Jacob McClintock

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Jacob McClintock
BornJacob Patrick McClintock
(1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 31)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Other namesTick Tock
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out ofTempe, Arizona
TeamArizona Combat Sports
Rankblack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission5
By knockout2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jacob Patrick McClintock (born February 25, 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American mixed martial artist. McClintock fights at welterweight and has compiled a record of 8-2, with all ten matches ending in first round stoppages. He is most known for his stint with Bellator Fighting Championships. He competed in their season two and season four welterweight tournaments, but was eliminated in the qualifying round of both seasons.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[edit]

Jacob was introduced to jiu-jitsu when he was 11. By the age of 15, he had already won every tournament in the United States. He finished 3rd in the world as a purple belt at 18 in the adult class. Jacob took a while off before returning to competition and winning the nationals as a brown belt against Clark Gracie; a member of the famed Gracie family.[1]

Jacob is a black belt under Gustavo Dantas. McClintock’s nickname, “Tick-Tock”, was given to him by another ACS teammate who said that, “it’s only a matter of time before he wins his fight".[2][3]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

When he was 12 he began his mixed martial arts training at Elite Performance in Phoenix, Arizona but then moved over to Arizona Combat Sports. He made his pro debut in 2007 when he defeated Jason Ward at the event Proving Grounds 1.

He continued his winning ways with wins over Adam Liston and Eric Regan. His record improved to 4-0 after defeating Zach Taylor, an undefeated fighter, Jacob won after knocking out Taylor midway through the first round.[4]

At fightFORCE 2, Jaocb took on highly praised Russian fighter Sultan Tikhayev.[5] Sultan dominated Jacob throughout the first round with devastating ground and pound until the final seconds when Jacob caught Sultan with an armbar submission.[5] The fight was held in Russia, Sultan's home country.[5]

Jacob was set to fight TUF alumni, Paul Bradley and War Machine, but due to scheduling issues, both fights were canceled.[3] McClintock instead fought on the UWC 7: Redemption card on October 3, 2009 in Fairfax, Virginia.[6] After showing great clinch work, he defeated his opponent, Beau Baker via technical knockout midway through round one. Jacob did not make weight for the fight, weighing in five pounds over and took a small pay cut.[7]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

On November 22, McClintock signed with upstart promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships.[8]

At Bellator 15, McClintock had his first fight in the welterweight tournament. Originally, McClintock was set to fight against English judoka, Jim Wallhead.[9] However, after Wallhead had to pull out of the bout due to flight issues caused by the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, Ryan Thomas stepped in as his replacement.[10] McClintock lost the fight near the end of the first round via TKO.

McClintock competed in a tournament qualifier fight at Bellator 30 against Brent Weedman. McClintock took his second loss after being defeated by Weedman via TKO midway through round one. Winning would have gained McClintock entry to the season four welterweight tournament.[11] After the loss he was released from the promotion.

Post Bellator[edit]

McClintock was set to return to competition at Jeff Curran's Xtreme Fighting Organization 39 on May 13, 2011 against journeymen Dan Gilbert.[12] However, for unknown reasons, the fight never took place.

McClintock attended the tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter: Live, but was not selected to participate after it was announced as an all lightweight cast. Instead, McClintock returned from a year and a half MMA hiatus, fighting Darius Yancy at Coalition of Combat: The Banger's Ball on February 25, 2012. McClintock won the fight via submission (triangle choke) in the first round. On September 21, 2012 McClintock made his first trip to Brazil for the fight card Brasil Fight 6. McClintock fought Edson Jorge and won the fight via submission (triangle choke) in the first round.

Grappling credentials[edit]

  • 4× U.S. National Champion
  • 3× Pan American Champion
  • 2007 World Championships: Bronze Medal
  • 2012 Arizona International Open: Gold Medal
  • 9th Arizona Grappling Challenge 2nd place
  • 10th Arizona Grappling Challenge Champion
  • 5th AZ Open Champion
  • 2007 Arizona State Champion
  • 11th Grapplers Quest West Champion

Personal life[edit]

Jacob has a daughter named Madison.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 9 wins 2 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 5 0
By decision 0 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–2 Jeremie Holloway Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator MMA Monster Energy All-Star Race May 20, 2017 1 1:39 Concord, North Carolina,United States
Win 8–2 Edson Jorge Submission (triangle choke) Brasil Fight 6 - Brazil vs. USA September 21, 2012 1 4:04 Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Win 7–2 Darius Yancy Submission (reverse triangle choke) Coalition of Combat 1 February 25, 2012 1 2:28 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 6–2 Brent Weedman TKO (punches) Bellator 30 September 23, 2010 1 3:05 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier
Loss 6–1 Ryan Thomas TKO (punches) Bellator 15 April 22, 2010 1 4:11 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 6–0 Beau Baker TKO (punches) Ultimate Warrior Challenge 7 October 3, 2009 1 3:33 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Win 5–0 Alexander Yakovlev Submission (armbar) fightFORCE 2 February 28, 2009 1 4:59 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 4–0 Zach Taylor TKO (strikes) Total Combat 31 September 20, 2008 1 3:11 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Eric Regan Submission (armbar) Rage in the Cage 110 May 21, 2008 1 2:45 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Adam Liston TKO (punches) MTX Audio Fight Nights 1 January 8, 2008 1 0:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Jason Ward TKO (knees) Proving Grounds 1 May 12, 2007 1 1:33 Cayman Islands


  1. ^ "Jacob McClintock: Speakers & Interviews". 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  2. ^ http://www.bellator.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23600&ATCLID=204890353
  3. ^ a b "Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jacob McClintock". Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  4. ^ "Jacob's Pro Fight record". Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  5. ^ a b c "fightFORCE results". Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  6. ^ "UWC 7: Redemption, Fight card and Results". Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  7. ^ "UWC: Redemption Live Results and Commentary From Cage Side". Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  8. ^ "Bellator inks undefeated Jacob McClintock for season-two 170-pound tourney". Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  9. ^ "Bellator welterweight tourney kicks off at Bellator 14 and Bellator 15, matchups set". Archived from the original on 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
  10. ^ "VOLCANO KNOCKS WALLHEAD OUT, THOMAS BACK IN". Retrieved 2010-04-19.
  11. ^ "Jacob McClintock vs. Brent Weedman added to Bellator 30 in Kentucky". Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  12. ^ "XFO 39: Curran vs. Pearson Fight Card". Retrieved 2010-12-06.

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