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Who is Jorge Masvidal?
Jorge Masvidal is a well-known American professional mixed martial artist. Masvidal currently competes in the Welterweight division for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion). Since 2003, he has been competing professionally.
He has competed for Bellator Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road. Masvidal holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history at five seconds and won the informal UFC ‘BMF’ Championship belt. He is #7 in the UFC Welterweight rankings.
How Old is Jorge Masvidal?
He is 37 years old as of March 2022, having been born on November 12, 1984, in Miami, Florida, U.S. Jorge shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ryan Gosling, Dr. Mike, Anne Hathaway, Erika Costell, and many more.
Jorge Masvidal Family?
Who are Jorge Masvidal Parents?
He was born to Jorge Masvidal Sr. (Father), and Mama Dukes (Mother).
Does Jorge Masvidal have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet regarding whether he has siblings or not or he was born as an only child. In case of news regarding his siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jorge Masvidal Education
He received his high school education at St. Brendan High School.
Jorge Masvidal Marital Status
He is possibly single. However, he was in a relationship with Iman Kawa for approximately 10 years before separating in 2019.
Jorge Masvidal Kids
He has three children with Iman Kawa, a son, and two daughters. The names of his kids are not mentioned anywhere on the internet. In case of news regarding the names of his kids, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jorge Masvidal Career
A Mixed Martial Arts Career
On May 24, 2003, he won his mixed martial arts debut by knockout at HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 3. In the main event held on April 30, he fought the Absolute Fighting Championship XII against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon. He won via technical knockout in the second round.
A Bellator Career
In April 2009, Masvidal was signed by Bellator and entered in their lightweight tournament. He won his first fight via TKO in the first round. However, in the semi-finals, he was defeated by Toby Imada at Bellator 5 who won via inverted choke submission in the third round. At Bellator 12, he faced and defeated Eric Reynolds in a 160 lb.
A Post-Bellator Career
In September 2010, Jorge moved up to the welterweight division to fight Paul Daley at Shark Fights 13 in Amarillo, Texas. He was defeated by Daley via unanimous decision. After this performance, he signed with Strikeforce.
A Career with Strikeforce
In early 2011, Masvidal returned to Strikeforce, facing Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson. He won the fight via unanimous decision. On December 17, 2011, he faced Gibert Melendez for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal. At the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. But lost the fight via unanimous decision. On November 3, 2012, Masvidal was expected to face Bobby Green at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir, but the bout was canceled along with the event itself.
An Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
A Career in 2013
In January 2013, following the dissolution of Strikeforce, Jorge was brought over to the UFC. And on April 20, 2013, he made his debut against Tim Means at UFC on Fox 7. He was successful in his debut as he won the fight via unanimous decision. At UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 on November 6, 2013, Jorge faced Rustam Khabilov. But lost back-and-forth via unanimous decision. Despite losing, the match earned him his first Fight of the Night.
A Career in 2014
At UFC on Fox 11, Masvidal fought longtime veteran Pat Healy. He won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28). On July 26, 2014, he faced Daron Cruickshank at UFC on Fox 12. Despite being dropped by a punch in the first round, he went ahead and won the fight via unanimous decision.
A Career in 2015
On January 18, 2015, he faced Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 59. But he was pulled out of the match citing an injury and was replaced by Gleison Tibau. In a welterweight bout on July 12, 2015, Masvidal faced Cesar Ferreira at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He earned a Performance of the Night bonus, after winning the fight via knockout in the first round. In his last fight of 2015, at UFC Fight Night 79 on November 28, 2015, he lost to Benson Henderson via split decision.
A Career in 2016
At UFC Fight Night 88, on May 29, 2016, Jorge lost to Lorenz Larkin via split decision. On July 30, 2016, he was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201. However, on July 12, Siyar pulled out of the bout citing an illness and was replaced by Ross Pearson. At The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Jorge faced Jake Ellenberger and won in the first round via TKO.
A Career in 2017
On January 28, 2017, Jorge faced Donald Cerrone at Ufc on Fox 23. In the second round, he won the fight via TKO. This win earned him a second Performance of the Night bonus. At UFC 211, he faced Demian Maia on May 13, 2017, but lost via split decision. He faced Stephen Thompson at UFC 217, on November 4, 2017, but lost via unanimous decision.
A Career in 2019
On March 16, 2019, he faced Darren Till after a 16-month layoff at UFC Fight Night 147. Although being dropped in the first round, in the second round he won via knockout. The win earned him his second Fight of the Night and the third Performance of the Night bonus awards. On July 6, 2019, Masvidal faced Ben Askren on July 6, 2019. He won the fight via knockout 5 seconds into round one. The knockout was the fastest knockout in UFC history breaking the record set by Duane Ludwig. Also, the win earned him the Performance of the Night award and earned him the 2019 Knockout of the Year by multiple MMA media outlets. Jorge also signed a new eight-year contract with the UFC.
A Career in 2020
It was reported on July 5, 2020, that Jorge had stepped in on less than a week’s notice to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251. Replacing original challenger Gilbert Burns who had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 3, 2020. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
A Career in 2021
In a rematch for the UFC Welterweight Championship, he faced Kamaru Usman on April 24, 2021, at UFC 261. He lost the fight via knockout in round two, marking his first stoppage loss inside the UFC. On March 5, 2022, he faced Colby Covington at UFC 272. Despite losing via unanimous decision, the fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Professional Wrestling Career
A Career at All Elite Wrestling
On September 24, 2021, Masvidal made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at AEW Grand Slam. Alongside American Top Team, and attacked Chris Jericho and Jake Hager.
Jorge Masvidal Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 11inches (1.8m) and a weight of 77kg (170lbs)
Jorge Masvidal Salary and Net Worth
He has an estimated annual salary of $532,000 and a net worth of around $6 million.