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.
- Early life and career
- Jorge Masvidal Bellator
- Jorge Masvidal Strikeforce
- Jorge Masvidal UFC
- Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal
- Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
- Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal
- Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal
- Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal
- Jorge Masvidal Record
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.
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.
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.
Jorge Masvidal Record
Given below is the professional MMA record of Jorge Masvidal.
|Win||35-13||Nate Diaz||KO/TKO||UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz|
|Win||34–13||Ben Askren||KO (flying knee)||UFC 239|
|Win||33–13||Darren Till||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal|
|Loss||32–13||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 217|
|Loss||32–12||Demian Maia||Decision (split)||UFC 211|
|Win||32–11||Donald Cerrone||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña|
|Win||31–11||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale|
|Win||30–11||Ross Pearson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 201|
|Loss||29–11||Lorenz Larkin||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt|
|Loss||29–10||Benson Henderson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal |
|Win||29–9||Cezar Ferreira||KO (elbow and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale|
|Loss||28–9||AL Iaquinta ||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas|
|Win||28–8||James Krause||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 178|
|Win||27–8||Daron Cruickshank||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown|
|Win||26–8||Pat Healy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne|
|Loss||25–8||Rustam Khabilov ||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3|
|Win||25–7||Michael Chiesa ||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga|
|Win||24–7||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez|
|Win||23–7||Justin Wilcox||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy |
|Loss||22–7||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal|
|Win||22–6||KJ Noons ||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum |
|Win||21–6||Billy Evangelista||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson |
|Loss||20–6||Paul Daley||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley|
|Win||20–5||Naoyuki Kotani ||Decision (split)||ASTRA|
|Loss||19–5||Luis Palomino||Decision (split)||G-Force Fights 3|
|Win||19–4||Satoru Kitaoka||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11|
|Win||18–4||Eric Reynolds||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 12|
|Loss||17–4||Toby Imada||Technical Submission (inverted triangle choke)||Bellator 5|
|Win||17–3||Nick Agallar||TKO (punches)||Bellator 1|
|Win||16–3||Tae Hyun Bang||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6|
|Win||15–3||Ryan Schultz||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5|
|Loss||14–3||Rodrigo Damm ||TKO (punch)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3|
|Win||14–2||Ryan Healy||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: At The Dome|
|Win||13–2||Brant Rose||TKO (punches)||Crazy Horse Fights|
|Win||12–2||Matt Lee||TKO (elbows and punches)||Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion |
|Win||11–2||Yves Edwards||KO (head kick)||BodogFIGHT: Alvarez vs. Lee|
|Win||10–2||Steve Berger||Decision (unanimous)||BodogFIGHT: St. Petersburg|
|Win||9–2||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||BodogFIGHT: To the Brink of War|
|Win||8–2||Nuri Shakir||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 17|
|Win||7–2||David Gardner||TKO (punches)||AFC 15|
|Loss||6–2||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||AFC 13|
|Win||6–1||Joe Lauzon ||TKO (punches)||AFC 12|
|Loss||5–1||Raphael Assuncao ||Decision (unanimous)||Full Throttle 1|
|Win||5–0||Justin Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||AFC 8|
|Win||4–0||Julian Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 6|
|Win||3–0||Rolando Delgado||TKO (punches)||AFC 5|
|Win||2–0||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 4|
|Win||1–0||Brandon Bledsoe||KO (punches)||AFC 3|