September 7, 1983 |
|Other names||The Barn Owl|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||78 in (200 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Portland, Oregon|
|Team||Sports Lab Fight Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ian Loveland (born September 7, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. Loveland has fought for promotions such as King of the Cage, International Fight League, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Loveland's interest in martial arts started when he was five years old and he began training in Tae Kwon Do because, "I kept getting into fights and my parents wanted an outlet for me". Upon entering high school, Loveland realized Tae Kwon Do, "wasn't for me", and he picked up wrestling.
Before turning pro, Loveland held an amateur record of 7-0, with six submission wins and one lone knockout win. In 2005, Loveland made his professional debut defeating current UFC fighter, Bryan Caraway. He won his next two fights via first round submissions.
After earning a record of 4-4, Loveland signed onto fight for the Ring of Combat's featherweight tournament. His first fight was against former WEC fighter, Will Kerr. He defeated Kerr via first round submission, moving onto the semi-finals. Before continuing on in the tournament, Loveland defeated CJ Thompson in SportFight, and lost to Wagnney Fabiano in the International Fight League (IFL).
Loveland defeated Rich Boine in the semi-finals for the Ring of Combat tournament. A month later in the finals, Loveland was defeated by James Jones.
He lost his second fight for the IFL, being defeated by Jason Palacios. He bounced back from the two fight losing skid, winning all six of his next fights - one of which was featured for the IFL.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
With less than two weeks notice, Loveland stepped in for Leonard Garcia and fought Tyler Toner at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale. Loveland dominated all three rounds and won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26). After the fight, Loveland said he would likely drop to the bantamweight division.
Loveland fought Yves Jabouin on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134, losing via split decision. In the loss, Loveland suffered a possible chest injury and is out for up to 6 months. Despite the injury, he was released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||16 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||16–10||Kyoji Horiguchi||Decision (unanimous)||Vale Tudo Japan 2012||December 24, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–9||Casey Olson||KO (head kick and punches)||TPF 14: Validation||September 7, 2012||1||0:38||Lemoore, California, United States||Defended Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||15–9||Alexander Crispim||KO (knee)||TPF 13: Unfinished Business||May 10, 2012||1||4:23||Lemoore, California, United States||Won Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship|
|Loss||14–9||Yves Jabouin||Decision (split)||UFC 134||August 27, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Released from UFC after loss|
|Loss||14–8||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 128||March 19, 2011||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Bantamweight debut|
|Win||14–7||Tyler Toner||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale||December 4, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–7||Xavier Desrochers||TKO (punches)||Wreck MMA||April 16, 2010||1||0:41||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||12–7||Douglas Evans||KO (head kick)||Arctic Combat 1||January 16, 2010||5||0:09||Fairbanks, Alaska, United States|
|Win||11–7||Chris Barrera||TKO (punches)||Raw Power MMA||October 12, 2009||1||N/A||Bahrain|
|Win||10–7||Chanti Johnson||KO (punches)||Rumble on the Ridge 6||November 21, 2009||1||0:32||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||9–7||Dennis Davis||Submission (guillotine choke)||IFL: Las Vegas||February 29, 2008||2||0:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–7||Andy Lukesh||Decision (unanimous)||SportFight 20: Homecoming||October 27, 2007||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||7–7||Jason Palacios||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFL: Everett||June 1, 2007||1||1:48||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Loss||7–6||James Jones||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 14||April 27, 2007||1||3:17||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Tournament of Champions Finals|
|Win||7–5||Rich Boine||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ring of Combat 13||March 16, 2007||1||1:22||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals|
|Loss||6–5||Wagnney Fabiano||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||IFL: Atlanta||February 23, 2007||1||0:59||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||6–4||CJ Thompson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SF 18: Turning Point||January 6, 2007||1||3:23||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||5–4||Will Kerr||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ring of Combat 12||November 17, 2006||1||2:22||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Tournament of Champions Quarterfinals|
|Win||4–4||John Yim||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Insurrection||October 6, 2006||N/A||N/A||Vernon, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||3–4||Trevor Burnell||TKO (punches)||SportFight 17: Hot Zone||August 5, 2006||1||1:01||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||3–3||Enoch Wilson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SportFight 15: Tribute||April 8, 2006||2||2:57||Portland, Oregon, United States||For the Sport Fight Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||3–2||Ben Greer||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Elite Fighting 1||March 18, 2006||4||1:38||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||3–1||Akitoshi Tamura||Submission (triangle choke)||MARS||February 4, 2006||1||3:40||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–0||Anthony Hamlett||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SportFight 14: Resolution||January 6, 2006||1||1:04||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||2–0||Joe Doherty||Submission (armbar)||SportFight 13: Rocky Mountain Sportfight||October 15, 2005||1||2:46||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||1–0||Bryan Caraway||TKO (cut)||SportFight 12: Breakout||September 16, 2005||2||0:31||Portland, Oregon, United States|
- "Ian Loveland replaces Leonard Garcia, faces Tyler Toner at TUF 12 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2010-11-25.
- "UFC 128 gets three more contests, including Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland". mmajunkie.com. January 4, 2011.
- "Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland slated for UFC 134 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. June 11, 2011.
- "Loveland out 6 months possibly". mmajunkie. August 31, 2011.
- "Ian Loveland cut from UFC". Sherdog. October 5, 2011.