Jason Knight - Official UFC Fighter Profile
Jason
Knight
20-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Featherweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 20-3-0
Summary: Jiu-Jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Kid
From: Jackson, Mississippi United States
Fights Out Of: D'Iberville, Mississippi United States
Age: 25
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
691
38% Successful
261
Types of Successful Strikes
0
261
72% Standing
23%
189
13
59
Striking Defense
49
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
22
41% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
4
2
Takedown Defense
52
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Jason Knight
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega
Dec 9, 2017
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Loss
Jason Knight
Jul 29, 2017
42
8
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jason Knight
May 13, 2017
29
59
1
2
0
3
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Jason Knight
Jan 28, 2017
27
31
0
2
0
4
0
2
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Jason Knight
Nov 26, 2016
47
59
0
4
0
4
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jason Knight
Jul 23, 2016
41
76
4
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Loss
Jason Knight
Dec 11, 2015
28
28
6
0
0
1
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I’ve been training twice a day everyday for this fight, trying to close all the holes in my game and prepare myself for everything he might throw my way.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 14. I started at home for fun.

What ranks and titles have you held? Atlas 145-pound title, and according to Tapology I’m the number one featherweight in Mississippi

Do you have any heroes? Alan Belcher and my big brother Josh Knight
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My biggest dream has come true and all of my hard work has paid off.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I still work at a shipyard in Pascagoula as a pipe fitter
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I’ve held two 145-pound amateur titles
 
Favorite grappling technique: Rubber guard
 
Favorite Striking technique: Straight right
 
• Pro since 2009

• 13 wins by submission (5 triangle, 2 armbar, guillotine, arm triangle, 2 RNC, Von Flue, Gogoplata), two by KO

• Eight first round finishes

• Unbeaten as an amateur

• Origin of nickname: “I started fighting at age 14, so they called me ‘The Kid.’”

Career

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