|Born||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Other names||The Ox|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Davenport, Iowa|
|Team||Miletich Fighting Systems|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jesse Lennox is an American mixed martial artist. He was formerly signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighting in their welterweight division before being cut with a 1-2 record with the promotion.
Mixed martial arts career
Lennox made his professional mixed martial arts debut on August 27, 2005, defeating Travis Corey via armbar submission at XKK: Trials. Following the impressive win, Lennox would compile a professional record of 10–1 before signing with now defunct promotion International Fight League.
International Fight League
Jesse made his debut for the International Fight League losing to Emyr Bussade via kneebar. Jesse was sidelined six months after the loss because of an injury that occurred during the fight.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Jesse was signed to World Extreme Cagefighting in early 2009 and made his debut not much later defeating Blas Avena. The WEC then disbanded their welterweight division leaving Jesse without an organization to fight in.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lennox was soon after signed by the UFC. While fighting in the UFC he was the only competitor in the organization to hold a full-time job. Jesse made his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 101 against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Danillo Villefort. He won by TKO from a cut.
Lennox then suffered his second successive loss in the UFC, at UFC 115 to Mike Pyle. After dazing Pyle causing him to fall the mat Lennox tries to finish on top to only be rewarded by being put in a triangle choke and passed out, giving Pyle the win via technical submission. After the consecutive losses Lennox was released from the UFC.
Besides fighting Jesse is a Fire Fighter and Paramedic. He is married to his wife Amy, and has 3 children.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||14–4||Mike Pyle||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 115||June 12, 2010||3||4:44||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||14–3||Rick Story||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz||January 11, 2010||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Win||14–2||Danillo Villefort||TKO (cut)||UFC 101||August 8, 2009||3||3:37||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||13–2||Blas Avena||KO (strikes)||WEC 38||January 25, 2009||2||0:41||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||12–2||Ryan Williams||Submission (triangle armbar)||Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny||December 11, 2008||1||3:41||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||11–2||Justin Wieman||Submission (strikes)||Gladiator Fighting Series 55: Lennox vs. Wieman||October 4, 2008||1||2:38||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Emyr Bussade||Submission (kneebar)||IFL: New Jersey||April 4, 2008||2||1:25||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–1||Ryan Thomas||Submission (armbar)||Mainstream MMA: Cold War||January 26, 2008||3||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||9–1||John Friedland||TKO (punches)||GFS: Caged Colosseum||October 6, 2007||2||4:08||West Allis, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||8–1||Darin Brudigan||Submission (hammerlock)||Mainstream MMA: Evolution||July 14, 2007||1||N/A||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Mike Hueser||KO (punches)||Mainstream MMA: Epic||January 6, 2007||1||0:53||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–1||Andy Sanders||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA: Epic||January 6, 2007||1||0:59||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||5–1||B.J. Lacy||TKO (punches)||EFX - Fury||October 5, 2006||2||N/A||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||4–1||Joshua Taibl||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 69||July 22, 2006||1||2:23||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–1||Derek Billman||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA 2 - The Calling||March 25, 2006||1||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–1||Pat Kane||TKO (elbows)||FEX: Fury||March 8, 2006||N/A||N/A||Maplewood, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Joe Vedepo||Decision (unanimous)||Mainstream MMA 1 - Inception||November 18, 2005||3||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Travis Corey||Submission (armbar)||XKK - Trials||August 27, 2005||1||0:23||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|