Jordan Michael Wright[3] (born October 7, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division. He formerly fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jordan Michael Wright
Born (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 32)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Other namesThe Beverly Hills Ninja
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach77.0 in (196 cm)[1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofLos Angeles, California
TeamDynamix MMA
RankBrown belt in Karate[2]
Brown ekot in Pencak Silat[2]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins12
By knockout7
By submission5
Losses5
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Wright started gymnastics at age 4, but after watching the anime Dragon Ball Z, he developed an interest in martial arts. Trying karate as his first martial art, he would then try his hand in wushu, muay Thai and kickboxing. After participating in some muay Thai smokers at the age of 16, he was instantly hooked. After high school, Wright decided to make fighting a full-time job and moved to New Mexico and tried out for Jackson-Wink MMA. After passing the tryout, Wright would sleep and live at the gym during the summer before his freshman year at the University of New Mexico.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Soon after graduating from college, Wright made his professional MMA debut at 23 years old under the banner of Xplode Fight Series. He was victorious, submitting John Lee with a rear-naked choke in just 63 seconds. Wright would go on to win his next seven bouts, none lasting longer than 2:48. At LFA 30 on January 12, 2018, Wright submitted Craig Wilkerson in 1 minute and 29 seconds.[6]

Fighting under the banner of Dana White's Contender Series 10, he faced Anthony Hernandez. Despite losing the fight in 40 seconds, the fight would be declared a no contest, as Hernandez tested positive for marijuana.[7]

Wright faced Gabriel Checco at LFA 80 on January 17, 2020. He won the bout via TKO in the second round.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Wright made his UFC debut on short notice, as a replacement for Jorge Gonzalez, against Ike Villanueva on August 22, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar.[9] Wright won after cutting Isaac badly with a knee, leading to a doctor's stoppage.[10]

Wright faced Joaquin Buckley at UFC 255 on November 21, 2020.[11] He lost the fight via knockout in round two.[12]

Wright faced Jamie Pickett on May 15, 2021, at UFC 262.[13] He won the bout via TKO in the first round.[14]

Wright was scheduled to face Julian Marquez on October 16, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 195.[15] At the weigh-ins, it was announced that Marquez was pulled from the bout due to non-COVID related health issues and the fight was canceled.[16]

Wright faced Bruno Silva on December 11, 2021, at UFC 269.[17] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[18]

Wright was scheduled to face Roman Kopylov on April 23, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 205.[19] However Kopylov withdrew due to medical reasons and he was replaced by Marc-André Barriault.[20] Wright lost the fight via a guillotine choke in round one.[21]

Wright faced Duško Todorović on October 15, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 212.[22] He lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.[23] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[24]

Wright faced Zac Pauga on February 18, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 219.[25] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26]

After the loss, it was announced that Wright was no longer on the UFC roster.[27]

Championships and accomplishments edit

Mixed martial arts edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 12 wins 5 losses
By knockout 7 3
By submission 5 1
By decision 0 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–5 (1) Zac Pauga Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield February 18, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Loss 12–4 (1) Duško Todorović TKO (punches and elbows) UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araújo October 15, 2022 2 3:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 12–3 (1) Marc-André Barriault Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade April 23, 2022 1 2:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (190 lb) bout.
Loss 12–2 (1) Bruno Silva TKO (punches) UFC 269 December 11, 2021 1 1:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–1 (1) Jamie Pickett TKO (elbows and punches) UFC 262 May 15, 2021 1 1:04 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 11–1 (1) Joaquin Buckley KO (punches) UFC 255 November 21, 2020 2 0:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–0 (1) Ike Villanueva TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar August 22, 2020 1 1:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 10–0 (1) Gabriel Checco TKO (knee and punches) LFA 80 January 17, 2020 2 0:48 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
NC 9–0 (1) Anthony Hernandez NC (overturned) Dana White's Contender Series 10 June 19, 2018 1 0:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a KO (punches) win for Hernandez; overturned after he tested positive for marijuana.
Win 9–0 Craig Wilkerson Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 30 January 12, 2018 1 1:29 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Win 8–0 John Stern Submission (rear-naked choke) Alaska FC 131 April 19, 2017 1 2:03 Anchorage, Alaska, United States Return to Middleweight.
Win 7–0 John Stern Submission (arm-triangle choke) Alaska FC 128 January 18, 2017 1 1:32 Anchorage, Alaska, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 6–0 Julian Hernandez TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Young Gunz January 30, 2016 1 0:39 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 5–0 Edward Darby TKO (spinning back kick) XFS: Payback September 19, 2015 1 0:10 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 4–0 Andrew Wright TKO (punches) XFS: Heat July 11, 2015 1 1:59 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 3–0 Toby O'Neil TKO (leg kicks) XFS: Taco March 21, 2015 1 0:52 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 2–0 Ramon Dawson Submission (rear-naked choke) XFS: Hurricane Pro January 17, 2015 1 2:48 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 1–0 John Lee Submission (rear-naked choke) XFS: Wasteland November 8, 2014 1 1:03 Valley Center, California, United States

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See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ a b "Jordan Wright | UFC". UFC.com. 14 September 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS" (PDF). Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  4. ^ Edgar, Rodney James (2020-08-25). "UFC Vegas 7's Jordan Wright: Beverly Hills Ninja Credits Gymnastics Background for Unique Movement". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  5. ^ Grinups, Nick. "SHERDOG PROSPECT WATCH: JORDAN WRIGHT".
  6. ^ "LFA 30 results: Watch Curtis Millender's perfect head-kick knockout in main event". MMA Junkie. 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  7. ^ "Contender Series fighters Anthony Hernandez, Jordan Williams sanctioned for failing drug tests". mmafighting.com. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  8. ^ "LFA 80 Results: Garcia Scores Questionable Finish in Round Two". Combat Press. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  9. ^ David Tees (2020-08-18). "Jordan Wright replaces Jorge Gonzalez at UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar". fightful.com. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  10. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-08-22). "UFC Vegas 7 Results: Jordan Wright Bloodies Ike Villanueva, Picks Up TKO Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-10-14). ""Mr.Viral" Joaquin Buckley boekt partij tegen Jordan Wright op 21 november tijdens UFC 255". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  12. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-11-21). "UFC 255 Results: Joaquin Buckley Gets Second Straight KO, Defeats Jordan Wright". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-03-08). "Middleweight gevecht tussen Jordan Wright en Jamie Pickett tijdens UFC 262". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  14. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-05-15). "UFC 262 Results: Jordan Wright Flattens Jamie Pickett". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-08-01). "Middleweight gevecht tussen Julian Marquez en Jordan Wright op 16 oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  16. ^ Staff (2021-10-15). "UFC Fight Night 195 weigh-in results: Julian Marquez doesn't make it to scale, ruled out". mmajunkie.usatoday. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  17. ^ "Bruno Blindado enfrenta Jordan Wright no UFC 269". SUPER LUTAS (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  18. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-12-11). "UFC 269: Bruno Silva Gets Third Win Of 2021, Knocks Out Jordan Wright". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  19. ^ "UFC Vegas 52 | Complete card bekend gemaakt + twee nieuwe partijen met Nederlands tintje". Eurosport (in Dutch). 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  20. ^ "Canadian Marc-Andre Barriault steps in on short notice to fight on UFC card - TSN.ca". TSN. The Canadian Press. 2022-04-14. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  21. ^ Law, Eddie (2022-04-23). "UFC Vegas 52: Marc-Andre Barriault Catches Jordan Wright In Guillotine". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  22. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2022-09-16). "UFC adds Jordan Wright vs. Dusko Todorovic to Oct. 15 Fight Night event in Las Vegas". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-09-16.
  23. ^ Dewar, Val (2022-10-15). "UFC Vegas 62: Duško Todorović Smashes Way to Victory Over Jordan Wright". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-10-16.
  24. ^ a b Staff (2022-10-15). "UFC Fight Night 212 bonuses: A rare feat is worth an extra $50,000". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-10-15.
  25. ^ "Zac Pauga, Jordan Wright meet in the middle at light heavyweight at UFC Fight Night 219". MMA Junkie. 2023-01-12. Retrieved 2023-01-12.
  26. ^ Dewar, Val (2023-02-18). "UFC Vegas 69: Zac Pauga Beats Jordan Wright With Dominant Clinch Work". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  27. ^ King, Kristen (2023-02-22). "UFC parts with three fighters following UFC Vegas 69". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2023-02-22.
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