September 23, 1977|
Long Beach, California,
|Other names||The Punisher|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||203.5 lb (92.3 kg; 14.54 st)|
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Victorville, California, United States|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jason L. Lambert (born September 23, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional competitor from 2001 until 2013, he is perhaps best known for competing in the UFC, but has also fought for the WEC, Bellator, King of the Cage, and is a former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Mixed martial arts career
World Extreme Cagefighting
Lambert made his WEC debut facing Matt Horwich at WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3 on October 21, 2004. He won his debut via submission (punches) in the second round. He then faced Richard Montoya at WEC 13 on January 22, 2005, for the vacant WEC Light Heavyweight Championship. He won the fight via submission (punches).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lambert made his debut in the UFC at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada as a late replacement for The Ultimate Fighter 2 cast member Seth Petruzelli, who suffered a concussion while training and had to withdraw from the bout. Lambert's debut was successful, submitting his opponent, Rob MacDonald, early in the first round.
Lambert fought again at UFC 59, defeating Terry Martin by technical knockout at 2:37 of round two. This was a preliminary fight that did not air on the pay-per-view broadcast. His next fight, against Branden Lee Hinkle at Ultimate Fight Night 5, marked Lambert's third consecutive UFC victory. Despite this initial win streak, he was not seen on a live UFC pay-per-view broadcast until UFC 63, where he lost to Rashad Evans by knockout in the second round. At UFC 68, Lambert defeated veteran and former title challenger Renato "Babalu" Sobral in a stunning upset by second-round knockout.
Lambert was scheduled to fight Wilson Gouveia at UFC 76: Knockout, but the bout was rescheduled to UFC 80: Rapid Fire after Gouveia suffered an injury in training. Lambert was knocked out by Gouveia by a left hook which, ironically, was identitical to the hook used by Lambert in his last fight to finish Renato Sobral.
Lambert then lost at UFC 85: Bedlam via TKO at the hands of Luiz Cané at 2:07 of the first round. Lambert moved down to the Middleweight division, and fought Canadian Jason MacDonald at UFC 88: Breakthrough in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 6, 2008. He lost by rear-naked choke in the second round.
After the loss to MacDonald that marked his third straight defeat, the UFC has released Lambert from his contract, saying that he "needed to get more wins".
He then fought twice in the C3 Fights promotion, defeating Dominic Brown and Wayne Cole by TKO and rear-naked choke submission respectively. The two wins in the promotion marked his first win streak since 2006.
Lambert signed with Bellator MMA and made his debut against former UFC veteran Hector Ramirez at Bellator 85. Lambert won the bout via armbar submission. He then faced Tom DeBlass at Bellator 108 on November 15, 2013. Lambert lost the fight via first round KO.
Championships and accomplishments
- Icon Sport
- SuperBrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Tournament Semifinals
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- WEC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|39 matches||26 wins||13 losses|
|Loss||26–13||Tom DeBlass||KO (punch)||Bellator 108||November 15, 2013||1||1:45||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||26–12||Hector Ramirez||Submission (straight armbar)||Bellator 85||January 17, 2013||1||3:59||Irvine, California, United States|
|Loss||25–12||Tony Lopez||KO (knee)||Powerhouse World Promotions: War on the Mainland||August 14, 2010||2||1:49||Irvine, California, United States||For Powerhouse World Promotions Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||25–11||Wayne Cole||Submission (rear-naked choke)||C3 Knockout: Rockout Weekend 3||June 19, 2010||2||1:51||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||24–11||Dominic Brown||TKO (punches)||C3 Knockout: Rockout Weekend 2||April 17, 2010||1||2:41||Clinton, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||23–11||Matt Horwich||Decision (split)||AMMA 1: First Blood||October 24, 2009||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||23–10||Vladimir Matyushenko||Decision (unanimous)||Call to Arms I||May 16, 2009||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States||Returned to Light Heavyweight.|
|Loss||23–9||Jason MacDonald||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 88||September 6, 2008||2||1:20||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||23–8||Luiz Cané||TKO (punches)||UFC 85||June 7, 2008||1||2:07||London, England|
|Loss||23–7||Wilson Gouveia||KO (punch)||UFC 80||January 19, 2008||2||0:37||Newcastle, England|
|Win||23–6||Renato Sobral||KO (punch)||UFC 68||March 3, 2007||2||3:26||Columbus, Ohio, United States||Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night.|
|Loss||22–6||Rashad Evans||KO (punches)||UFC 63||September 23, 2006||2||2:22||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||22–5||Branden Lee Hinkle||TKO (referee stoppage)||UFC Fight Night 5||June 28, 2006||1||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–5||Terry Martin||TKO (punches)||UFC 59||April 15, 2006||2||2:37||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||20–5||Rob MacDonald||Submission (kimura)||UFC 58||March 4, 2006||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||19–5||Travis Wiuff||KO (punches)||FFC 15: Fiesta Las Vegas||September 14, 2005||1||3:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–5||Marvin Eastman||Decision (split)||KOTC: Mortal Sins||May 7, 2005||3||5:00||Primm, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–5||Richard Montoya||Submission (punches)||WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion||January 22, 2005||1||2:45||Lemoore, California, United States||Won vacant WEC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||16–5||Matt Horwich||Submission (punches)||WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3||October 21, 2004||2||3:28||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||15–5||Mike Rogers||TKO (punches)||ROTR 5: Rumble on the Rock 5||May 7, 2004||1||3:29||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Chael Sonnen||Decision (unanimous)||GC 20: Gladiator Challenge 20||November 13, 2003||3||5:00||Colusa, California, United States|
|Win||14–4||Brian Foster||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 25: Flaming Fury||June 29, 2003||2||5:00||San Jacinto, California. United States|
|Win||13–4||Allan Sullivan||TKO (punches)||GC 16: Gladiator Challenge 16||June 1, 2003||1||N/A||Colusa, California, United States|
|Win||12–4||Jim Breech||TKO (punches)||KOTC 22: Steel Warrior||March 23, 2003||1||1:35||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||11–4||Rick Collup||Submission (punches)||GC 14: Gladiator Challenge 14||February 16, 2003||1||1:28||Porterville, California, United States|
|Loss||10–4||Wesley Correira||KO||SB 27: SuperBrawl 27||November 9, 2002||2||1:48||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||For the Icon Sport Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–3||Joshua Hoag||TKO (punches)||KOTC 17: Nuclear Explosion||October 19, 2002||1||1:25||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||9–3||Dan Quinn||Decision||GC 12: Gladiator Challenge 12||September 8, 2002||3||5:00||Colusa, California, United States|
|Win||8–3||Lobo Lobo||TKO (punches)||KOTC 15: Bad Intentions||June 22, 2002||1||3:01||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Tim Sylvia||TKO (doctor stoppage)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 2||April 27, 2002||2||4:13||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||SuperBrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Semifinals.|
|Win||6–3||Brian Stromberg||Submission (forearm choke)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 2||April 27, 2002||2||4:59||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||SuperBrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Quarterfinals.|
|Win||6–2||Ron Faircloth||Decision (unanimous)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 1||April 26, 2002||2||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||SuperBrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights First Round.|
|Win||5–2||Jason Jones||TKO (punches)||KOTC 12: Cold Blood||February 9, 2002||2||1:17||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||4–2||Kauai Kupihea||Submission (choke)||GC 8: School Yard Brawls||November 17, 2001||2||2:03||California, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Marco Ruas||Submission (heel hook)||UP 1: Ultimate Pankration 1||November 11, 2001||1||0:56||Cabazon, California, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Kim Jong Wang||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC 11: Domination||September 29, 2001||1||0:55||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rick Mathis||TKO (punches)||KOTC 9: Showtime||June 23, 2001||1||4:30||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Adrian Perez||TKO (punches)||GC 3: Showdown at Soboba||April 7, 2001||1||1:07||Friant, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jorge Lavama||Submission (keylock)||GC 2: Collision at Colusa||February 18, 2001||1||3:45||Colusa, California, United States|
- "Jason Lambert Official Tapology.com Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
- MMAMania.com Staff (March 19, 2008). "Jason Lambert vs. Luis Arthur Cane UFC 85 fight inked". mmamania.com.
- Tapology.com Staff (June 7, 2008). "UFC 85: Luiz "Banha" Cane vs. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert". tapology.com.
- MMAJunkie.com Staff (August 19, 2008). "Jason Day out, Jason MacDonald in versus Jason Lambert at UFC 88". mmajunkie.com.
- Lambert Released from UFC
- http://mmajunkie.com/news/14899/vladimir-matyushenko-outlasts-jason-lambert-at-call-to-arms-i.mma - MMA Junkie report on loss to Matyushenko
- Press Release (October 19, 2009). "Travis Fulton, Jason Lambert and Matt Horwich headline 'Aggression MMA' on Oct. 24". mmamania.com.
- MMAJunkie.com Staff (October 26, 2009). "Matt Horwich edges fellow UFC vet Jason Lambert at debut Aggression MMA event". mmajunkie.com.
- MMAJunkie.com Staff (January 2, 2013). "Jason Lambert meets Hector Ramirez at Jan. 17 Bellator 85 card". mmajunkie.com.
- Jason Kelly (September 27, 2013). "With Matyushenko injured, DeBlass and Lambert verbally agree to meet at Bellator 108". mmadiehards.com.
- Tapology.com Staff (November 15, 2013). "Bellator 108: Tom DeBlass vs. Jason "The Punisher" Lambert". tapology.com.
Title last held byFrank Shamrock
| 2nd WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
January 22, 2005 – October, 2005
Lambert signed with UFC
Title next held byScott Smith