|Born||February 21, 1982|
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Other names||Wild Thing|
|Residence||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||66.0 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Team||Octagon MMA and Mohler Jiu-Jitsu|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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 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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Legacy Fighting Championship
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
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||12 wins||1 loss|
|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|
- "Bellator 61 results: Middleweights Falcao, Vasilevsky, Santos, Rogers advance". MMAJunkie.com. March 17, 2012.
- "Jason Sampson vs. Chris Pham". Sherdog.com. January 24, 2013.
- "Bellator 128 results: Warren grinds past Dantas to unify bantamweight titles". MMAJunkie.com. October 10, 2014.
- Brent Brookhouse (February 12, 2015). "Legacy FC 38's Jason Sampson looking to parlay drop to flyweight into shot at UFC". mmajunkie.com.
- Facebook interaction between Will and Jason