|Born||Shawn Martin Jordan
October 21, 1984
El Paso, Texas, United States
|Other names||The Savage|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)|
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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 also formerly competed for Strikeforce and Bellator.
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 11-2 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
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.
Jordan faced UFC newcomer Jared Cannonier at UFC 182 on January 3, 2014. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned Jordan his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Jordan is expected to face Derrick Lewis on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68. The bout will be a rematch since the two fought each other on the local circuit back in June 25, 2010, a fight that Jordan won by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||17 wins||6 losses|
|Win||17–6||Jared Cannonier||KO (punches)||UFC 182||January 3, 2015||1||2:57||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|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 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 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|
Amateur mixed martial arts record
|Win||1–1||Chris Kissam||TKO (punches)||No Love Entertainment: Full Throttle||January 24, 2009||1||1:02||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||0-1||Scott Barrett||TKO (punches)||Renaissance MMA 5||February 9, 2008||1||N/A||Mandeville, Louisiana, United States|
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