Ian Loveland

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Ian Loveland
Born (1983-09-07) September 7, 1983 (age 34)
Gresham, Oregon
Other names The Barn Owl
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Featherweight,
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Fighting out of Portland, Oregon
Team Sports Lab Fight Team
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 18
By knockout 9
By submission 7
By decision 2
Losses 10
By knockout 1
By submission 6
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ian Loveland (born September 7, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. Loveland has fought for promotions such as King of the Cage, International Fight League, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit]

Loveland's interest in martial arts started when he was five years old and he began training in Tae Kwon Do because, "I kept getting into fights and my parents wanted an outlet for me". Upon entering high school, Loveland realized Tae Kwon Do, "wasn't for me", and he picked up wrestling.[1]

Before turning pro, Loveland held an amateur record of 7-0, with six submission wins and one lone knockout win.[2] In 2005, Loveland made his professional debut defeating current UFC fighter, Bryan Caraway. He won his next two fights via first round submissions.

After earning a record of 4-4, Loveland signed onto fight for the Ring of Combat's featherweight tournament. His first fight was against former WEC fighter, Will Kerr. He defeated Kerr via first round submission, moving onto the semi-finals. Before continuing on in the tournament, Loveland defeated CJ Thompson in SportFight, and lost to Wagnney Fabiano in the International Fight League (IFL).

Loveland defeated Rich Boine in the semi-finals for the Ring of Combat tournament. A month later in the finals, Loveland was defeated by James Jones.

He lost his second fight for the IFL, being defeated by Jason Palacios. He bounced back from the two fight losing skid, winning all six of his next fights - one of which was featured for the IFL.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

With less than two weeks notice, Loveland stepped in for Leonard Garcia and fought Tyler Toner at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale.[3] Loveland dominated all three rounds and won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26). After the fight, Loveland said he would likely drop to the bantamweight division.[4]

Loveland faced Joseph Benavidez on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[5] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Loveland fought Yves Jabouin on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134, losing via split decision.[6] In the loss, Loveland suffered a possible chest injury and is out for up to 6 months.[7] Despite the injury, he was released from the promotion.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–10 Enoch Wilson Submission (armbar) KOTC: No Fear February 6, 2016 1 N/A Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Win 17–10 Gabriel Solorio TKO (punches) WFC 25: Brawl at the Beach July 26, 2014 1 N/A Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Loss 16–10 Kyoji Horiguchi Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan 2012 December 24, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–9 Casey Olson KO (head kick and punches) TPF 14: Validation September 7, 2012 1 0:38 Lemoore, California, United States Defended Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship
Win 15–9 Alexander Crispim KO (knee) TPF 13: Unfinished Business May 10, 2012 1 4:23 Lemoore, California, United States Won Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship
Loss 14–9 Yves Jabouin Decision (split) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Released from UFC after loss
Loss 14–8 Joseph Benavidez Decision (unanimous) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States Bantamweight debut
Win 14–7 Tyler Toner Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale December 4, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–7 Xavier Desrochers TKO (punches) Wreck MMA April 16, 2010 1 0:41 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Win 12–7 Douglas Evans KO (head kick) Arctic Combat 1 January 16, 2010 5 0:09 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Win 11–7 Chris Barrera TKO (punches) Raw Power MMA October 12, 2009 1 N/A Bahrain
Win 10–7 Chanti Johnson KO (punches) Rumble on the Ridge 6 November 21, 2009 1 0:32 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Win 9–7 Dennis Davis Submission (guillotine choke) IFL: Las Vegas February 29, 2008 2 0:58 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–7 Andy Lukesh Decision (unanimous) SportFight 20: Homecoming October 27, 2007 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 7–7 Jason Palacios Submission (rear-naked choke) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 1 1:48 Everett, Washington, United States
Loss 7–6 James Jones Submission (armbar) Ring of Combat 14 April 27, 2007 1 3:17 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Tournament of Champions Finals
Win 7–5 Rich Boine Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Combat 13 March 16, 2007 1 1:22 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals
Loss 6–5 Wagnney Fabiano Submission (arm-triangle choke) IFL: Atlanta February 23, 2007 1 0:59 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 6–4 CJ Thompson Submission (rear-naked choke) SF 18: Turning Point January 6, 2007 1 3:23 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 5–4 Will Kerr Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Combat 12 November 17, 2006 1 2:22 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Tournament of Champions Quarterfinals
Win 4–4 John Yim TKO (punches) KOTC: Insurrection October 6, 2006 N/A N/A Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 3–4 Trevor Burnell TKO (punches) SportFight 17: Hot Zone August 5, 2006 1 1:01 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 3–3 Enoch Wilson Submission (rear-naked choke) SportFight 15: Tribute April 8, 2006 2 2:57 Portland, Oregon, United States For the Sport Fight Featherweight Championship.
Loss 3–2 Ben Greer Submission (rear-naked choke) Elite Fighting 1 March 18, 2006 4 1:38 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 3–1 Akitoshi Tamura Submission (triangle choke) MARS February 4, 2006 1 3:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Anthony Hamlett Submission (rear-naked choke) SportFight 14: Resolution January 6, 2006 1 1:04 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 2–0 Joe Doherty Submission (armbar) SportFight 13: Rocky Mountain Sportfight October 15, 2005 1 2:46 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Bryan Caraway TKO (cut) SportFight 12: Breakout September 16, 2005 2 0:31 Portland, Oregon, United States


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