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).
- Early life and career
- Jorge Masvidal UFC
- Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
- Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman 2
- Jorge Masvidal Career Stats
- Jorge Masvidal Last Fight
- Jorge Masvidal Record
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.
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.
Jorge Masvidal Career Stats
Jorge Masvidal's current record stands at 35-15. He is currently ranked #6 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- 74 in (188cm)
- 170 lb / 77kg
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.
|Loss||35-15||Kamaru Usman||KO (punch)||UFC 261||24/04/2021|
|Loss||35-14||Kamaru Usman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 251||11/07/2020|
|Win||35-13||Nate Diaz||KO/TKO||UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz||02/11/2019|
|Win||34–13||Ben Askren||KO (flying knee)||UFC 239||06/07/2019|
|Win||33–13||Darren Till||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal||16/03/2019|
|Loss||32–13||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 217||04/11/2017|
|Loss||32–12||Demian Maia||Decision (split)||UFC 211||13/05/2017|
|Win||32–11||Donald Cerrone||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||28/01/2017|
|Win||31–11||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale||03/12/2016|
|Win||30–11||Ross Pearson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 201||30/07/2016|
|Loss||29–11||Lorenz Larkin||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt||29/03/2016|
|Loss||29–10||Benson Henderson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal ||28/11/2015|
|Win||29–9||Cezar Ferreira||KO (elbow and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale||12/07/2015|
|Loss||28–9||AL Iaquinta ||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas||04/04/2015|
|Win||28–8||James Krause||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 178||27/09/2014|
|Win||27–8||Daron Cruickshank||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||26/07/2014|
|Win||26–8||Pat Healy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne||14/04/2014|
|Loss||25–8||Rustam Khabilov ||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||06/11/2013|
|Win||25–7||Michael Chiesa ||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||27/07/2013|
|Win||24–7||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez||20/04/2013|
|Win||23–7||Justin Wilcox||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy ||14/07/2012|
|Loss||22–7||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal||17/12/2011|
|Win||22–6||KJ Noons ||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum ||18/06/2011|
|Win||21–6||Billy Evangelista||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson ||05/03/2011|
|Loss||20–6||Paul Daley||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley||11/09/2010|
|Win||20–5||Naoyuki Kotani ||Decision (split)||ASTRA||25/04/2010|
|Loss||19–5||Luis Palomino||Decision (split)||G-Force Fights 3||04/02/2010|
|Win||19–4||Satoru Kitaoka||KO (punches)||Sengoku - Eleventh Battle||07/11/2009|
|Win||18–4||Eric Reynolds||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator FC 12||19/06/2009|
|Loss||17–4||Toby Imada||Technical Submission (inverted triangle choke)||Bellator FC 5||01/05/2009|
|Win||17–3||Nick Agallar||TKO (punches)||Bellator FC 1||03/04/2009|
|Win||16–3||Tae Hyun Bang||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||01/11/2006|
|Win||15–3||Ryan Schultz||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5||28/09/2006|
|Loss||14–3||Rodrigo Damm ||TKO (punch)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3||08/06/2008|
|Win||14–2||Ryan Healy||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: At The Dome||23/02/2008|
|Win||13–2||Brant Rose||TKO (punches)||Crazy Horse Fights||11/12/2007|
|Win||12–2||Matt Lee||TKO (elbows and punches)||Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion ||29/09/2007|
|Win||11–2||Yves Edwards||KO (head kick)||Bodog Fight: Alvarez vs. Lee||14/07/2007|
|Win||10–2||Steve Berger||Decision (unanimous)||Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations||15/12/2006|
|Win||9–2||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||Bodog Fight: To the Brink of War||22/08/2006|
|Win||8–2||Nuri Shakir||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 17||24/06/2006|
|Win||7–2||David Gardner||TKO (punches)||AFC 15||18/02/2006|
|Loss||6–2||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||AFC 13||30/07/2005|
|Win||6–1||Joe Lauzon ||TKO (punches)||AFC 12||30/04/2005|
|Loss||5–1||Raphael Assuncao ||Decision (unanimous)||Full Throttle 1||21/04/2005|
|Win||5–0||Justin Wisniewski||Decision (majority)||AFC 8||01/04/2004|
|Win||4–0||Julian Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 6||06/12/2003|
|Win||3–0||Rolando Delgado||TKO (punches)||AFC 5||05/09/2003|
|Win||2–0||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 4||19/07/2003|
|Win||1–0||Brandon Bledsoe||KO (punches)||AFC 3||24/05/2013|