Jorge Masvidal – Every Professional Record and Stat

Published 04/24/2021, 9:22 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal is one of the best fighters in the UFC welterweight division, as he has accomplished a lot in his professional combat sports career.

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Masvidal will fight in a rematch for UFC welterweight title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. Ahead of his title fight, let’s take a look at Masvidal’s professional records and stats from professional boxing to his MMA career in the UFC.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jorge Masvidal rests against the cage following his welterweight fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Jorge Masvidal – Professional Boxing career

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It’s no surprise to find out that ‘Gamebred’ was a professional boxer as he is a good striker in his MMA career. He started his combat sports career as a professional boxer.

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‘Gamebred’ only had one professional boxing match. He fought against a professional boxer named Joseph Benjamin. This four-round boxing match took place at Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, on June 28, 2005.

Masvidal dominated his opponent throughout and won this boxing match via a majority decision to go 1-0 in the squared circle.

Jorge Masvidal – Professional MMA records and stats

‘Gamebred’ has a professional MMA record of 35-14-0 (W-L-D). He has claimed 18 finishes (16 T/KO, 2 submissions). The BMF has lost 14 fights in his professional MMA career, from which one came via knockout, two losses came via submission, and 11 via decision.

Absolute Fighting Championships

Masvidal started his professional MMA career in the MMA promotion named Absolute Fighting Championships. He had a total no. of 9 fights in the AFC and put together an 8-1 record. He claimed 4 finishes and 4 decisions. Masvidal only lost one out of his nine fights in AFC via submission (rear-naked choke) against Paul Rodriguez at AFC 13.

Gamebred‘ clashed against Nuri Shakir at AFC 17 for the vacant AFC welterweight championship title. He won that fight via a unanimous decision that resulted in him claiming the AFC welterweight title. Subsequently, Masvidal had to give up his AFC welterweight title as he left the promotion and started fighting for other MMA promotions.

‘Gamebred’ Professional MMA record in other Promotions

Masvidal fought in various MMA promotions before getting signed by the UFC. The MMA promotions he fought in were Strikeforce, Bellator, World Victory Road, Crazy Horse Fights, BodogFIGHT, Full Throttle, ASTRA, and G-Force Fights, including AFC.

‘Gamebred’ has a combined professional MMA record of 15-6 in various MMA promotions before the UFC and excluding the AFC. Out of his 15 wins, he won seven fights by finishes, from which six came by T/KO and one via submission (rear-naked choke).

Masvidal’s UFC Career, record, and accomplishments

‘Gamebred’ has accomplished a lot in his 19 UFC fights and has a 12-7 record. The BMF has registered seven finishes (6T/KO, 1 submission). All of his seven losses in the UFC have come via decision.

‘Gamebred’ had his first fight in the UFC against Tim Means at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez. He won that fight via a unanimous decision. His most recent fight in the UFC was against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.

‘Gamebred’ holds the record for the fastest knockout in the history of UFC. It took him only five seconds to finish Ben Askren at UFC 239. In his fight against Askren, as soon as the bell rang, Masvidal landed a vicious flying knee and ended proceedings. ‘Gamebred’ was awarded the ‘UFC Honors 2019 Knockout of the Year’ for this spectacular victory.

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When Masvidal fought against Nate Diaz, the UFC President Dana White introduced a new belt called the BMF (Baddest Mother F**k**r) for that fight. Masvidal and Diaz clashed against each other at UFC 244 for the newly introduced BMF championship title. ‘Gamebred’ won that fight via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in the third round and became the BMF champion.

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‘Gamebred’ has also received the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus twice for his fights against Rustam Khabilov and Darren Till. He has also received the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus four times for his brilliant performances against Cezar Ferreira, Donald Cerrone, Darren Till, and Ben Askren.

What do you make of the combat athlete’s impressive journey as a fighter?

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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