Eugene Jackson (fighter)

Eugene Jackson (born September 23, 1966)[1][2] is an American former mixed martial artist who competed in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce. Jackson was the only Strikeforce U.S. Middleweight Championship.

Eugene Jackson
Born (1966-09-23) September 23, 1966 (age 55)
United States
Other namesThe Wolf
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Light Heavyweight
Fighting out ofEast Palo Alto, California, United States
TeamGladiators Training Academy
Years active1998-2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins15
By knockout4
By submission10
By decision1
Losses9
By knockout4
By submission5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Jackson compiled a professional mixed martial arts record of 9-3-1 that included winning the Bas Rutten Invitational 1 Middleweight tournament as well as losing to future Pride Middleweight Champion, Wanderlei Silva whilst competing for the IVC Cruiserweight Championship before signing for UFC in 1999.[3][4][5]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Jackson made his UFC debut at middleweight on July 16, 1999 against Royce Alger at UFC 21. He won the fight via KO with punches in the second round.[6][7]

Jackson then faced Keiichiro Yamamiya on November 19, 1999 at UFC 23. He won the fight via KO with a punch in the third round.[8]

Jackson then faced Sanae Kikuta on April 14, 2000, at UFC 25. He lost the fight via an armbar submission in the first round.[9][10]

Jackson then faced Jeremy Horn on September 22, 2000 at UFC 27. He lost the fight via an armbar submission in the first round.[11][12]

Jackson then faced Ricardo Almeida on September 28, 2001 at UFC 33. He lost the fight via a triangle choke submission in the first round.[13][14]

Jackson then faced Keith Rockel on January 11, 2002 at UFC 35. He won the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the second round thus snapping a three-fight losing streak.[15][16]

Jackson's final UFC bout came against Mark Weir on July 13, 2002 at UFC 38. He lost the fight via KO with a punch in the first round.[17][18]

StrikeforceEdit

Jackson made his Strikeforce debut against Jorge Ortiz on March 10, 2006 at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Jackson then faced Mike Seal on June 9, 2006 at Strikeforce: Revenge. He won the fight via TKO due to punches in the second round.[21]

Jackson then faced Ronald Jhun for the inaugural Strikeforce U.S. Middleweight Championship on December 8, 2006 at Strikeforce: Triple Threat.[22][23][24] He won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round thus winning the title.[25]

Jackson's final fight came against Joe Riggs on September 29, 2007 at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion.[26][27][28] He lost the fight via KO due to punches in the first round.[29][30]

Personal lifeEdit

Jackson appeared as a playable character in the video game, Ultimate Fighting Championship that was released in 2000.[31]

Jackson is the father of two sons, Nikko and Casey who were both mixed martial artists and worked as martial arts trainers at East Palo Alto gym, Rogue Empire respectively.[32][33][34][35]

Jackson runs Gladiators Training Academy in East Palo Alto, California wherein he has trained fighters that include UFC alumni, Ashlee Evans-Smith.[36][37][38][39][40][41][42]

Additionally, Jackson works for East Palo Alto youth empowerment charity, Live in Peace.[43][44]

Jackson's son a Bellator alumni,[45] Nikko died in September 2020.[46]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
25 matches 15 wins 9 losses
By knockout 4 4
By submission 10 5
By decision 1 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15-9-1 Joe Riggs KO (punches) Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion September 29, 2007 1 3:56 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 15-8-1 Ronald Jhun Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Triple Threat December 8, 2006 1 2:01 San Jose, California, United States Won the Strikeforce U.S. Middleweight Championship
Win 14-8-1 Mike Seal TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Revenge June 9, 2006 2 2:49 San Jose, California, United States
Win 13-8-1 Jorge Ortiz Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie March 10, 2006 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 12-8-1 Tony Fryklund TKO (guillotine choke) Battleground 1: War Cry July 19, 2003 1 3:38 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 12-7-1 Mark Weir KO (punch) UFC 38 July 13, 2002 1 0:10 London, England
Win 12-6-1 Keith Rockel Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 35 January 11, 2002 2 3:46 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 11-6-1 Ricardo Almeida Submission (triangle choke) UFC 33 September 28, 2001 1 4:06 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11-5-1 Jeremy Horn Submission (armbar) UFC 27 September 22, 2000 1 4:32 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Loss 11-4-1 Sanae Kikuta Submission (armbar) UFC 25 April 14, 2000 1 4:38 Tokyo, Tokyo, Canada
Win 11-3-1 Keiichiro Yamamiya KO (punch) UFC 23 November 19, 1999 3 3:12 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 10-3-1 Royce Alger KO (punch) UFC 21 July 16, 1999 2 1:19 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Loss 9-3-1 Wanderlei Silva TKO (submission to punches) IVC 10: World Class Champions April 27, 1999 1 0:32 Brazil For IVC Cruiserweight Championship.
Win 9-2-1 Jake Laroche KO (punches) WCNHBC: West Coast NHB Championships 2 February 28, 1999 1 8:17 Compton, California, United States
Win 8-2-1 Joe Doerksen Submission (neck crank) BRI 1: Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 1:15 Denver, Colorado, United States Won Bas Rutten Invitational Middleweight Tournament
Win 7-2-1 Tom Bolger Submission (guillotine choke) BRI 1: Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 0:24 Denver, Colorado, United States Bas Rutten Invitational Middleweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 6-2-1 Joe Riley Submission (choke) BRI 1: Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 0:25 Denver, Colorado, United States Bas Rutten Invitational Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 5-2-1 Mark Walker Submission (forearm choke) BRI 1: Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 0:57 Denver, Colorado, United States Bas Rutten Invitational Middleweight Tournament First Round
Draw 4-2-1 Beau Hershberger Draw NG 9: Neutral Grounds 9 January 10, 1999 1 10:00
Win 4-2 Ronald Jhun Technical Submission (forearm choke) SB 8: SuperBrawl 8 August 4, 1998 1 1:17 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 3-2 Dustin Dawson Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) SB 8: SuperBrawl 8 August 4, 1998 1 0:19 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2-2 Tim Lajcik Submission (rear-naked choke) IFC WC 2: Warriors Challenge 2 May 23, 1998 1 9:49 California, United States IFC WC 2 Tournament Finals
Win 2-1 Mason White Submission (choke) IFC WC 2: Warriors Challenge 2 May 23, 1998 1 2:40 California, United States IFC WC 2 Semifinals
Win 1-1 Toby Oberdine Submission (rear-naked choke) IFC WC 2: Warriors Challenge 2 May 23, 1998 1 2:31 California, United States IFC WC 2 Quarterfinals
Loss 0-1 M Wahyudi Submission (armbar) IFC WC 1: Warriors Challenge 1 March 21, 1998 0 0:00 Jackson, California, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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