Jason Dent

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Jason Dent
Born (1980-06-12) June 12, 1980 (age 36)
Madison, Ohio, United States
Other names Dynamite
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Team GriffonRawl MMA Academy
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Karate
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 21
By knockout 3
By submission 18
Losses 13
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 8
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason William Dent (born June 12, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist. The Lightweight competitor has held several regional championships,[1] most recently he won the International Fighting and Boxing League (IFBL) Welterweight Championship.[2] He runs the GriffonRawl MMA Academy in Mentor, Ohio, and previously hosted an MMA oriented radio talk show on WWGK Radio (AM 1540 KNR2) in Cleveland.[3] and was a competitor on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Dent's training in Martial arts began at age 13 with karate. Just before earning his black belt he moved onto muay thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[3]

Dent made his professional MMA debut at Extreme Combat Challenge's Assault event on May 31, 2003, where he defeated Tim Newland with a triangle choke. He won his first professional championship a few months later at Next Level Fighting's first event on September 13, 2003. Once again, using a triangle choke, Dent defeated Nick Spencer for the NLF Lightweight Championship.[4]

He fought in a number of other local events and was eventually offered a chance to fight in a UFC match. In his UFC debut at UFC 63, Dent lost by unanimous decision to Roger Huerta. He was given second chance with a match against Gleison Tibau at UFC 68 which he lost by unanimous decision. Having lost both matches, Dent was cut from the UFC roster.[5]

Dent went back to the local MMA circuit and won five of his next six fights winning three championships along the way. He tried out for The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom and was accepted. In the preliminary elimination round, he defeated Robert Browning, securing himself a spot in The Ultimate Fighter house. In episode eight, Dent defeated Team UK lightweight Jeff Lawson by Anaconda Choke in the second round, earning him a spot in the semi-finals. Dent lost by decision in the semi finals to Ross Pearson.

Dent won his post TUF fight against Cameron Dollar by submission in the first round do to an anaconda choke. The fight was at the TUF 9 Finale and Dent was awarded the Submission of the Night bonus for the choke.

Dent faced George Sotiropoulos on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106.[6] Dent fought George on the Prelim card, the fight started off with an exchange where both fighters were engaging but after some time Sotiropoulos took down Dent and controlled him on the ground for the duration of round 1. At the start of round 2, Dent once again got taken down while Sotiropoulos was working for a kimura, but was unable to lock it in. While still holding Dent's arm he instead went for an armbar which finished the fight in the 2nd round.

Dent was released from the UFC for the second time after his loss at UFC 106.[7]

With his latest stint in the UFC now behind him, Dent took a fight with NAAFS Middleweight Champion Chris Lozano at a catchweight of 170 pounds for the NAAFS Superfight Title. Despite suffering a broken arm sustained from blocking a kick in the 1st round, Dent traded shots with Lozano for four full rounds before the fight was ended. He returned to defend his NAAFS Lightweight belt against the Interim Champion, Bellator Featherweight Tournament finalist Daniel Mason-Straus more than a year later. While Dent again traded shots with his opponent throughout, he lost a decision on all three judges' scorecards.

Dent is scheduled to fight Chris Horodecki in Horodecki's hometown of London, Ontario on October 26, 2013 on the Provincial Fighting Championship card.[8]

Based on research by an MMA writer] Dent owns the record for most career submissions in MMA for a UFC veteran from Ohio.[9]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Extreme Fighting Challenge
    • EFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • International Fighting & Boxing League
    • IFBL Lightweight Championship (One time)
    • IFBL Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • North American Allied Fighting Championship
    • NAAFS Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Next Level Fighting
    • NLF Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22–13 Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous) Pure MMA: Next Episode May 12, 2012 3 5:00 Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States 160lb Catchweight bout.
Win 22–12 Paul Bird Submission (armbar) World War Fighting Championship 6 April 7, 2012 2 3:19 Clive, Iowa
Loss 21–12 Daniel Mason-Straus Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 October 15, 2011 5 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 21–11 Chris Lozano TKO (retirement) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 6 June 5, 2010 4 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 21–10 George Sotiropoulos Submission (armbar) UFC 106 November 21, 2009 2 4:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21–9 Cameron Dollar Submission (anaconda choke) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale June 20, 2009 1 4:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won Submission of the Night Honors
Win 20–9 Matt Shaw Submission (americana) IFBL: Fight Night 13 September 20, 2008 2 3:41 Niles, Ohio, United States Won IFBL Welterweight Championship
Win 19–9 Nick Sorg Submission (armbar) GFS: Fight Nite in the Flats IV June 7, 2008 2 4:33 Cleveland, Ohio, United States For the NAAFS Lightweight Championship
Win 18–9 Harris Sarmiento Submission (anaconda choke) IFBL: Fight Night 10 December 15, 2007 5 1:49 Niles, Ohio, United States For IFBL Lightweight Championship
Loss 17–9 Torrance Taylor Decision (split) NAAFS: Caged Fury 3 November 3, 2007 5 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States For the NAAFS Lightweight Championship
Win 17–8 Israel Giron Submission (guillotine choke) EC: Fights July 21, 2007 2 1:47 Monterrey, Mexico
Win 16–8 Luke Spencer TKO (punches) Superior Fight Night 3 July 21, 2007 2 2:55 Cleveland Ohio, United States
Win 15–8 Mike Bogner Submission (anaconda choke) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 3 June 9, 2007 1 0:58 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 14–8 Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) UFC 68 March 3, 2007 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 14–7 Roger Huerta Decision (unanimous) UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn September 23, 2006 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 14–6 Kolo Koka Submission (armbar) Icon Sport: Mayhem vs Lawler September 2, 2006 3 1:07 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 13–6 Luke Spencer Submission (triangle choke) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 2 June 10, 2006 3 0:43 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 12–6 Joe Voisin Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC: Drop Zone March 18, 2006 1 4:50 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Win 11–6 Clint Zeedyk TKO (punches) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 1 February 18, 2006 2 1:40 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 10–6 Brandon Garner Submission (triangle choke) KOTC: Shock and Awe October 1, 2005 1 2:49 Alberta, Canada
Win 10–5 Josh Souder TKO (cut) GFS: Fight Night in the Flats 1 September 17, 2005 1 1:57 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 9–5 Primo Luciano Submission (punches) Extreme Fighting Challenge 11 March 5, 2005 1 N/A Columbus, Ohio, United States Defended the EFC Lightweight Championship
Loss 8–5 Paulo Dantas Decision (unanimous) KOTC 48: Payback February 25, 2005 2 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 8–4 Joe Voisin Submission (triangle choke) ECC: Ho Ho Ho KO December 18, 2004 2 1:17 Muncie, Indiana, United States
Loss 7–4 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Fighting Organization 3 October 2, 2004 3 5:00 McHenry, Illinois, United States
Loss 7–3 Ryan Schultz TKO (punches) APEX: Genesis September 5, 2004 1 2:00 Quebec, Canada
Win 7–2 Tom Kirk Submission (triangle choke) ECC: Brawl at the Hall June 26, 2004 3 2:43 Muncie, Indiana, United States
Win 6–2 D'Angelo Nickle Submission (punches) Northern Kentucky FC May 29, 2004 1 N/A Covington, Kentucky, United States
Loss 5–2 Tetsuji Kato Decision (unanimous) SuperBrawl 35 April 16, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–1 Matt Brady Submission (armbar) KOTC 34: Ohio February 28, 2004 1 N/A Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 4–1 Davy Gibson Submission (armbar) Extreme Combat Challenge February 7, 2004 1 N/A Anderson, Indiana, United States
Win 3–1 Billy Rush Submission (punches) International Combat Events 5 September 13, 2003 1 3:49 Middletown, Ohio, United States
Win 2–1 Nick Spencer Submission (triangle choke) Next Level Fighting September 13, 2003 3 2:20 Steubenville, Ohio, United States For Next Level Fighting Lightweight Championship
Loss 1–1 Antoine Skinner Decision (unanimous) ECC: Mayhem in Muncie August 23, 2003 3 5:00 Muncie, Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 Tim Newland Submission (triangle choke) ECC: Assault May 31, 2003 3 3:15 Anderson, Indiana, United States


  1. ^ "Jason "Dynamite" Dent". GriffonRawl MMA Academy. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ "IFBL Fight Night 13 Official Results". MixedMartialArts.com. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Spike TV Profile". Spike TV. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Next Level Fighting 1". GriffonRawl MMA Academy. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Jason Dent gets second UFC shot on 'TUF 9'". MMAFighting.com. February 27, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "UFC 106 Jason Dent vs George Sotiropoulos: Dent vs Sotiropoulos UFC 106". Profighting-fans.com. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  7. ^ "Five Knuckles". fiveknuckles.com. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Rumour Mill - August 27, 2013". TopMMANews.com. August 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Intimidation sponsored UFC vet Jason Dent highlighted in Ohio MMA submissions article". Intimidation Clothing. 

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