Jason Douglas Black[1] (born August 15, 1972) is an American retired mixed martial artist who competed in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. He is a veteran of the King of the Cage, UFC, and PRIDE Fighting Championships organizations, a former UCC title holder, and trains with the Miletich Fighting Systems camp.

Jason Black
BornJason Douglas Black
(1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 49)
Ottumwa, Iowa, U.S.
Other namesThe Black Legion
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Welterweight
Fighting out ofDavenport, Iowa, U.S.
TeamMiletich Martial Arts
RankBlack belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Years active2000–2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins23
By knockout4
By submission11
By decision4
Unknown4
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision1
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Black was born in Ottumwa, Iowa and began wrestling when he was in the third grade. He moved to Bettendorf, Iowa and then began making the transition to mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Black had a very successful start to his career, holding a record of 12-0 in small organizations such as SuperBrawl in Hawaii, Extreme Challenge, and HOOKnSHOOT with many of the wins coming in the first round. Black then fought future MFC Lightweight Champion Antonio McKee at World Fighting Alliance 1. The two fought to a draw.

Black continued his dominance, holding a record of 21-0-1 with wins over Ivan Menjivar, John Alessio, and Keith Wisniewski, before making his King of the Cage debut. Black fought against former WEC Welterweight Champion Shonie Carter and was given his first professional loss via TKO due to punches and to this date is the only TKO or KO loss of Black's career. Black then fought for Japan's PRIDE organization before being given a UFC contract.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Black made his debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC Fight Night 10, losing to Thiago Tavares by triangle choke. He then lost at UFC 77 to Matt Grice by split decision after a very close fight that was originally ruled a draw when the score was incorrectly read. Black subsequently retired following the defeat.

Personal lifeEdit

Black is married and has two children.[2]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
28 matches 23 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 11 2
By decision 4 1
Unknown 4 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–4–1 Matt Grice Decision (split) UFC 77 October 20, 2007 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 23–3–1 Thiago Tavares Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher June 6, 2007 2 2:49 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 23–2–1 Sam Jackson Submission (choke) EC 74 - Extreme Challenge 74 March 10, 2007 N/A N/A Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Loss 22–2–1 Shinya Aoki Submission (triangle choke) Pride - Bushido 12 August 26, 2006 1 1:58 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 22–1–1 Jin Eoh TKO (corner stoppage) Pride - Bushido 11 June 4, 2006 1 4:25 Saitama, Japan
Loss 21–1–1 Shonie Carter TKO (punches) KOTC: Redemption on the River February 17, 2006 1 1:18 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 21–0–1 Kyle Jensen Submission (triangle choke) EC 64 - Extreme Challenge 64 October 15, 2005 1 1:15 Osceola, Iowa, United States
Win 20–0–1 Keith Wisniewski Decision (unanimous) XKK - Xtreme Kage Kombat August 7, 2004 3 5:00 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 19–0–1 Gideon Ray Decision (unanimous) IHC 7 - The Crucible June 5, 2004 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 18–0–1 Marcel Perigold Submission (armbar) EC 53 - Extreme Challenge 53 September 13, 2003 1 1:08 Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Win 17–0–1 Michael Johnston Submission (north-south choke) EF 1 - Genesis July 13, 2003 1 1:35 London, England
Win 16–0–1 John Alessio Decision (split) UCC 12 - Adrenaline January 25, 2003 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 15–0–1 Chad W. Saunders TKO (retirement) WFA 3: Level 3 November 23, 2002 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–0–1 Ivan Menjivar Submission (rear-naked choke) UCC 8 - Fast and Furious March 30, 2002 1 3:33 Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Win 13–0–1 James Meals TKO (punches) EC 46 - Extreme Challenge 46 February 16, 2002 1 1:44 Clive, Iowa, United States
Draw 12–0–1 Antonio McKee Draw (split) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–0 Jeremiah Billington Submission (arm-triangle choke) IC 3 - Iowa Challenge 3 September 22, 2001 2 0:45 Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Win 11–0 Cedric Marks Submission (elbows) EC 42 - Extreme Challenge 42 August 24, 2001 1 3:03 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 10–0 John Cronk TKO (punches) IC 2 - Iowa Challenge 2 August 11, 2001 2 3:11 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 9–0 Eddie Miller Submission (guillotine choke) HOOKnSHOOT - Masters May 26, 2001 1 0:19 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 8–0 Jake Hudson Submission (punches) Gladiators 14 - Gladiators 14 May 11, 2001 1 N/A Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 7–0 Jeremy Bennett Submission (guillotine choke) Superbrawl - Futurebrawl 2000 November 14, 2000 1 3:23 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–0 Brian Anthony Fulton Submission (arm-triangle choke) EC 36 - Extreme Challenge 36 August 26, 2000 1 6:35 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 5–0 Bobby Clayton N/A Gladiators 8 - Gladiators 8 July 22, 2000 N/A N/A United States
Win 4–0 Don Hamilton N/A Gladiators 8 - Gladiators 8 July 22, 2000 N/A N/A United States
Win 3–0 Don Hamilton N/A Gladiators 7 - Gladiators 7 July 14, 2000 N/A N/A United States
Win 2–0 Bobby Clayton N/A Gladiators 7 - Gladiators 7 July 14, 2000 N/A N/A United States
Win 1–0 Steve Berger Decision (split) EC 32 - Extreme Challenge 32 May 21, 2000 1 15:00 Springfield, Illinois, United States

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