Charles Jourdain (born November 27, 1995) is a Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) Featherweight division.[4] He was previously a TKO Major League MMA Double Champion, winning the TKO Featherweight Championship and the TKO Interim Lightweight Championship.[5]

Charles Jourdain
Born (1995-11-27) November 27, 1995 (age 28)
Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
Other namesAir
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (2013–present)
Lightweight (2017, 2019)
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBeloeil, Quebec, Canada
TeamAcademie Pro Star MMA
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Fábio Holanda[3]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission5
By decision2
By submission1
By decision6
Amateur record
By submission5
By submission1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

He has two older brothers and a younger brother Louis Jourdain, who has been quite involved in his mixed martial arts career and pursues a career of his own.[6][7]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Jourdain began competing in mixed martial arts in 2013. He earned an amateur record of 8–2, fighting 8 times in 2013 winning 7 of those bouts. He also competed in FightQuest Amateur Combat in 2014 where he won the vacant FightQuest Featherweight Championship and earned a "Performance of the Night" bonus.[8] After going professional in 2015 he competed exclusively in Canadian MMA promotions. Jourdain made his MMA debut against Thomas Sumantri on May 21, 2016, at LAMMQ - Quebec Mixed Martial Arts League 5. He won the fight via knockout with a flying knee in the first round, earning a Knockout of the Night bonus.[9] He was the TKO Featherweight and Interim Lightweight champion,[10] and amassed a record 9–1 prior to signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2019.[11]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Making his promotional debut on short notice, Jourdain faced Des Green on May 18, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 152.[12] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Jourdain would next face Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie on December 21, 2019.[14] Choi would drop Jourdain early with the rest of the round consisting of exchanges that would lead to Choi breaking his left arm on a spinning backfist attempt, Jourdain would later drop Choi with 0:21 seconds left in round 1. Round 2 would see more exchanges between the two fighters With 30 seconds left in the round, Jourdain dropped Choi with a left cross and then a right hook. He won the fight via TKO at 4:32 seconds of round 2. Earning him his first win in the promotion and a Fight of the Night bonus.[15]

Returning to action amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Jourdain faced Andre Fili at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo on June 13, 2020.[16] The first round saw the two exchanging on the feet with Jourdain knocking Fili down with an overhand left. Fili secured a take down near the end of the round two. Jourdain lost the fight via split decision.[17]

Jourdain next faced Joshua Culibao on October 4, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana.[18] The bout would see both fighters push the pace and employ their game plans. The fight would go the distance ending with a split draw result.[19]

Jourdain was scheduled to face Steve Garcia on March 13, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 187.[20] On February 24, Garcia pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Marcelo Rojo.[21] He won the fight by technical knockout in the third round.[22]

Jourdain was scheduled to face Lerone Murphy on September 4, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191.[23] However, Murphy was pulled from the event due to visa issues, and he was replaced by Julian Erosa.[24] Jourdain lost the fight via a submission in round three.[25]

As the last bout of his prevailing contract, Jourdain faced Andre Ewell on December 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus.[26][27] He won the bout via unanimous decision.[28]

As the first bout of his new four-fight contract Jourdain was scheduled to face Ilia Topuria , replacing Movsar Evloev, on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270.[29][7][30] However, Topuria was pulled from the card due to a medical issue related to cutting weight and the bout was cancelled.[31]

Jourdain faced Lando Vannata on April 23, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 205.[32] He won the fight via a guillotine choke in round one.[33]

Jourdain faced Shane Burgos on July 16, 2022, at UFC on ABC 3.[34] He lost the back-and-forth fight via majority decision.[35]

Jourdain faced Nathaniel Wood on September 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209.[36] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[37]

Jourdain faced Kron Gracie at UFC 288 on May 6, 2023.[38] He won the fight via unanimous decision after outstriking Gracie through majority of the bout.[39]

Jourdain faced Ricardo Ramos on September 23, 2023 at UFC Fight Night 228.[40] He won the fight via guillotine choke in round one.[41] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[42]

Jourdain faced Sean Woodson on January 20, 2024, at UFC 297.[43] He lost the competitive bout by split decision.[44]

Championships and accomplishments edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 15 wins 7 losses
By knockout 8 0
By submission 5 1
By decision 2 6
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–7–1 Sean Woodson Decision (split) UFC 297 January 20, 2024 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 15–6–1 Ricardo Ramos Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot September 23, 2023 1 3:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 14–6–1 Kron Gracie Decision (unanimous) UFC 288 May 6, 2023 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 13–6–1 Nathaniel Wood Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa September 3, 2022 3 5:00 Paris, France
Loss 13–5–1 Shane Burgos Decision (majority) UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez July 16, 2022 3 5:00 Elmont, New York, United States
Win 13–4–1 Lando Vannata Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade April 23, 2022 1 2:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–4–1 Andre Ewell Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus December 18, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–4–1 Julian Erosa Submission (D'Arce choke) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till September 4, 2021 3 2:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 11–3–1 Marcelo Rojo TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad March 13, 2021 3 4:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 10–3–1 Joshua Culibao Draw (split) UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana October 4, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 10–3 Andre Fili Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo June 13, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Choi Doo-ho TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie December 21, 2019 2 4:32 Busan, South Korea Return to Featherweight. Fight of the Night.
Loss 9–2 Desmond Green Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee May 18, 2019 3 5:00 Rochester, New York, United States
Win 9–1 Damien Lapilus TKO (punches) TKO 47: Jourdain vs Lapilus April 11, 2019 5 2:02 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Return to Lightweight. Won the interim TKO Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Alex Morgan Submission (guillotine choke) TKO 45: Jourdain vs Morgan December 27, 2018 1 4:38 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Won the TKO Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Kevin Généreux Submission (rear naked choke) TKO Fight Night 1 August 2, 2018 2 4:08 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 6–1 Matar Lo KO (punches) TKO 42: Nogueira vs. Laramie March 16, 2018 1 2:19 Laval, Quebec, Canada
Loss 5–1 T.J. Laramie Decision (unanimous) TKO 41: Champions December 8, 2017 5 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada For the vacant TKO Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–0 William Romero TKO (punches) TKO 39: Ultimatum June 16, 2017 3 2:04 Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–0 Mathieu Morciano TKO (punches) TKO 38: Ascension April 7, 2017 2 1:42 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Return to Featherweight.
Win 3–0 Michael Cyr Submission (rear naked choke) TKO 37: Rivals January 13, 2017 2 1:29 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lightweight debut.
Win 2–0 Marc-Antoine Lidji TKO (punches) TKO 36: Resurrection November 4, 2016 3 4:02 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Featherweight debut.
Win 1–0 Thomas Sumantri KO (flying knee) LAMMQ 5 May 21, 2016 1 4:32 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Catchweight (150 lb) bout. Knockout of the Night.


See also edit

References edit

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