Malcolm Gordon (fighter)

Malcolm Silvera Gordon[1] (born May 19, 1990) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former TKO, WXC and HFC Flyweight Champion as well as the former PMMA Bantamweight Champion

Malcolm Gordon
BornMalcolm Silvera Gordon[1]
(1990-05-19) May 19, 1990 (age 32)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Other namesX
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofToronto, Ontario, Canada
TeamAdrenaline MMA Training & Fitness
Toronto BJJ
RankBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Jorge Britto[3]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins14
By knockout5
By submission6
By decision3
Losses5
By knockout4
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Gordon started in martial arts with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing in Calgary, Alberta. At 19, he started spending time training in Las Vegas under the late Shawn Tompkins, a Canadian coach who had also worked with Sam Stout, Mark Hominick and Chris Horodecki.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After starting his professional career by winning his first four bouts, all by finish, Gordon made his Bellator debut at Bellator 119 where he defeated Chris Kelades via unanimous decision.[5] After going 5-0 to start his career, Gordon lost his next two bouts via KO/TKO. Gordon would bounce back at the end of 2015 with a unanimous decision victory at WXC 59 over Shawn Mack . Winning his next two bouts via first round stoppages , Gordon made his professional debut for TKO MMA against Dimitri Waardenburg in November 2016. Losing the bout in the first round, Gordon returned to WXC where he defended his flyweight title against Michael Jordan at WXC 69, winning the bout via first round knockout in only 17 seconds.[6]

After a 21 month break, Gordon returned to challenge for the vacant TKO Flyweight title against Jordan Graham at TKO 42. Winning the bout and the title via first round kimura, Five months later Gordon returned to the cage to defend his title against James Mancini at TKO Fight Night 1. Gordon defended his crown via round two armbar and in his last bout on the regionals before signing with the UFC, Gordon faced The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions fighter Yoni Sherbatov at TKO 47, where he defeated him by the way of rear-naked choke.[4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Gordon made his UFC debut on July 18th 2020 against Amir Albazi at UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2.[7] Amir and Gordon both had only two weeks notice as they replaced Tagir Ulanbekov and Aleksander Doskalchuk, who pulled out of the event following the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.[8] Amir defeated Gordon by submission inside 4 minutes and 42 seconds of the first round.[9]

Gordon faced Su Mudaerji on November 28, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark.[10] He lost the fight via knockout less than a minute into round one.[11]

Gordon faced Francisco Figueiredo on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Gordon was scheduled to face Denys Bondar on November 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 198.[14] However, Gordon withdrew from the event for undisclosed reasons. The bout was rescheduled and eventually took place at UFC Fight Night 200 on February 5, 2022.[15] Gordon won the fight via technical knockout in round one after Bondar broke his arm trying to get up.[16]

Gordon is scheduled to face Allan Nascimento on August 13, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 41.[17]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • TKO Major League MMA
    • TKO Flyweight Championship (One time)[4]
      • Two Successful Defenses
  • Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting
    • WXC Flyweight Championship (One time)[4]
      • One Successful Defense
  • Prodigy MMA
    • PMMA Bantamweight Championship (One time)[4]
  • Havoc Fighting Championship
    • HFC Flyweight Championship (One time)[4]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 14 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 4
By submission 6 1
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–5 Denys Bondar TKO (arm injury) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland February 5, 2022 1 1:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–5 Francisco Figueiredo Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés July 17, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5 Su Mudaerji KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark November 28, 2020 1 0:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–4 Amir Albazi Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 July 18, 2020 1 4:42 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Bantamweight bout.
Win 12–3 Yoni Sherbatov Submission (rear-naked choke) TKO 47 April 11, 2019 1 1:32 Montreal, Canada Defended the TKO Flyweight Championship.
Win 11–3 James Mancini Submission (armbar) TKO Fight Night 1 August 2, 2018 2 2:02 Montreal, Canada Defended the TKO Flyweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Jordan Graham Submission (kimura) TKO 42 March 16, 2018 1 3:26 Laval, Canada Won the vacant TKO Flyweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Michael Jordan KO (punches) WXC 69 July 14, 2017 1 0:17 Southgate, Michigan, United States Defended the WXC Flyweight Championship.
Loss 8–3 Dimitri Waardenburg TKO (punches) TKO 36 November 4, 2016 1 4:09 Montreal, Canada Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 8–2 Jesse Bazzi Submission (kimura) WXC 64 August 13, 2016 1 3:31 Taylor, Michigan, United States Won the WXC Flyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Andrew Cseh KO (punches) Prodigy MMA May 28, 2016 1 4:04 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States Won the PMMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 6–2 Tashawn Mack Decision (unanimous) WXC 59 August 8, 2015 3 5:00 Taylor, Michigan, United States
Loss 5–2 Austin Ryan TKO (punches) Havoc FC 8 March 27, 2015 2 3:20 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Lost the HFC Flyweight Championship.
Loss 5–1 Randy Turner TKO (punches) PFC 3 October 18, 2014 2 3:17 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 5–0 Chris Kelades Decision (unanimous) Bellator 119 May 9, 2014 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 4–0 Michael Davis Submission (kimura) Havoc FC 4 January 31, 2014 2 2:16 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Won the vacant HFC Flyweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Lloyd Reyes TKO (punches) Provincial FC 1 October 26, 2013 1 3:38 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 2–0 Ahmad Kakar TKO (punches) Substance Cage Combat 1 June 29, 2013 2 2:36 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bantamweight debut.
Win 1–0 Tyler Kirk Submission (armbar) Score Fighting Series 6 October 19, 2012 1 2:16 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Flyweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS DATE: February 5th, 2022 LOCATION: UFC APEX, Las Vegas" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. 2021-12-04. Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  2. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. ^ "Malcolm Gordon". ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Matt Bricker. "Malcolm Gordon: " I Crave 'A' Class Competition"". MMASucka.
  5. ^ Steven Rondina. "Bellator 119: Results and Recaps from Daniel Weichel vs. Desmond Green". Bleacher Report.
  6. ^ Bricker, Matt (1 July 2019). "Malcolm Gordon: " I Crave 'A' Class Competition"". mmasucka.com. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Fight Island Debuts, July 18 Edition | UFC". www.ufc.com.
  8. ^ "Umar Nurmagomedov, Tagir Ulanbekov delay travel to Fight Island following the passing of Khabib's dad". July 3, 2020.
  9. ^ "Amir Albazi's submission of Malcolm Gordon was just what he expected to happen". July 19, 2020.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-09-12). "Su Mudaerji vs. Malcolm Gordon toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 28 november". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  11. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-11-28). "UFC Vegas 15 Results: Su Mudaerji Destroys Malcolm Gordon in 44 Seconds". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-04-20). "Francisco Figueiredo krijgt in Malcolm Gordon wederom een nieuwe tegenstander ditmaal voor 17 juli". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  13. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-07-17). "UFC Vegas 31 Results: Malcolm Gordon Saves Job, Defeats Francisco Figueiredo". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-09-29). "Twee nieuwe partijen toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 20 november in Las Vegas". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  15. ^ "Malcolm Gordon out of UFC Fight Night 198 bout; Denys Bondar fight shifts to February". MMA Junkie. 2021-11-10. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  16. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-02-05). "UFC Vegas 47: Injury Sees Denys Bondar Fall to Malcolm Gordon". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  17. ^ "UFC books Malcolm Gordon vs. Allan Nascimento for Aug. 13 event". MMA Junkie. 2022-06-13. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  18. ^ Sherdog.com. "Malcolm Gordon". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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