Jesse Lennox is an American mixed martial artist. He was formerly signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighting in their welterweight division before being cut with a 1-2 record with the promotion.

Jesse Lennox
BornCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Other namesThe Ox
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out ofDavenport, Iowa
TeamMiletich Fighting Systems
Years active2005–2010
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission6
By submission2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Lennox made his professional mixed martial arts debut on August 27, 2005, defeating Travis Corey via armbar submission at XKK: Trials. Following the impressive win, Lennox would compile a professional record of 10–1 before signing with now defunct promotion International Fight League.

International Fight LeagueEdit

Jesse made his debut for the International Fight League losing to Emyr Bussade via kneebar. Jesse was sidelined six months after the loss because of an injury that occurred during the fight.

World Extreme CagefightingEdit

Jesse was signed to World Extreme Cagefighting in early 2009 and made his debut not much later defeating Blas Avena. The WEC then disbanded their welterweight division leaving Jesse without an organization to fight in.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Lennox was soon after signed by the UFC. While fighting in the UFC he was the only competitor in the organization to hold a full-time job. Jesse made his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 101 against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Danillo Villefort. He won by TKO from a cut.

Lennox was defeated by Rick Story via decision at UFC Fight Night 20.[1]

Lennox then suffered his second successive loss in the UFC, at UFC 115 to Mike Pyle. After dazing Pyle causing him to fall the mat Lennox tries to finish on top to only be rewarded by being put in a triangle choke and passed out, giving Pyle the win via technical submission. After the consecutive losses Lennox was released from the UFC.

Personal lifeEdit

Besides fighting Jesse is a Fire Fighter and Paramedic. He is married to his wife Amy, and has 3 children.[2]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 14 wins 4 losses
By knockout 8 0
By submission 6 2
By decision 0 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–4 Mike Pyle Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 3 4:44 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 14–3 Rick Story Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz January 11, 2010 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Win 14–2 Danillo Villefort TKO (cut) UFC 101 August 8, 2009 3 3:37 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 13–2 Blas Avena KO (strikes) WEC 38 January 25, 2009 2 0:41 San Diego, California, United States
Win 12–2 Ryan Williams Submission (triangle armbar) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 1 3:41 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 11–2 Justin Wieman Submission (strikes) Gladiator Fighting Series 55: Lennox vs. Wieman October 4, 2008 1 2:38 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 10–2 Emyr Bussade Submission (kneebar) IFL: New Jersey April 4, 2008 2 1:25 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–1 Ryan Thomas Submission (armbar) Mainstream MMA: Cold War January 26, 2008 3 N/A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 9–1 John Friedland TKO (punches) GFS: Caged Colosseum October 6, 2007 2 4:08 West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–1 Darin Brudigan Submission (hammerlock) Mainstream MMA: Evolution July 14, 2007 1 N/A Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Win 7–1 Mike Hueser KO (punches) Mainstream MMA: Epic January 6, 2007 1 0:53 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 6–1 Andy Sanders TKO (punches) Mainstream MMA: Epic January 6, 2007 1 0:59 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 5–1 B.J. Lacy TKO (punches) EFX - Fury October 5, 2006 2 N/A Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 4–1 Joshua Taibl Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 69 July 22, 2006 1 2:23 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 3–1 Derek Billman TKO (punches) Mainstream MMA 2 - The Calling March 25, 2006 1 N/A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 2–1 Pat Kane TKO (elbows) FEX: Fury March 8, 2006 N/A N/A Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Loss 1–1 Joe Vedepo Decision (unanimous) Mainstream MMA 1 - Inception November 18, 2005 3 5:00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Travis Corey Submission (armbar) XKK - Trials August 27, 2005 1 0:23 Des Moines, Iowa, United States


  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night 20 recap". mmajunkie. January 12, 2010. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Paramedic: "Chicks Dig Scars"". 2007-11-14. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2009-08-05.

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