Jason Von Flue

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Jason Von Flue
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Born (1975-08-01) August 1, 1975 (age 39)
Kerman, California, United States
Other names Livewire
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
The Pit (formerly)[1]
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 1999–2009, 2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 14
By knockout 1
By submission 13
Losses 12
By knockout 7
By submission 4
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Lee Von Flue (born August 1, 1975) is an American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps most notable for appearing on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter. A professional competitor since 1999, he has competed for the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage.

In 2006, at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3 against Alex Karalexis, Von Flue successfully applied a rare and unique submission move to counter the Guillotine choke, that is now commonly known as a Von Flue Choke.[2][3][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Von Flue made his professional MMA debut in June 1999, fighting and winning three times in one night on the International Fighting Championships WC 3: Warriors Challenge 3 show. Over the next six years, he amassed a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw while fighting for promotions such as King of the Cage and World Extreme Cagefighting in his native California.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

On episode three of the The Ultimate Fighter 2, fighter Josh Burkman was injured and Von Flue came to the team of Matt Hughes as a replacement fighter. Considered the underdog, he went on to get an upset win in his first fight against Jorge Gurgel. Despite his performance, he was given to team Franklin when Hughes was forced to give up one of his members to the other team. He faced former teammate Joe Stevenson in the semifinals, losing due to an armbar submission. After his performance on the show, he was signed to a UFC contract.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his first match since the show, Von Flue fought at Ultimate Fight Night 3 where he defeated season one The Ultimate Fighter contestant Alex Karalexis via technical submission, as Karalexis was rendered unconscious by a shoulder choke from side control. This technique is now commonly known as a Von Flue Choke. Though this unique choke submission was around before Von Flue, he was perhaps the first person to get a technical submission on a large stage.[5]

In his second UFC match at Ultimate Fight Night 4, he was defeated by fellow TUF 2 contestant Luke Cummo via decision.

For his third fight in the UFC, Von Flue faced Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 6 on August 17, 2006. He lost the fight triangle choke submission, and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Strikeforce[edit]

Two months after his UFC release, Von Flue signed with now-defunct promotion Strikeforce. He debuted for the promotion on October 4, 2006, facing Eric Wray at Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello.[6] He won the fight via arm-triangle choke.

Von Flue then faced Cung Le at Strikeforce: Triple Threat on December 8, 2006.[7] He lost the fight via doctor stoppage TKO, due to a cut that opened up on Von Flue.[8] Von Flue faced Luke Stewart at Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Baroni and lost via TKO in the third round. He was subsequently released from the promotion following this loss.

Independent promotions[edit]

In his last fight in mixed martial arts, Von Flue faced Marcus Gaines at TWC: Trauma on July 23, 2009. He lost the fight via second round submission.[9] Von Flue was scheduled to return from a near five-year retirement and face Conor Cooke at Cage Contender 18 on April 26, 2014,[10] however the bout would be cancelled prior to the event for unknown reasons.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–12–1 Marcus Gaines Submission (punches to the body) The Warriors Cage: Trauma July 23, 2009 2 0:58 Porterville, California, United States
Win 14–11–1 Steve Ramerez Submission (rear-naked choke) PureCombat: Backyard Brawl March 7, 2009 1 2:54 Tulare, California, United States
Loss 13–11–1 Kyle Pimentel TKO (kick to the body) CCFC: Rumble in the Park II November 1, 2008 2 0:29 Fresno, California, United States
Win 13–10–1 Bryson Kamaka Submission (kneebar) PureCombat: Hard Core August 15, 2008 1 2:43 Visalia, California, United States
Loss 12–10–1 Pete Spratt KO (punches) UWC: Invasion April 26, 2008 2 0:59 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 12–9–1 Brett Cooper TKO (punches) PURECOMBAT: From the Ashes December 1, 2007 1 N/A Visalia, California, United States
Loss 12–8–1 Luke Stewart TKO (punches) Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Baroni June 22, 2007 3 2:17 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 12–7–1 Cung Le TKO (doctor stoppage) Strikeforce: Triple Threat December 8, 2006 1 0:43 San Jose, California, United States
Win 12–6–1 Eric Wray Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello October 4, 2006 2 4:42 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 11–6–1 Joe Riggs Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night 6 August 17, 2006 1 2:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–5–1 Luke Cummo Decision (unanimous) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–4–1 Alex Karalexis Technical Submission (Von Flue choke)[12] UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3 January 16, 2006 3 1:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–4–1 Nick Davanzo Submission (choke) KOTC: Soboba March 20, 2005 1 0:51 San Jacinto, California, United States
Draw 9–4–1 Mac Danzig Draw GC 25: Gladiator Challenge 25 April 20, 2004 2 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 9–4 Chris Irvine Submission (arm-triangle choke) WEC 8 October 17, 2003 1 2:04 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 8–4 Nick Gilardi Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) WEC 7 August 9, 2003 1 2:46 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 7–4 Bob Ostovich Submission (heel hook) Warriors Quest 2: Battle of Champions August 1, 2001 1 N/A Hawaii, United States
Loss 7–3 Jim Walker KO (punch) IFC WC 12: Warriors Challenge 12 April 11, 2001 1 1:34 Friant, California, United States
Loss 7–2 Ronald Jhun TKO (punches) IFC WC 10: Warriors Challenge 10 October 11, 2000 1 N/A Friant, California, United States
Win 7–1 Eric Meaders Submission (ankle lock) CFF: The Cobra Classic 2000 August 26, 2000 1 6:44 Anza, California, United States
Win 6–1 Chris Ellerton Submission (rear-naked choke) IFC WC 8: Warriors Challenge 8 June 14, 2000 1 6:01 Friant, California, United States
Win 5–1 Mike Voltz Submission (neck crank) CFF: Cobra Open March 11, 2000 1 1:58 Anza, California, United States
Win 4–1 Savant Young KO (punch) IFC WC 5: Warriors Challenge 5 September 18, 1999 N/A N/A Fresno, California, United States
Loss 3–1 Toby Imada Submission (armbar) IFC WC 4: Warriors Challenge 4 August 7, 1999 2 5:08 Jackson, California, United States
Win 3–0 Dave Marinoble Submission (triangle choke) IFC WC 3: Warriors Challenge 3 June 29, 1999 N/A N/A Jackson, California, United States
Win 2–0 David Velasquez Submission (choke) IFC WC 3: Warriors Challenge 3 June 29, 1999 N/A N/A Jackson, California, United States
Win 1–0 Danny Gryder Submission (leglock) IFC WC 3: Warriors Challenge 3 June 29, 1999 N/A N/A Jackson, California, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition match record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Joe Stevenson Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter 2 June 30, 2005 1 4:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-0 Jorge Gurgel Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 June 23, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States advanced to TUF 2 semi finals

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