Jason Lambert

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Jason Lambert
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Born (1977-09-23) September 23, 1977 (age 37)
Long Beach, California,
Other names The Punisher
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach 72.0 in (183 cm)[1]
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of Victorville, California, United States
Team Alliance MMA
Mixed martial arts record
Total 39
Wins 26
By knockout 13
By submission 9
By decision 4
Losses 13
By knockout 7
By submission 3
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason L. Lambert (born September 23, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist who has competed as a Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, and Middleweight. While perhaps best known for competing in the UFC, he has also fought for the WEC, Bellator, King of the Cage, and is a former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Lambert made his WEC debut facing Matt Horwich at WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3 on October 21, 2004. He won his debut via submission (punches) in the second round. He then faced Richard Montoya at WEC 13 on January 22, 2005, for the vacant WEC Light Heavyweight Championship. He won the fight via submission (punches).

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Lambert made his debut in the UFC at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada as a late replacement for The Ultimate Fighter 2 cast member Seth Petruzelli, who suffered a concussion while training and had to withdraw from the bout. Lambert's debut was successful, submitting his opponent, Rob MacDonald, early in the first round.

Lambert fought again at UFC 59, defeating Terry Martin by technical knockout at 2:37 of round two. This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast. His next fight, against Branden Lee Hinkle at Ultimate Fight Night 5, marked Lambert's third consecutive UFC victory. Despite this initial win streak, he was not seen on a live UFC pay-per-view broadcast until UFC 63, where he lost to Rashad Evans by knockout in the second round. At UFC 68, Lambert defeated veteran and former title challenger Renato "Babalu" Sobral in a stunning upset by second-round knockout.

Lambert was scheduled to fight Wilson Gouveia at UFC 76: Knockout, but the bout was rescheduled to UFC 80: Rapid Fire after Gouveia suffered an injury in training. Lambert was knocked out by Gouveia by a left hook which, ironically, was identitical to the hook used by Lambert in his last fight to finish Renato Sobral.

Lambert then lost at UFC 85: Bedlam via TKO at the hands of Luiz Cané at 2:07 of the first round.[2][3] Lambert moved down to the Middleweight division, and fought Canadian Jason MacDonald at UFC 88: Breakthrough in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 6, 2008.[4] He lost by rear-naked choke in the second round.

After the loss to MacDonald that marked his third straight defeat, the UFC has released Lambert from his contract, saying that he "needed to get more wins".[5]

Post-UFC[edit]

In his first bout after his release from the UFC, Lambert lost a unanimous decision to Vladimir Matyushenko at Call to Arms I on May 16, 2009.[6]

Lambert then faced Matt Horwich, at AMMA 1 - First Blood, on October 24, 2009.[7] He lost the fight via split decision, posting a record of 0-2 since leaving the UFC.[8]

He then fought twice in the C3 Fights promotion, defeating Dominic Brown and Wayne Cole by TKO and rear-naked choke submission respectively. The two wins in the promotion marked his first win streak since 2006.

Bellator MMA[edit]

Lambert signed with Bellator MMA and made his debut against former UFC veteran Hector Ramirez at Bellator 85.[9] Lambert won the bout via armbar submission. He then faced Tom DeBlass at Bellator 108 on November 15, 2013.[10] Lambert lost the fight via first round KO.[11]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 26–13 Tom DeBlass KO (punch) Bellator 108 November 15, 2013 1 1:45 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 26–12 Hector Ramirez Submission (straight armbar) Bellator 85 January 17, 2013 1 3:59 Irvine, California, United States
Loss 25–12 Tony Lopez KO (knee) Powerhouse World Promotions: War on the Mainland August 14, 2010 2 1:49 Irvine, California, United States For Powerhouse World Promotions Light Heavyweight Title
Win 25–11 Wayne Cole Submission (rear-naked choke) C3 - Knockout - Rockout Weekend 3 June 19, 2010 2 1:51 Concho, Oklahoma, United States
Win 24–11 Dominic Brown TKO (punches) C3 - Knockout - Rockout weekend 2 April 17, 2010 1 2:41 Clinton, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 23–11 Matt Horwich Decision (split) AMMA 1: First Blood October 24, 2009 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 23–10 Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (unanimous) Call to Arms I May 16, 2009 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States Return to Light Heavyweight
Loss 23–9 Jason MacDonald Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 88 September 6, 2008 2 1:20 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Middleweight debut
Loss 23–8 Luiz Cané TKO (punches) UFC 85 June 7, 2008 1 2:07 London, England
Loss 23–7 Wilson Gouveia KO (punch) UFC 80 January 19, 2008 2 0:37 Newcastle, England
Win 23–6 Renato Sobral KO (punch) UFC 68 March 3, 2007 2 3:26 Columbus, Ohio, United States Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night.
Loss 22–6 Rashad Evans KO (punches) UFC 63 September 23, 2006 2 2:22 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 22–5 Branden Lee Hinkle TKO (referee stoppage) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21–5 Terry Martin TKO (punches) UFC 59 April 15, 2006 2 2:37 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 20–5 Rob MacDonald Submission (kimura) UFC 58 March 4, 2006 1 1:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–5 Travis Wiuff KO (punches) FFC 15 – Fiesta Las Vegas September 14, 2005 1 3:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–5 Marvin Eastman Decision (split) KOTC – Mortal Sins May 7, 2005 3 5:00 Primm, Nevada, United States
Win 17–5 Richard Montoya Submission (punches) WEC 13 January 22, 2005 1 2:45 Lemoore, California, United States Won Vacant WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 16–5 Matt Horwich Submission (punches) WEC 12 – Halloween Fury 3 October 21, 2004 2 3:28 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 15–5 Mike Rogers TKO (punches) ROTR 5 – Rumble on the Rock 5 May 7, 2004 1 3:29 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 14–5 Chael Sonnen Decision (unanimous) GC 20 – Gladiator Challenge 20 November 13, 2003 3 5:00 Colusa, California, United States
Win 14–4 Brian Foster Decision (unanimous) KOTC 25: Flaming Fury June 29, 2003 2 5:00 San Jacinto, California. United States
Win 13–4 Allan Sullivan TKO (punches) GC 16 – Gladiator Challenge 16 June 1, 2003 1 N/A Colusa, California, United States
Win 12–4 Jim Breech TKO (punches) KOTC 22: Steel Warrior March 23, 2003 1 1:35 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 11–4 Rick Collup Submission (punches) GC 14 – Gladiator Challenge 14 February 16, 2003 1 1:28 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 10–4 Wesley Correira KO SB 27 – SuperBrawl 27 November 9, 2002 2 1:48 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 10–3 Joshua Hoag TKO (punches) KOTC 17 - Nuclear Explosion October 19, 2002 1 1:25 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 9–3 Dan Quinn Decision GC 12 – Gladiator Challenge 12 September 8, 2002 3 5:00 Colusa, California, United States
Win 8–3 Lobo Lobo TKO (punches) KOTC 15 - Bad Intentions June 22, 2002 1 3:01 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 7–3 Tim Sylvia TKO (doctor stoppage) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 2 April 27, 2002 2 4:13 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–3 Brian Stromberg Submission (forearm choke) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 2 April 27, 2002 2 4:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–2 Ron Faircloth Decision (unanimous) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 1 April 26, 2002 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–2 Jason Jones TKO (punches) KOTC 12 - Cold Blood February 9, 2002 2 1:17 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 4–2 Kauai Kupihea Submission (choke) GC 8 – School Yard Brawls November 17, 2001 2 2:03 California, United States
Loss 3–2 Marco Ruas Submission (heel hook) UP 1 – Ultimate Pankration 1 November 11, 2001 1 0:56 Cabazon, California, United States
Loss 3–1 Kim Jong Wang Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC 11 - Domination September 29, 2001 1 0:55 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 3–0 Rick Mathis TKO (punches) KOTC 9 - Showtime June 23, 2001 1 4:30 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–0 Adrian Perez TKO (punches) GC 3 – Showdown at Soboba April 7, 2001 1 1:07 Friant, California, United States
Win 1–0 Jorge Lavama Submission (keylock) GC 2 – Collision at Colusa February 18, 2001 1 3:45 Colusa, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Lambert Official Tapology.com Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ MMAMania.com Staff (March 19, 2008). "Jason Lambert vs. Luis Arthur Cane UFC 85 fight inked". mmamania.com. 
  3. ^ Tapology.com Staff (June 7, 2008). "UFC 85: Luiz "Banha" Cane vs. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert". tapology.com. 
  4. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (August 19, 2008). "Jason Day out, Jason MacDonald in versus Jason Lambert at UFC 88". mmajunkie.com. 
  5. ^ Lambert Released from UFC
  6. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/14899/vladimir-matyushenko-outlasts-jason-lambert-at-call-to-arms-i.mma - MMA Junkie report on loss to Matyushenko
  7. ^ Press Release (October 19, 2009). "Travis Fulton, Jason Lambert and Matt Horwich headline 'Aggression MMA' on Oct. 24". mmamania.com. 
  8. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (October 26, 2009). "Matt Horwich edges fellow UFC vet Jason Lambert at debut Aggression MMA event". mmajunkie.com. 
  9. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (January 2, 2013). "Jason Lambert meets Hector Ramirez at Jan. 17 Bellator 85 card". mmajunkie.com. 
  10. ^ Jason Kelly (September 27, 2013). "With Matyushenko injured, DeBlass and Lambert verbally agree to meet at Bellator 108". mmadiehards.com. 
  11. ^ Tapology.com Staff (November 15, 2013). "Bellator 108: Tom DeBlass vs. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert". tapology.com. 

External links[edit]

Vacant
Title last held by
Frank Shamrock
2nd WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
January 22, 2005 – October, 2005
Vacant
Lambert signed with UFC
Title next held by
Scott Smith