Jason Young (fighter)
28 June 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||South East London, England|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Young became a professional fighter in 2006 and fought the first five fights of his career in Cage Rage - Contenders, building up a record of 4-1. He then moved on to fight three fights in Ultimate Challenge MMA, winning their Lightweight title and accomplishing a notable win over Abdul Mohamed by way of majority decision. Young then fought fellow current UFC fighter, and yet unbeaten, Paul Sass, in Olympian MMA Championship, tapping out to a heel hook at 2:01 of the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Young was expected to face Akira Corassani at UFC on Fuel TV 2. However, Corassani was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Eric Wisely. He won the fight via unanimous decision, his first UFC victory.
Young faced Robbie Peralta on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5. During the very first round, Peralta dropped Young with a vicious right hand followed by some devastating ground and pound which knocked Young out cold, giving Young his first KO loss. After the loss, Young was released from the promotion.
Championships and Achievements
- UCMMA K1 Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||9 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||9–6||Robbie Peralta||KO (punches)||UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic||29 September 2012||1||0:23||Nottingham, England|
|Win||9–5||Eric Wisely||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva||14 April 2012||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||8–5||Michihiro Omigawa||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 138||5 November 2011||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||8–4||Dustin Poirier||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 131||11 June 2011||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||8–3||Jorge Britto||Decision (unanimous)||MMA 1: The Reckoning||2 April 2011||3||5:00||Orillia, Ontario, Canada||The Score Fighting Series Fight of the Year 2011|
|Win||7–3||Sergej Grecicho||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 38: Young Guns||1 October 2010||3||5:00||North London, England|
|Loss||6–3||Paul Sass||Submission (heel hook)||OMMAC 4: Victorious||3 June 2010||1||2:01||Liverpool, England|
|Win||6–2||Abdul Mohamed||Decision (majority)||UCMMA 8: Dynamite||24 October 2009||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||5–2||Jordan Miller||TKO (corner stoppage)||UCMMA 3: Unstoppable||28 March 2009||2||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||4–2||Tim Radcliffe||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCMMA 1: Bad Breed||6 December 2008||1||3:03||London, England|
|Win||4–1||Francis Heagney||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage 27||12 July 2008||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||3–1||Jody Cottham||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage Contenders 9||12 April 2008||1||3:02||United Kingdom|
|Win||2–1||Michael King||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage Contenders 7||10 November 2007||2||0:48||London, England|
|Loss||1–1||Steven Elliot||Submission (armbar)||Cage Rage Contenders 3||12 November 2006||1||3:59||London, England|
|Win||1–0||Paul Phipps||Submission (punches)||Cage Rage Contenders 2||20 August 2006||1||0:26||South London, England|
- "With Yahya Injured, Poirier now meets newcomer Young at UFC 131". MMAJunkie. 3 May 2011.
- "Omigawa vs Jason Young at UFC 138". fightersonly.com. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young added to UFC on FUEL TV 2". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
- "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. 19 February 2012.
- "Young vs. Peralta Also Lined Up For UFC Nottingham". yourmma.tv. 20 June 2012.
- "Jason Young released by the UFC". thefightlounge.com.