Jason Butcher (born October 23, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional competitor since 2008, he has also competed for Bellator and King of the Cage, where he is the current Light Heavyweight Champion.
|Born||October 23, 1984|
Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Huntington, West Virginia, United States|
|Team||Team Ground Zero / CSA|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under New black belts in West Virginia wvcombatsports.com (May 28, 2011)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Butcher compiled an amateur record of 4–2 before moving into professional mixed martial arts.
Early professional careerEdit
Butcher started his professional career in 2011. He fought exclusively for the Kentucky-based promotion, Spartan Fighting Championship.
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Butcher faced Giva Santana on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament. After losing the first round, Butcher rebounded and won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||11–4||Emiliano Sordi||KO (punch)||PFL 7||August 30, 2018||1||0:16||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Maxim Grishin||TKO (leg injury)||PFL 2||June 21, 2018||1||1:41||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||11–2||Jesse Murray||KO (punches)||KOTC: Locked In||October 28, 2017||1||2:42||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–2||William Hill||TKO||KOTC: Violent Confrontation||March 3, 2017||1||2:07||Carlton, Minnesota, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Robert Morrow||KO (punches)||KOTC: Harm's Way||September 17, 2016||1||1:01||Washington, Pennsylvania, United States||Won the KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||8–2||Tamdan McCrory||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 134||February 27, 2015||1||1:06||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||8–1||Andreas Michailidis||TKO (punches)||Bellator 128||October 10, 2014||2||0:28||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Mikkel Parlo||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 102||October 4, 2013||3||5:00||Visalia, California, United States||Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||7–0||Giva Santana||TKO (punches)||Bellator 98||September 7, 2013||2||1:12||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||6–0||Jack Hermansson||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 93||March 21, 2013||1||2:24||Lewiston, Maine, United States|
|Win||5–0||Shaun Asher||Submission (guillotine choke)||Bellator 78||October 26, 2012||1||1:32||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–0||Duane Bastress||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 71||June 22, 2012||1||1:03||Chester, West Virginia, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Jared Combs||Submission (triangle choke)||Spartan FC 11: Destruction||January 13, 2012||1||3:00||Ashland, Kentucky, United States||195 lb. Catchweight bout|
|Win||2–0||Lamont Stafford||Submission (armbar)||Spartan FC 8: Onslaught||May 7, 2011||1||1:45||Ashland, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||1–0||Dominique Steele||KO (punch)||Spartan FC 7: Locked and Loaded||February 25, 2011||1||0:45||Lexington, Kentucky, United States|
Mixed martial arts amateur recordEdit
|Loss||4–2||Mike King||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 8||September 24, 2010||3||3:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–1||Anthony DiPiero||Submission (anaconda choke)||NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 4||August 28, 2010||1||0:51||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Dane Bonnigson||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Night of Champions 2009||December 5, 2009||1||0:14||Akron, Ohio, United States||For NAAFS Amateur Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||3–0||Dan Spohn||Submission (rear-naked choke)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 7||October 9, 2009||2||1:38||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||2–0||Phillip Clark Jr.||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 6||September 19, 2009||1||1:26||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||1–0||Vincent Antinore||Submission (punches)||UVC 1: Rumble on the River||July 12, 2008||1||1:23||Portsmouth, Ohio, United States|
- Bellator 78 preliminary results: Jason Butcher submits Shaun Asher, Zoila Gurgel outlasts Casey Noland by Derek Ciapala (Yahoo.com) on October 27, 2012
- Jason Butcher victorious in Bellator debut by Gary Thomas (BluegrassMMA.com) on June 23, 2012
- NAAFS: Night of Champions 2009 Official Results Mixedmartialarts.com
- Veteran Spartan fighter Jason Butcher is headed to Bellator by Juan Valle (BluegrassMMA.com) on May 3, 2012
- Bellator 71 results recap from last night (June 22) for ‘Wiuff vs Davis' in Chester, West Virginia by Adam Guillen Jr. (MMAMania.com) on June 23, 2012
- Bellator 93 results: live play-by-play & updates by Jordan Breen (Sherdog.com) on March 21, 2013
- MMAjunkie.com staff (September 7, 2013). "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- MMAjunkie.com staff (October 4, 2013). "Bellator 102 results: Kongo flattens Godbeer, Queiroz whacks Johnson". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
- "Bellator MMA - Bellator 128". sherdog.com.
- "Bellator 134 prelims: 'The Silencer,' 'The Freight Train,' 'The Irish Bad Boy,' 'The Barn Cat'". mmajunkie.com. February 5, 2015.
- Spartan FC 11: Destruction Tapology.com