Ryan Jensen (fighter)
September 20, 1977 |
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76 in (190 cm)|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting
Team Quest (formerly)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ryan James Jensen (born September 20, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist, who has competed for the UFC, where he held a record of 2-7, a one-fight stint with Strikeforce, and three fights for the IFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Jensen began training at the age of 15. Following his first fight against Travis Fulton in February 1997, he did not compete again until June 2002. Jensen quit his day job in November 2006, and has been training and fighting full-time since then.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
His UFC debut was on August 25, 2007 at UFC 74; his initial opponent was supposed be Travis Lutter, however Lutter was forced to withdraw due to injury. Instead, Jensen faced late replacement Thales Leites and after a strong start, got caught by an armbar submission in the first round. He followed this up with another loss to Demian Maia before leaving the UFC.
On March 29, 2008, Jensen accepted a fight against Joey Villasenor on four days notice in the Strikeforce promotion. Again, after a strong start, Jensen lost by KO with 15 seconds remaining in the first round at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le.
Since then, Jensen rebounded with a first round TKO over Mitch Whitesel at SportFight 23 in June 2008, as well as a first round submission victory over Aaron Praschack due to strikes in VFC 23.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||8 losses|
|Win||17–8||Rudy Bears||TKO (punches)||VFC 39||March 30, 2013||1||N/A||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||16–8||Jason Louck||Submission (guillotine choke)||Disorderly Conduct: Warriors||May 19, 2012||1||N/A||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||15–8||Jason MacDonald||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 129||April 30, 2011||1||1:37||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||15–7||Court McGee||Submission (arm triangle choke)||UFC 121||October 23, 2010||3||1:21||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||15–6||Jesse Forbes||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 114||May 29, 2010||1||1:06||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||14–6||Mark Muñoz||TKO (submission to punches)||UFC 108||January 2, 2010||1||2:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–5||Steve Steinbeiss||Technical submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||1||3:56||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||13–5||Wilson Gouveia||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer||September 17, 2008||2||2:04||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||13–4||Aaron Praschak||TKO (submission to punches)||Victory Fighting Championships 24||July 26, 2008||1||2:09||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||12–4||Mitch Whitesel||TKO (injury)||SportFight 23||June 20, 2008||1||4:42||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Joey Villaseñor||KO (punch)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le||March 29, 2008||1||4:45||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Demian Maia||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 77||October 20, 2007||1||2:40||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Thales Leites||Submission (armbar)||UFC 74||August 25, 2007||1||3:47||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–1||Curtis Stout||Submission (triangle choke)||VFC 19: Inferno||May 18, 2007||1||3:10||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–1||Alfred Escobedo||TKO (submission to punches)||IFC: Road to Global Domination||March 4, 2007||1||1:21||Belton, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–1||BJ Lacy||TKO||IFC: Rumble on the River 2||November 10, 2006||1||2:34||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||8–1||Rob Kimmons||Submission (choke)||VFC 14: Aggression||May 20, 2006||1||N/A||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Marlon Sims||Submission (rear naked choke)||IFC: Caged Combat||April 1, 2006||1||1:51||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||6–1||Danny Anderson||TKO||VFC 10: Championship X||August 6, 2005||2||1:16||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Brock Larson||TKO (submission to punches)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||1:39||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||5–0||Neal Rowe||Submission (rear naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||2:00||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||4–0||Tyrone Roberts||Submission (triangle choke)||Victory Fighting Championships 5||July 12, 2003||1||2:46||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–0||Josh Stamp||TKO||VFC 2: Bragging Rights||August 17, 2002||1||0:56||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brian Robinson||TKO (submission to punches)||Victory Fighting Championships 1||June 16, 2002||1||0:20||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Travis Fulton||Submission (triangle choke)||Extreme Challenge 4||February 22, 1997||1||1:40||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
- "Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen inked for UFC 108 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- ""TUF 11" champ Court McGee likely to meet Ryan Jensen at UFC 121". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
- "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". mmajunkie.com. October 23, 2010.
- "Ryan Jensen released by UFC following loss to Jason MacDonald on April 30". mmamania.com. May 3, 2011.
- "Ryan Jensen: It's a tough economy but someone's got to fight through it". UFC.com. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Ryan Jensen-On the Best Journey of his Life". UFC.com. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2011-04-03.