Jason Young (fighter)

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Jason Young
Born (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 28)
Lewisham, England
Other names Shotgun
Residence London, England
Nationality English
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Division Featherweight
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of South East London, England
Team Team Titan
Trainer Kieran Keddle
Years active 2006 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 9
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Young (born 28 June 1986) is an English mixed martial artist. He currently trains at Team Titan and American Top Team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Lewisham, England, Young started fighting at age 17 to stay out of trouble in the streets. Before he started fighting professionally, Young worked as a plasterer.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Young became a professional fighter in 2006 and fought the first five fights of his career in Cage Rage - Contenders, building up a record of 4-1. He then moved on to fight three fights in Ultimate Challenge MMA, winning their Lightweight title and accomplishing a notable win over Abdul Mohamed by way of majority decision. Young then fought fellow current UFC fighter, and yet unbeaten, Paul Sass, in Olympian MMA Championship, tapping out to a heel hook at 2:01 of the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Young signed with the UFC as a late replacement for Rani Yahya to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 131 on 11 June 2011.[1] Young lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Young next faced Michihiro Omigawa on 5 November 2011 at UFC 138[2] and lost via unanimous decision.

Young was expected to face Akira Corassani at UFC on Fuel TV 2.[3] However, Corassani was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Eric Wisely.[4] He won the fight via unanimous decision, his first UFC victory.

Young faced Robbie Peralta on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[5] During the very first round, Peralta dropped Young with a vicious right hand followed by some devastating ground and pound which knocked Young out cold, giving Young his first KO loss. After the loss, Young was released from the promotion.[6]

Championships and Achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–6 Robbie Peralta KO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic 29 September 2012 1 0:23 Nottingham, England
Win 9–5 Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva 14 April 2012 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 8–5 Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) UFC 138 5 November 2011 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 8–4 Dustin Poirier Decision (unanimous) UFC 131 11 June 2011 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 8–3 Jorge Britto Decision (unanimous) MMA 1: The Reckoning 2 April 2011 3 5:00 Orillia, Ontario, Canada The Score Fighting Series Fight of the Year 2011
Win 7–3 Sergej Grecicho Decision (unanimous) CWFC 38: Young Guns 10 January 2011 3 5:00 North London, England
Loss 6–3 Paul Sass Submission (heel hook) OMMAC 4: Victorious 3 June 2010 1 2:01 Liverpool, England
Win 6–2 Abdul Mohamed Decision (majority) UCMMA 8: Dynamite 24 October 2009 3 5:00 London, England
Win 5–2 Jordan Miller TKO (corner stoppage) UCMMA 3: Unstoppable 28 March 2009 2 5:00 London, England
Loss 4–2 Tim Radcliffe Submission (rear-naked choke) UCMMA 1: Bad Breed 6 December 2008 1 3:03 London, England
Win 4–1 Francis Heagney Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 27 12 July 2008 3 5:00 London, England
Win 3–1 Jody Cottham TKO (punches) Cage Rage: Contenders 9 12 April 2008 1 3:02 United Kingdom
Win 2–1 Michael King TKO (punches) Cage Rage: Contenders 7 10 November 2007 2 0:48 London, England
Loss 1–1 Steven Elliot Submission (armbar) Cage Rage: Contenders 3 12 November 2006 1 3:59 London, England
Win 1–0 Paul Phipps Submission (punches) Cage Rage: Contenders 2 8 August 2006 1 0:26 South London, England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With Yahya Injured, Poirier now meets newcomer Young at UFC 131". MMAJunkie. 3 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Omigawa vs Jason Young at UFC 138". fightersonly.com. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young added to UFC on FUEL TV 2". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Young vs. Peralta Also Lined Up For UFC Nottingham". yourmma.tv. 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jason Young released by the UFC". thefightlounge.com. 

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