Jason Butcher

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Jason Butcher
Born (1984-10-23) October 23, 1984 (age 33)
Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States[1]
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Team Team Jorge Gurgel
Ground Zero
Rank      Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2] under Jorge Gurgel[3]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 10
By knockout 5
By submission 5
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Butcher (born October 23, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2008, he is also the current King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

In December 2009, Butcher fought for the North American Allied Fight Series amateur Light Heavyweight Championship against Dane Bonnigson. He lost via referee stoppage due to strikes.[4]

Butcher compiled an amateur record of 4–2 before moving into professional mixed martial arts.

Early professional career[edit]

Butcher started his professional career in 2011. He fought exclusively for the Kentucky-based promotion, Spartan Fighting Championship.

Butcher won three times in a row, including first round victories over fellow prospects Jared Combs and Dominique Steele. In 2012, Butcher signed with Bellator.[5]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Butcher made his debut on June 22, 2012 at Bellator 71 against Duane Bastress. He won via submission early in the first round.[2][6]

Butcher faced Shaun Asher on October 26, 2012 at Bellator 78. He won via submission in the first round.[1]

Butcher faced Jack Hermansson on March 21, 2013 at Bellator 93. For the fifth time in a row he won via submission in the first round.[7]

Butcher faced Giva Santana on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament. After losing the first round, Butcher rebounded and won the fight via TKO in the second round.[8]

Butcher faced Mikkel Parlo in the semifinal on October 4, 2013 at Bellator 102. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).[9]

Butcher faced Andreas Michailidis at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014.[10] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Butcher faced Tamdan McCrory at Bellator 134 on February 27, 2015.[11] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–2 William Hill TKO KOTC: Violent Confrontation March 3, 2017 1 2:07 Carlton, Minnesota, United States Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Robert Morrow KO (punches) KOTC: Harm's Way September 17, 2016 1 1:01 Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Won the KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 8–2 Tamdan McCrory Submission (armbar) Bellator 134 February 27, 2015 1 1:06 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 8–1 Andreas Michailidis TKO (punches) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 2 0:28 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 7–1 Mikkel Parlo Decision (unanimous) Bellator 102 October 4, 2013 3 5:00 Visalia, California, United States Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 7–0 Giva Santana TKO (punches) Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 2 1:12 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 6–0 Jack Hermansson Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 93 March 21, 2013 1 2:24 Lewiston, Maine, United States
Win 5–0 Shaun Asher Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 78 October 26, 2012 1 1:32 Dayton, Ohio, United States
Win 4–0 Duane Bastress Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 71 June 22, 2012 1 1:03 Chester, West Virginia, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 3–0 Jared Combs Submission (triangle choke) Spartan FC 11: Destruction January 13, 2012 1 3:00 Ashland, Kentucky, United States 195 lb. Catchweight bout[12]
Win 2–0 Lamont Stafford Submission (armbar) Spartan FC 8: Onslaught May 7, 2011 1 1:45 Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Win 1–0 Dominique Steele KO (punch) Spartan FC 7: Locked and Loaded February 25, 2011 1 0:45 Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Mixed martial arts amateur record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–2 Mike King Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 8 September 24, 2010 3 3:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 4–1 Anthony DiPiero Submission (anaconda choke) NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 4 August 28, 2010 1 0:51 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 3–1 Dane Bonnigson TKO (punches) NAAFS: Night of Champions 2009 December 5, 2009 1 0:14 Akron, Ohio, United States For NAAFS Amateur Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Dan Spohn Submission (rear-naked choke) NAAFS: Caged Fury 7 October 9, 2009 2 1:38 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 2–0 Phillip Clark Jr. TKO (punches) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 6 September 19, 2009 1 1:26 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 1–0 Vincent Antinore Submission (punches) UVC 1: Rumble on the River July 12, 2008 1 1:23 Portsmouth, Ohio, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bellator 78 preliminary results: Jason Butcher submits Shaun Asher, Zoila Gurgel outlasts Casey Noland by Derek Ciapala (Yahoo.com) on October 27, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jason Butcher victorious in Bellator debut by Gary Thomas (BluegrassMMA.com) on June 23, 2012
  3. ^ New black belts in West Virginia wvcombatsports.com (May 28, 2011)
  4. ^ NAAFS: Night of Champions 2009 Official Results Mixedmartialarts.com
  5. ^ Veteran Spartan fighter Jason Butcher is headed to Bellator by Juan Valle (BluegrassMMA.com) on May 3, 2012
  6. ^ Bellator 71 results recap from last night (June 22) for ‘Wiuff vs Davis' in Chester, West Virginia by Adam Guillen Jr. (MMAMania.com) on June 23, 2012
  7. ^ Bellator 93 results: live play-by-play & updates by Jordan Breen (Sherdog.com) on March 21, 2013
  8. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (September 7, 2013). "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (October 4, 2013). "Bellator 102 results: Kongo flattens Godbeer, Queiroz whacks Johnson". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bellator MMA - Bellator 128". sherdog.com. 
  11. ^ "Bellator 134 prelims: 'The Silencer,' 'The Freight Train,' 'The Irish Bad Boy,' 'The Barn Cat'". mmajunkie.com. February 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ Spartan FC 11: Destruction Tapology.com