Jason Sampson

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Jason Sampson
Born (1982-02-21) February 21, 1982 (age 37)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Other namesWild Thing
ResidenceDallas, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Bantamweight (formerly)
Reach66.0 in (168 cm)
Fighting out ofDallas, Texas, United States
TeamOctagon MMA and Mohler Jiu-Jitsu
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission7
By decision2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Sampson (born February 21, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of Legacy FC. A professional competitor since 2009, Sampson has previously competed for Bellator and Shark Fights.


Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Sampson, along with his two brothers, competed in wrestling. Sampson began wrestling at the age of 12 and wrestled at MacArthur High School. Sampson was talented, earning three state titles, and continued his wrestling career at The Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia, where he earned NCWA [1]All-American honors. Sampson was involved in a freak accident during his collegiate career in which his opponent broke his neck and became paralyzed despite Sampson using a legal move. Sampson was heavily affected by the incident and the school received a lawsuit, which was later dismissed. Sampson then began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu before transitioning into mixed martial arts.[2][3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After going 9–1 as an amateur, Sampson made his professional debut on November 28, 2009, winning via submission in the first round. Sampson would then compile a record of 8–1 before making his Bellator debut.


Sampson made his Bellator debut against Jeremy Myers on March 16, 2012 at Bellator 61. Sampson won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[4]

Sampson faced Chris Pham on January 24, 2013 at Bellator 86. He won the fight via armbar submission in the third round.[5]

Sampson faced Danny Sykora at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Legacy Fighting Championship[edit]

Sampson made his flyweight debut against former UFC competitor Joseph Sandoval at Legacy FC 38 on February 13, 2015.[7] He won the fight via TKO due to punches in the first round.


Jason Sampson and Will Campuzano have shared a feud for years, stemming back to when Jason criticized a training partner brought into train with one of the fighters Will was coaching.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–1 Joseph Sandoval TKO (punches) Legacy FC 38 February 13, 2015 1 1:36 Allen, Texas, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 11–1 Danny Sykora Decision (unanimous) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 10–1 Chris Pham Submission (armbar) Bellator 86 January 24, 2013 3 4:55 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 9–1 Jeremy Myers Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 61 March 16, 2012 3 2:25 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Loss 8–1 Joshua Montoya Decision (split) Fight Game: Premier Event December 2, 2011 3 5:00 Frisco, Texas, United States
Win 8–0 Joshua Montoya Submission (armbar) MMA Fight Pit: Genesis August 13, 2011 1 2:38 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 7–0 Randy Villarreal TKO (punches) Undisputed MMA 1 June 18, 2011 2 0:14 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Erik Perez Decision (split) STFC 12: Tuff Enough September 3, 2010 3 3:00 Mcallen, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Shane Howell Submission Bricktown Brawl 5 June 25, 2010 1 4:14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–0 Jeremiah Castillo TKO (punches) Shark Fights 11: Humes vs Buentello May 22, 2010 1 1:33 Odessa, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Jeremy Valderaz Submission (armbar) Shark Fights 9: Phillips vs Evans March 20, 2010 1 2:50 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Larry Garcia Submission (armbar) KOK 8: The Uprising February 27, 2010 1 1:03 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Nate Garza Submission (rear-naked choke) SWC 9: Redemption November 28, 2009 1 1:25 Frisco, Texas, United States


  1. ^ http://www.gobuilders.com/sports/wrest/career_records/alltimencwaall-americans
  2. ^ http://taylorhooton.org/jason-sampson/
  3. ^ http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20020423/SPORTS/304239984
  4. ^ "Bellator 61 results: Middleweights Falcao, Vasilevsky, Santos, Rogers advance". MMAJunkie.com. March 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Jason Sampson vs. Chris Pham". Sherdog.com. January 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Bellator 128 results: Warren grinds past Dantas to unify bantamweight titles". MMAJunkie.com. October 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Brent Brookhouse (February 12, 2015). "Legacy FC 38's Jason Sampson looking to parlay drop to flyweight into shot at UFC". mmajunkie.com.


  1. ^ Facebook interaction between Will and Jason