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Jared Gordon (born September 6, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist. He was the lightweight champion of Duelo De Giagantes in Mexico[5] and featherweight champion for Cage Fury Fighting Championships in United States.[6] He competes in Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[1]

Jared Gordon
Born (1988-09-06) September 6, 1988 (age 31)
Queens, New York, United States
Other namesFlash
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)
StyleWrestling, Boxing, BJJ
Fighting out ofAstoria, New York, United States[1]
TeamChurch Street Boxing Gym
Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Edge Hoboken[3]
Teacher(s)Jason Strout - Striking Coach[4]
Michael Jaramillo - BJJ Coach[4]
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Danaher[1]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins15
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision7
Losses3
By knockout3
OccupationBoxing Teacher at Church Street Boxing[4]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Gordon was born and raised in Queens, New York.[7] He started boxing and wrestling at a young age[8] and he was obsessed with MMA when he was in high school.[9] 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.[8][10] He taught boxing and Muay Thai at Church Street Boxing in New York prior turned professional. At the same gym he was trained by Jason Strout.[4]

Gordon is a recovered drug addict and would like to use the octagon as the platform to voice his support and give hope to those who suffer the same addiction.[4][11][10]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Gordon amassed a record of 12-1 prior joining UFC.[7] He was the lightweight champion of Duelo De Giagantes in Mexico[5] and featherweight champion for Cage Fury Fighting Championship in United States.[6][12]

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 .[13][14]

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[15] and the card was removed from the event to reschedule on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee in Oklahoma City.[16] 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.[17] Gordon secured his first UFC win on round two via TKO.[18]

Gordon faced Hacran Dias at the lightweight bout on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Gordon faced Carlos Diego Ferreira on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros.[21] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[22]

Gordon faced Joaquim Silva on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[23] He lost the fight via knockout in round three.[24] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[25] Despite losing the two last fights of his rookie contract, he signed a new contract with the UFC after the Silva fight.[26]

Gordon faced Dan Moret on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[27] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[28]

Gordon is scheduled to face Charles Oliveira on November 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Gordon enjoys inline skating and watching movies.[8]

Drug addictionEdit

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.[9][30]

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.[31]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 15 wins 3 losses
By knockout 6 3
By submission 2 0
By decision 7 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 lbs) 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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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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