October 9, 1977 |
New Bothwell, Manitoba, Canada
|Other names||El Dirte|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Joseph Daniel Doerksen (born October 9, 1977) is a Canadian mixed martial artist from New Bothwell, Manitoba. He is a veteran of promotions such as the UFC and the IFL. He specializes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with the vast majority of his victories resulting from submission techniques.
Mixed martial arts career
Doerksen started his career in 1999, when he entered the first Bas Rutten Invitational on February 6, 1999, defeating three different opponents by submission before losing to UFC vet Eugene Jackson by submission.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In November 2006, it was reported that Doerksen had signed a contract with the PRIDE Fighting Championships,  but with Zuffa's purchase of the PRIDE organization in the spring of 2007, Doerksen's contract saw him enter the WEC organization instead.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Return to the UFC
After his UFC release, Doerksen signed with World Victory Road promotion in October of 2008, and would make his debut against Izuru Takeuchi at Sengoku 6 on November 1, 2008. He won the fight via TKO.
Doerksen defeated Gregory Babene via triangle-choke submission at Canadian Fighting Championship 2 on May 22, 2009.
Third UFC stint
Riding a five-fight win streak, Doerksen returned to the UFC to face Tom Lawlor on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113, replacing an injured Tim Credeur. Following a first round in which he was rocked by Lawlor, Doerksen rebounded and won via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round.
Doerksen is the subject of a documentary by local filmmaker BJ Verot called 'Scheduled Violence' that is out in a Winnipeg theatre August 27, 2013. 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|66 matches||50 wins||16 losses|
|Win||50–16||Mike Kent||Submission (armbar)||Canadian Fighting Championship 8||September 13, 2013||1||2:29||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||49–16||Kalib Starnes||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 11: Takeover||September 15, 2012||3||5:00||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||48–16||Joel Powell||Submission (guillotine choke)||AFC 10: Rise||June 15, 2012||2||3:25||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||47–16||Brett Cooper||TKO (punches)||SFS 2 - Doerksen vs. Cooper||October 14, 2011||1||3:55||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||47–15||Luigi Fioravanti||Decision (unanimous)||Score Fighting Series||June 10, 2011||3||5:00||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||46–15||Hector Lombard||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Cage Fighting Championship 16||March 25, 2011||1||4:13||Sydney, Australia||For CFC Middleweight Championship, fight stopped due to Doerksen's left eye being swollen shut.|
|Loss||46–14||Dan Miller||Decision (split)||UFC 124||December 11, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||46–13||CB Dollaway||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 119||September 25, 2010||1||2:13||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||46–12||Shawn Marchand||TKO (punches)||Canadian Fighting Championships 5||June 4, 2010||1||0:43||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||45–12||Tom Lawlor||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 113||May 8, 2010||2||2:10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||44–12||Chad Herrick||Decision (split)||King of the Cage: Bad Boys 2||April 16, 2010||3||5:00||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Win||43–12||Takenori Sato||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10||September 23, 2009||2||4:29||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||42–12||Gregory Babene||Submission (triangle choke)||Canadian Fighting Championships 2||May 22, 2009||2||1:24||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||41–12||Izuru Takeuchi||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||3||4:13||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||40–12||John Meyer||Decision (split)||Vipers MMA||August 29, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||39–12||Jason MacDonald||TKO (elbows)||UFC 83||April 19, 2008||2||0:56||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||39–11||Ed Herman||KO (punch)||UFC 78||November 17, 2007||3||0:39||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||39–10||Paulo Filho||TKO (punches)||WEC 29||August 5, 2007||1||4:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the WEC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||39–9||BJ Lacy||TKO (punches)||GFS: Colosseum 5||May 25, 2007||2||1:11||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||38–9||Dae Won Kim||Submission (triangle choke)||Deep (mixed martial arts): 29th Impact||April 13, 2007||1||3:35||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||37–9||Ryan McGivern||Submission (rear-naked choke)||International Fight League: World Championship Semifinals||November 2, 2006||1||3:04||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||36–9||Brian Foster||Submission (rear-naked choke)||International Fight League: Gracie vs. Miletich||September 23, 2006||2||3:40||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||35–9||Todd Carney||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 67||June 30, 2006||1||2:39||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||34–9||Jeremy Johnson||Submission (punches)||Combat in the Cage 2||May 20, 2006||1||4:30||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||33–9||Thomas Russell||Submission (rear-naked choke)||GFS: Colosseum of Champions||April 15, 2006||1||0:44||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Loss||32–9||Nate Marquardt||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 58||March 4, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||32–8||Jason MacDonald||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCW 3: Caged Inferno||October 11, 2005||4||4:37||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||32–7||Brendan Seguin||TKO (leg kicks)||King of the Cage: Firestorm||September 24, 2005||3||1:49||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||31–7||Matt Lindland||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 54||August 20, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||31–6||Art Santore||Decision (unanimous)||Freedom Fight: USA vs. Canada||July 9, 2005||3||5:00||Hull, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||30–6||Patrick Côté||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 52||April 16, 2005||3||2:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||29–6||Matt Knaub||Submission (triangle choke)||International Fighting Championships: Eve Of Destruction||March 5, 2005||1||1:08||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||28–6||Ed Herman||Technical submission (triangle choke)||SF 7: Frightnight||October 23, 2004||3||2:12||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||27–6||Joe Riggs||Submission (punches)||UFC 49||August 21, 2004||2||2:39||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC debut|
|Win||27–5||Chris Leben||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 9||May 14, 2004||3||5:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||26–5||Riki Fukuda||Decision (unanimous)||SuperBrawl 35||April 16, 2004||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||25–5||Danny Anderson||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 56||March 26, 2004||1||3:40||Medina, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||24–5||Brendan Seguin||TKO (punches)||SB 30: Collision Course||June 13, 2003||1||2:14||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||23–5||Jay Buck||KO (kick)||SB 30: Collision Course||June 13, 2003||1||0:36||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||22–5||Desi Miner||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SB 30: Collision Course||June 13, 2003||1||2:20||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||21–5||Kyle Jensen||Submission (kimura)||Extreme Combat||June 7, 2003||1||4:40||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||20–5||Anthony Macias||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 5||April 25, 2003||1||3:10||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||19–5||Denis Kang||Submission (triangle choke)||UCC 11: The Next Level||October 11, 2002||1||4:49||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||18–5||Travis Galbraith||Submission (triangle choke)||World Freestyle Fighting 2||June 22, 2002||1||N/A||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||17–5||David Loiseau||Decision (unanimous)||UCC 7: Bad Boyz||January 25, 2002||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||17–4||Egan Inoue||Submission (toe hold)||SuperBrawl 22||November 2, 2001||1||0:56||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||17–3||Stephan Potvin||Decision (unanimous)||UCC 6: Redemption||October 19, 2001||2||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||17–2||Robbie Newman||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 44||September 15, 2001||1||1:45||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||16–2||Ray McDaniel||Submission (punches)||Gladiators 16||June 30, 2001||1||N/A||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||15–2||Brett Al-azzawi||Submission (keylock)||UW: Ultimate Fight Minnesota||June 2, 2001||1||2:58||Bloomington, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||14–2||Scott Ventimiglia||Submission (armbar)||Rings USA: Battle of Champions||March 17, 2001||1||2:33||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||13–2||John Alessio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Superbrawl: Futurebrawl 2000||November 14, 2000||2||3:48||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||12–2||David Ferguson||Submission (armbar)||Dangerzone: Night of the Beast||October 28, 2000||1||N/A||Lynchburg, Virginia, United States|
|Win||11–2||Mark Waters||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 36||August 26, 2000||1||2:34||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–2||Adrian Serrano||Submission (keylock)||Extreme Challenge 36||August 26, 2000||1||2:17||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||9–2||Mike Hueser||Submission (armbar)||Dangerzone: Battle At The Bear||July 8, 2000||1||10:51||New Town, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||8–2||Lee Murray||Submission (kimura)||Extreme Challenge 34||June 17, 2000||1||1:19||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||7–2||Mark Jaquith||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 34||June 17, 2000||1||3:54||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||6–2||John Renken||Submission (keylock)||Ultimate Fights||February 24, 2000||1||2:24||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Loss||5–2||Matt Hughes||Submission (punches)||Extreme Challenge 29||November 13, 1999||2||0:25||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||5–1||Cris Custer||Submission (armbar)||WEF 7: Stomp in the Swamp||October 9, 1999||1||3:17||Kenner, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||4–1||Rick Graveson||Submission (kimura)||Extreme Challenge 27||August 21, 1999||1||1:14||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Eugene Jackson||Submission (neck crank)||Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||N/A||United States|
|Win||3–0||Dennis Reed||Submission (triangle choke)||Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||N/A||United States|
|Win||2–0||Ron Lobley||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||N/A||United States|
|Win||1–0||Abundio Munoz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bas Rutten Invitational 1||February 6, 1999||1||N/A||United States|
- "Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Joe Doerksen interview
- "Extreme Challenge 29 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. November 13, 1999.
- "Joe Riggs vs. Joe Doerksen". tapology.com. August 21, 2004.
- "UFC 52 Couture vs. Liddell II Preview: Joe Doerksen vs. Patrick Cote". sherdog.com. April 13, 2005.
- "Matt Lindland vs. Joe Doerksen". tapology.com. August 20, 2005.
- "UFC 78: Validation Preview - Joe Doerksen versus Ed Herman". uscombatsports.com. November 16, 2007.
- "MMA Executive: Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen at UFC 84". mmajunkie.com. January 13, 2008.
- "Joe Doerksen released from the UFC". mmamania.com. April 30, 2008.
- "Joe Doerksen added to Sengoku 6 card". mmajunkie.com. October 14, 2008.
- "Sengoku 10: World Victory Road adds Silva, Doerksen and Schultz to Sept. 23 fight card". mmamania.com. July 17, 2009.
- "Doerksen Replaces Credeur at UFC 113". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "Joe Doerkson vs. C.B. Dollaway targeted for UFC 119 in Indianapolis". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- "MILLER VS. DOERKSEN HEADED TO UFC 124". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
- "UFC releases Joe Doersken". fiveouncesofpain.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
- "Canadian Rumour Mill - August 27, 2013". TopMMANews.com. August 27, 2013.