Jared Jon Gordon (born September 6, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist. He was the lightweight champion of Duelo De Giagantes in Mexico and featherweight champion for Cage Fury Fighting Championships in United States. He competes in Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Born||Jared Jon Gordon|
September 6, 1988
Queens, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Style||Wrestling, Boxing, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Boynton Beach, Florida, United States|
|Team||Church Street Boxing Gym (formerly)|
Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (formerly)
Edge Hoboken (formerly)
Sanford MMA (2019–present)
|Teacher(s)||Michael Jaramillo - BJJ|
Jason Strout - Boxing
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Danaher|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Gordon was born and raised in Queens, New York. The grandson of late professional boxer Sal Ferello, Gordon started boxing and wrestling at a young age and he was obsessed with MMA when he was in high school. He found an MMA school, Combined MMA, and started training BJJ. Four months later, at age of 17, Gordon fought his first amateur MMA fight. He taught boxing and Muay Thai at Church Street Boxing in New York prior to turning professional. At the same gym he was trained by Jason Strout.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Gordon amassed a record of 12–1 prior joining UFC. He was the lightweight champion of Duelo De Giagantes in Mexico and featherweight champion for Cage Fury Fighting Championship in United States.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Gordon was scouted by Dana White on UFC web series show "Dana White: Looking for a fight" second season episode two at Cage Fury Fighting Championships where Gordon won the Featherweight title that night. White was impressed with his performance and signed him onto UFC.
Gordon was scheduled his promotional debut to face Michel Quiñones at UFC 211. However, Gordon pulled out of the fight on the day before the event due to stomach illness and the bout was rescheduled to June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee in Oklahoma City. At the weigh-in, Gordon missed the required featherweight limit for the fight of 146Ibs. As a result he was fined 20% of his pay, and the bouts proceeded at catchweight. Gordon secured his first UFC win on round two via TKO.
Gordon faced Carlos Diego Ferreira on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round. After the loss, Gordon decided to move to Milwaukee to train at Roufusport under Duke Roufus.
Gordon faced Joaquim Silva on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31. He lost the fight via knockout in round three. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award. Despite losing the two last fights of his rookie contract, he signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC after the Silva fight.
Gordon was expected to face Leonardo Santos on November 16, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 164. However, Santos withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Charles Oliveira. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
Gordon was scheduled to face Matt Sayles on May 16, 2020. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed to a future date due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Gordon faced Chris Fishgold in a featherweight bout on July 16, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige. At the weigh-ins, Fishgold weighed in at 149 pounds, 3 pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. He was fined 20% of he purse which went to Gordon and their bout proceeded at catchweight. Gordon won the fight via unanimous decision. With one fight left on his contract, Gordon subsequently signed a new contract with the UFC.
Gordon faced Danny Chavez on February 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 185. At the weigh-ins, Gorden weighed in at 150 pounds, four pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. He was fined 30% of his purse which went to his opponent Chavez and the bout proceed at catchweight. Gordon won the fight via unanimous decision.
Gordon was scheduled to face Rafael Alves on April 30, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 35. However Alves withdrew from the event for undisclosed reasons and he was replace by Grant Dawson. He lost the bout via rear-naked choke late into the third round.
Gordon used prescription pain medication to manage his pain from an injury and led him to drug addiction at the age of 19 and by 21 he was addicted to heroin. At 23, he was homeless and panhandling in the streets to support his drug habit. At some point, Gordon managed to get into a rehab program and became clean. He returned to fighting soon after. His fight against Jeff Lentz ended with Gordon suffering a broken orbital bone in five places. Due to this injury, he was given pain medication to help him deal with his injured eye and he became addicted, ultimately leading to an overdose incident. Gordon managed to beat his drug addiction and stay sober by checking himself in rehab after the third overdose in his life in 2015 left him legally dead for two minutes. He is now a recovered drug addict.
I overdosed three times. I was facing 25 years to life at one point. I’ve been homeless, panhandling, I’ve been to psych wards. I’ve been to rehab 10 times, and I’ve had near-death situations. At this point, I just consider myself grateful and extremely lucky and blessed to be where I am.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||19 wins||5 losses|
|Win||19–5||Leonardo Santos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 278||August 20, 2022||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Loss||18–5||Grant Dawson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera||April 30, 2022||3||4:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–4||Joe Solecki||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker||October 2, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||17–4||Danny Chavez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis||February 20, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (150 lb) bout; Gordon missed weight.|
|Win||16–4||Chris Fishgold||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige||July 16, 2020||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Return to Featherweight; Fishgold missed weight (149 lb).|
|Loss||15–4||Charles Oliveira||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré||November 16, 2019||1||1:26||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||15–3||Dan Moret||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos||June 29, 2019||3||5:00||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||14–3||Joaquim Silva||KO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2||December 15, 2018||3||2:39||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||14–2||Carlos Diego Ferreira||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||1||1:58||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||14–1||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida||October 28, 2017||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||13–1||Michel Quiñones||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||2||4:24||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight (149 lb) bout; Gordon missed weight.|
|Win||12–1||Bill Algeo||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 63||February 18, 2017||4||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Defended the CFFC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||11–1||Dawond Pickney||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFFC 60||August 6, 2016||2||3:10||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Lightweight bout.|
|Win||10–1||Anthony Morrison||KO (head kick)||CFFC 59||July 9, 2016||1||1:48||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Won the vacant CFFC Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||9–1||Jeff Lentz||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CFFC 48||May 9, 2015||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Featherweight debut. For the vacant CFFC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||9–0||Jay Coleman||TKO (punches)||CFFC 45||February 7, 2015||1||4:47||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||8–0||Corey Bleaken||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 44||December 13, 2014||3||5:00||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||7–0||Johnson Jajoute||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 28||October 26, 2013||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–0||Alejandro Roman||Decision (unanimous)||Duelo De Gigantes: Round 4||June 22, 2013||5||5:00||Zumpango, Mexico|
|Win||5–0||Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Duelo De Gigantes: Round 3||June 15, 2013||3||5:00||Zumpango, Mexico|
|Win||4–0||Oscar De La Parra||TKO (punches)||Duelo De Gigantes: Round 2||June 8, 2013||3||2:14||Zumpango, Mexico|
|Win||3–0||Alvaro Enriquez||TKO (punches)||Duelo De Gigantes: Round 1||June 2, 2013||2||4:25||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Robert Fabrizi||TKO (punches)||CFFC 19||February 2, 2013||2||2:31||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Anthony D'Agostino||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFFC 6||February 5, 2011||2||1:42||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
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