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Jorge Masvidal


ABOUT
Jorge Masvidal

Full NameJorge Masvidal

BornNovember 12, 1984

Height5 ft 11 in

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal is the current #6 ranked UFC Welterweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 35-wins and 15-losses. He currently holds the UFC BMF Championship and has the record for the Fastest Knockout in UFC history (5 seconds vs Ben Askren at UFC 239).


  1. Early life and career
  2. Jorge Masvidal UFC
  3. Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
  4. Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman 2
  5. Jorge Masvidal Career Stats
  6. Jorge Masvidal Last Fight
  7. Jorge Masvidal Record


Jorge Masvidal


Early life and career


Jorge Masvidal started his combat sports journey by competing in wrestling during high school. He then started training in karate and MMA after leaving school due to poor grades. Masvidal also participated in street fighting and infamously defeated Kimo Slice's protege "Ray" during one of his fights.


Masvidal made his professional MMA debut at age 18 and won his debut bout against Brandon Bledsoe at HOOKnSHOOT - Absolute Fighting Championships 3. Masvidal amassed a record of 4-0 before moving to Lightweight against Justin Wisniewski at AFC 8. He won the bout via majority decision but went 1-2 in his 3-fights. Due to this, he returned to Welterweight and defeated David Gardner via TKO (punches) at AFC 15.


He then fought Nuri Shakir at AFC 17 for the vacant AFC Welterweight Championship and won the bout via Decision (unanimous) to become the AFC Welterweight Champion. He then won his next 2- bouts before returning to Lightweight again and defeating former Pride FC champion Yves Edwards via KO (head kick) at Bodog Fight Alvarez vs. Lee.


Jorge then briefly joined Strikeforce in 2007 and amassed a 3-fight win streak before leaving the promotion for World Victory Road. He went 2-1 at World Victory Road before leaving it to join Bellator in 2009 and compete in the Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament.


Masvidal fought Nick Agallar in the tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 1 and won the bout via TKO (punches) in the first round. He then fought Toby Imada in the semi-finals. Masvidal lost the fight in the third round via technical submission (inverted triangle choke). He then fought Eric Reynolds at Bellator 12 and won the bout via rear-naked choke in the third round. Bellator released Masvidal following this fight.


Post Bellator, Jorge garnered a record of 3-0 before signing with Strikeforce again in 2011. In his first bout, He faced Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson and managed to win via a unanimous decision victory. He followed this up with a decision victory over K.J Nonnon and was awarded a title shot at the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship held by Gilbert Melendez. Masvidal lost the title bout against Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision but bounced back by securing a close split decision victory over Justin Wilcox at Strikeforce Rockhold vs. Kennedy.


Jorge joined the UFC in 2013 after it acquired Strikeforce. He had a professional record of 22-7.


Jorge Masvidal UFC


Masvidal made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez against Tim Means. He won the bout via unanimous decision and then won his next fight against Micheal Chiesa before losing to Rustom Khabilov at UFC: Fight for the Troops.


Masvidal went 7-5 in his next 12 fights as he defeated the likes of Donald Cerrone and Jake Ellenberger but lost to the likes of Ben Hendeson, Al Laquinta, Demain Maia, and Stephen Thompson.


He went on a 1-year hiatus after the Loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 and returned in 2019 to fight Darren Till at UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal in London.


This was the turning point in Masvidal's career as he KO'ed Till in the second round to gain popularity among the fan base. He followed this up with his infamous 5-second running knee Knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239. Masvidal then fought Nate Diaz at UFC 244 for the BMF Championship. He dominated Diaz in the bout and won the fight after the doctor stopped it at the end of the third round due to the cuts on Nate's face.


He then Kamaru Usman at short notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Jorge lost the fight via unanimous decision. Due to his performance, the UFC gave him another shot at the Welterweight Championship at UFC 261. Jorge again came up short as Usman KO'ed him in the second round to retain his championship.

Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz


Jorge Masvidal fought Nate Diaz at UFC 244 for the BMF Championship. Masvidal outworked Diaz on the feet and scored a knocked him down in the first and second rounds. Jorge continued his dominance as he landed more strikes in the third round. This resulted in Jorge leading the fight on the judges' scorecard at the end of the third round. The bout ended at the end of the third round via Doctor's Stoppage because of the cuts on Nate's face. Thus Masvidal won the fight via TKO and became the inaugural BMF Champion.


UFC 244 Masvidal v Diaz


Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman 2


Jorge Masvidal Fought Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Masvidal had a competitive first round as he was able to get up from Usman's takedowns and landed more strikes in the round. 2 judges gave the round to Usman while one judge handed it to Masvidal. The second round was as competitive as the first one. The fight ended in the early stages of the second round as Usman baited Masvidal with a fake left check hood before connecting with a straight right to knock out Masvidal.



UFC 261: Usman v Masvidal 2


Jorge Masvidal Career Stats


Current Status:

Jorge Masvidal's current record stands at 35-15. He is currently ranked #6 in the UFC welterweight rankings.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
5035150

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 16


Wins by Submission:

  1. 2


Wins by Decision:

  1. 17


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 74 in (188cm)


Weight:

  1. 170 lb / 77kg


Weight Class:

  1. Welterweight



Jorge Masvidal Last Fight


Jorge Masvidal's last fight was against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Jorge lost the bout via KO (punch) in the 2nd round.


Jorge Masvidal Record


Given below is the professional MMA record of Jorge Masvidal.


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss35-15Kamaru UsmanKO (punch)UFC 26124/04/2021
Loss35-14Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC 25111/07/2020
Win35-13Nate DiazKO/TKOUFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz02/11/2019
Win34–13Ben AskrenKO (flying knee)UFC 23906/07/2019
Win33–13Darren TillKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal16/03/2019
Loss32–13Stephen ThompsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 21704/11/2017
Loss32–12Demian MaiaDecision (split)UFC 21113/05/2017
Win32–11Donald CerroneTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. PeΓ±a28/01/2017
Win31–11Jake EllenbergerTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale03/12/2016
Win30–11Ross PearsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 20130/07/2016
Loss29–11Lorenz LarkinDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt29/03/2016
Loss29–10Benson HendersonDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal 28/11/2015
Win29–9Cezar FerreiraKO (elbow and punches)The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale12/07/2015
Loss28–9AL Iaquinta Decision (split)UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas04/04/2015
Win28–8James KrauseDecision (unanimous)UFC 17827/09/2014
Win27–8Daron CruickshankDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown26/07/2014
Win26–8Pat HealyDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne14/04/2014
Loss25–8Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous)UFC: Fight for the Troops 306/11/2013
Win25–7Michael Chiesa Submission (D'Arce choke)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga27/07/2013
Win24–7Tim MeansDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez20/04/2013
Win23–7Justin WilcoxDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy 14/07/2012
Loss22–7Gilbert MelendezDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal17/12/2011
Win22–6KJ Noons Decision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum 18/06/2011
Win21–6Billy EvangelistaDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson 05/03/2011
Loss20–6Paul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley11/09/2010
Win20–5Naoyuki Kotani Decision (split)ASTRA25/04/2010
Loss19–5Luis PalominoDecision (split)G-Force Fights 304/02/2010
Win19–4Satoru KitaokaKO (punches)Sengoku - Eleventh Battle07/11/2009
Win18–4Eric ReynoldsSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator FC 1219/06/2009
Loss17–4Toby ImadaTechnical Submission (inverted triangle choke)Bellator FC 501/05/2009
Win17–3Nick AgallarTKO (punches)Bellator FC 103/04/2009
Win16–3Tae Hyun BangDecision (unanimous)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 601/11/2006
Win15–3Ryan SchultzTKO (punches)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 528/09/2006
Loss14–3Rodrigo Damm TKO (punch)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 308/06/2008
Win14–2Ryan HealyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: At The Dome23/02/2008
Win13–2Brant RoseTKO (punches)Crazy Horse Fights11/12/2007
Win12–2Matt LeeTKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion 29/09/2007
Win11–2Yves EdwardsKO (head kick)Bodog Fight: Alvarez vs. Lee14/07/2007
Win10–2Steve BergerDecision (unanimous)Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations15/12/2006
Win9–2Keith WisniewskiDecision (majority)Bodog Fight: To the Brink of War22/08/2006
Win8–2Nuri ShakirDecision (unanimous)AFC 1724/06/2006
Win7–2David GardnerTKO (punches)AFC 1518/02/2006
Loss6–2Paul RodriguezSubmission (rear-naked choke)AFC 1330/07/2005
Win6–1Joe Lauzon TKO (punches)AFC 1230/04/2005
Loss5–1Raphael Assuncao Decision (unanimous)Full Throttle 121/04/2005
Win5–0Justin WisniewskiDecision (majority)AFC 801/04/2004
Win4–0Julian OrtegaDecision (unanimous)AFC 606/12/2003
Win3–0Rolando DelgadoTKO (punches)AFC 505/09/2003
Win2–0Brian GeraghtyDecision (unanimous)AFC 419/07/2003
Win1–0Brandon BledsoeKO (punches)AFC 324/05/2013


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