|Born||Shawn Martin Jordan
October 21, 1984
El Paso, Texas
|Other names||The Savage|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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 wins and 2 losses before joining Strikeforce.
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
Championships and awards
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||15–6||Matt Mitrione||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway||March 1, 2014||1||4:59||Cotai Strip, Macau, 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 and 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 and elbows)||Bellator Fighting Championships 45||May 21, 2011||1||1:56||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Mark Holata||KO (punch)||Bellator Fighting Championships 31||September 30, 2010||1||1:13||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||9–1||James Hall||Submission||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 Fighting Championships 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 Fighting Championships 9||May 29, 2009||2||1:39||Monroe, Louisiana, United States|
- "UFC on FX 2:Alves vs. Kampmann". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Mike Russow-Shawn Jordan added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. November 7, 2012.
- "http://topmmanews.com/2013/03/03/ufc-161-canada-june-15/". TopMMANews.com. March 6, 2013.
- Brian Hemminger (2013-07-24). "Heavyweight bout Shawn Jordan vs Gabriel Gonzaga slated for UFC 166 in Houston". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- Staff (January 4, 2014). "Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione confirmed for TUF China Finale". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. Retrieved January 4, 2014.