Jordan Leavitt

Jordan Leavitt (born June 2, 1995) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jordan Leavitt
Born (1995-06-02) June 2, 1995 (age 27)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Other namesThe Monkey King
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada
TeamSyndicate MMA
Years active2017–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins10
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision3
Losses1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Leavitt’s MMA journey began in high school as part of the wrestling team. Initially quitting during his first year, he stumbled across The Ultimate Fighter on TV and immediately fell in love with the sport, re-joining the wrestling team and competing for the next three years.[2]

Leavitt is a political science major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has dreams of getting accepted into law school and pursuing a career in family law. He postponed law school in favor of his fighting career, but with a caveat that once he sees where his fight career is at that point where it is not coming along well, he'll go to law school.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Making his MMA debut at Gladiator Challenge Fight Club, Leavitt would win his first bout after submitting Tony Martinez via Peruvian Necktie in the second round. Leavitt would go on to defeat Lucas Neufeld at Tuff N’ Nuff Fight Night via unanimous decision, Roy Ostrander at Final Fighting Championship 36 via arm-triangle choke, John Walker via heel hook in round one at Gladiator Challenge Holiday Beatings, and finally Isaiah William via unanimous decision at BCM Promotions Fight Night 8 to pick up his second decision win as a professional.[4]

In his debut promotional appearance with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 85, he submitted Levion Lewis via anaconda choke in the second round.[5]

Leavitt was invited to Dana White's Contender Series 27 on August 4, 2020. He won the fight via arm-triangle choke in the first round and was subsequently awarded a UFC contract.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Leavitt made his UFC debut against Matt Wiman on December 5, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori.[7] He won the fight via slam knockout in round one.[8] This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.[9]

Leavitt faced Claudio Puelles in his sophomore performance on June 5, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai.[10] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[11]

Leavitt faced Matt Sayles on December 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus.[12] He won the bout via submission due to an inverted triangle choke in the second round, being only the third fighter in UFC history to do so.[13]

Leavitt was scheduled to face Victor Martinez on April 16, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 34.[14] However, Martinez withdrew from the event for unknown reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Trey Ogden.[15] Leavitt won the fight via split decision.[16]

Leavitt is scheduled to face Paddy Pimblett on July 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 208.[17]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 10 wins 1 loss
By knockout 1 0
By submission 6 0
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–1 Trey Ogden Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 April 16, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Matt Sayles Submission (inverted triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus December 18, 2021 2 2:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–1 Claudio Puelles Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai June 5, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Matt Wiman KO (slam) UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori December 5, 2020 1 0:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 7–0 Jose Flores Submission (arm-triangle choke) Dana White's Contender Series 27 August 4, 2020 1 4:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Leivon Lewis Submission (anaconda choke) LFA 85 July 17, 2020 2 2:01 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 5–0 Izzy William Decision (unanimous) BCM Promotions Fight Night 8 February 22, 2020 3 5:00 Mansfield, Ohio, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 4–0 Johnny Walker Submission (heel hook) Gladiator Challenge: Holiday Beatings December 14, 2019 1 0:17 Hemet, California, United States
Win 3–0 Ray Ostrander Submission (arm-triangle choke) Final Fight Championship 36 May 9, 2019 1 1:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Lucas Neufeld Decision (unanimous) Tuff-N-Uff Fight Night September 14, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Tony Martinez Submission (Peruvian Necktie) Gladiator Challenge: Fight Club October 7, 2017 2 2:43 El Cajon, California, United States Featherweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com.
  2. ^ "Making their mark: Jordan Leavitt | MMA UK". 2020-12-02. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  3. ^ "Tuff-N-Uff's Jordan Leavitt Discusses Balancing Budding MMA Career with College". MMA Sucka. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  4. ^ "Across The Pond Profile: Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter Jordan Leavitt | MMA UK". 2020-07-20. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  5. ^ Staff (2020-07-18). "LFA 85 Results: Vanessa Demopoulos Claims Title in Style". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  6. ^ "Jordan Leavitt, Uros Medic and Dustin Jacoby win contracts at Contender Series Season 4: Week 1". MMA Fighting. 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-11-19). "Matt Wiman treft ongeslagen Jordan Leavitt tijdens UFC evenement op 5 december". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  8. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-12-05). "UFC Vegas 16 Results: Matt Wiman Knocked Out by Jordan Leavitt Slam". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  9. ^ a b Dan Hiergesell (2020-12-06). "Official UFC Vegas 16 bonuses: Jordan Leavitt's KO slam leads $50K winners". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  10. ^ DEPOR, NOTICIAS (2021-04-01). "UFC: Claudio Puelles renovó contrato con la empresa por cuatro peleas más y enfrentará a Jordan Leavitt el 5 de junio | FULL-DEPORTES". Depor (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  11. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-06-05). "UFC Vegas 28 Results: Claudio Puelles Takes Jordan Leavitt's 0 via Unanimous Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-09-19). "Matt Sayles vs. Jordan Leavitt toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 18 december". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  13. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-12-18). "UFC Vegas 45: Jordan Leavitt Submits Matt Sayles With An Inverted Triangle". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  14. ^ ATSteveDuncan (2022-02-19). "Victor Martinez vs. Jordan Leavitt agregado a UFC Fight Night del 16 de abril". MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  15. ^ Dorff, Marcel (March 28, 2022). "UFC VEGAS 51 OGDEN MAKES UFC DEBUT AGAINST LEAVITT ON APRIL 16". Eurosprt. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  16. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-04-16). "UFC Vegas 51: Jordan Leavitt Claims Split Decision Over Newcomer Trey Ogden". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
  17. ^ Staff (2022-05-27). "Paddy Pimblett returns at UFC London vs. Jordan Leavitt". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-05-27.
  18. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jordan Leavitt". Sherdog.

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