Jorge Masvidal Biography | Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC’s Welterweight division. A professional since 2003, he has also competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road. As of March 4, 2019, he is #11 in the official UFC welterweight rankings.
Jorge Masvidal Age
Jorge is 34 years old as of 2018. He was born 12 November 1984, in Miami, Florida, United States
Jorge Masvidal Personal life
He has two daughters and a son with his ex-girlfriend, who he was with for well over ten years. His son is two years old, and his daughters are 9 and 15.
Jorge Masvidal Wife | Affair | Marriage
Neither married or in a relationship, Jorge Masvidal is possibly single. However, he has two daughters and a son with his ex-partner, Iman Kawa with whom he has been in an affair for over 10 years. His son is two years old, his daughter is 9 and the other is 15. But the names of his children, wife are not yet revealed.
Besides professional MMA career, Jorge Masvidal involved in the game of boxing during 2005. He is popular but controversy has not affected his career. He has a huge fan of NFL game. In his spare time, he loves cooking.
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Jorge Masvidal Height
Jorge Masvidal has reached the age of 34 now. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 10 inch, which is around 1.78m. His weight is 170 lb (77 kg).
Jorge Masvidal Background
Masvidal was born and raised in Miami, Florida, to a Cuban father and Peruvian mother. He was often involved in street fighting from a young age. There are recorded videos of his fights on YouTube defeating Kimbo Slice’s protégé “Ray.” Masvidal later competed in wrestling at St. Brendan High School but failed to stay eligible because of his grades, and then began training in mixed martial arts.
Jorge Masvidal Early career
He won his kickboxing debut by unanimous decision on April 11, 2003, at Fast and Fearless event. Masvidal’s most high-profile victory came in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XII event held on April 30, 2005. The fight was against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon, who came in undefeated at eight wins and no losses with all eight wins by way of submission. Jorge won via Technical Knock Out in the second round with a flurry of punches.
He garnered a 3–0 record in the now-defunct BodogFIGHT promotion, including decision victories over Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger and a head kick knockout of PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC veteran Yves Edwards.
Jorge Masvidal Net Worth and Salary
As of 2019, Jorge Masvidal has an estimated net worth around $1 million. Currently, signed to UFC, he earns much from there. Thus far. he has made $1,421,000 from UFC, fighting in 15 UFC events.
Jorge Masvidal Next Fight
His next fight is not yet revealed.
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Following the dissolution of Strikeforce in January 2013, Masvidal was brought over to the UFC. He made his debut against Tim Means on April 20, 2013, at UFC on Fox 7. Masvidal was successful in his debut, winning the fight via unanimous decision.
For his second bout with the promotion, he made a quick return to the Octagon as he replaced Reza Madadi in a bout against Michael Chiesa on July 27, 2013, at UFC on Fox 8. Despite being dropped in the first round by punches, Masvidal took control in the second round and won via submission.
For his third UFC bout, Masvidal faced Rustam Khabilov on November 6, 2013, at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss, the bout did earn Masvidal his first Fight of the Night bonus honors.
He fought longtime veteran Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 11. He out-struck the veteran to a unanimous decision win.
He faced Daron Cruickshank on July 26, 2014, at UFC on Fox 12. After being dropped by a punch in the first round, Masvidal recovered to win a unanimous decision victory.
About with Bobby Green, first scheduled under the Strikeforce banner in 2012 before being scrapped, was expected to take place on September 27, 2014, at UFC 178. However, on August 14, the UFC announced that Masvidal would instead face James Krause. Masvidal won the fight via unanimous decision.
Masvidal was expected to face Norman Parke on January 18, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 59. However, Masvidal pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Gleison Tibau.
He was briefly linked to a bout with Bobby Green on April 4, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 63. However, shortly after the fight was announced by the UFC, Green pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Benson Henderson. In turn, Henderson was removed from the bout to serve as event headliner at UFC Fight Night 60. Masvidal eventually faced Al Iaquinta at the event. He lost the bout in a closely contested split decision. 13 of 15 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Masvidal.
Masvidal faced Cezar Ferreira in a welterweight bout on July 12, 2015, at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He won the fight via knockout in the first round, also earning a Performance of the Night bonus.
He was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim on November 28, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 79. However, on November 14, it was announced that Masvidal would instead face Benson Henderson at the event after his scheduled opponent Thiago Alves pulled out of their fight. Masvidal lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.
Masvidal faced Lorenz Larkin on May 29, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 88. He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.
He was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada on July 30, 2016, at UFC 201. However, Bahadurzada pulled out of the bout on July 12 citing an illness and was replaced by Ross Pearson. He won the fight via decision.
He was briefly linked to a bout with Kelvin Gastelum on November 5, 2016, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. However, on September 14, Gastelum was removed in favor of a fight against former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone at UFC 205, one week later. Subsequently, he was removed from the card entirely and instead faced Jake Ellenberger the following month at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. He went on to defeat Ellenberger in the first round via TKO. It was ruled a TKO after Ellenberger’s toe was caught in the fence and the referee called a stop to the action resulting at the end of the fight.
He faced Donald Cerrone on January 28, 2017, at UFC on Fox 23. He dropped Cerrone and nearly finished the fight in the last seconds of the first round, and eventually won the fight via TKO in the second round after scoring another knockdown. The win also earned Masvidal his second Performance of the Night bonus.
Masvidal faced off against Demian Maia at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017. Masvidal lost via a split decision.
He faced Stephen Thompson on November 4, 2017, at UFC 217. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Masvidal faced Darren Till on March 16, 2019, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 147. He won the fight via knockout in the second round. The win also earned Masvidal his second Fight of the Night and second Performance of the Night bonus awards.
Jorge Masvidal Record | Mixed martial arts record
Record. Masvidal has been fighting professional MMA fights since 2003, and he has compiled an impressive 32-13 record. A fan-favorite for his willingness to engage in all-out wars, Masvidal has 15 wins by way of KOs and submissions.
Mixed Martial Arts Career Jorge Masvidal
He won kickboxing debut in April 2003 at Fast a Fearless event. He won via unanimous decision.
His most high-profile victory came in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XII event in April 2005 defeating the current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon via Technical Knock Out in the second round. Lauzon came undefeated at eight wins and no losses with all eight wins via submission.
He garnered a 3-0 record in the new defunct BodogFIGHT promotion.
Bellator signed him and he entered their Lightweight Tournament in April 2009.
In the semi-finals, he lost to Toby Imada at Bellator 5 by inverted triangle choke submission in the third round. It was acknowledged by Sherdog and MMA Junkie as Submission of the Year.
He was later released by Bellator.
He moved to the welterweight division to fight Paley at Shart Fights 13 in Amarillo, Texas in September 2010. Daley failed to make weight thus making the bout a catchweight. Masvidal was defeated by Daley via unanimous decision.
He signed with Strikeforce. He lost the fight against Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship in December 2011.
UFC signed him in 2013.
He made his UFC debut with a win against Tim MEans in April 2013.
He earned his first Fight of the Night bonus honors despite losing the fight to Rustam Khabilov in November 2013.
He defeated Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 11, Daron Cruickshank at UFC on Fox 12, James Krause at UFC 178.
He faced Cezar Ferreira in a welterweight bout in July 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He won the fight and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.
He defeated Jake Ellenberger at the Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 23. The latter fight also won him second Performance of the Night bonus.
He faced Darren Till on 16 March 2019 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 147. He defeated Till via knockout in the second round earning him his second Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus awards.
He made his professional boxing debut in June 2005. He trained under Eric “El Tigre” Cantos.
He defeated Joseph Benjamin at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel in Miami, Florida.
He has not competed in professional boxing since.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Absolute Fighting Championships
AFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Rustam Khabilov and Darren Till
Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Cezar Ferreira, Donald Cerrone, and Darren Till
2002 NAGA Florida States: Third Place (Teen)
2003 NAGA Nationals Lightweight: Second Place
2003 FGA Southeast Challenge II Lightweight Champion
2004 NAGA Chicago Pro-Am: Second Place
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UFC London: Jorge Masvidal knocks Darren Till out cold to seal stunning KO victory
Pushlished:17 March 2019
Jorge Masvidal has secured a huge knockout victory over Darren Till at UFC London.
Till fighting for the first time since a career-first defeat to Tyron Woodley last September, dropped his veteran opponent with a thunderous right early in the opening round.
But Masvidal responded superbly in the second, knocking the Liverpudlian out cold with a vicious left that stunned the O2 Arena.
Medical staff immediately attended to the 26-year-old who was left unconscious as a result of the shot.
He was able to walk out of the octagon but his hopes of securing a welterweight title rematch against Woodley have suffered a major setback.
For Masvidal, however, he has a victory that will surely thrust him back into the world title picture after sending a brutal message to the rest of the division.
On the chief support to the main event, Leon Edwards secured a split decision victory over Gunnar Nelson in another thrilling welterweight clash. The Birmingham fighter survived a late charge from Nelson has done enough to secure victory on the judges’ cards.
In the build-up to fight week, Edwards had called to face the winner of Till vs Masvidal with a clash against the Florida fighter now a compelling option. Earlier on the card, Nathaniel Wood racked up his third UFC victory with a submission victory over José Alberto Quiñónez.
The Londoner, fighting back home after wins in New York and Las Vegas in 2018, fed off the hometown crowd, dominating his Mexican opponent from the off before locking in a rear-naked chokehold that forced the tap.
Elsewhere, Marc Diakiese got the win that has breathed life into his UFC prospects, sealing a decision victory over Ireland’s Joe Duffy.
Diakiese had suffered three straight defeats that had left his future in doubt but picked up a priceless win on the London show Masvidal and Edwards brawl backstage
Jorge Masvidal threw a flurry of punches at Leon Edwards just minutes after his stunning victory over Darren Till at UFC London.
Masvidal knocked Till out cold with a brutal left at the O2 Arena to secure a win that surely thrusts him back into the welterweight world title picture.
The 34-year-old was giving an interview with ESPN backstage when Edwards approached off-camera.
Masvidal walked over to confront him, seemingly calm, but after exchanging words began launching blows at the Birmingham fighter.
Security intervened to break the two up.
Post-fight press conferences with Masvidal, Edwards, and Till were not held, with the latter taken to hospital following his chilling KO.
Edwards beat Gunnar Nelson in the chief undercard fight, challenging the winner of Till vs Masvidal in his in-ring interview following a split decision victory.
A bout against champion Tyron Woodley is also in his crosshairs after the 17th win of his professional career. There will be no post-fight press conferences with Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till or Darren Edwards, UFC officials have confirmed.
The latter has been taken to hospital but the other two won’t be speaking for a very different reason. That was truly a chilling knockout out from Masvidal – medical staff was almost in the octagon to attend to Till before the Liverpudlian had even hit the mat.
It’s a huge win that thrusts the 34-year-old right back into the title picture.
And for Till? His hopes of a rematch with Tyron Woodley have certainly been shelved. Masvidal has a message for Dana White: ‘Give me that title shot.’
Somewhere, Tyron Woodley is watching and is sure as blown away as we all are here.WOW. That was isn’t in the script. Jorge Masvidal has secured the knockout of his career here. Darren Till was out cold as he hit the mat there following that stunning left. After shaking off an accidental low blow – something Masvidal was very apologetic over, Till responds with a thunderous right that sends his opponent to the mat!
Masvidal scrambles as Till looks to ground and pound but manages to scamper away. He continues to eat solid shots from Till throughout the round – every one of them greeted to a huge cheer by this incredible crowd. Darren Till, of course, opts for ‘Sweet Caroline’. The 02 approves. Jorge Masvidal makes his way down to the octagon to the Scarface theme. Nice.