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Eddie Gordon (fighter)

Eddie Gordon (born July 22, 1983) is a Jamaican mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Middleweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional since 2011, he has also competed for the UFC and was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn.

Eddie Gordon
Eddie Gordon.jpg
BornEddie Gordon
(1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 36)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Other namesTruck
NationalityJamaican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight185.6 lb (84.2 kg; 13.26 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach75.0 in (191 cm)[2]
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofUniondale, New York
TeamSerra-Longo Fight Team
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3] under Matt Serra
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins8
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision4
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision5
Amateur record
Total3
Wins3
By knockout1
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Gordon attended Fordham University and graduated with a degree in finance and in marketing and communications. He worked as a finance director and then a sales consultant before pursuing MMA.[4] He started training for MMA after running into his old high school friend Chris Weidman, who is the former UFC Middleweight champion.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Gordon was revealed as one of the cast members of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter on March 25, 2014.[5] In the elimination rounds, he defeated Matt Gabel by unanimous decision after two rounds. He was then chosen as the third pick for the middleweights on coach Frankie Edgar's team.

In the quarter-final rounds, Gordon fought Team Penn's first middleweight pick Mike King. Gordon defeated King by unanimous decision after three rounds. Afterwards Dana White described the fight as "terrible" since he felt that the fighters had no sense of urgency to win. Gordon fought Cathal Pendred in the semi-finals. He won the bout by split decision, securing his place at the finale.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Gordon faced teammate Dhiego Lima in the middleweight finals on July 6, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. He was victorious via first-round KO to become the middleweight tournament winner.[6]

Gordon faced Josh Samman on December 6, 2014, at UFC 181.[7] Despite winning the first round, Gordon lost the fight in the second round via knockout due to a head kick.

Gordon faced Chris Dempsey on April 18, 2015, at UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold.[8] He lost the fight by split decision.

Gordon faced Antônio Carlos Júnior on June 27, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 70[9] Gordon lost the fight via submission in the third round.[10]

On October 16, 2015, via his Facebook page Gordon announced that he had been released by the UFC.[11]

Independent PromotionsEdit

Gordon made his return after over a year out of the cage on August 4, 2016, winning a split decision over Bellator veteran Chris Lozano at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 60 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Ultimate Fighter: RedemptionEdit

In February 2017, it was revealed that Gordon would again compete on the UFC's reality show in the 25th season on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption.[12] Gordon was the third pick overall for Team Garbrandt. He faced Tom Gallicchio and lost via submission in the opening round.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 8 wins 7 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 1 1
By decision 4 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–7 John Howard Decision (unanimous) PFL 10 October 20, 2018 2 5:00 Washington, D.C., United States 2018 PFL Middleweight Quarterfinal bout.
Loss 8–6 Gasan Umalatov Decision (unanimous) PFL 6 August 16, 2018 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–5 Shamil Gamzatov Decision (unanimous) PFL 3 July 5, 2018 3 5:00 Washington, D.C., United States
Win 8–4 Chris Lozano Decision (split) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 60 August 6, 2016 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 7–4 Antônio Carlos Júnior Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero June 27, 2015 3 4:37 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 7–3 Chris Dempsey Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 7–2 Josh Samman KO (head kick) UFC 181 December 6, 2014 2 3:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–1 Dhiego Lima KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale July 6, 2014 1 1:11 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Middleweight debut; Won The Ultimate Fighter 19 Middleweight tournament.
Win 6–1 Oscar Delgado Submission (rear-naked choke) CFA 11 May 24, 2013 2 1:32 Coral Gables, Florida, United States Catchweight (190 lbs) bout.
Loss 5–1 Anton Talamantes Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 42 September 14, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Lost the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 5–0 Carlos Brooks Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 41 June 15, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Ryan Contaldi KO (punch) Ring of Combat 40 April 27, 2012 1 2:58 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–0 David Tkeshelashvili Decision (majority) Ring of Combat 39 February 10, 2012 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Steve Edwards TKO (doctor stoppage) Ring of Combat 37 September 9, 2011 2 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 J.A. Dudley Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 36 June 17, 2011 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3-1 Tom Gallicchio Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption April 26, 2017 (airdate) 1 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 25 elimination round.
Win 3-0 Cathal Pendred Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn June 18, 2014 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 19 semifinal round.
Win 2-0 Mike King Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn June 4, 2014 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 19 preliminary round.
Win 1-0 Matt Gabel Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn April 16, 2014 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 19 elimination round.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Romero". UFC.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Edgar vs. Penn". UFC.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Great crowd @serrabjj Tues night! Congrats to TUF Champ & brand new blue belt Eddie @truckmma Gordon! @MattSerraUFC". twitter.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "TUF Fighter: Eddie Gordon". UFC. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  5. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Cast Revealed". UFC.
  6. ^ Luke Thomas (2014-07-06). "TUF 19 Finale results: Eddie Gordon bulldozes Dhiego Lima in the first round". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  7. ^ Mark La Monica (2014-09-23). "Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman added to UFC 181". newsday.com. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  8. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-01-16). "'TUF 19' Winner Eddie Gordon Matched Against Chris Dempsey at UFC on Fox 15". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  9. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-15). "Eddie Gordon, Antonio Carlos Junior set to fight at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  10. ^ Damon Martin (2015-06-27). "Antonio Carlos Junior submits Eddie Gordon in battle of 'Ultimate Fighter' winners". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  11. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-10-16). "'The Ultimate Fighter 19' Winner Eddie Gordon Announces UFC Release". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  12. ^ Marc Raimondi (2017-02-15). "Joe Stevenson, James Krause, Jesse Taylor among TUF: Redemption cast members". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  13. ^ "Eddie Gordon". Tapology.

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