February 12, 1974 |
Napa, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|Fighting out of||Dallas, Texas|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jerry Bohlander (born February 12, 1974) is an American former mixed martial artist. He is most notable for his UFC appearances and was a former UFC champion, winning the first lightweight (under 200 lb) tournament at UFC 12. He was a member of the legendary fight team the Lion's Den alongside other notable fighters such as Ken Shamrock, Guy Mezger, and Frank Shamrock. Bohlander was considered one of the best under 200 lb. fighters in the world during his time with the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Jerry Bohlander began his MMA career on November 9, 1995 at United Full Contact Federation 2, where he defeated Phil Benedict by armbar.
With his victory at UFCF 2, Bohlander received an invitation to the open-weight UFC 8 tournament. However, he still had to fight against his teammate Pete Williams at the Lion's Den gym in order to see who would fight in the event. The match lasted twenty minutes before Bohlander submitted Williams to a heel hook.
At the event itself, Jerry won his quarter final fight against Scott Ferrozzo, who outweighed him by nearly 120 pounds. Jerry would then lose his semi-final bout to K1 and future Pride veteran Gary Goodridge via TKO.
After losing his fight with Goodridge, Bohlander would go on a 5 fight win streak that would culminate in him winning the UFC 12 Lightweight tournament.
Bohlander would bounce back from this knockout loss by putting on arguably the finest performance of his career against Kevin Jackson. Kevin Jackson (an olympic gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona games) was 3-1 at the time with his one loss being to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Shamrock. Jackson and Bohlander fought for ten minutes ending with Bohlander securing the armbar victory. The bout won Wrestling Observer Newsletter's "Fight of the Year" category for 1998.
Subsequent to his victory over Jackson, Bohlander was defeated by future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz. Bohlander would go on to fight 3 more times in his career before retiring from the sport with a record of 11-4.
On June 30, 2010, he was involved in the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Jose Luis Martinez Chavez.
At the time of the shooting, Jeremiah Bohlander was a Napa County Sheriff's Deputy working with The Napa County Special Investigations Bureau (NSIB). Jeremiah Bohlander had been with NSIB six months. Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein said that the shooting of Jose L. Martinez Chavez was justified.
In 2005, during Jerry's first year of service as a peace officer, he shot and fatally wounded Samuel Paul Rodriguez. As Jerry waited to be cleared of any wrongdoing, he was afforded paid administrative leave.
Championships and Accomplishments
- Icon Sport
- SuperBrawl 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Fight of the Year (1998) vs. Kevin Jackson on March 13
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|Win||11–4||Kenny Kingsford||Submission (armbar)||Gladiator Challenge 24||March 20, 2004||1||1:40||Hopland, California, United States|
|Loss||10–4||Romie Aram||Decision (unanimous)||Gladiator Challenge 2||February 18, 2001||3||5:00||Colusa Rancheria, California, United States|
|Win||10–3||Brian Foster||Submission (armbar)||KOTC 5 - Cage Wars||September 16, 2000||2||1:03||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Tito Ortiz||TKO (cut)||UFC 18||January 8, 1999||1||14:31||Kenner, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||9–2||Kevin Jackson||Technical Submission (armbar)||UFC 16||March 12, 1998||1||10:23||Kenner, Louisiana, United States||Fight of the Year (1998).|
|Win||8–2||John Renken||Submission (armbar)||World Pankration Championships 2||January 16, 1998||1||N/A||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Murilo Bustamante||KO (upkick)||Pentagon Combat||September 27, 1997||1||5:38||Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Nick Sanzo||Submission (crucifix choke)||UFC 12||February 7, 1997||1||0:39||Dothan, Alabama, United States||Won UFC 12 Lightweight Tournament|
|Win||6–1||Rainy Martinez||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 12||February 7, 1997||1||1:18||Dothan, Alabama, United States||UFC 12 Lightweight Tournament Semifinals|
|Win||5–1||Fabio Gurgel||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 11||September 20, 1996||1||15:00||Augusta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||4–1||Chris Charmos||Submission (rear naked choke)||Super Brawl 1||June 28, 1996||1||8:27||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Won Super Brawl 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament|
|Win||3–1||Alan Schaible||Submission (rear naked choke)||Super Brawl 1||June 28, 1996||1||2:10||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Super Brawl 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals|
|Loss||2–1||Gary Goodridge||KO (punches)||UFC 8||February 16, 1996||1||5:31||San Juan, Puerto Rico||UFC 8 Lightweight Tournament Semifinals|
|Win||2–0||Scott Ferrozzo||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 8||February 16, 1996||1||9:03||San Juan, Puerto Rico||UFC 8 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals|
|Win||1–0||Phil Benedict||N/A||United Full Contact Federation 2||November 9, 1995||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- "Fight Finder: Jerry Bohlander". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
- "Pete Williams - Official UFC Profile". ufc.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- "UFCF - United Full Contact Federation 2". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- "UFC 8 Results". ufc.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- Chris Palmquist (September 23, 2015). "Japan's Rich MMA History: The Ken Shamrock Interview, Part 5 of 7". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
- "Scott "The Pitbull" Ferrozzo". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- "UFC 12 Results". ufc.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- "Pentagon Combat". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- "1992 Barcelona Games Results". www.sportsreference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- "UFC 16 Results". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25.[permanent dead link]
- "UFC 18 Results". www.ufc.con. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- "Jerry Bohlander". www.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
|None||UFC 12 Lightweight Tournament winner
February 7, 1997