Ryan Jensen (fighter)
|Born||September 20, 1977|
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
Team Quest (formerly)
|Years active||1997; 2002–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ryan James Jensen (born September 20, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor from 1997 until 2015, he competed for the UFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce.
Mixed martial arts career
Jensen began training at the age of 15, under UFC 3 winner Steve Jennum. Following his first fight against Travis Fulton in February 1997, he did not compete again until June 2002. Jensen quit his day job in November 2006, and has been training and fighting full-time since then.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
His UFC debut was on August 25, 2007 at UFC 74; his initial opponent was supposed be Travis Lutter, however Lutter was forced to withdraw due to injury. Instead, Jensen faced late replacement Thales Leites and after a strong start, got caught by an armbar submission in the first round. He followed this up with another loss to Demian Maia before leaving the UFC.
On March 29, 2008, Jensen accepted a fight against Joey Villasenor on four days notice in the Strikeforce promotion. Again, after a strong start, Jensen lost by KO with 15 seconds remaining in the first round at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le.
Since then, Jensen rebounded with a first round TKO over Mitch Whitesel at SportFight 23 in June 2008, as well as a first round submission victory over Aaron Praschack due to strikes in VFC 23.
One year after his UFC release, Jensen returned to MMA and faced Jason Louck at Disorderly Conduct: Warriors on May 19, 2012. He won the fight via guillotine choke submission.
Jensen faced Victor Moreno at Victory Fighting Championship 40 on July 27, 2013. He won the fight via guillotine choke submission.
Jensen then faced Ryan McClain at Victory Fighting Championship 42 on March 15, 2014. He won the fight via first round TKO.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||21 wins||8 losses|
|Win||21–8||Matt Jones||TKO (punches)||VFC 45||April 4, 2015||1||3:57||Ralston, Nebraska, United States||Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.|
|Win||20–8||Mark Stoddard||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Bellator 117||April 18, 2014||1||3:52||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.|
|Win||19–8||Ryan McClain||TKO (punches)||VFC 42||March 15, 2014||1||1:19||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||18–8||Victor Moreno||Submission (guillotine choke)||VFC 40||July 27, 2013||1||3:12||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||17–8||Rudy Bears||TKO (punches)||VFC 39||March 30, 2013||1||1:01||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||16–8||Jason Louck||Submission (guillotine choke)||Disorderly Conduct: Warriors||May 19, 2012||1||4:28||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||15–8||Jason MacDonald||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 129||April 30, 2011||1||1:37||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||15–7||Court McGee||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 121||October 23, 2010||3||1:21||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||15–6||Jesse Forbes||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 114||May 29, 2010||1||1:06||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||14–6||Mark Muñoz||Submission (punches)||UFC 108||January 2, 2010||1||2:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–5||Steve Steinbeiss||Technical submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||1||3:56||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||13–5||Wilson Gouveia||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer||September 17, 2008||2||2:04||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||13–4||Aaron Praschak||TKO (punches)||Victory Fighting Championships 24||July 26, 2008||1||2:09||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||12–4||Mitch Whitesel||TKO (punches)||SportFight 23||June 20, 2008||1||4:42||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Joey Villaseñor||KO (punch)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le||March 29, 2008||1||4:45||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Demian Maia||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 77||October 20, 2007||1||2:40||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Thales Leites||Submission (armbar)||UFC 74||August 25, 2007||1||3:47||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–1||Curtis Stout||Submission (triangle choke)||VFC 19: Inferno||May 18, 2007||1||3:10||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–1||Alfred Escobedo||Submission (punches)||IFC: Road to Global Domination||March 4, 2007||1||1:21||Belton, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–1||BJ Lacy||TKO (punches)||IFC: Rumble on the River 2||November 10, 2006||1||2:34||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||8–1||Rob Kimmons||Submission (choke)||VFC 14: Aggression||May 20, 2006||1||N/A||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Marlon Sims||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Caged Combat||April 1, 2006||1||1:51||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||6–1||Danny Anderson||TKO (punches)||VFC 10: Championship X||August 6, 2005||2||1:16||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Brock Larson||Submission (punches)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||1:39||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||5–0||Neal Rowe||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||2:00||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||4–0||Tyrone Roberts||Submission (triangle choke)||Victory Fighting Championships 5||July 12, 2003||1||2:46||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–0||Josh Stamp||TKO (punches)||VFC 2: Bragging Rights||August 17, 2002||1||0:56||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brian Robinson||Submission (punches)||Victory Fighting Championships 1||June 16, 2002||1||0:20||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Travis Fulton||Submission (triangle choke)||Extreme Challenge 4||February 22, 1997||1||1:40||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
- "VFC's Ryan Jensen: 'I'm No Stepping Stone'". Retrieved 2015-02-15.
- "Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen inked for UFC 108 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- ""TUF 11" champ Court McGee likely to meet Ryan Jensen at UFC 121". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2010-07-12. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
- "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". mmajunkie.com. October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012.
- "Ryan Jensen released by UFC following loss to Jason MacDonald on April 30". mmamania.com. May 3, 2011.
- "Disorderly Conduct: Warriors Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. May 19, 2012.
- "VFC 39: Roberts vs. Davis announced for March 30th, 2013, at Ralston Arena". victoryfighter.com. February 4, 2013.
- "VFC - Victory Fighting Championship 39 Results". sherdog.com. March 30, 2013.
- "Ryan Jensen: Has More to Show at VFC 40". victoryfighter.com. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- "Ryan Jensen vs. Ryan McClain". tapology.com. March 15, 2014.
- "Ryan Jensen: It's a tough economy but someone's got to fight through it". UFC.com. 2009-08-23. Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Ryan Jensen-On the Best Journey of his Life". UFC.com. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2011-04-03.