Shawn Jordan

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Shawn Jordan
BornShawn Martin Jordan
(1984-10-24) October 24, 1984 (age 34)
El Paso, Texas, United States
Other namesThe Savage
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Reach75.0 in (191 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout15
By submission3
By decision1
By knockout5
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Shawn Jordan (born October 24, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Professional Fighters League's Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, Jordan has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, Bellator MMA and Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Shawn Jordan was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, attending Riverside High School where he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling, and track and field. Jordan was a two-time state champion in wrestling, was ranked as one of the top ten fullbacks in the country for football, and was the starting center on the basketball team for his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. Jordan continued his football career with a scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU) under coach Nick Saban and then coach Les Miles where he was a member of LSU's 2003 BCS National Championship and 2007 BCS National Championship teams.[2]

Shawn Jordan also had a cameo appearance in the film Philly Kid where he portrayed a Russian fighter by the name of Andres Titov.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jordan made his amateur mixed martial arts debut in February 2008, which he lost. He rebounded in January 2009 with a TKO victory.

He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2009 for Bellator and won via submission. Jordan then competed in various promotions over the next three years, amassing a record of 11-2 before joining Strikeforce.


Jordan debuted for the promotion in June 22, 2011, where he lost a unanimous decision to Devin Cole. Three months later Jordan fought Lavar Johnson, whom he defeated via submission in the second round.

With the dissolution of the Strikeforce Heavyweight division, Jordan was one of the first announced Heavyweight fighters to make the transition to the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Jordan made his official debut against UFC newcomer Oli Thompson at UFC on FX 2. He won the fight via TKO in the second round after dominating the fight with his striking.[3]

In his second UFC fight, Jordan replaced an injured Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira to face Cheick Kongo on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30–28, 30–27, and 30–27).

Jordan faced Mike Russow on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.[5] Despite losing the first round to Russow, Jordan was able to mount a comeback in the second round and won via TKO.

Jordan faced Pat Barry on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[6] Jordan defeated Barry via first round TKO. The win also delivered Jordan his first Knockout of the Night bonus award.[7]

Jordan faced Gabriel Gonzaga on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[8] He was defeated via knockout at 1:33 of the first round.

Jordan faced Matt Mitrione on March 1, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway.[9] He was defeated via knockout at 4:59 of the first round.

Jordan next faced Jack May at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16, 2014. He won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the third round.

Jordan faced UFC newcomer Jared Cannonier at UFC 182 on January 3, 2015. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned Jordan his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[10]

Jordan had a rematch with Derrick Lewis on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68.[11] In their first encounter on the regional circuit in 2010, Jordan won by unanimous decision.[12][13] Jordan won the rematch after tuning up the band and hitting Lewis with the Sweet Chin Music and following up with punches on the ground early in the second round.[14] The win also earned Jordan his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus award.[15]

Jordan faced Ruslan Magomedov in the last fight of his contract on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[16][17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, and 30–27).[18]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

On April 28, 2016 it was announced that Jordan had signed a contract with World Series of Fighting.[19]

Jordan faced Ashley Gooch on October 7, 2016 at WSOF 33. He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round.[20]

On January 1, 2017 it was announced that Jordan would face reigning heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov for the title at WSOF 35.[21] The event was originally scheduled for February 28 (incorrectly reported as Feb 25) but was rescheduled to March 18.[22][23] Jordan lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–9 Josh Copeland Decision (unanimous) PFL 4 July 19, 2018 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Loss 19–8 Blagoy Ivanov TKO (punches) WSOF 35 February 25, 2017 1 1:43 Verona, New York, United States For the WSOF Heavyweight Championship.
Win 19–7 Ashley Gooch TKO (punches) WSOF 33 October 7, 2016 1 4:40 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 18–7 Ruslan Magomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 18–6 Derrick Lewis TKO (hook kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson June 6, 2015 2 0:48 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 17–6 Jared Cannonier KO (punches) UFC 182 January 3, 2015 1 2:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 16–6 Jack May TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 3 2:55 Bangor, Maine, United States
Loss 15–6 Matt Mitrione KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway March 1, 2014 1 4:59 Macau, SAR, China
Loss 15–5 Gabriel Gonzaga KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 1:33 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 15–4 Pat Barry TKO (punches) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 1 0:59 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Knockout of the Night.
Win 14–4 Mike Russow TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson January 26, 2013 2 3:48 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 13–4 Cheick Kongo Decision (unanimous) UFC 149 July 21, 2012 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 13–3 Oli Thompson TKO (knee and punches) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 3, 2012 2 3:53 Sydney, Australia
Win 12–3 Lavar Johnson Submission (americana) Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough September 23, 2011 2 3:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–3 Devin Cole Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III July 22, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Kendrick Watkins TKO (punches) Gladiator Promotions: Summer Knockouts July 16, 2011 1 0:19 Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
Win 10–2 John Hill TKO (punches and elbows) Bellator 45 May 21, 2011 1 1:56 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Loss 9–2 Mark Holata KO (punch) Bellator 31 September 30, 2010 1 1:13 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 9–1 James Hall Submission (rear-naked choke) USA MMA: Stacked July 31, 2010 1 0:45 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 8–1 Derrick Lewis Decision (unanimous) Cajun Fighting Championships: Full Force June 25, 2010 3 5:00 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 7–1 Kendrick Watkins KO (punches) MMA Fight Force: The Final Chapter May 28, 2010 1 0:37 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 6–1 Doug Williams TKO (punches) Bellator 18 May 13, 2010 1 0:19 Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–1 Marcus Kaiser TKO (punches) No Love Entertainment: War and Wheels January 23, 2010 1 0:54 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–1 Corey Salter TKO (punches) USA MMA: Louisiana vs. Florida October 9, 2009 1 3:18 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 3–1 Kenny Garner KO (punches) Atlas Fights: Cage Rage 2 September 6, 2009 1 0:51 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 3–0 Carlton Haselrig TKO (punches) UCFC: Rumble on the Rivers June 27, 2009 1 2:57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–0 Mahsea Bolea KO (punch) Raging Wolf 4: Defiance June 13, 2009 2 1:02 Irving, New York, United States
Win 1–0 Jayme Mckinney Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 9 May 29, 2009 2 1:39 Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–1 Chris Kissam TKO (punches) No Love Entertainment: Full Throttle January 24, 2009 1 1:02 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Loss 0–1 Scott Barrett TKO (punches) RMMA: Renaissance MMA 5 February 9, 2008 1 N/A Mandeville, Louisiana, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Boetsch vs. Henderson". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
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  3. ^ "UFC on FX 2:Alves vs. Kampmann". Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
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  5. ^ "Mike Russow-Shawn Jordan added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". November 7, 2012. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "". March 6, 2013. External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "UFC 161 bonuses: James Krause earn $100K; Sam Stout, Shawn Jordan pocket $50K". 2013-06-15.
  8. ^ Brian Hemminger (2013-07-24). "Heavyweight bout Shawn Jordan vs Gabriel Gonzaga slated for UFC 166 in Houston". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  9. ^ Staff (January 4, 2014). "Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione confirmed for TUF China Finale". Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-01-04). "UFC 182 bonuses: Paul Felder (of course) wins one of four $50K awards".
  11. ^ Staff (2015-03-03). "Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan added to UFC Fight Night 68". Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  12. ^ Brant Brookhouse (2015-03-30). "UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan says Derrick Lewis attacked him after bell in first meeting". Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  13. ^ "Cajun FC - Full Force, fight card".
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 68 results: Shawn Jordan pounds out Derrick Lewis in rematch". 2015-06-06.
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-06-07). "UFC Fight Night 68 bonuses: Dustin Poirier gets $50,000 in front of home fans". Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  16. ^ Jeremy Botter (2015-07-29). "Heavyweights Jordan, Magomedov meet at Houston's UFC 192". Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  17. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-10-21). "With UFC contract complete, Shawn Jordan wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko". Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  18. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-10-03). "UFC 192 results: Ruslan Magomedov outslugs Shawn Jordan in heavyweight tussle". Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  19. ^ "Heavyweight UFC veteran Shawn Jordan, Lorenzo Hood sign deals with WSOF". 2016-04-28.
  20. ^ "Shawn Jordan's WSOF debut, two other bouts round out WSOF 33 six-fight main card".
  21. ^ "Champ Blagoy Ivanov vs. Shawn Jordan slated for WSOF 35 on Feb. 25". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  22. ^ Helwani, Ariel. "World Series of Fighting postpones its next event". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  23. ^ Guillen, Adam (27 Jan 2017). "World Series of Fighting (WSOF) postpones upcoming WSOF 35 event (again)". Retrieved 28 February 2017.

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