J.P. Reese

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J.P. Reese
Born James Patrick Reese
(1980-12-21) December 21, 1980 (age 36)
Livonia, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight, Lightweight
Fighting out of Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank NCAA Division I Wrestler
Years active 2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 11
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 6
Losses 10
By knockout 1
By submission 6
By decision 3
Website http://www.jpreese.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

James Patrick Reese (born December 21, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist. He bases his training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.[1]

Amateur wrestling career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] He graduated from Missouri with a B.A. in Business Management in 2004.

J.P. was a 2006 Beach Wrestling National Champion and a 2007 Beach Wrestling World team member, competing at the World Beach Wrestling Championships in Antalya, Turkey.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Reese made his MMA debut June 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. He won the fight by TKO in the second round.[4]

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.

Strikeforce[edit]

Reese made his Strikeforce debut on November 18, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers[5] 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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Top Team Fighters". americantopteam.com. 
  2. ^ "» Adams Wrestling". adamswrestling.com. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ "» Player bio: J.P. Reese". mutigers.com. 
  4. ^ "Battle at the Beach results". 15Rounds.com. 
  5. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

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