Jake Rosholt (born September 2, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist and former collegiate amateur wrestler. A professional competitor from 2007-2012, he competed for the UFC, WEC, Bellator, and Shark Fights. He is the older brother of current heavyweight MMA fighter/Oklahoma State NCAA Champion Jared Rosholt.
|Born||September 2, 1982|
Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Division||Middleweight (2007-2011) |
Light Heavyweight (2012-present)
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Team||Team Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu/Team Takedown|
|Rank||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
(NCAA Division I)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Jared Rosholt, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and won the 184-pound (83 kg) NCAA Division I wrestling title in 2003 as a freshman and the 197-pound (89 kg) title in 2005 and 2006. He was a four-time All-American  and 2004 Big 12 Conference champion.
He placed second in the Big 12 Conference in 2005 and 2006, but went on to win NCAA championships both years, making him the fifteenth three-time NCAA champion in Oklahoma State history and just their 10th four-time All-American. He ended his college career with a 105–20 (.840) record.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
In the spring of 2007, Jake began training for MMA competition at the Las Vegas-based Xtreme Couture gym. He is signed with the Team Takedown management company. He made his WEC debut at WEC 36, facing Nissen Osterneck. Rosholt had difficulty defending against Osterneck's stand-up, but was able to secure a number of takedowns and dominate on the ground before winning by technical knockout. Soon after, the WEC dissolved their middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, and Rosholt was one of the fighters transferred to the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Rosholt was originally scheduled to face Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens, but Sakara withdrew, due to injury, and was replaced by International Fight League champion Dan Miller who quickly disposed of Rosholt in the first round via guillotine choke.
In his second UFC fight, Rosholt defeated The Ultimate Fighter 1 alumni Chris Leben at UFC 102. He won the fight after choking out Leben in round 3. Jake earned the $60,000 bonus for submission of the night. Rosholt lost to Kendall Grove by submission on November 21, 2009 at UFC 106. Following the loss, Rosholt was cut from the UFC.
Rosholt was set to face UFC and MMA vet Jeremy Horn on April 16 on the "Bad Boys 2" card for King of the Cage, but the fight was canceled when Rosholt sustained a neck injury the day before the event. Rosholt then faced John Ott at Titan FC 18 on May 27, 2011. Rosholt dominated most of the fight until he landed an illegal knee in the third round, resulting in a disqualification loss. However, on June 21, 2011, the Kansas Athletic Commission announced it had overturned the ruling to a no-contest, stating that the knee was landed unintentionally.
Rosholt then fought in a rematch against Matt Horwich at Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt 2 on July 15, 2011. In their first fight, Horwich defeated Rosholt by TKO in the third round in November 2010. This time however, Rosholt used a more conservative strategy as he dominated every round on all three judges scorecards to win a unanimous decision.
Rosholt made his light heavyweight debut against Matt Thompson at XKO 15 on June 2, 2012. Rosholt lost the bout via submission in the first round.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- 184-pound NCAA Division I wrestling champion (2003)
- 197-pound NCAA Division I wrestling champion (2005, 2006)
- Big 12 Conference champion (2004)
- 189-pound high school national champion (2001)
- 4-time All-American
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||12 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||12–5 (1)||Anthony Johnson||TKO (head kick)||Xtreme Fight Night 9||September 21, 2012||2||4:22||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||12–4 (1)||Matt Thompson||Submission (kneebar)||XKO 15||June 2, 2012||1||4:16||Arlington, Texas, United States||Light Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||12–3 (1)||Matt Horwich||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt 2||July 15, 2011||3||5:00||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|NC||11–3 (1)||John Ott||No Contest (illegal knee)||Titan Fighting Championships 18||May 27, 2011||3||4:23||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||200 lb Catchweight; original loss by DQ; overturned by the commission.|
|Win||11–3||John Malbrough||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Cowboy MMA: Caged Cowboys||May 21, 2011||1||1:42||Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||10–3||Brandon McDowell||TKO (punches)||Back Alley Promotions||April 8, 2011||1||1:36||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–3||John Bryant||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 37||March 19, 2011||1||1:02||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||8–3||Josh Smidt||Submission (guillotine choke)||C3 Fights: SlamFest||January 29, 2011||1||1:41||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Matt Horwich||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Fight Night: Rosholt vs. Horwich||November 12, 2010||3||2:56||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||7–2||Rudy Lindsey||Submission (rear-naked choke)||XFL: March Badness||March 6, 2010||1||2:37||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight fight at 195 lbs.|
|Loss||6–2||Kendall Grove||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 106||November 21, 2009||1||3:59||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–1||Chris Leben||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 102||August 29, 2009||3||1:30||Portland, Oregon, United States||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||5–1||Dan Miller||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens||February 7, 2009||1||1:03||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–0||Nissen Osterneck||TKO (punches)||WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown||November 5, 2008||2||3:48||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–0||Chad Jay||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Fighting League||March 15, 2008||3||2:37||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jeremiah Caves||TKO (punches)||HRP: Fight Night||November 16, 2007||1||1:42||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–0||Christopher Clark||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 16||September 28, 2007||3||2:37||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–0||Dusty Miller||Submission (guillotine choke)||Masters of the Cage 15||July 21, 2007||1||3:40||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
- https://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-rosholt031208/ - Rosholt leads wrestling's next MMA generation - UFC - Yahoo! Sports
- http://d1collegewrestling.net/Archive_2004.html - 2004 - D1 College Wrestling
- "Jake Rosholt cut by the UFC after submission loss to Kendall Grove". bloodyelbow.com. 2010-11-30.
- "Jake Rosholt's DQ loss to John Ott at Titan Fighting 18 oveturned to no-contest". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-06-21. Archived from the original on 2011-06-25.
- "UFC Vets Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson, Jake Rosholt Headline Xtreme Fight Night 9 in Oklahoma". Sherdog.com. 2012-09-11.