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Jared Downing (born July 12, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator's featherweight division.

Jared Downing
Born (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Other namesDemon Eyes
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight (145 lb)
Bantamweight (135 lb)
Reach67.0 in (170 cm)
Fighting out ofCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
TeamHard Drive MMA
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins9
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision7
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early career: Bellator FC and Shark FightsEdit

Downing started his professional career in 2009. Until October 2011, he fought for many promotions throughout the United States, most notably Bellator and Shark Fights.

For Bellator, he faced Chad Vandenberg and Danny Tims. Downing defeated Vandenberg via submission in the third round,[2] and defeated Tims via split decision (30-27 Downing, 29-28 Tims, 30-27 Downing).[3]

For Shark Fights, he faced Ran Weathers and Roberto Vargas. Downing defeated Weathers by knockout early in the first round,[4] but against Vargas, he had his first defeat via split decision (30-27 Vargas, 30-27 Vargas, 30-27 Downing).[5]

Resurrection Fighting AllianceEdit

Downing fought in the first two events of Resurrection Fighting Alliance. He defeated Eric Marriott at RFA 1: Elliott vs. Pulver and Alessandro Ferreira at RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander, both via unanimous decision.[6][7]

Downing faced Jordan Rinaldi on November 30, 2012 at RFA 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi. He defeated Rinaldi in a five-round bout via unanimous decision to become the promotion's first-ever featherweight champion.[8]

Downing faced Lance Palmer on June 21, 2013 at RFA 8: Pettis vs. Pegg in his first title defense. Downing lost his title via split decision after five rounds (48-46 Downing, 48-46 Palmer, 48-46 Palmer).[9]

Second Bellator runEdit

After some years away from the promotion, Downing was called to replace an injured Rob Emerson against Patricio Freire on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97.[10] He was defeated via TKO in the second round.[11]

Downing faced The Ultimate Fighter 5 competitor Rob Emerson on October 18, 2013 at Bellator 104. He lost via submission early in the first round.[12]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Resurrection Fighting Alliance
    • RFA featherweight title (one time; first)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 9 wins 6 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 1 1
By decision 7 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–6 Eric Wisely Decision (split) PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 19 March 13, 2015 3 5:00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Loss 9–5 Martin Brown Decision (unanimous) Bellator 117 April 18, 2014 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Loss 9–4 Rob Emerson Submission (inverted heel hook) Bellator 104 October 18, 2013 1 1:44 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States 150 lb catchweight bout.[12]
Loss 9–3 Patricio Freire TKO (punches) Bellator 97 July 31, 2013 2 0:54 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Loss 9–2 Lance Palmer Decision (split) Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8: Pettis vs. Pegg June 21, 2013 5 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Lost Resurrection Fighting Alliance featherweight title.
Win 9–1 Jordan Rinaldi Decision (unanimous) Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi November 30, 2012 5 5:00 Kearney, Nebraska, United States Won Resurrection Fighting Alliance featherweight title.
Win 8–1 Alessandro Ferreira Decision (unanimous) Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2: Yvel vs. Alexander March 30, 2012 3 5:00 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Win 7–1 Eric Marriott Decision (unanimous) Resurrection Fighting Alliance 1: Elliott vs. Pulver December 16, 2011 3 5:00 Kearney, Nebraska, United States 150 lb catchweight bout.[1]
Loss 6–1 Roberto Vargas Decision (split) Shark Fights 20 October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Ran Weathers KO (punches) Shark Fights 16: Neer vs. Juarez June 25, 2011 1 1:38 Odessa, Texas, United States Moved up to featherweight.[1]
Win 5–0 Danny Tims Decision (split) Bellator 32 October 14, 2010 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 4–0 William Joplin Decision (unanimous) CFFAC 2: Tribute to America's Heroes September 11, 2010 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 3–0 Chad Vandenberg Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 22 June 17, 2010 3 1:35 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 2–0 Ramiro Hernandez Decision (unanimous) Pinnacle Combat MMA 4 February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Tim Gorman Decision (split) MFDM: Ballroom Brawl 3 November 13, 2009 3 5:00 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Mixed martial arts amateur recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Nick Quangvan Submission (armbar) RCC 10: Devil's Fights October 30, 2009 1 2:12 Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Win 2–0 R.J. Harrison TKO (punches) Glory Fighting Championships 8 October 17, 2009 2 1:37 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Patrick Osborn TKO (punches) Glory Fighting Championships 7 June 25, 2009 1 N/A Des Moines, Iowa, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jared Downing's profile". Tapology.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Jason Schielke (June 17, 2010). "Bellator XXII live play-by-play from Kansas City P&L district". Bleacherreport.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Jesse Holland (October 15, 2010). "Bellator 32 results from Oct. 14 in Kansas City". MMAmania.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Shark Fights 16 results: Josh Neer trumps Jesse Juarez in Texas". MMAmadman.com. June 26, 2011. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  5. ^ John DeAvila Jr. (October 16, 2011). "Shark Fights 20: Clifford Starks and Roberto Vargas earn decision victories to top off awesome fight card". UScombatsports.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Geno Mrosko (December 19, 2011). "RFA results: Jens Pulver knocked out -- again (video)". MMAmania.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  7. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (April 1, 2012). "Weekend winners include 50-year-old Smith, Yvel, Kawajiri, Bustamante, Leites, Parisyan". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  8. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (December 1, 2012). "Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5 results: Downing outworks Rinaldi for belt". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (June 22, 2013). "RFA 8 results: Pettis wins quick, Palmer edges Downing". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  10. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (July 12, 2013). "Jared Downing replaces Rob Emerson, meets Patricio 'Pitbull' at Bellator 97". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  11. ^ Luke Thomas (July 31, 2013). "Bellator 97 results: Michael Chandler, Ben Askren cruise to easy title defenses". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Brian Knapp (October 18, 2013). "Rick Hawn, Ron Keslar advance to season 9 welterweight final at Bellator 104". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013.