August 28, 1980 |
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Kenora, Ontario, Canada|
|Team||Canadian Martial Arts Center|
|Rank||brown belt in Ishinryu Karate|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jesse Bongfeldt (born August 28, 1980) is a Canadian professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is a middleweight, and has fought for such organizations as the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
Bongfeldt began his career fighting in the regional fight scene in Canada, including fighting under King of the Cage-Canada and TKO. In that time he amassed a 15-4 record, finishing every opponent in the process. He is a former TKO Welterweight Champion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After Jason MacDonald had to pull out of his fight with Rafael Natal at UFC 124 due to injury, it was announced on October 27 that Bongfeldt had signed with the UFC to step in on short notice.  After three hard fought rounds, the fight was ruled a majority draw.
On March 12, 2011, it was announced that Bongfeldt would fight The Ultimate Fighter winner Court McGee at UFC 131. Due to an injury, McGee was forced to withdraw from the bout and was replaced by highly touted prospect Chris Weidman.  Bongfeldt lost to Weidman after being forced to submit from a standing guillotine choke in the first round.
After the loss, Bongfeldt was released from the promotion.
After UFC Release
Bongfeldt defeated Brandon MacArthur via submission (guillotine choke) in the second round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||16 wins||5 losses|
|Win||16-5-1||Brandon MacArthur||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rumble in the Cage 45||November 26, 2011||2||1:34||Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||15-5-1||Chris Weidman||Submission (standing guillotine choke)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||1||4:54||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Draw||15–4–1||Rafael Natal||Draw (majority)||UFC 124||December 11, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||15–4||Nolan Clark||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Rumble in the Cage 36||September 12, 2009||1||0:37||Lethbridge, Alberta|
|Win||14–4||Chris Fontaine||TKO (knees to the body)||Canadian Fighting Championship 2||May 22, 2009||2||2:28||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|Win||13–4||Dan Shenk||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Rumble in the Cage 34||April 11, 2009||1||4:09||Lethbridge, Alberta|
|Win||12–4||TJ Grant||Submission (armbar)||TKO 32: Ultimatum||February 28, 2008||3||2:52||Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||11–4||Chris Clements||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TKO 30: Apocalypse||September 28, 2007||2||1:57||Montreal, Quebec|
|Win||10–4||Sean Pierson||TKO (punches)||HCF: Unfinished Business||July 21, 2007||2||4:41||Enoch, Alberta|
|Win||9–4||Sean Huffman||TKO (punches)||AFC 2: Re-Genesis||June 16, 2007||2||0:43||Vernon, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||8–4||Jonathan Goulet||KO (punches)||TKO: MMA 2007 Tourney||March 17, 2007||1||3:52||Victoriaville, Quebec|
|Win||8–3||Elmer Waterhen||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Rumble in the Cage 18||September 30, 2006||2||2:12||Lethbridge, Alberta|
|Win||7–3||Jason St. Louis||Submission (triangle choke)||Budo Reality Fight Series 1||September 9, 2006||1||0:41||Calgary, Alberta|
|Win||6–3||Eric Beaulieu||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ECC 2: Collision Course||June 30, 2006||1||1:16||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|Win||5–3||Jan Kaszuba||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Widowmaker||June 18, 2006||1||N/A||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Win||4–3||Keith Sogla||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Cage Wars 4||May 27, 2006||1||N/A||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|Loss||3–3||Garett Davis||Submission (triangle choke)||Rumble in the Cage 12||September 24, 2005||N/A||N/A||Lethbridge, Alberta|
|Win||3–2||Paulo Albuquerque||KO (punches)||KOTC: Edmonton||April 16, 2005||2||N/A||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Win||2–2||Garett Davis||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Fighting Challenge 3||October 16, 2004||2||N/A||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||1–2||Jamie Varner||TKO (punches)||WFF 7: Professional Shooto||July 23, 2004||1||3:08||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||1–1||Quenton Pongracz||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Fighting Challenge 2||June 14, 2003||N/A||N/A||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Chris McKinnon||TKO (punches)||Take it by Force||May 10, 2003||1||N/A||Selkirk, Manitoba|