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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.

Jake Rosholt
Born (1982-09-02) September 2, 1982 (age 37)
Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (2007-2011)
Light Heavyweight (2012-present)
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofDallas, Texas, U.S.
TeamTeam Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu/Team Takedown
RankNCAA Division I Wrestling
WrestlingOklahoma State
(NCAA Division I)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission6
By decision1
By knockout2
By submission3
No contests1
Other information
UniversityOklahoma State
Notable relativesJared Rosholt, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Rosholt graduated from Sandpoint High School. He won three state titles for the Bulldogs and the 2001 189-pound (86 kg) high school national championship.

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.[1] He was a four-time All-American [1] and 2004 Big 12 Conference champion.[2]

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.[1]

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.[3] Following the loss, Rosholt was cut from the UFC.[4]

Post UFCEdit

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.[5]

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.

Rosholt faced Anthony Johnson at Xtreme Fight Night 9 on September 21, 2012.[6] He lost the fight via TKO due to a head kick in the second 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
By knockout 5 2
By submission 6 3
By decision 1 0
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c - Rosholt leads wrestling's next MMA generation - UFC - Yahoo! Sports
  2. ^ - 2004 - D1 College Wrestling
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Jake Rosholt cut by the UFC after submission loss to Kendall Grove". 2010-11-30.
  5. ^ "Jake Rosholt's DQ loss to John Ott at Titan Fighting 18 oveturned to no-contest". 2011-06-21. Archived from the original on 2011-06-25.
  6. ^ "UFC Vets Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson, Jake Rosholt Headline Xtreme Fight Night 9 in Oklahoma". 2012-09-11.

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