April 1, 1985
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||63.0 in (160 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States|
|Team||Apex Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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
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.
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 and also defeated Donald Sanchez for the King of the Cage bantamweight (145lb) championship.
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.
Bellator Fighting Championships
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).
With that win, Spoon was selected to be part of Bellator's season six featherweight tournament. His quarterfinal opponent was Daniel Mason-Straus. 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. 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. 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).
Championships and accomplishments
- Bricktown Brawl MMA
- Bricktown Brawl Featherweight Championship (One time)
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
- Sugar Creek Showdown
- SCS Featherweight Championship (One time; current)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||20 wins||3 losses|
|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.|
|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|
- "Sherdog Prospect watch: Jeremy Spoon". sherdog.com. July 15, 2011.
- "Former Mizzou wrestler Brooks wins again on Bellator 56 undercard". sherdog.com. October 29, 2011.
- "Pat Curran KOs Joe Warren to claim Bellator gold". sherdog.com. March 9, 2012.
- "Jeremy Spoon embraces bump in competition ahead of Bellator 60 showdown with Straus". sherdog.com. March 7, 2012.
|Awards and achievements|
|9th King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion
March 17, 2012 – 2013