Jeff Monson

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Jeff Monson
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Born Jeffrey William Monson[1]
(1971-01-18) January 18, 1971 (age 45)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Other names The Snowman
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 238.1 lb (108 kg; 17 st 0 lb)
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)
Style Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ, Submission Wrestling
Fighting out of
Team American Top Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 1997–present
Professional boxing record
Total 3
Wins 2
By knockout 2
Losses 0
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 87
Wins 60
By knockout 3
By submission 37
By decision 19
By disqualification 1
Losses 26
By knockout 10
By submission 4
By decision 12
Draws 1
Other information
University Oregon State University
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)
Jeff Monson
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's Submission grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Barcelona +99 kg
Gold medal – first place 2005 Long Beach +99 kg
Silver medal – second place 2001 Abu Dhabi +99 kg
Silver medal – second place 2000 Abu Dhabi -99 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Abu Dhabi -99 kg
FILA Grappling World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Kraków +100 kg (No-Gi)
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lucerne -125 kg (No-Gi)
Gold medal – first place 2007 Antalya -125 kg (No-Gi)
IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Carson Open (Black; No-Gi)
Silver medal – second place 2007 Carson +97.5 kg (Black; No-Gi)
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Kissimmee +100 kg (Blue)

Jeffrey William Monson (born January 18, 1971) is an American-Russian mixed martial artist from Olympia, Washington. He is a two-time winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, and a No Gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Champion. He has competed in the UFC, PRIDE, Dream, Strikeforce, M-1 Challenge, Sengoku and Impact FC.


Monson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he also grew up for most of his childhood. Monson attended Timberline High School and continued on as a Division I wrestler at Oregon State University and at the University of Illinois, and was a Pac-10 champion.[2] He also competed at senior level at USA Wrestling events for a number of years.[3]

Monson is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Champion. He is a mixed martial arts fighter and has had three professional boxing bouts. His professional boxing record is two wins and one draw.

Monson is considered to be one of the world's top submission grapplers. He is a multiple event winner at NAGA, Grapplers Quest and FILA, among other submission tournaments.[4] He is nicknamed "The Snowman" for his performance at the 1999 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship. The Brazilian fighters at the tournament gave him the nickname because he came in as an unknown, but beat four Brazilians in a row to win the 88–98 kilogram weight class. As he went along in the tournament and continued to beat his opponents, they said he was like a snowball (white, compact, rolling and getting bigger and stronger as the tournament went on).[5]

In 2015, Monson sought Russian citizenship citing that he feelt "Russian in spirit".[6] Monson officially became a Russian citizen at the end of 2015.[7] In an interview, he explained, "I am an anarchist, someone who would like to do away with all class hierarchy in society and the institutions that promote this inequality."[8] He correspondingly receives sponsorship from AK Press and has several anarchist symbols tattooed on his body. In solidarity, Monson is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies).[9] Recently in a video clip Jeff also expressed his will to join the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and praised socialism as "the only way as a human species that we’re going to survive".[10]

Monson has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and also a master's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he was the assistant coach of the wrestling team. For a few years he worked as a mental health professional, both in a crisis evaluation role for Cascade Mental Health in Lewis County, Washington, as well as a child/family counselor. He has had such major success in Abu Dhabi and other MMA shows that he left the mental health profession to devote himself full-time to mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After 14 straight victories Monson turned to the UFC. At UFC 57 Monson submitted Branden Lee Hinkle by north–south choke in the first round. At UFC 59 Monson fought Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Marcio Cruz (his longtime rival and ADCC veteran). Monson won by decision after three rounds. At UFC 61 Monson fought another Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in Anthony Perosh, whom Monson defeated via TKO in the first round.

On November 18, 2006 at UFC 65, Monson fought Tim Sylvia for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Monson lost a five-round decision and would later ask to be released from his UFC contract in the hopes of facing then-PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko at a BodogFIGHT scheduled for March 2007.[11] However, negotiations fell through and the match did not happen during that time.


At the main event of PRIDE 34, on April 8, 2007, Monson defeated Kazuyuki Fujita via rear-naked choke submission at 6:37 of the opening round.[12]


His next fight was scheduled to be against Chris Guillen on August 17, 2007 for the Global Fighting Championships' Heavyweight Championship, but the event was canceled after four of the eight scheduled bouts were removed from the card.[13] Monson lost against Pedro Rizzo at Art of War 3 which was held on September 1, 2007. During the bout, Monson displayed a much improved level of striking, and kept the fight standing virtually the entire time.

On September 7, 2007, Monson won a total of two matches in the FILA World Championship in Turkey, defeating France's Zoro Piere and England's Tom Blackledge with submissions. Monson was awarded the 275-pound gold medal when his final opponent Ramon Diaz suffered an injury and was forced to bow out.

Monson defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez in the main event of Mixed Fighting Alliance "There Will Be Blood" event on December 13, 2008. He avenged a loss to Rodriguez from almost 7 years prior.

On March 21, 2009, Jeff won a controversial decision against Roy Nelson on Roy Jones Jr.'s hybrid boxing/MMA card "March Badness". He then beat Sergej Maslobojev on a Cage Wars card on March 29, 2009. Jeff immediately went to Japan and defeated top Russian Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov on April 5, 2009 at Dream 8, giving him three wins within two weeks.

On September 12, 2009 at Bitetti Combat MMA 4, Monson had his seven-fight win streak snapped, losing in a rematch with Pedro Rizzo via unanimous decision.

At 5150 Combat League/Xtreme Fighting League: New Years Revolution, Monson defeated John Brown via split decision on January 16, 2010.

On March 13, 2010 Monson fought in France at 100% Fight II and defeated Francisco Nonato via submission (guillotine choke) in the first round. Monson losing to Travis Wiuff via split decision at XKL Evolution 2 on April 24, 2010. On May 14, 2010 Monson losing in Abu Dhabi to Shamil Abdurahimov by Majority Decision at Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship in the Quarter Finals of the 2010 Openweight Grand Prix.

Jeff Monson defeated Bira Lima at Impact FC 1 in Australia on July 10, 2010 via unanimous decision.

Monson faced Jason Guida on August 21, 2010 at the event called "Fight Time 1".[14] Monson defeated Jason Guida at 3:04 of the second round with a guillotine choke submission.

His next fight was scheduled to be against Neil Wain at "KnuckleUp: Kings of the North", but Neil Wain has had to pull out his fight, due to injuries occurred from his last fight. Stepping in to replace Neil Wain, is the very man who took Wain out of the fight, Dave Keeley.[15] Monson defeated Keeley via submission (north–south choke) in the first round.

Monson defeated Sergey Shemetov at the inaugural Israel Fighting Championship event on Nov. 9. After the fight, he said he wanted to drop down to the Light Heavyweight division for his next fight and his friend, Ricco Rodriguez, who later won his fight in the main event, said he wanted to fight Monson in the International Fighting Championships (IFC) at Light Heavyweight.[16]

In 2011, Monson defeated Lee Mein on January 7,[17] and Tony Lopez on April 1 by five round decision. Jeff Monson's next fight was against Maro Perak where he won a three-round decision.[18]

Monson says that after he fights in April and May, he hopes the UFC wants him back, but this time he would like to fight in the Light Heavyweight division.[19]

Monson stepped in for injured Shane del Rosario to face prospect Daniel Cormier on the June 18 Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum card in Dallas, Texas, and lost via fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Monson defeated Paul Taylor in Birmingham, England at the Sprawl n Brawl promotion on October 9, 2011.[21]

Monson fought Fedor Emelianenko at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson on November 20, 2011 in Moscow, Russia and lost via unanimous decision.

Monson was unbeaten in his four fights after the loss against Fedor, and in June 2012 signed a four-fight deal with the Super Fight League in India.[22] Monson was originally announced to fight at SFL 4 on September 29 against former UFC fighter Todd Duffee but after the event was pushed back twice the SFL decided to change the structure of their shows, with weekly events replacing monthly events. Duffee and SFL agreed his departure in September and he is currently fighting in the UFC. Following this news, the fight was cancelled.

From June 2013 to April 2014, Monson would go 1–6 in seven fights, defeating Denis Komkin, and losing to notable fighters such as Oleksiy Oliynyk, Satoshi Ishii, and Mike Hayes. After a loss to up-and-comer Chaban Ka, Monson defeated Kevin Brooks via north-south choke at Fight Time 20 on August 29, 2014.[23]

Monson faced Dmitry Titkov on September 5, 2014 at Fight Star: Saransk vs. Penza. He lost the fight via cut TKO, after a cut opened up on Monson.[24]

Monson then faced Mikhail Shein at Fight Star: The Battle of the Sura 2. He won the fight via rear-naked choke in the second round.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Jeff Monson in Moscow

Monson has two children from his first marriage. Monson and his present wife, Danielle, have a daughter, Willow. Jeff and Danielle met on a flight after he fought Roy Nelson. Danielle was the flight attendant working his flight.[26][27]

On January 14, 2009, Monson was charged with First Degree Malicious Mischief, for vandalizing the Washington State Capitol by spray-painting "an anarchy symbol, a peace symbol and the words 'no poverty' and 'no war'"[28] on the large columns at the front of the building. A warrant was issued by a Thurston County Superior Court Judge[29] after pictures of Monson committing the crime were printed in ESPN magazine.[30]

On July 29, 2009 Monson pleaded guilty to malicious mischief and entered an Alford plea for graffiti.[31] In October 2009, he was sentenced to 90 days of work release and ordered to pay $21,894 in restitution. The price of the fine has since accrued interest, with the current amount being $24,749.80.[32][33] As of January 2011, he had only paid $421 of his court-ordered restitution.[32]

On April 22, 2016, Monson participated in a ceremony of Vladimir Lenin's memory in Moscow's Red Square.[34][35] On September 11, 2016, Monson announced on Twitter that he had become a citizen of the Luhansk People's Republic.[36]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Submission grappling[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club
    • 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Bronze Medalist
    • 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
    • 2001 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
    • 2000 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
    • 1999 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
    • 2012 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
    • 2011 FILA Grand Prix Espoir No-Gi Absolute Silver Medalist
    • 2008 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
    • 2007 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
    • 2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Absolute Gold Medalist
    • 2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Silver Medalist
    • 2001 Pan American Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist
  • USA Wrestling
    • FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Winner (2007, 2008)
    • FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Runner-up (2009)
  • On the Mat
    • 2009 Submission Grappler of the year
    • 2004 Submission Grappler of the Year

Amateur wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 61–26–1 Alex Kardo Submission (north-south choke) Industrials Battle in Belgorod October 22, 2016 2 3:30 Belgorod, Russia
Loss 60–26–1 Ivan Shtyrkov Submission (armbar) Titov Boxing Promotion: Monson vs. Shtyrkov May 6, 2016 1 3:59 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Win 60–25–1 Anton Lotkov Submission (north-south choke) Fight Stars 2 March 19, 2016 1 1:45 Balakovo, Russia
Loss 59–25–1 Donald Njatah Nya KO (punch) Mix Fight Combat December 25, 2015 1 0:50 Khimki, Russia For the vacant MFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 59–24–1 Konstantin Skrelya Submission (north-south choke) OFS: Octagon Fighting Sensation 6 November 20, 2015 1 2:13 Moscow, Russia
Win 58–24–1 Nikolay Savilov DQ (soccer kicks after bell) Shield-Peresvet 3 September 26, 2015 1 5:00 Moscow, Russia [37]
Loss 57–24–1 Zamirbek Syrgabaev Decision (unanimous) JFC: Jashkuch Fighting Championship Fight Night September 19, 2015 3 5:00 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan [38]
Win 57–23–1 Denis Komkin Decision (unanimous) Fightspirit Championship 5 September 6, 2015 3 5:00 Kolpino, Russia
Loss 56–23–1 Evgeny Erokhin TKO (punches) FEFoFP: Mayor's Cup June 6, 2015 2 4:43 Khabarovsk, Russia
Loss 56–22–1 Evgeny Egemberdiev Decision (unanimous) Alash Pride FC: Royal Plaza Vol. 5 April 30, 2015 3 5:00 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Loss 56–21–1 D.J. Linderman TKO (punches) Fight Time 24: MMA Kings April 3, 2015 5 1:42 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Lost ISKA World Heavyweight Championship.
Win 56–20–1 Alexander Stolyarov Submission (north-south choke) OFS: Octagon Fighting Sensation 3 February 28, 2015 3 4:29 Yaroslavl, Russia
Win 55–20–1 Vladimir Nepochatov Submission (north-south choke) Oplot Challenge 108 February 21, 2015 1 2:40 Moscow, Russia
Win 54–20–1 Ilya Shcheglov Submission (north-south choke) Eurasian Fighting Championship - Altay Great Battle November 28, 2014 2 2:45 Barnaul, Russia
Win 53–20–1 Evgeniy Bykov Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Alliance Promotions: Gladiator Fighting 2 November 22, 2014 1 1:16 Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
Win 52–20–1 Mikhail Shein Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Stars: The Battle of the Sura 2 September 21, 2014 2 4:05 Penza, Russia
Loss 51–20–1 Dmitry Titkov Decision (unanimous) Fight Stars: Saransk vs. Penza September 5, 2014 3 5:00 Saransk, Russia
Win 51–19–1 Kevin Brooks Submission (north-south choke) Fight Time 20 August 29, 2014 1 1:08 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 50–19–1 Chaban Ka TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 47 April 4, 2014 1 1:31 Orenburg, Russia
Loss 50–18–1 Shakhmaral Dzhepisov KO (punches) Diamond Fight March 22, 2014 3 3:38 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Loss 50–17–1 Mike Hayes TKO (head kick and punches) CWC 9: Cage Warrior Combat 9 November 2, 2013 3 1:21 Kent, Washington, United States [39]
Loss 50–16–1 Satoshi Ishii Decision (majority) M-1 Challenge 42 October 20, 2013 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 50–15–1 Denis Komkin Decision (split) Coliseum Fighting Championship: New History September 16, 2013 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia [40]
Loss 49–15–1 Oleksiy Oliynyk Submission (rear-naked choke) Oplot Challenge 54 June 20, 2013 2 3:26 Kharkov, Ukraine
Loss 49–14–1 Magomed Malikov TKO (doctor stoppage) M-1 Challenge 40 June 8, 2013 2 2:58 Dzheyrakhsky District, Ingushetia, Russia
Win 49–13–1 Drazen Forgac TKO (injury) Strength & Honor Championship 7 March 9, 2013 2 0:58 Geneva, Switzerland Defended SHC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 48–13–1 Dong Gook Kang Decision (unanimous) Road FC 10: Monson vs. Kang November 24, 2012 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Win 47–13–1 Alexander Emelianenko Submission (north-south choke) M-1 Challenge 35 November 15, 2012 2 3:17 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 46–13–1 Denis Komkin Submission (north-south choke) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo June 21, 2012 1 1:58 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 45–13–1 Jim York Decision (unanimous) Cage Fighting Championships 21 May 18, 2012 3 5:00 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Draw 44–13–1 Chaban Ka Draw 100% Fight 11: Explosion May 11, 2012 3 5:00 Paris, France
Win 44–13 Oleksiy Oliynyk Decision (split) M-1 Challenge 31 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 43–13 Fedor Emelianenko Decision (unanimous) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson November 20, 2011 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 43–12 Paul Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) Sprawl n Brawl 8: Return of the Cyborg October 9, 2011 1 4:20 Edgbaston, Birmingham, England Won SNB Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 42–12 Daniel Cormier Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Strikeforce 2011 Heavyweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout.
Win 42–11 Maro Perak Decision (unanimous) SHC 4: Monson vs. Perak April 30, 2011 3 5:00 Geneva, Switzerland Won SHC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 41–11 Tony Lopez Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 4: MMA Heavyweight Explosion April 1, 2011 5 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Won ISKA World Heavyweight Championship.
Win 40–11 Lee Mein Submission (guillotine choke) CFM 1: Monson vs. Mein January 7, 2011 1 3:31 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 39–11 Sergey Shemetov Submission (americana) Israel FC: Genesis November 9, 2010 1 4:09 Tel Aviv, Israel
Win 38–11 Travis Fulton Submission (kimura) Fight Time 2 October 23, 2010 1 4:40 Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Win 37–11 Dave Keeley Submission (north-south choke) KUMMA: Kings of the North September 4, 2010 1 1:41 Lancashire, England
Win 36–11 Jason Guida Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Time 1 August 21, 2010 2 3:04 Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Win 35–11 Ubiratan Marinho Lima Decision (unanimous) Impact FC 1 July 10, 2010 3 5:00 Brisbane, Australia
Loss 34–11 Shamil Abdurakhimov Decision (majority) ADFC: Battle of the Champions May 14, 2010 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 34–10 Travis Wiuff Decision (split) CFX / XKL: Mayhem in Minneapolis April 24, 2010 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 34–9 Francisco Nonato Submission (guillotine choke) 100% Fight: 100 Percent Fight 2 March 13, 2010 1 2:27 Paris, France
Win 33–9 John Brown Decision (split) 5150 Combat League / XFL: New Year's Revolution January 16, 2010 3 5:00 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 32–9 Pedro Rizzo Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 32–8 Jimmy Ambriz Submission (rear-naked choke) TC 33: Bad Intentions July 11, 2009 1 1:09 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 31–8 Sergei Kharitonov Submission (north-south choke) Dream 8 April 5, 2009 1 1:42 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 30–8 Sergej Maslobojev Submission (north-south choke) CW 11: Decade March 29, 2009 2 2:30 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 29–8 Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) SRP: March Badness March 21, 2009 3 5:00 Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 28–8 Ricco Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) MFA: There Will Be Blood December 13, 2008 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 27–8 Jimmy Ambriz Submission (north-south choke) Beatdown: 4 Bears Casino October 11, 2008 1 1:50 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Win 26–8 Mark Kerr Submission (rear-naked choke) Vengeance Fighting Championship 1 September 27, 2008 1 3:15 Concord, North Carolina, United States
Loss 25–8 Josh Barnett Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2 May 18, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 25–7 Hakim Gouram Decision (unanimous) PFP: Ring of Fire December 9, 2007 3 5:00 Quezon City, Philippines
Loss 24–7 Pedro Rizzo TKO (punches) Art of War 3 September 1, 2007 3 2:40 Dallas, Texas, United States For UAFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 24–6 Kazuyuki Fujita Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE 34 April 8, 2007 1 6:37 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 23–6 Tim Sylvia Decision (unanimous) UFC 65: Bad Intentions November 18, 2006 5 5:00 Sacramento, United States For UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 23–5 Anthony Perosh TKO (punches) UFC 61: Bitter Rivals July 8, 2006 1 2:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 22–5 Márcio Cruz Decision (split) UFC 59: Reality Check April 15, 2006 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 21–5 Branden Lee Hinkle Technical Submission (north-south choke) UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 February 4, 2006 1 4:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–5 Marc Emmanuel Submission (rear-naked choke) CWFC: Strike Force 4 November 26, 2005 1 0:58 Coventry, England Defended CWFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 19–5 Devin Cole Decision (unanimous) XFC: Dome of Destruction 3 October 15, 2005 3 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States Won XFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 18–5 Jay White Submission (rear-naked choke) SF 12: Breakout September 16, 2005 1 1:21 Portland, Oregon, United States Won SportFight Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–5 Rich Wilson Submission (armbar) Extreme Wars: X-1 July 2, 2005 1 1:56 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 16–5 Tengiz Tedoradze Submission (rear-naked choke) CWFC: Ultimate Force April 30, 2005 1 1:59 Sheffield, England Defended CWFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 15–5 Jay White Submission (injury) Euphoria: USA vs. the World February 26, 2005 1 4:07 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 14–5 Brian Stromberg Submission (rear-naked choke) SF 8: Justice January 7, 2005 1 N/A Gresham, Oregon, United States
Win 13–5 Tengiz Tedoradze Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas December 18, 2004 1 3:51 Sheffield, England Won CWFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 12–5 Pat Stano TKO (knee to the body) Euphoria: Road to the Titles October 15, 2004 2 3:11 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11–5 Carlos Clayton Decision (unanimous) AFC: Brazil 1 August 28, 2004 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 10–5 Don Richards Submission (north-south choke) IHC 7: The Crucible June 5, 2004 2 2:25 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 9–5 Joe Nye Submission (rear-naked choke) Mass Destruction 12 August 16, 2003 1 3:02 Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Win 8–5 Mike Delaney Submission (north-south choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 4 July 19, 2003 1 4:27 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 7–5 Forrest Griffin Decision (unanimous) WEFC 1: Bring it On June 29, 2002 4 4:20 Marietta, Georgia, United States
Loss 7–4 Ricco Rodriguez TKO (punches) UFC 35 January 11, 2002 3 3:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 7–3 Roman Roytberg Submission (north-south choke) AMC: Revenge of the Warriors July 21, 2001 1 N/A Rochester, Washington, United States
Loss 6–3 Chuck Liddell Decision (unanimous) UFC 29 December 16, 2000 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–2 Tim Lajcik Decision (unanimous) UFC 27 September 22, 2000 2 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–2 Bob Gilstrap Decision (unanimous) AMC: Return of the Gladiators 1 July 29, 2000 3 5:00 Rochester, Washington, United States
Loss 4–2 David Dodd Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 23 April 2, 1999 1 0:46 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 4–1 Roger Neff Decision Ultimate Ring Challenge March 1, 1999 3 5:00 Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Loss 3–1 Tommy Sauer Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge 20 August 22, 1998 1 3:47 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 3–0 John Renfroe Submission (punches) Ultimate Warrior Challenge August 2, 1998 1 2:45 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 2–0 Cy Cross Submission (rear-naked choke) UFCF: Night of Champions March 14, 1998 1 3:47 Lynnwood, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Luther Norberg Decision (unanimous) UFCF: Gladiators November 21, 1997 1 N/A No location reported

Professional boxing record[edit]

2 Wins (2 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Losses, 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 2–0–1 United States J.C. Hillard TKO 2 (4), 2:11 2004-11-20 Florida Club Ovation, Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1–0–1 United States Kenyatta Quitman TKO 2 (4), 2:12 2004-05-15 Florida Club Ovation, Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Draw 0–0–1 United States Matt Ives PTS 4 2004-04-23 Florida Club Med, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jeff Monson marriage license". May 26, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Brady, Cory. (July 23, 2009) Jeff Monson: 'I'm the guy to beat Fedor'. Five Ounces of Pain. Retrieved on December 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jeff Monson named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week". Archived from the original on June 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Sesker, Craig (November 19, 2012) Jeff Monson named Wrestler of the Week. Retrieved on December 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "Jeff Monson's official website". 
  6. ^ Holland, Jesse (June 15, 2015). "Pic: UFC Veteran Jeff Monson Hates America, Seeks Russian Citizenship". 
  7. ^ Sputnik. "MMA Athlete Jeff Monson Wins First Fight as Russian Citizen". Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  8. ^ An Interview with Anarchist Jeff "The Snowman" Monson of the Ultimate Fighting Championship – Infoshop News. March 7, 2006.
  9. ^ Gabriel Thompson (December 26, 2006). "Jeff Monson: The Ultimate Fighting Anarchist". Alternative Press Review. 
  10. ^ Paul Harper. Ex-UFC fighter Jeff Monson come out as fan of Russian Communist Party and asks to enlist in bizarre video 9 Apr 2016
  11. ^ "Monson vs. Aleksander Emelianenko At BodogFIGHT 2?". January 26, 2007. 
  12. ^ Fowlkes, Ben. (April 12, 2007) Jeff Monson Victorious at PRIDE 34. MMAjunkie. Retrieved on December 1, 2013.
  13. ^ Shapiro, Andy (August 17, 2007). "Friday's Global FC Event Cancelled". Sherdog. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  14. ^ Skinner, Aaron (August 15, 2010) Jeff Monson returns.
  15. ^ Wain out Keeley in – Knuckleup "Kings of the North".
  16. ^ "Former UFC Champion Ricco Rodriguez Sets Up Bout With Jeff Monson". November 9, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 
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  19. ^ Jeff Monson wins ISKA Title, wants UFC return. April 24, 2011.
  20. ^ Hui, Ray (May 16, 2011) Jeff Monson to Face Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. MMA Fighting. Retrieved on December 1, 2013.
  21. ^ Jeff Monson vs Paul Taylor 09–10–11 round 1, 3 mins into the fight.. YouTube. Retrieved on December 1, 2013.
  22. ^ Gurevich, Anton (June 25, 2012). "Jeff Monson, Satoshi Ishii, Sokoudjou, and Michael Page sign exclusive deals with Super Fight League". LowKick MMA. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Fight Time 20: Jeff Monson vs. Kevin Brooks". August 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Fight Stars: Card & Results". September 8, 2014. 
  25. ^ ""Битва на Суре": стал известен победитель (фото)" (in Russian). 
  26. ^ "Monson prepared for last shot". November 16, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Jeff Monson Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Vandalism". January 28, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2010. 
  28. ^ Associated Press-Martial artist accused of defacing Wash. Capitol Archived January 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Pawloski, Jeremy (January 14, 2009). "Mixed-martial-arts champion charged in Capitol graffiti case". The Olympian. Retrieved January 14, 2009. [dead link]
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