Jason Knight (fighter)
July 14, 1992
D'Iberville, Mississippi, United States
|Other names||The Kid, Mississippi Mean, Hick Diaz|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
(135–145 Ib) (2009-present)
(145–155 Ib) (2011-2014)
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||D'Iberville, Mississippi, United States|
|Team||Alan Belcher MMA Club|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2009 - present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jason Knight (born July 14, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he has also competed for Titan FC.
Born and raised in D'Iberville, Mississippi, Knight began training at the age of 14 to stay out of trouble and street fighting. He later attended D'Iberville High School before dropping out at the age of 16, and began training with UFC veteran Alan Belcher.
Mixed martial arts career
Knight began competing as an amateur at the age of 14, and fought ten times before turning professional in 2009 at age 17. He then compiled a record of 16-1 before being signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Knight made his promotional debut against Tatsuya Kawajiri on December 11, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, replacing Mirsad Bektic on two-weeks notice. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Knight is married and has children.
Knight had a tattoo covered up, that he reportedly received as young as 15, of a large chain-link fence and a skeleton apparently standing in a pose reminiscent of the one popularized by former UFC Champion, Chuck Liddell.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Atlas Fights
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||20 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||20–5||Makwan Amirkhani||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till||May 27, 2018||3||5:00||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||20–4||Gabriel Benítez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||December 9, 2017||3||5:00||Fresno, California, United States||Knight was deducted one point in round 1 for biting Benítez's fingers.|
|Loss||20–3||Ricardo Lamas||TKO (punches)||UFC 214||July 29, 2017||1||4:34||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||20–2||Chas Skelly||TKO (punches)||UFC 211||May 13, 2017||3||0:39||Dallas, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||19–2||Alex Caceres||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||2||4:21||Denver, Colorado, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||18–2||Dan Hooker||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson||November 27, 2016||3||5:00||Melbourne, Australia|
|Win||17–2||Jim Alers||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko||July 23, 2016||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||16–2||Tatsuya Kawajiri||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale||December 11, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–1||Musa Khamanaev||Submission (triangle choke)||Titan FC 35||September 19, 2015||2||3:06||Ridgefield, Washington, United States|
|Win||15–1||Thiago Moisés||Decision (unanimous)||Atlas Fights 25||May 30, 2015||3||5:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Defended the Atlas Fights Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||14–1||Michael Roberts||Decision (unanimous)||Atlas Fights 23||April 4, 2014||5||5:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Won the vacant Atlas Fights Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||13–1||Gilbert Burgos||Submission (gogoplata)||Atlas FC 4||September 14, 2014||1||1:23||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Return to Featherweight.|
|Win||12–1||Harry Johnson||Submission (Von Flue choke)||V3 Fights: Johnson vs. Shuffield||June 21, 2014||2||4:38||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||11–1||Tony Way||Submission (inverted triangle choke)||Atlas Fights: Battle on Mobile Bay||April 12, 2014||1||2:03||Mobile, Alabama, United States|
|Win||10–1||Ronald Jacobs||TKO (punches)||Atlas Fights 20||January 18, 2014||1||1:43||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||9–1||Bradley Collins||Submission (armbar)||Atlas Fights 19||November 16, 2013||1||1:06||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||8–1||Matt McCook||Submission (rear naked choke)||Atlas Fights 13||September 22, 2012||1||0:52||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Michael Roberts||Decision (unanimous)||Atlas Fights 12||November 9, 2012||3||5:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||For the Atlas Fights Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||7–0||Shawn Hayes||Submission (triangle choke)||Atlas Fights 10||February 11, 2012||3||4:33||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||Won the interim Atlas Fights Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||James Rutherford||Submission (guillotine choke)||Atlas Fights 9||October 11, 2011||1||3:31||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||5–0||Jonathan Burdine||TKO (punches)||FFI: Blood and Sand 10||August 13, 2011||1||2:05||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||4–0||Ronald Jacobs||Submission (triangle choke)||UEP: Battle at the Beach||January 16, 2010||2||N/A||Daphne, Alabama, United States|
|Win||3–0||Daren Hayes||Submission (triangle choke)||UEP: Battle at the Beach||December 2, 2009||1||3:04||Orange Beach, Alabama, United States|
|Win||2–0||Shawn Hayes||Submission (armbar)||No Love Entertainment||November 7, 2009||1||1:50||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||1–0||Patrick Needham||Submission (triangle choke)||UEP: The Reckoning||September 24, 2009||1||1:10||Orange Beach, Alabama, United States|
- Jason Knight (@jtkthekid) (April 8, 2017). "Brown belt baby". Instagram. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- Staff (2015-12-03). "UFC signs Jason Knight to meet Tatsuya Kawajiri at next week's TUF 22 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Steven Marrocco (2015-12-11). "TUF 22 Finale results: Tatsuya Kawajiri grounds and pounds Jason Knight for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-25). "UFC on Fox 20 update: Jason Knight vs. Jim Alers booked for Chicago". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-23). "Jason Knight takes split over Jim Allers in bloody scrap". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-23). "UFC on Fox 20 bonuses: Herrig, Wineland, Knight, Alers receive $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-11-26). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Jason Knight outworks Dan Hooker over three rounds for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-01-28). "UFC on Fox 23 results: Jason Knight chokes out Alex Caceres in secound round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Staff (2017-01-28). "UFC on FOX 23 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko, Jorge Masvidal among $50,000 extra winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- Staff (2017-03-10). "Chas Skelly says he's fighting Jason Knight at UFC 211 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
- Steven Marrocco (2017-05-13). "UFC 211 results: Jason Knight thrashes Chas Skelly in third round for fourth straight win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
- Staff (2017-05-14). "UFC 211 bonuses: Nutty heavyweight brawl between Chase Sherman, Rashad Coulter gets $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
- Brian Martin (2017-06-06). "UFC 214: Jason Knight in for Korean Zombie to face Ricard Lamas". presstelegram.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-07-29). "UFC 214 results: Ricardo Lamas brutalizes Jason Knight for 1st-round TKO win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
- Staff (2017-10-16). "Jason Knight says he's fighting Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
- "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Gabriel Benitez survives bite – yes, bite! – to dominate Jason Knight". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
- Staff (2018-03-21). "Makwan Amirkhani booked for UFC Liverpool bout". mmaviking.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
- "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Makwan Amirkhani battles Jason Knight in pocket, wrestles way to split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.