|Born||David Hendrik Jansen
August 21, 1979
Portland, Oregon, United States
|Other names||The Fugitive|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Team||Rose City Fitness Center|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Hendrik Jansen (born August 21, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, Jansen has also formerly competed for the WEC and M-1 Global.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Jansen competed in high school wrestling. Jansen won a state championship in 1997, and also finished third twice. Jansen received a full scholarship to continue wrestling at the University of Oregon but only spent two years in college, having become "burned out" with wrestling. Jansen later joined Team Quest and transitioned into mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts career
Jansen held an undefeated amateur record of 6-0 before making his professional debut in September 2007, compiling a professional record of 12-0 with three appearances for the M-1 Global promotion before being signed by the WEC.
World Extreme Cagefighting
After his consecutive losses in the WEC, Jansen was released from the promotion.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Jansen next defeated Ashkan Morvari via rear-naked choke submisison in the second round at Bellator 57.
Jansen won his third straight Bellator fight when he defeated Jacob Kirwan via unanimous decision at Bellator 62.
Jansen faced Magomed Saadulaev in the quarterfinal round of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament on October 19, 2012 at Bellator LXXVII. He won the fight via guillotine choke in the third round. He faced Ricardo Tirloni in the semifinals on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81. Jansen won via split decision to advance to the finals of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament.
Jansen was expected to face Marcin Held for the Season Seven Tournament Final at Bellator 84 but Held was not allowed in the Horseshoe casino, in Hammond, Indiana where the event was being held since he was only 20 years old, and therefore the fight has been pushed to sometime during Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Eight.
After two straight losses, Jansen was released from the promotion.
In 2007, Jansen's father died due to a car accident.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||20 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||20–4||Marcin Held||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 155||May 20, 2016||3||5:00||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Loss||20–3||Will Brooks||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 136||April 10, 2015||5||5:00||Irvine, California, United States||For the Bellator Lightweight Championship|
|Win||20–2||Rick Hawn||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 130||October 24, 2014||3||5:00||Mulvane, Kansas, United States|
|Win||19–2||Marcin Held||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 93||March 21, 2013||3||5:00||Lewiston, Maine, United States||Bellator Season Seven Lightweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||18–2||Ricardo Tirloni||Decision (split)||Bellator 81||November 16, 2012||3||5:00||Kingston, Rhode Island, United States||Bellator Season Seven Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||17–2||Magomed Saadulaev||Submission (guillotine choke)||Bellator 77||October 19, 2012||3||0:41||Reading, Pennsylvania, United States||Bellator Season Seven Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||16–2||Jacob Kirwan||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 62||March 23, 2012||3||5:00||Laredo, Texas, United States|
|Win||15–2||Ashkan Morvari||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 57||November 12, 2011||2||2:47||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||14–2||Scott McAfee||Submission (d'arce choke)||Bellator 39||April 2, 2011||1||4:58||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||13–2||Ricardo Lamas||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 50||August 18, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–1||Kamal Shalorus||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 46||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||13–0||Richard Crunkilton||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–0||Amirkhan Mazihov||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Challenge 17: Korea||July 4, 2009||1||0:22||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||11–0||Yui Chul Nam||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 14: Japan||April 29, 2009||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–0||Flavio Alvaro||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 12: USA||February 21, 2009||2||5:00||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||9–0||Matt Lee||Submission (anaconda choke)||World Cagefighting Alliance: Pure Combat||February 6, 2009||1||3:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||8–0||Corey Mahon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||District Combat Promotions: Battle at the Nation's Capital||December 13, 2008||1||0:52||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Win||7–0||Sterling Ford||Decision (unanimous)||Sportfight 24: Domination||September 19, 2008||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||6–0||Bobby Corpuz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Elite Warriors Championships||August 2, 2006||2||2:38||Salem, Oregon, United States|
|Win||5–0||Dennis Davis||Decision (unanimous)||Banner Promotions: Night of Combat||June 20, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–0||Tommy Truex||TKO (punches)||SportFight22: Re-Awakening||April 18, 2008||1||1:38||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jeremy Burnnett||Submission (anaconda choke)||Sport Fight 21: Seasons Beatings||December 22, 2007||1||0:41||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||2–0||Dennis Parks||Submission (guillotine choke)||SF 20: Homecoming||October 27, 2007||1||N/A||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||1–0||Alejandro Alvarez||Submission (anaconda choke)||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 30||September 22, 2007||1||2:42||Portland, Oregon, United States|
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- "Northwest FightScene Magazine - Pre WEC 46 Interview with Dave Jansen". nwfightscene.com.
- "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson results". www.wec.tv/index.cfmom. 2009-10-10.
- "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
- "Dave Jansen vs. Ricardo Lamas targeted for August's WEC 50 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. 2010-06-22. Archived from the original on 2010-06-25.
- "Season 7 lightweight tourney kicks off at Bellator 77 with Clementi vs. Sarnavskiy". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-30.
- "Marcin Held vs Dave Jansen off Bellator 84". mmafrenzy.com. December 14, 2012.
- "Marcin Held-Dave Jansen on March 7". espn.go.com.com. 2013-01-18.
- "Dave Jansen off Bellator 96, David Rickels meets Michael Chandler at Bellator 97". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- "Sidelined 18 months, tourney champ Dave Jansen returns at Bellator 130 vs. Rick Hawn". mmajunkie.com. September 15, 2014.
- "Will Brooks to defend Bellator's 155-pound title against Dave Jansen in April". mmafighting.com. February 4, 2015.
- Staff (May 21, 2016). "Bellator 155 results: Carvalho, Manhoef disappoint, but champ retains belt in snoozer". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (July 18, 2016). "Bellator releases seven fighters, including 12-bout veteran Mike Richman and ex-title challenger Dave Jansen". mmajunkie.com.