Eddie Gordon (fighter)
July 22, 1983
Montego Bay, Jamaica
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185.6 lb (84.2 kg; 13.26 st)|
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Uniondale, New York|
|Team||Serra-Longo Fight Team|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Serra|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eddie Gordon (born July 22, 1983) is a Jamaican mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Middleweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional since 2011, he has also competed for the UFC and was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 Mixed martial arts exhibition record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Gordon attended Fordham University and graduated with a degree in finance and in marketing and communications. He worked as a finance director and then a sales consultant before pursuing MMA. He started training for MMA after running into his old high school friend Chris Weidman, who is the former UFC Middleweight champion.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
Gordon was revealed as one of the cast members of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter on March 25, 2014. In the elimination rounds, he defeated Matt Gabel by unanimous decision after two rounds. He was then chosen as the third pick for the middleweights on coach Frankie Edgar's team.
In the quarter-final rounds, Gordon fought Team Penn's first middleweight pick Mike King. Gordon defeated King by unanimous decision after three rounds. Afterwards Dana White described the fight as "terrible" since he felt that the fighters had no sense of urgency to win. Gordon fought Cathal Pendred in the semi-finals. He won the bout by split decision, securing his place at the finale.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Gordon made his return after over a year out of the cage on August 4, 2016, winning a split decision over Bellator veteran Chris Lozano at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 60 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption
In February 2017, it was revealed that Gordon would again compete on the UFC's reality show in the 25th season on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption. Gordon was the third pick overall for Team Garbrandt. He faced Tom Gallicchio and lost via submission in the opening round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter 19 Tournament Winner
- Ring of Combat
- Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Championship (one time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||8 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||8–7||John Howard||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 10||October 20, 2018||2||5:00||Washington, D.C., United States||2018 PFL Middleweight Quarterfinal bout.|
|Loss||8–6||Gasan Umalatov||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 6||August 16, 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Shamil Gamzatov||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 3||July 5, 2018||3||5:00||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Win||8–4||Chris Lozano||Decision (split)||Cage Fury Fighting Championships 60||August 6, 2016||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Antônio Carlos Júnior||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero||June 27, 2015||3||4:37||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Chris Dempsey||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold||April 18, 2015||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Josh Samman||KO (head kick)||UFC 181||December 6, 2014||2||3:08||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Dhiego Lima||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||1||1:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Middleweight debut; Won The Ultimate Fighter 19 Middleweight tournament.|
|Win||6–1||Oscar Delgado||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFA 11||May 24, 2013||2||1:32||Coral Gables, Florida, United States||Catchweight (190 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||5–1||Anton Talamantes||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 42||September 14, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Lost the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||5–0||Carlos Brooks||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 41||June 15, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Ryan Contaldi||KO (punch)||Ring of Combat 40||April 27, 2012||1||2:58||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||David Tkeshelashvili||Decision (majority)||Ring of Combat 39||February 10, 2012||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Steve Edwards||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Ring of Combat 37||September 9, 2011||2||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||J.A. Dudley||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 36||June 17, 2011||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Loss||3-1||Tom Gallicchio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption||April 26, 2017 (airdate)||1||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 25 elimination round.|
|Win||3-0||Cathal Pendred||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn||June 18, 2014 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 19 semifinal round.|
|Win||2-0||Mike King||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn||June 4, 2014 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 19 preliminary round.|
|Win||1-0||Matt Gabel||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn||April 16, 2014 (airdate)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 19 elimination round.|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Romero". UFC.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Edgar vs. Penn". UFC.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "Great crowd @serrabjj Tues night! Congrats to TUF Champ & brand new blue belt Eddie @truckmma Gordon! @MattSerraUFC". twitter.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
- "TUF Fighter: Eddie Gordon". UFC. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
- "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Cast Revealed". UFC.
- Luke Thomas (2014-07-06). "TUF 19 Finale results: Eddie Gordon bulldozes Dhiego Lima in the first round". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
- Mark La Monica (2014-09-23). "Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman added to UFC 181". newsday.com. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-01-16). "'TUF 19' Winner Eddie Gordon Matched Against Chris Dempsey at UFC on Fox 15". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
- Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-15). "Eddie Gordon, Antonio Carlos Junior set to fight at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
- Damon Martin (2015-06-27). "Antonio Carlos Junior submits Eddie Gordon in battle of 'Ultimate Fighter' winners". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-10-16). "'The Ultimate Fighter 19' Winner Eddie Gordon Announces UFC Release". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- Marc Raimondi (2017-02-15). "Joe Stevenson, James Krause, Jesse Taylor among TUF: Redemption cast members". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
- "Eddie Gordon". Tapology.