Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal is the current #11 ranked UFC Welterweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 35 wins and 17 losses. He holds the UFC BMF Championship and has the record for the Fastest Knockout in UFC history (5 seconds vs. Ben Askren at UFC 239).
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Jorge Masvidal, for his last fight at UFC 287, lost to Gilbert Burns via decision on April 8, 2023. He also announced his retirement during the post-fight octagon interview.
Jorge Masvidal Facts
|Birth Place||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Father's Name||Jorge Masvidal Sr.|
|Net Worth (2023)||$6 million|
|Last Fight Earnings||$1.5 million|
|Education||St. Brendan High School|
|Achievements||Former AFC welterweight champion|
|Endorsements||Metro PCS, Reebok|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early life and career
During high school, Jorge Masvidal started his combat sports journey by competing in wrestling. After leaving school due to poor grades, he started training in karate and MMA. 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 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 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. 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 Ben Hendeson, Al Laquinta, Demain Maia, and Stephen Thompson.
He went on a 1-year hiatus after losing 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 Record
Given below is the professional MMA record of Jorge Masvidal.
|Loss||35-17||Gilbert Burns||Decision||UFC 287||April 8, 2023||3||5:00||Miami, United States|
|Loss||35–16||Colby Covington||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 272||March 5, 2022||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||35–15||Kamaru Usman||KO (punch)||UFC 261||April 24, 2021||2||1:02||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Loss||35–14||Kamaru Usman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 251||July 12, 2020||5||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||35–13||Nate Diaz||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC 244||November 2, 2019||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||34–13||Ben Askren||KO (flying knee)||UFC 239||July 6, 2019||1||0:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||33–13||Darren Till||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal||March 16, 2019||2||3:05||London, England|
|Loss||32–13||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 217||November 4, 2017||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Loss||32–12||Demian Maia||Decision (split)||UFC 211||May 13, 2017||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||32–11||Donald Cerrone||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||2||1:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||31–11||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale||December 3, 2016||1||4:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||30–11||Ross Pearson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 201||July 30, 2016||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||29–11||Lorenz Larkin||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt||May 29, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||29–10||Benson Henderson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal||November 28, 2015||5||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||29–9||Cezar Ferreira||KO (elbows and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale||July 12, 2015||1||4:22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||28–9||Al Iaquinta||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas||April 4, 2015||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Win||28–8||James Krause||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 178||September 27, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||27–8||Daron Cruickshank||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||July 26, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||26–8||Pat Healy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne||April 19, 2014||3||5:00||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Loss||25–8||Rustam Khabilov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||November 6, 2013||3||5:00||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||25–7||Michael Chiesa||Submission (bravo choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||2||4:59||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Win||24–7||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez||April 20, 2013||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||23–7||Justin Wilcox||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy||July 14, 2012||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||22–7||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal||December 17, 2011||5||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||22–6||K. J. Noons||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||21–6||Billy Evangelista||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson||March 5, 2011||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||20–6||Paul Daley||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||20–5||Naoyuki Kotani||Decision (split)||ASTRA||April 25, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||19–5||Luis Palomino||Decision (split)||G-Force Fights 3||April 2, 2010||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||19–4||Satoru Kitaoka||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||2||3:03||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||18–4||Eric Reynolds||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 12||June 19, 2009||3||3:33||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||17–4||Toby Imada||Technical Submission (inverted triangle choke)||Bellator 5||May 1, 2009||3||3:22||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Win||17–3||Nick Agallar||TKO (punches)||Bellator 1||April 3, 2009||1||1:19||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||16–3||Tae Hyun Bang||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||15–3||Ryan Schultz||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5||September 28, 2008||1||1:57||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||14–3||Rodrigo Damm||TKO (punch)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3||June 8, 2008||2||4:38||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||14–2||Ryan Healy||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: At The Dome||February 23, 2008||3||5:00||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||13–2||Brant Rose||TKO (punches)||Crazy Horse Fights||December 11, 2007||1||0:56||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||12–2||Matt Lee||TKO (elbows and punches)||Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion||September 29, 2007||1||1:33||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Win||11–2||Yves Edwards||KO (head kick)||BodogFIGHT: Alvarez vs. Lee||July 14, 2007||2||2:59||Trenton, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–2||Steve Berger||Decision (unanimous)||BodogFIGHT: St. Petersburg||December 15, 2006||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||9–2||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||BodogFIGHT: To the Brink of War||August 22, 2006||3||5:00||San José, Costa Rica|
|Win||8–2||Nuri Shakir||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 17||June 24, 2006||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–2||David Gardner||TKO (punches)||AFC 15||February 18, 2006||2||0:14||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Paul Rodriguez||Technical submission (rear-naked choke)||AFC 13||July 30, 2005||1||2:27||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–1||Joe Lauzon||TKO (punches)||AFC 12||April 30, 2005||2||3:57||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Raphael Assunção||Decision (unanimous)||Full Throttle 1||April 21, 2005||3||5:00||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Win||5–0||Justin Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||AFC 8||May 1, 2004||2||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–0||Julian Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 6||December 3, 2003||2||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rolando Delgado||TKO (punches)||AFC 5||September 5, 2003||2||2:14||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 4||July 19, 2003||2||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||1–0||Brandon Bledsoe||KO (punches)||AFC 3||May 24, 2003||1||3:55||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
Jorge Masvidal's Most Popular Fights
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.
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 game. 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.
*Last updated on April 4, 2023.