Jason Saggo

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Jason Saggo
Born (1985-11-23) November 23, 1985 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceBolton, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)
StyleSubmission grappling
Fighting out ofCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
TeamWulfrun MMA
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royler Gracie[2]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins12
By knockout3
By submission8
By decision1
Losses4
By knockout1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Saggo (born November 23, 1985) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Background[edit]

Saggo graduated from University of Guelph.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Saggo made his professional debut in August 2009, winning a fight in Northern Ireland. He amassed a record of 9-1, competing primarily for various regional promotions in Canada before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the spring of 2014.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Saggo made his promotional debut against Josh Shockley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174.[5] Saggo defeated Shockley via first round TKO.[6]

Saggo faced promotional newcomer Paul Felder on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[7] Saggo lost the fight by split decision.[8]

Saggo was expected to face Marcin Bandel on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64.[9] However, Saggo pulled out of the bout due to an injury to his achilles tendon and was replaced by promotional newcomer Stevie Ray.[10]

Saggo faced Justin Salas on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196.[11] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[12]

Saggo next faced Leandro Silva on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89.[13] He won the fight via split decision.[14]

Saggo faced Rustam Khabilov on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206.[15] He lost the one-sided fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Saggo faced Gilbert Burns on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[17] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[18]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–4 Gilbert Burns KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch September 16, 2017 2 4:55 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 12–3 Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous) UFC 206 December 10, 2016 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; Khabilov missed weight.
Win 12–2 Leandro Silva Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson June 18, 2016 3 5:00 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Win 11–2 Justin Salas TKO (punches) UFC 196 March 5, 2016 1 4:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–2 Paul Felder Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win 10–1 Josh Shockley TKO (punches) UFC 174 June 14, 2014 1 4:57 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 9–1 Stephen Beaumont Submission (rear-naked choke) AFC 19 July 5, 2013 1 3:46 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 8–1 Iraj Hadin Submission (rear-naked choke) SFS 7 November 23, 2012 2 3:41 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 7–1 Eric Attard Submission (rear-naked choke) SFS 5 August 25, 2012 1 3:24 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 6–1 Keven Morin TKO (punches) Ringside MMA 12 October 21, 2011 3 3:49 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 5–1 Jesse Ronson Decision (split) Global Warriors FC 1 August 13, 2011 3 5:00 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 5–0 Derek Boyle Submission (rear-naked choke) JEG - MMA Live 1 May 19, 2011 3 2:18 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 4–0 Taylor Soloman Submission (armbar) Knockout Entertainment MMA: The Reckoning April 2, 2011 2 3:25 Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Win 3–0 Kyle Vivian Submission (triangle choke) Ringside MMA 9 November 13, 2010 1 2:03 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 David Lafond Submission (triangle choke) Ringside MMA 8 August 7, 2010 2 2:38 Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–0 Dominic McConnell Submission (rear-naked choke) UC 4 August 28, 2009 1 0:00 Newry, Northern Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz". UFC.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jason Saggo - Official UFC Fight Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Jason-Saggo
  4. ^ Simon, Zane (2014-05-14). "Welcome to the UFC Jason Saggo". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  5. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-05-15). "Newcomers Josh Shockley, Jason Saggo set to meet at UFC 174 in Vancouver". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  6. ^ Steven Morrocco (2014-06-14). "UFC 174 results, photos: Jason Saggo stops Josh Shockley with first-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  7. ^ Lutfi Sariahmed (2014-08-14). "CFFC Champ Paul Felder signs with UFC, faces Jason Saggo on Oct. 4 in Canada". sherdog.com.
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 54 results: Paul Felder gets past Jason Saggo with split decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-01-28). "Pawlak-Westcott, Jotko-McLellan, Bandel-Saggo added to UFC Fight Night 64". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-03-30). "Making his UFC debut Steven Ray is set to face Marcin Bandel at UFC Fight Night Krakow". mmacrazytv.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  11. ^ Staff (2016-02-01). "UFC 196 Update: Lightweights Justin Salas, Jason Saggo to meet on undercard". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  12. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-03-05). "UFC 196 results: Jason Saggo's slick ground game too much for Justin Salas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  13. ^ Staff (2016-03-27). "Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva booked for UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  14. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-06-18). "UFC Fight Night 89 results: Jason Saggo edges Leandro Silva by split decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  15. ^ Staff (2015-10-05). "Light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends title at UFC 206 in Toronto vs. Anthony Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Rustam Khabilov dominates Jason Saggo on ground for fourth straight win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  17. ^ David Tees (2017-07-23). "Multiple fights added To UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh". fansided.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  18. ^ "UFC-Pittsburgh results: Gilbert Burns scores thunderous walk-off KO of Jason Saggo". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.

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