June 12, 1980 |
Madison, Ohio, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Team||GriffonRawl MMA Academy|
|Rank||2nd degree black belt in Karate
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jason William Dent (born June 12, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist. The Lightweight competitor has held several regional championships, most recently he won the IFBL Welterweight Championship. He runs the GriffonRawl MMA Academy in Mentor, Ohio, and previously hosted an MMA oriented radio talk show on WWGK Radio (AM 1540 KNR2) in Cleveland. and was a competitor on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom.
Mixed martial arts career
Dent made his professional MMA debut at Extreme Combat Challenge's Assault event on May 31, 2003, where he defeated Tim Newland with a triangle choke. He won his first professional championship a few months later at Next Level Fighting's first event on September 13, 2003. Once again, using a triangle choke, Dent defeated Nick Spencer for the NLF Lightweight Championship.
He fought in a number of other local events and was eventually offered a chance to fight in a UFC match. In his UFC debut at UFC 63, Dent lost by unanimous decision to Roger Huerta. He was given second chance with a match against Gleison Tibau at UFC 68 which he lost by unanimous decision. Having lost both matches, Dent was cut from the UFC roster.
Dent went back to the local MMA circuit and won five of his next six fights winning three championships along the way. He tried out for The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom and was accepted. In the preliminary elimination round, he defeated Robert Browning, securing himself a spot in The Ultimate Fighter house. In episode eight, Dent defeated Team UK lightweight Jeff Lawson by Anaconda Choke in the second round, earning him a spot in the semi-finals. Dent lost by decision in the semi finals to Ross Pearson.
Dent won his post TUF fight against Cameron Dollar by submission in the first round do to an anaconda choke. The fight was at the TUF 9 Finale and Dent was awarded the Submission of the Night bonus for the choke.
Dent faced George Sotiropoulos on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106. Dent fought George on the Prelim card, the fight started off with an exchange where both fighters were engaging but after some time Sotiropoulos took down Dent and controlled him on the ground for the duration of round 1. At the start of round 2, Dent once again got taken down while Sotiropoulos was working for a kimura, but was unable to lock it in. While still holding Dent's arm he instead went for an armbar which finished the fight in the 2nd round.
With his latest stint in the UFC now behind him, Dent took a fight with NAAFS Middleweight Champion Chris Lozano at a catchweight of 170 pounds for the NAAFS Superfight Title. Despite suffering a broken arm sustained from blocking a kick in the 1st round, Dent traded shots with Lozano for four full rounds before the fight was ended. He returned to defend his NAAFS Lightweight belt against the Interim Champion, Bellator Featherweight Tournament finalist Daniel Straus more than a year later. While Dent again traded shots with his opponent throughout, he lost a decision on all three judges' scorecards.
Based on research by an MMA writer Dent owns the record for most career submissions in MMA for a UFC veteran from Ohio.
Championships and accomplishments
- Extreme Fighting Challenge
- EFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- International Fighting & Boxing League
- IFBL Lightweight Championship (One time)
- IFBL Welterweight Championship (One time)
- North American Allied Fighting Championship
- NAAFS Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Next Level Fighting
- NLF Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|35 matches||22 wins||13 losses|
|Loss||22–13||Rustam Khabilov||Decision (unanimous)||Pure MMA: Next Episode||May 12, 2012||3||5:00||Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States||160lb Catchweight bout.|
|Win||22–12||Paul Bird||Submission (armbar)||World War Fighting Championship 6||April 7, 2012||2||3:19||Clive, Iowa|
|Loss||21–12||Daniel Straus||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 15||October 15, 2011||5||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||21–11||Chris Lozano||TKO (retirement)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 6||June 5, 2010||4||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||21–10||George Sotiropoulos||Submission (armbar)||UFC 106||November 21, 2009||2||4:36||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–9||Cameron Dollar||Submission (anaconda choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale||June 20, 2009||1||4:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Win||20–9||Matt Shaw||Submission (keylock)||IFBL: Fight Night 13||September 20, 2008||2||3:41||Niles, Ohio, United States||Won IFBL Welterweight Championship|
|Win||19–9||Nick Sorg||Submission (armbar)||GFS: Fight Nite in the Flats IV||June 7, 2008||2||4:33||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||For the NAAFS Lightweight Championship|
|Win||18–9||Harris Sarmiento||Submission (anaconda choke)||IFBL: Fight Night 10||December 15, 2007||5||1:49||Niles, Ohio, United States||For IFBL Lightweight Championship|
|Loss||17–9||Torrance Taylor||Decision (split)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 3||November 3, 2007||5||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||For the NAAFS Lightweight Championship|
|Win||17–8||Israel Giron||Submission (guillotine choke)||EC: Fights||July 21, 2007||2||1:47||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||16–8||Luke Spencer||TKO (punches)||Superior Fight Night 3||July 21, 2007||2||2:55||Cleveland Ohio, United States|
|Win||15–8||Mike Bogner||Submission (anaconda choke)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 3||June 9, 2007||1||0:58||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||14–8||Gleison Tibau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 68||March 3, 2007||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Roger Huerta||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn||September 23, 2006||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–6||Kolo Koka||Submission (armbar)||Icon Sport: Mayhem vs Lawler||September 2, 2006||3||1:07||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||13–6||Luke Spencer||Submission (triangle choke)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 2||June 10, 2006||3||0:43||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||12–6||Joe Voisin||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Drop Zone||March 18, 2006||1||4:50||Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States|
|Win||11–6||Clint Zeedyk||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 1||February 18, 2006||2||1:40||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||10–6||Brandon Garner||Submission (triangle choke)||KOTC: Shock and Awe||October 1, 2005||1||2:49||Alberta, Canada|
|Win||10–5||Josh Souder||TKO (cut)||GFS: Fight Night in the Flats 1||September 17, 2005||1||1:57||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||9–5||Primo Luciano||Submission (punches)||Extreme Fighting Challenge 11||March 5, 2005||1||N/A||Columbus, Ohio, United States||Defended the EFC Lightweight Championship|
|Loss||8–5||Paulo Dantas||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 48: Payback||February 25, 2005||2||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||8–4||Joe Voisin||Submission (triangle choke)||ECC: Ho Ho Ho KO||December 18, 2004||2||1:17||Muncie, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Jeff Curran||Decision (unanimous)||Xtreme Fighting Organization 3||October 2, 2004||3||5:00||McHenry, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Ryan Schultz||TKO (punches)||APEX: Genesis||September 5, 2004||1||2:00||Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7–2||Tom Kirk||Submission (triangle choke)||ECC: Brawl at the Hall||June 26, 2004||3||2:43||Muncie, Indiana, United States|
|Win||6–2||D'Angelo Nickle||Submission (punches)||Northern Kentucky FC||May 29, 2004||1||N/A||Covington, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Tetsuji Kato||Decision (unanimous)||SuperBrawl 35||April 16, 2004||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||5–1||Matt Brady||Submission (armbar)||KOTC 34: Ohio||February 28, 2004||1||N/A||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–1||Davy Gibson||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Combat Challenge||February 7, 2004||1||N/A||Anderson, Indiana, United States|
|Win||3–1||Billy Rush||Submission (punches)||International Combat Events 5||September 13, 2003||1||3:49||Middletown, Ohio, United States|
|Win||2–1||Nick Spencer||Submission (triangle choke)||Next Level Fighting||September 13, 2003||3||2:20||Steubenville, Ohio, United States||For Next Level Fighting Lightweight Championship|
|Loss||1–1||Antoine Skinner||Decision (unanimous)||ECC: Mayhem in Muncie||August 23, 2003||3||5:00||Muncie, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Tim Newland||Submission (triangle choke)||ECC: Assault||May 31, 2003||3||3:15||Anderson, Indiana, United States|
- "Jason "Dynamite" Dent". GriffonRawl MMA Academy. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "IFBL Fight Night 13 Official Results". MixedMartialArts.com. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "Spike TV Profile". Spike TV. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "Next Level Fighting 1". GriffonRawl MMA Academy. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "Jason Dent gets second UFC shot on 'TUF 9'". MMAFighting.com. February 27, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- "UFC 106 Jason Dent vs George Sotiropoulos: Dent vs Sotiropoulos UFC 106". Profighting-fans.com. Retrieved 2009-09-16.
- "http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Denis-Kang,-Jason-Dent-and-Roli-Delgado-cut-by-the-UFC.html". FiveKnuckles.com. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
- "Canadian Rumour Mill - August 27, 2013". TopMMANews.com. August 27, 2013.
- Professional MMA record for Jason Dent from Sherdog
- Spike TV Profile
- January 25 interview with Jason Dent, owner of GriffonRawl MMA Academy