Dustin Jacoby

Dustin Anthony Jacoby (born April 4, 1988)[1] is an American mixed martial artist and kickboxer who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In kickboxing, he has competed for GLORY, and in MMA, he has competed also for Bellator, World Series of Fighting, and Titan FC. He has fought as both a Light Heavyweight and a Middleweight. On November 1, 2018, he was ranked as the #8 middleweight kickboxer in the world by Combat Press.[4]

Dustin Jacoby
BornDustin Anthony Jacoby[1]
(1988-04-04) April 4, 1988 (age 33)
Fort Morgan, Colorado, United States
Other namesThe Hanyak
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (MMA)
Light Heavyweight (MMA)
Light Heavyweight (Kickboxing)
Reach78 in (200 cm)
StyleKickboxing
StanceOrthodox
TeamFinney's HIT Squad (2010–2011)[2]
Fiore MMA (2011–2015)[2]
Factory X Muay Thai (2015–present)[3]
Years active2010–present (MMA)
2013–present (Kickboxing)
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Kickboxing record
Total18
Wins10
By knockout9
Losses8
By knockout3
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins16
By knockout10
By submission1
By decision5
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision2
Draws1
Other information
UniversityCulver–Stockton College
Quincy University
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Jacoby was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado and grew up in Colorado.[2] Dustin has a twin brother Darren, who is a former professional mixed martial artist.[5] The brothers begun training taekwondo at the age of four, both picking up wrestling a year later.[5] Dustin trained taekwondo for four years but continued to wrestle until the family moved to Illinois when the brothers were 12.[5]

In Illinois Jacoby started playing basketball, claiming all-state honors while attended Triopia High School.[5] Also playing football in the high school, Dustin had many Division I scholarship offers for both sports but due to a severe knee injury sustained during his senior year many of the offers were withdrawn.[6] Subsequently Jacoby selected Culver-Stockton College where he played football two years as a quarterback while studying business management, before transferring to Quincy University.[6]

Kickboxing careerEdit

GLORY World SeriesEdit

Jacoby was a last-minute replacement for professional boxer Manuel Quezada at the Road to GLORY USA Light Heavyweight (209 lbs.) Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[7] He had never competed in a professional kickboxing match before the tournament.[8] He pulled off a major upset, knocking out International Sport Karate Association Heavyweight Champion Randy Blake, fellow mixed martial artist Roy Boughton and 19–0 prospect Brian Collette en route to winning the Tournament Championship.[7] He earned a check for $20,000 and a one-year contract with Glory World Series.[7]

He lost to Michael Duut by TKO after being knocked down three time in round one at GLORY 5: London in London, England on March 23, 2013.[9][10][11]

Jacoby fought at GLORY 9: New York: 2013 95kg Slam in New York City, New York on June 22, 2013.[12][13][14] Rematching Brian Collette in the quarter-finals, he took a close majority decision win. He then faced Danyo Ilunga in the semis and put up a good fight early, but fell behind in rounds two and three as he was hacked at with leg kicks and lost a unanimous decision.[15][16][17]

He was set to fight Makoto Uehara at GLORY 12: New York: Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City on November 23, 2013[18] but the fight was switched to GLORY 13: Tokyo: Welterweight World Championship Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 2013.[19][20] He lost to Uehara by split decision.[21][22][23][24]

He was set to face Robert Thomas in the semifinals of the GLORY 14: Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8, 2014[25] but Thomas withdrew for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Alex Pereira.[26]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

During an college offseason, Jacoby took an amateur mixed martial arts bout and got hooked to the sport immediately.[6] After the college he started training at Finney's HIT Squad and turned professional after racking up a record of 9–1, Dustin turned professional.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Jacoby was expected to make his UFC debut against Brad Tavares on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137, replacing an injured Tim Credeur.[27] However, Tavares himself was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by fellow newcomer Clifford Starks.[28] Jacoby lost the fight via unanimous decision.

In his second UFC outing, Jacoby was submitted by Chris Camozzi via guillotine choke on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2.[29] He was later released from the UFC, following an 0–2 run in the promotion.[30]

Post-UFC careerEdit

Jacoby bounced back from his UFC stint with a pair of victories on the regional circuit. He knocked out Billy Johnson in 45 seconds at an Indiana-based Hoosier Fight Club event on June 2, 2012, followed by a doctor stoppage win over Tim Williams for the Cage Fury FC middleweight title.[31]

World Series of FightingEdit

Jacoby made his WSOF debut at its inaugural event on November 3, 2012, losing to fellow UFC veteran David Branch via unanimous decision.[32]

Bellator MMAEdit

Jacoby stepped in as a replacement for an injured Marcus Sursa to face Muhammed Lawal on September 5, 2014 at Bellator 123.[33] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Jacoby faced John Salter on January 16, 2015 at Bellator 132.[34] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

After the loss to Salter, Jacoby decided to concentrate on his kickboxing career. He eventually returned to MMA in 2019 to participate in Sparta Combat League heavyweight tournament, which consisted of boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts. Jacoby went on to win the tournament by beating Cody East in the final bout.[35]

Dana White’s Contender SeriesEdit

On August 4, 2020, Jacoby headlined Dana White's Contender Series Season 4 opening week against Ty Flores. He won the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently awarded a UFC contract.[36]

Return to UFCEdit

Jacoby faced Justin Ledet on October 31, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 181.[37] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[38]

Jacoby faced Maxim Grishin on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 186.[39] At the weigh-ins, Maxim Grishin weighed in at 210.5 pounds, four and a half pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit of 206 pounds. His bout proceeded at a catchweight and Grishin was fined 30% of his individual purse, which went Dustin.[40] Despite being knocked down twice, Jacoby won a close bout via unanimous decision.[41]

Jacoby faced Ion Cuțelaba, replacing injured Devin Clark, on May 1, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka.[42] Cuțelaba dominated the first round, however Jacoby came back in the second and third rounds with the fight ending in a split draw.[43] Prior to the bout, Jacoby signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC.[44]

Jacoby was scheduled to face Askar Mozharov on August 28, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 30.[45] However, Mazharov was removed from the event for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Darren Stewart.[46] Jacoby won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[47]

Replacing Aleksa Camur, Jacoby faced John Allan on short notice on November 6, 2021 at UFC 268.[48] Jacoby won the bout via unanimous decision.[49]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

KickboxingEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 16 wins 5 losses
By knockout 10 1
By submission 1 2
By decision 5 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–5–1 John Allan Decision (unanimous) UFC 268 November 6, 2021 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Win 15–5–1 Darren Stewart TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze August 28, 2021 1 3:04 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 14–5–1 Ion Cuțelaba Draw (split) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Procházka May 1, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–5 Maxim Grishin Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane February 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (210.5 lb) bout; Grishin missed weight.
Win 13–5 Justin Ledet TKO (leg kicks and punches) UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva October 31, 2020 1 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–5 Ty Flores Decision (unanimous) Dana White's Contender Series 27 August 4, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 11–5 Cody East Decision (unanimous) SCL 74: King of Sparta Heavyweight Series June 29, 2019 3 5:00 Golden, Colorado, United States Heavyweight debut.
Loss 10–5 John Salter Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 132 January 16, 2015 2 3:33 Temecula, California, United States
Loss 10–4 Muhammed Lawal TKO (punches) Bellator 123 September 5, 2014 2 1:13 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 10–3 Lucas Lopes TKO (head kick and punches) Titan FC 29 August 22, 2014 1 4:15 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 9–3 Andrew Sanchez Decision (split) CCCW: The Uprising March 2, 2013 3 5:00 Springfield, Illinois, United States
Loss 8–3 David Branch Decision (unanimous) WSOF 1 November 3, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–2 Tim Williams TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Fury FC 16 August 24, 2012 1 4:04 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Cage Fury FC Middleweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Billy Johnson KO (punch) Hoosier Fight Club 11 June 2, 2012 1 0:45 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States Catchweight (200 lb) bout.
Loss 6–2 Chris Camozzi Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis January 28, 2012 3 1:08 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 6–1 Clifford Starks Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Billy Horne TKO (punches) AP: Riverfists 2011 September 4, 2011 1 0:37 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 5–0 Ryan Sturdy TKO (doctor stoppage) XFO: Xtreme Fighting Organization 40 June 25, 2011 2 2:31 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Win 4–0 Oscar Glover TKO (punches) CCCW: Fight Night 3 April 30, 2011 1 2:25 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 3–0 Ryan Braun Submission (triangle choke) Disorderly Conduct: St. Patty's Showdown March 12, 2011 1 1:05 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 2–0 David Gaston TKO (punches) CCCW 6 January 29, 2011 1 0:54 Springfield, Illinois, United States
Win 1–0 Dan McGlasson TKO (punches) CCCW November 27, 2010 1 2:09 St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Professional kickboxing recordEdit

Professional kickboxing record[50]
10 wins (9 KOs), 8 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Rec.
2017-08-25 Win   Sean Choice Glory 44: Chicago Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA TKO (3 knockdowns) 1 2:18 10-8
2016-10-21 Loss   Simon Marcus Glory 34: Denver Broomfield, Colorado, USA TKO (injury) 2 0:01 9-8
2016-05-13 Loss   Simon Marcus Glory 30: Los Angeles Ontario, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 9-7
For the Glory Middleweight Championship.
2016-02-26 Win   Wayne Barrett Glory 27: Chicago, Final Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA TKO (strikes) 2 1:06 9-6
Wins the Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament.
2016-02-26 Win   Karl Roberson Glory 27: Chicago, Semi Finals Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA TKO (strikes) 3 2:56 8-6
2015-10-09 Win   Wayne Barrett Glory 24: Denver Denver, Colorado, USA TKO (punches) 3 1:40 7-6
2015-08-07 Win   Casey Greene Glory 23: Las Vegas, Final Las Vegas, Nevada, USA TKO (punches) 2 1:19 6-6
Wins the Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament.
2015-08-07 Win   Ariel Sepulveda Glory 23: Las Vegas, Semi Finals Las Vegas, Nevada, USA KO (punches) 1 2:59 5-6
2015-04-03 Loss   Mourad Bouzidi Glory 20: Dubai Dubai, UAE Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 4-6
2014-06-21 Loss   Mike Lemaire GLORY 17: Los Angeles, Reserve Fight Inglewood, California, USA Decision 3 3:00 4-5
2014-03-08 Loss   Alex Pereira Glory 14: Zagreb, Semi Finals Zagreb, Croatia KO (left hook) 1 2:02 4-4
2013-12-21 Loss   Makoto Uehara Glory 13: Tokyo Tokyo, Japan Decision (split) 3 3:00 4-3
2013-06-22 Loss   Danyo Ilunga Glory 9: New York, Semi Finals New York City, New York, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 4-2
2013-06-22 Win   Brian Collette Glory 9: New York, Quarter Finals New York City, New York, USA Decision (majority) 3 3:00 4-1
2013-03-23 Loss   Michael Duut Glory 5: London London, England TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:25 3-1
2013-02-01 Win   Brian Collette Xtreme Fight Night 11, Finals Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA KO (strikes) 1 3:00 3-0
Wins the Road To Glory USA 95kg Tournament.
2013-02-01 Win   Roy Boughton Xtreme Fight Night 11, Semi Finals Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA TKO (strikes) 1 2:47 2-0
2013-02-01 Win   Randy Blake Xtreme Fight Night 11, Quarter Finals Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA TKO (strikes) 3 1:43 1-0

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
1 fight 1 win 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Win 1–0   Terrence Hoges TKO 1 (4) 29 June 2019   Jeffco Fairgrounds, Golden, Colorado, US

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