Jason Witt (fighter)
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|Born||November 7, 1986|
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Other names||The Vanilla Gorilla|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Witt holds a Brazilian jiu-jitsu ranking system#Brown belt|Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Mixed martial arts career
Witt fought locally in the Missouri Regional, debuting on April 3, 2009. 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.
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.
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