|Born||James Patrick Reese
December 21, 1980
Livonia, Michigan, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||NCAA Division I Wrestler|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Amateur wrestling career
J.P. Reese began wrestling at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was a two-time state place winner (sixth place – 1998 and third place – 1999) along with helping his team to a State Championship in 1998 and a Runner-up finish in 1999. He finished his senior year with a 57-1 record.
Reese went on to wrestle for the University of Missouri and started all four years. He became a two-time NCAA Wrestling Championships qualifier (2002 and 2003). He obtained All-American honors at the University Nationals in Freestyle Wrestling in 2002. J.P. stands second all-time in career pins for the Mizzou Wrestling team (47) behind Ben Askren. He graduated from Missouri with a B.A. in Business Management in 2004.
Mixed martial arts career
He subsequently fought twice for Bellator Fighting Championships in Florida. He has quickly amassed a record of 5 wins and 1 loss in the first 15 months of his MMA career.
Reese made his Strikeforce debut on November 18, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers as a late replacement for Isaac Vallie-Flagg against Bobby Green. He lost the fight via submission in the third round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||11 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||11–10||Alejandro Solano Rodriguez||Submission (guillotine choke)||CP: Calvo Promotions 3||October 1, 2014||3||2:57||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Loss||11–9||Jason Soares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight Time 19||May 30, 2014||3||3:57||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||11–8||Arman Ospanov||Submission (triangle choke)||IADF - International Association Diamond Fight||March 22, 2014||1||3:33||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
|Win||11–7||Daniel Swain||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||XFC 27: Frozen Fury||December 13, 2013||3||3:37||Muskegon, Michigan, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||10–7||Billy Quarantillo||Decision (unanimous)||Real Fighting Championships 29||November 8, 2013||3||5:00||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Loss||9–7||Lando Vannata||Decision (split)||XFC 25: Boiling Point||September 6, 2013||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||9–6||Julian Lane||Submission (guillotine choke)||Fight Time 15: It's Fight Time!||June 21, 2013||1||2:45||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||9–5||Vagner Rocha||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight Time 14: This Means War!||April 26, 2013||5||2:18||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States||Fight Time Promotions and ISKA Lightweight Championship bout.|
|Win||9–4||David Shepherd||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 87||January 31, 2013||3||5:00||Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||8–4||Kevin Lee||Decision (unanimous)||IFL 51 No Guts No Glory||November 17, 2012||3||5:00||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Win||8–3||Paulo Durao||Submission (D'arce choke)||WCMMA 1: USA vs Portugal||September 15, 2012||2||2:02||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Sevak Magakian||Decision (unanimous)||SHOFight MMA 20||June 16, 2012||3||5:00||Springfield, Missouri, United States|
|Win||7–2||Eric Thompson||Decision (split)||Prestige Fights 6: Bayou Brawl||June 1, 2012||3||5:00||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||176 lbs. catchweight bout.|
|Win||6–2||Brad Wheeler||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors: 45||February 18, 2012||3||5:00||North London, England|
|Loss||5–2||Bobby Green||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers||November 18, 2011||3||2:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–1||Martin Brown||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 50||September 17, 2011||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–1||Aaron Aschendorf||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Time 6: Pride and Glory||August 19, 2011||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–1||Jason Valle||TKO (punches)||Championship Fighting Alliance: The Title||May 6, 2011||2||1:31||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Kamrin Naville||TKO (cut)||RRMC: RadRok MMA Championship||January 21, 2011||1||5:00||Coral Springs, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Bounmy Somchay||TKO (punches)||Bellator 34||October 28, 2010||1||3:32||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||1–0||Johonner Correa||TKO (punches)||Elite Promotions: Battle at the Beach||June 19, 2010||2||1:45||Miami, Florida, United States|
- "American Top Team Fighters". americantopteam.com.
- "» Adams Wrestling". adamswrestling.com. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
- "» Player bio: J.P. Reese". mutigers.com.
- "Battle at the Beach results". 15Rounds.com.
- "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11.