up to the welterweight division to fight Paul Daley at Shark Fights 13 in Amarillo, Texas in September 2010. Masvidal was defeated by Daley via unanimous decision in a controversial loss, having secured many takedowns. After this impressive performance he was signed to Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

Masvidal returned to Strikeforce in early 2011, facing Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Masvidal then fought former Elite XC Lightweight Champion K.J. Noons in a #1 contender's bout. Masvidal won the fight using superior grappling and dropping Noons at the end of the first round with a high kick.

Masvidal faced Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal on December 17, 2011 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA.[6] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Following the championship bout, Masvidal fought Justin Wilcox at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy on July 14, 2012. He won the fight via split decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Following the dissolution of Strikeforce in January 2013, Masvidal was brought over to the UFC as a fighter. He made his debut against Tim Means on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7.[7] Masvidal was successful in his debut, winning the fight via unanimous decision.

For his second bout with the promotion, Masvidal made a quick return to the Octagon as he replaced Reza Madadi in a bout against Michael Chiesa on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8.[8] Despite being dropped in the first round by punches, Masvidal took control in the second round and won via submission.

For his third UFC bout, Masvidal faced Rustam Khabilov on November 6, 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3.[9] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss, the bout did earn Masvidal his first Fight of the Night bonus honors.[10]

Masvidal fought longtime MMA veteran Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 11.[11] He out-struck the veteran to a unanimous decision win.

Masvidal is expected to face Daron Cruickshank on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12.[12]

Boxing[edit]

Masvidal's professional boxing debut took place on June 8, 2005. After training under Eric "El Tigre" Cantanos, he defeated Joseph Benjamin (1-11-2) at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel in Miami, Florida. The victory came via majority decision after 4 rounds. Masvidal has not competed in boxing since.

Personal life[edit]

Masvidal had made a name for himself locally in Miami after participating in two street fights that became popular on the internet. The videos feature him defeating Kimbo Slice's protégé "Ray" on two occasions.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Submission Grappling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win26–8Pat HealyDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. BrowneApril 19, 201435:00Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss25–8Rustam KhabilovDecision (unanimous)UFC: Fight for the Troops 3November 6, 201335:00Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United StatesFight of the Night.
Win25–7Michael ChiesaSubmission (D'arce choke)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. MoragaJuly 27, 201324:59Seattle, Washington, United States
Win24–7Tim MeansDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. MelendezApril 20, 201335:00San Jose, California, United States
Win23–7Justin WilcoxDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. KennedyJuly 14, 201235:00Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss22–7Gilbert MelendezDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Melendez vs. MasvidalDecember 17, 201155:00San Diego, California, United StatesFor the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship.
Win22–6K.J. NoonsDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Overeem vs. WerdumJune 18, 201135:00Dallas, Texas, United StatesStrikeforce Lightweight title eliminator.
Win21–6Billy EvangelistaDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Feijao vs. HendersonMarch 5, 201135:00Columbus, Ohio, United StatesReturn to Lightweight.
Loss20–6Paul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Shark Fights 13September 11, 201035:00Amarillo, Texas, United StatesCatchweight (171.75) bout.
Win20–5Naoyuki KotaniDecision (split)ASTRAApril 25, 201035:00Tokyo, Japan
Loss19–5Luis PalominoDecision (split)G-Force Fights 3April 2, 201035:00Miami, Florida, United States
Win19–4Satoru KitaokaKO (punches)Sengoku 11November 7, 200923:03Tokyo, Japan
Win18–4Eric ReynoldsSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 12June 19, 200933:33Hollywood, Florida, United StatesCatchweight (160 lb).
Loss17–4Toby ImadaTechnical Submission (inverted triangle choke)Bellator 5May 1, 200933:22Dayton, Ohio, United StatesBellator Season 1 LW Tournament Semifinal.
Win17–3Nick AgallarTKO (punches)Bellator 1April 3, 200911:19Hollywood, Florida, United StatesBellator Season 1 LW Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win16–3Seung Hwan BangDecision (unanimous)Sengoku 6November 1, 200835:00Saitama, Japan
Win15–3Ryan SchultzTKO (punches)Sengoku 5September 28, 200811:57Tokyo, JapanSengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout.
Loss14–3Rodrigo DammTKO (punch)Sengoku 3June 8, 200824:38Saitama, Japan
Win14–2Ryan HealyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: At The DomeFebruary 23, 200835:00Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win13–2Brant RoseTKO (punches)CHFDecember 11, 200710:56Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win12–2Matt LeeTKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Playboy MansionSeptember 29, 200711:33Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win11–2Yves EdwardsKO (head kick)BodogFightJuly 14, 200722:59Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Win10–2Steve BergerDecision (unanimous)BodogFightDecember 15, 200635:00St. Petersburg, Russia
Win9–2Keith WisniewskiDecision (majority)BodogFightAugust 22, 200635:00Costa Rica
Win8–2Nuri ShakirDecision (unanimous)AFC 17June 24, 200635:00Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United StatesWon AFC Welterweight Championship.
Win7–2David GardnerTKO (punches)AFC 15February 18, 200620:14Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss6–2Paul RodriguezSubmission (rear-naked choke)AFC 13July 30, 200512:27Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win6–1Joe LauzonTKO (punches)AFC 12April 30, 200523:57Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss5–1Raphael AssunçãoDecision (unanimous)Full ThrottleApril 21, 200535:00Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win5–0Justin WisniewskiDecision (majority)AFC 8May 1, 200425:00Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win4–0Julian OrtegaDecision (unanimous)AFC 6December 3, 200325:00Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win3–0Rolando DelgadoTKO (punches)AFC 5September 5, 200322:14Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win2–0Brian GeraghtyDecision (unanimous)AFC 4July 19, 200325:00Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win1–0Brandon BledsoeKO (punches)AFC 3May 24, 200313:55Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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