Jason Witt (fighter)

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Jason Witt
Born (1986-11-07) November 7, 1986 (age 35)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States[1]
Other namesThe Vanilla Gorilla
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
DivisionWelterweight (MMA)
Reach70
Fighting out ofKansas City, Missouri
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins16
By knockout3
By submission7
By decision6
Losses6
By knockout4
By submission2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Witt (born November 7, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight (MMA) division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Background

Witt holds a Brazilian jiu-jitsu ranking system#Brown belt|Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Witt fought locally in the Missouri Regional, debuting on April 3, 2009[1]. His debut in the amateur ranks was a loss against Tyler Johnson. He turned pro in March 2013 and won his first match on April 26 in Shamrock Fighting Championships, defeating Nick Felix. Less than 50 percent of his fights have been won by submission, specifically with the use of rear naked choke submissions.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Witt made his UFC debut as a welterweight on June 27, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker|UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Hooker, replacing Ramiz Brahimaj as the opponent of Takashi Sato. Scheduled as a three-round fight, Witt was knocked off his feet by a straight left from Sato shortly into the first round. After failing to secure a take down, Witt was dropped for the second time by a punch from Sato before sustaining a succession of punches that Witt was unable to mount a defense against. The fight ended less than 50 seconds into the first round.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/53481-jason-witt
  2. "Jason". Sherdog.

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