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Jorge Masvidal


ABOUT
ABOUT

Born on 12th November 1984, Jorge Masvidal is a professional mixed martial artist presently competing in the welterweight division of the UFC. Masvidal has also competed in other famous promotions such as Bellator and Strikeforce. He is currently ranked # 3 in the UFC welterweight rankings.


  1. Early life and career
  2. Jorge Masvidal Bellator
  3. Jorge Masvidal Strikeforce
  4. Jorge Masvidal UFC
  5. Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal
  6. Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
  7. Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal
  8. Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal
  9. Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal
  10. Jorge Masvidal Record


Jorge Masvidal


Early life and career


Born in Miami, Florida, Masvidal had a difficult childhood. His father was sent to prison for manslaughter and drug trafficking, and Masvidal got involved in street fighting at a young age. He later dropped out of school and started training in mixed martial arts.


Masvidal was a professional kick boxer prior to transitioning into MMA and won on his debut via unanimous decision at a kick-boxing event called Fast and Fearless in the year 2003.


Jorge Masvidal Bellator


Masvidal made his Bellator debut on 3rd April 2009 against Nick Agallar and won via TKO in the first round. 


In his final fight for the promotion, ‘Gamebred’ defeated Eric Reynolds via a rear naked choke at Bellator 12.


Jorge Masvidal Strikeforce


Masvidal signed with Strikeforce in 2011 and squared off against Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in his debut fight. Masvidal beat Evangelista via unanimous decision.


In 2013, after the dissolution of Strikeforce, Masvidal signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Jorge Masvidal UFC


On 20th April 2013, Masvidal made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 7 against Tim Means. Masvidal picked up a victory via unanimous decision.


In his second outing, he went up against Michael Chiesa at UFC on Fox 8 on 27th July 2013. Although he was dropped in the first round, Jorge overcame adversity to win via submission in the second round. 

 

On 28th November 2015, Masvidal faced former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 79. In a back and forth fight, Masvidal ended up dropping the bout to Henderson via split decision.

 

Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal

 

Masvidal and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone went toe to toe on 28th January 2017 at UFC on Fox 23. Masvidal dominated Cowboy in the fight, dropping him multiple times before finally finishing him via TKO in the second round.


Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert and MMA veteran Demian Maia went up against Masvidal at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 in what turned out to be an explosive battle. Maia got his hand raised at the end, picking up the win via split decision.

 

Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal

 

After a lengthy lay-off, Masvidal returned to face Darren Till on 16th March 2019 in the headliner at UFC Fight Night 147. Masvidal was dropped by Till in the first round but he recovered in spectacular manner to land a vicious KO on Till in the second round, picking up the win along with bonuses for Fight of the night and Performance of the night. 


Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till


Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal

 

In the fight which later turned out to be the biggest of his career in terms of sky-rocketing his popularity, Masvidal faced former Olympic wrestler Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019. As soon as the bell rang to signal the start of the fight, Masvidal launched a thunderous flying knee that caught Askren on the side of his head, and knocked him out cold.


Masvidal’s KO of Askren is the fastest knockout in the history of the UFC.


Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren


Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal


In the biggest fight of his career, Masvidal faced Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 244 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on 2nd November 2019. The winner of the fight would be awarded UFC's inaugural 'BMF' Title. Masvidal put up a brilliant display of striking, dominating Diaz for three rounds until the doctors at cage side declared Diaz unfit to continue, handing Masvidal the win via TKO.


UFC 244 Masvidal v Diaz


Jorge Masvidal Record


Given below is the professional MMA record of Jorge Masvidal.


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEvent
Win35-13Nate DiazKO/TKOUFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
Win34–13Ben AskrenKO (flying knee)UFC 239
Win33–13Darren TillKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal
Loss32–13Stephen ThompsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 217
Loss32–12Demian MaiaDecision (split)UFC 211
Win32–11Donald CerroneTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña
Win31–11Jake EllenbergerTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale
Win30–11Ross PearsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 201
Loss29–11Lorenz LarkinDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
Loss29–10Benson HendersonDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal 
Win29–9Cezar FerreiraKO (elbow and punches)The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale
Loss28–9AL Iaquinta Decision (split)UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas
Win28–8James KrauseDecision (unanimous)UFC 178
Win27–8Daron CruickshankDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown
Win26–8Pat HealyDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne
Loss25–8Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous)UFC: Fight for the Troops 3
Win25–7Michael Chiesa Submission (D'Arce choke)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga
Win24–7Tim MeansDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez
Win23–7Justin WilcoxDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy 
Loss22–7Gilbert MelendezDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal
Win22–6KJ Noons Decision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum 
Win21–6Billy EvangelistaDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson 
Loss20–6Paul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley
Win20–5Naoyuki Kotani Decision (split)ASTRA
Loss19–5Luis PalominoDecision (split)G-Force Fights 3
Win19–4Satoru KitaokaKO (punches)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11
Win18–4Eric ReynoldsSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 12
Loss17–4Toby ImadaTechnical Submission (inverted triangle choke)Bellator 5
Win17–3Nick AgallarTKO (punches)Bellator 1
Win16–3Tae Hyun BangDecision (unanimous)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6
Win15–3Ryan SchultzTKO (punches)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5
Loss14–3Rodrigo Damm TKO (punch)World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3
Win14–2Ryan HealyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: At The Dome
Win13–2Brant RoseTKO (punches)Crazy Horse Fights
Win12–2Matt LeeTKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion 
Win11–2Yves EdwardsKO (head kick)BodogFIGHT: Alvarez vs. Lee
Win10–2Steve BergerDecision (unanimous)BodogFIGHT: St. Petersburg
Win9–2Keith WisniewskiDecision (majority)BodogFIGHT: To the Brink of War
Win8–2Nuri ShakirDecision (unanimous)AFC 17
Win7–2David GardnerTKO (punches)AFC 15
Loss6–2Paul RodriguezSubmission (rear-naked choke)AFC 13
Win6–1Joe Lauzon TKO (punches)AFC 12
Loss5–1Raphael Assuncao Decision (unanimous)Full Throttle 1
Win5–0Justin WisniewskiDecision (majority)AFC 8
Win4–0Julian OrtegaDecision (unanimous)AFC 6
Win3–0Rolando DelgadoTKO (punches)AFC 5
Win2–0Brian GeraghtyDecision (unanimous)AFC 4
Win1–0Brandon BledsoeKO (punches)AFC 3


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