|Born||Jonathan Michael Madsen
February 12, 1980
Orange County, California
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)|
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Granite City, Illinois|
|Rank||NCAA Division II National Champion Wrestling|
|Years active||2008 - present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||South Dakota State University|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Born in Orange County, California and raised in Doland, South Dakota, Madsen attended Doland High School where he was a decorated high school and college wrestler. Madsen has won many awards and even had a high school wrestling match with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Besides wrestling, Madsen was a track and football star.
Madsen enrolled in South Dakota State University and won a National Title in wrestling in his freshmen year. After college he still had the passion to compete and decided to pursue mixed martial arts full-time. Wanting to train with one of the best mixed martial arts gyms, Madsen packed his stuff and moved out of his home in South Dakota to train with The H.I.T. Squad (Hughes Intensive Training) in Granite City, Illinois. Madsen decided to skip competing as an amateur and went straight to professional, with a previous record of 3–0 Madsen was picked to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 10.
The Ultimate Fighter
Madsen was on the tenth season of the The Ultimate Fighter. In the first episode, Madsen advanced to the quarterfinals after he defeated Team Rampage's second pick Abe Wagner via unanimous decision.
In the quarterfinals, Madsen fought teammate Brendan Schaub and was knocked out in the second round via two straight right punches.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Madsen was expected to face Todd Duffee on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121. However, Duffee was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Gilbert Yvel. Both men circled early on in the fight before Madsen gained a double leg takedown. Madsen then hit Yvel multiple times forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Madsen next faced his DeathClutch teammate Mike Russow at UFC Fight Night 24. He lost the fight via doctor stoppage at the end of round two in the first loss of his professional career. Despite compiling a 4-1 UFC record, Madsen was subsequently released from the UFC after the loss.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||7 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||7–1||Mike Russow||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis||March 26, 2011||2||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Win||7–0||Gilbert Yvel||TKO (punches)||UFC 121||October 23, 2010||1||1:48||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Karlos Vemola||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 116||July 3, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Mostapha al-Turk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 112||April 10, 2010||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||4–0||Justin Wren||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale||December 5, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ryan Kotzea||Decision (unanimous)||The Cage Inc.: Shock Wave||August 16, 2008||5||5:00||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||2–0||Waylon Goldsmith||TKO (punches)||The Cage Inc.: Summer Slam 4||June 14, 2008||1||1:02||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||1–0||Cody Griffin||KO (punches)||Crossroads Combat Challenge 3||May 6, 2008||1||1:53||Effingham, Illinois, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1–1||Brendan Schaub||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights||2||1:39||Las Vegas, Nevada||Quarter-finals|
|Win||1–0||Abe Wagner||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada||Preliminary bout|
- "Jon Madsen Interview".
- "Meet the cast: "The Ultimate Fighter 10" fighters officially unveiled at UFC Fan Expo". MMAJunkie.com. July 10, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
- "Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen latest addition to UFC 121 card". MMAJunkie.com. 2010-07-22.
- "Gilbert Yvel, Jon Madsen to meet at UFC 121". lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". mmajunkie.com. October 23, 2010.
- "UFC Releases 4-1 Jon Madsen - TUF 10 Heavyweight Cut After First Loss". MMAMadman. 2010-08-04.
- Professional MMA record for Jon Madsen from Sherdog
- Jon Madsen profile at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame