Jon Madsen

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Jon Madsen
Born Jonathan Michael Madsen
(1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 38)
Orange County, California, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 222.6 lb (101.0 kg; 15.90 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of Granite City, Illinois, United States
Team Team DeathClutch
Wrestling NCAA Division II National Champion Wrestling
Years active 2008 - present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 8
By knockout 4
By decision 4
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
University South Dakota State University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jonathan Michael Madsen (born February 12, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Heavyweight division of Titan FC. A professional competitor since 2008, Madsen has also formerly competed for the UFC and was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights fighting for Team Rashad.


Born in Orange County, California and raised in Doland, South Dakota, Madsen attended Doland High School where he was a decorated high school and college wrestler. Madsen has won many awards and even had a high school wrestling match with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.[1] Besides wrestling, Madsen was a track and football star. Madsen enrolled in South Dakota State University and won a National Title in wrestling in his freshmen year.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After college he still had the passion to compete and decided to pursue mixed martial arts full-time. Wanting to train with one of the best mixed martial arts gyms, Madsen packed his stuff and moved out of his home in South Dakota to train with The H.I.T. Squad (Hughes Intensive Training) in Granite City, Illinois. Madsen decided to skip competing as an amateur and went straight to professional, with a previous record of 3–0 Madsen was picked to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 10.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Madsen was on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.[2] In the first episode, Madsen advanced to the quarterfinals after he defeated Team Rampage's second pick Abe Wagner via unanimous decision.

In the quarterfinals, Madsen fought teammate Brendan Schaub and was knocked out in the second round via two straight right punches.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Madsen made his official UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. He fought castmate and teammate Justin Wren to a decision of 30–27, 28–29 and 29–28 winning by split decision.

Madsen next fought Mostapha Al-turk at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. After 3 rounds, Madsen was declared the winner via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

At UFC 116, Madsen defeated Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision.

Madsen was expected to face Todd Duffee on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121.[3] However, Duffee was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Gilbert Yvel.[4] Both men circled early on in the fight before Madsen gained a double leg takedown. Madsen then hit Yvel multiple times forcing the referee to stop the fight.[5]

Madsen next faced his DeathClutch teammate Mike Russow at UFC Fight Night 24.[6] He lost the fight via doctor stoppage at the end of round two in the first loss of his professional career. Despite compiling a 4-1 UFC record, Madsen was subsequently released from the UFC after the loss.[7]

Post-UFC career[edit]

Madsen faced Matt Foster at PCFN 7 on March 8, 2014. He won by KO in the first round.[8]

Titan Fighting Championship[edit]

Madsen was expected to face Dave Herman for the vacant Titan FC heavyweight championship at Titan FC 32 on November 20, 2014.[9] On November 4, 2014 it was announced that Titan FC 32 would be postponed to December 19, 2014 and will be moved from Augusta, Georgia to Lowell, Massachusetts[10] Subsequent to the show's move, Herman pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Jack May. The bout was ultimately pulled from this show with no reason given.

On March 20, 2015, he faced Chase Gormley for the inaugural Titan FC Heavyweight Championship at Titan FC 33. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–2 Chase Gormley Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 33 March 20, 2015 5 5:00 Mobile, Alabama, United States For Titan FC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Matt Foster KO (punch) PCFN 7 March 8, 2014 1 0:48 Redfield, South Dakota, United States
Loss 7–1 Mike Russow TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis March 26, 2011 2 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 7–0 Gilbert Yvel TKO (punches) UFC 121 October 23, 2010 1 1:48 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 6–0 Karlos Vémola Decision (unanimous) UFC 116 July 3, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 Mostapha al-Turk Decision (unanimous) UFC 112 April 10, 2010 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 4–0 Justin Wren Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale December 5, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 Ryan Kotzea Decision (unanimous) The Cage Inc.: Shock Wave August 16, 2008 5 5:00 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 2–0 Waylon Goldsmith TKO (punches) The Cage Inc.: Summer Slam 4 June 14, 2008 1 1:02 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 1–0 Cody Griffin KO (punches) Crossroads Combat Challenge 3 May 6, 2008 1 1:53 Effingham, Illinois, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Brendan Schaub KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights 2 1:39 Las Vegas, Nevada Quarter-finals
Win 1–0 Abe Wagner Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada Preliminary bout

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jon Madsen Interview". 
  2. ^ "Meet the cast: "The Ultimate Fighter 10" fighters officially unveiled at UFC Fan Expo". July 10, 2009. Archived from the original on July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen latest addition to UFC 121 card". 2010-07-22. Archived from the original on 2010-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Gilbert Yvel, Jon Madsen to meet at UFC 121". Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. 
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  7. ^ "UFC Releases 4-1 Jon Madsen - TUF 10 Heavyweight Cut After First Loss". MMAMadman. 2010-08-04. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. 
  8. ^ "PCFN - Pheasant City Fight Night 7 Results". 2014-03-27. 
  9. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (2014-11-01). "Titan FC 32 heads to Georgia with Dave Herman-Jon Madsen title fight". Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-11-04). "Titan FC 32 postponed to December, moves from Georgia to Massachusetts". Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  11. ^ "Titan FC 33 Play-by-Play: Green vs. Holobaugh Results & Updates". Staff. 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 

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