Jeremy Spoon

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Jeremy Spoon
Born Jeremy Spoon
(1985-04-01) April 1, 1985 (age 33)
Other names Spooner
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight (formerly)
Reach 63.0 in (160 cm)
Fighting out of Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Team Apex Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 18
By knockout 1
By submission 11
By decision 6
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 0
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jeremy Spoon (born April 1, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Spoon has made a name for himself fighting in various promotions, including King of the Cage and Bellator Fighting Championships. Spoon was a competitor in the Bellator season six and season seven featherweight tournaments.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

Spoon holds a background in wrestling. He and his identical twin brother, Jerod Spoon, both competed in college, having started in seventh grade. In their junior year, Jeremy was state champion at 130lbs, whilst Jerod was runner-up at 135lbs.[1]

Spoon was undefeated prior to joining Bellator. In that time, Spoon claimed a win over Jose Vega (a future Bellator tournament semi-finalist), a featherweight championship victory (and subsequent defense) in the Bricktown Brawl promotion[1] and also defeated Donald Sanchez for the King of the Cage bantamweight (145lb) championship.[1]

In mid-2011, both Jeremy Spoon and Jerod Spoon tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 14, which was the first edition of the show to feature bantamweights and featherweights. They tried out with the hope of being the first siblings to compete on the show, though coincidentally, whilst the Spoon siblings were not selected, two other siblings (Josh Ferguson and B.J. Ferguson) were.[1]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Spoon made his Bellator Fighting Championships debut against the then-unbeaten Jerrod Sanders. He was victorious via submission (rear naked choke) in the second round.[1]

Spoon returned to Bellator where he faced Adam Schindler. Spoon used his speed to his advantage, as he was able to land strikes on Schindler without response. In the final round, Schindler's face was bloodied, although the fight ultimately went to decision, where Spoon prevailed (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).[2]

With that win, Spoon was selected to be part of Bellator's season six featherweight tournament. His quarterfinal opponent was Daniel Mason-Straus.[3] Straus was considered the favourite going into the fight, due to his previous Bellator tournament experience, where he was the runner up of the fourth season featherweight tournament.[4] During the fight, Spoon appeared to be noticeably smaller in stature than his opponent and it showed, as Straus was able to control the clinch and use his greater reach effectively with leg kicks to keep Spoon on the outside.[3] Straus successfully took Spoon down twice and controlled the fight to a decision. Straus won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).[3]

Spoon then entered into the season seven featherweight tournament. His quarterfinal opponent was Mike Richman and he lost via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–3 Ran Weathers Decision (unanimous) SCS 32 November 19, 2016 3 1:51 Hinton, Oklahoma, United States
Win 19–3 Johnnie Roades Submission Fists of Fury 7 September 24, 2016 1 1:51 Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Win 18–3 Josh Tyler Decision (unanimous) SCS 25: Apocalypse March 28, 2015 5 5:00 Hinton, Oklahoma, United States Won the SCS Featherweight Championship.
Win 17–3 Rocky Long Submission (choke) RITC: Rage in the Cage 33 November 14, 2014 1 1:45 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 16–3 Ryan Roberts Technical Decision (split) VFC: Fight Night Harrahs September 12, 2014 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States For the VFC Featherweight Championship.
Win 16–2 Cody Carrillo Submission (rear-naked choke) RITC: Rage in the Cage 30 August 15, 2014 2 3:03 Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States
Win 15–2 Christopher Brooks Submission (choke) Fists of Fury 4 February 15, 2014 1 1:41 Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Win 14–2 Chris Coggins Decision (unanimous) C3 Fights - Fall Brawl 2013 October 12, 2013 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 13–2 Warren Stewart Decision (unanimous) SCS 18 - Declaration of Pain July 27, 2013 3 5:00 Hinton, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 12–2 Mike Richman KO (head kick and punch) Bellator 76 October 12, 2012 1 0:23 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator season seven featherweight tournament quarterfinal.
Loss 12–1 Daniel Mason-Straus Decision (unanimous) Bellator 60 March 9, 2012 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States Bellator season six featherweight tournament quarterfinal.
Win 12–0 Adam Schindler Decision (unanimous) Bellator 56 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 11–0 Donald Sanchez Decision (split) KOTC: Overdrive August 20, 2011 5 5:00 Norman, Oklahoma, United States Won the King of the Cage Bantamweight Championship.
Win 10–0 Ramiro Hernandez Decision (unanimous) Bricktown Brawl 6 June 11, 2011 5 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States Won the Bricktown Brawl Featherweight Championship.[1]
Win 9–0 Jerrod Sanders Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 37 March 19, 2011 2 0:26 Concho, Oklahoma, United States Fought at Lightweight.
Win 8–0 Scott Bear Submission Apex Martial Arts - Bridge Creek Brawl October 9, 2010 3 0:31 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–0 Nathan Torrez Submission Bricktown Brawl 5 June 25, 2010 2 2:52 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–0 Jose Vega Submission Bricktown Brawl 4 April 2, 2010 2 4:42 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–0 Cameron Coffman Submission (punches) Bricktown Brawl 3 December 11, 2009 1 1:04 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–0 Arnulfo Veloquio Submission Bricktown Brawl 2 August 28, 2009 1 1:14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–0 Chris Barnes TKO (punches) Harrah Fight Night June 27, 2009 1 1:44 Harrah, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2–0 Nick Masters Submission (rear naked choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting 29 March 21, 2009 1 1:47 Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 Wes Parkhurst Submission (punches) Freestyle Cage Fighting 24 October 4, 2008 1 0:32 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Donald Sanchez
9th King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion
March 17, 2012 – 2013
Succeeded by
Donald Sanchez