Ryan Jensen (fighter)

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Ryan Jensen
Born (1977-09-20) September 20, 1977 (age 36)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Residence New Mexico
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Reach 76.0 in (193 cm)
Style Kickboxing/Jiu Jitsu
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting[1]
Team Quest (formerly)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 20
By knockout 10
By submission 10
Losses 8
By knockout 3
By submission 5
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 2-6, a one-fight stint with Strikeforce.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Jensen then returned to the UFC and was defeated by Wilson Gouveia at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer via submission (armbar).

This was followed up by a win over Steve Steinbeiss at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard via first round technical submission.

Jensen faced Mark Muñoz at UFC 108 on January 2, 2010.[2] He lost the fight via submission (punches) at the 2:30 mark of the first round.

Jensen faced Jesse Forbes at UFC 114 on May 29, 2010. He defeated Forbes by guillotine choke submission in the first round.

Jensen fought Court McGee at UFC 121.[3] He lost the fight via arm triangle choke in the third round.[4]

Jensen was defeated by Jason MacDonald via first round submission at UFC 129[5] and was subsequently released from the promotion.[6]

Post-UFC[edit]

One year after his UFC release, Jensen returned to MMA and faced Jason Louck at Disorderly Conduct: Warriors on May 19, 2012. He won the fight via guillotine choke submission.[7]

He then faced Rudy Bears in the main event of Victory Fighting Championship 39 on March 30, 2013.[8] Jensen won the fight via first round TKO.[9]

Jensen faced Victor Moreno at Victory Fighting Championship 40 on July 27, 2013.[10] He won the fight via guillotine choke submission.

Jensen then faced Ryan McClain at Victory Fighting Championship 42 on March 15, 2014. He won the fight via first round TKO.[11]

Bellator MMA[edit]

After compiling a 4-0 record on the regional MMA circuit, Jensen made his Bellator MMA debut on April 18, 2014 at Bellator 117. He defeated Mark Stoddard by submission in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Jensen and his wife have two daughters.[12][13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–8 Mark Stoddard Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 1 3:52 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Bellator debut
Win 19–8 Ryan McClain TKO (punches) VFC 42 March 15, 2014 1 1:19 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 18–8 Victor Moreno Submission (guillotine choke) VFC 40 July 27, 2013 1 3:12 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 17–8 Rudy Bears TKO (punches) VFC 39 March 30, 2013 1 1:01 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 16–8 Jason Louck Submission (guillotine choke) Disorderly Conduct: Warriors May 19, 2012 1 4:28 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 (punches) 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 (punches) 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 (punches) 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

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