Shawn Jordan

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Shawn Jordan
Born Shawn Martin Jordan
(1984-10-21) October 21, 1984 (age 30)
El Paso, Texas
Other names The Savage
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 16
By knockout 12
By submission 3
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 4
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Shawn Jordan (born October 24, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, Jordan has formerly competed for Strikeforce and Bellator.

Background[edit]

Jordan was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, attending Riverside High School where he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling, and track and field. Jordan was a two-time state champion in wrestling, was ranked as one of the top ten fullbacks in the country for football, and was the starting center on the basketball team for his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. Jordan continued his football career with a scholarship to Louisiana State University under coach Nick Saban and was a member of the 2007 National Championship team.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jordan made his amateur mixed martial arts debut in February 2008, which he lost. He rebounded in January 2009 with a TKO victory.

He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2009 for Bellator and won via submission. Jordan then competed in various promotions over the next three years, amassing a record of 11-2 before joining Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

Jordan debuted for the promotion in June 22, 2011, where he lost a unanimous decision to Devin Cole. Three months later Jordan fought Lavar Johnson, whom he defeated via submission in the second round.

With the dissolution of the Strikeforce Heavyweight division, Jordan was one of the first announced Heavyweight fighters to make the transition to the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Jordan made his official debut against UFC newcomer Oli Thompson at UFC on FX 2. He won the fight via TKO in the second round after dominating the fight with his striking.[3]

In his second UFC fight, Jordan replaced an injured Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira to face Cheick Kongo on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Jordan faced Mike Russow on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.[5] Despite losing the first round to Russow, Jordan was able to mount a comeback in the second round and won via TKO.

Jordan faced Pat Barry on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[6] Jordan defeated Barry via first round TKO. The win also delivered Jordan his first Knockout of the Night bonus award.

Jordan faced Gabriel Gonzaga on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[7] He was defeated via knockout at 1:33 of the first round.

Jordan faced Matt Mitrione on March 1, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway.[8] He was defeated via knockout at 4:59 of the first round.

Jordan next faced Jack May at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16, 2014. He won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the third round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Jared Cannonier UFC 182 January 3, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–6 Jack May TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 3 2:55 Bangor, Maine, United States
Loss 15–6 Matt Mitrione KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway March 1, 2014 1 4:59 Macau, SAR, China
Loss 15–5 Gabriel Gonzaga KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 1:33 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 15–4 Pat Barry TKO (punches) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 1 0:59 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Knockout of the Night
Win 14–4 Mike Russow TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson January 26, 2013 2 3:48 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 13–4 Cheick Kongo Decision (unanimous) UFC 149 July 21, 2012 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 13–3 Oli Thompson TKO (knee & punches) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 3, 2012 2 3:53 Sydney, Australia
Win 12–3 Lavar Johnson Submission (americana) Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough September 23, 2011 2 3:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–3 Devin Cole Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III July 22, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Kendrick Watkins TKO (punches) Gladiator Promotions: Summer Knockouts July 16, 2011 1 0:19 Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
Win 10–2 John Hill TKO (punches & elbows) Bellator 45 May 21, 2011 1 1:56 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Loss 9–2 Mark Holata KO (punch) Bellator 31 September 30, 2010 1 1:13 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 9–1 James Hall Submission (choke) USA MMA: Stacked July 31, 2010 1 0:45 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 8–1 Derrick Lewis Decision (unanimous) Cajun Fighting Championships: Full Force June 25, 2010 3 5:00 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 7–1 Kendrick Watkins KO (punches) MMA Fight Force: The Final Chapter May 28, 2010 1 0:37 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 6–1 Doug Williams TKO (punches) Bellator 18 May 13, 2010 1 0:19 Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–1 Marcus Kaiser TKO (punches) No Love Entertainment: War and Wheels January 23, 2010 1 0:54 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–1 Corey Salter TKO (punches) USA MMA: Louisiana vs. Florida October 9, 2009 1 3:18 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 3–1 Kenny Garner KO (punches) Atlas Fights: Cage Rage 2 September 6, 2009 1 0:51 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 3–0 Carlton Haselrig TKO (punches) UCFC: Rumble on the Rivers June 27, 2009 1 2:57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–0 Mahsea Bolea KO (punch) Raging Wolf 4: Defiance June 13, 2009 2 1:02 Irving, New York, United States
Win 1–0 Jayme Mckinney Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 9 May 29, 2009 2 1:39 Monroe, Louisiana, United States

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