|Nickname||The Chosyn 1|
|Weight Class||Middleweight (185 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Birth Date||November 29, 1983|
|Fighting Out Of||Huntington Beach, California, USA|
|Jamie Yager Pictures||Official Website|
Jamie Yager is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a middleweight.
Yager was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. Yager won his elimination round fight to make it into the house and won his first round bout against Charles Blanchard before falling to Josh Bryant after failing to answer the bell after the second round.
Besides appearing on The Ultimate Fighter, Yager was also on BET's "Iron Ring" in 2008.
 Professional Record
|Record||6 - 4 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Joe Williams||TKO (Punches)||Bellator 85: Chandler vs. Hawn||1/17/2013||1||4:02|
|Loss||Josh Burkman||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Showdown Fights: Burkman vs. Yager||8/25/2012||2||3:25|
|Win||Danny Davis Jr.||Decision (Unanimous)||SCC 4: Grove vs. Silva||2/16/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Mozzy Arfa||TKO (Punches)||Samurai Pro Sports: Samurai MMA Pro 2011||10/21/2011||1||N/A|
|Win||Willie Parks||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||MMA Fight Pit: Genesis||8/13/2011||2||0:21|
|Win||Marcus Gaines||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TWC 10: Beat Down||1/21/2011||1||1:30|
|Loss||Rich Attonito||TKO (Punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale||6/19/2010||2||4:25|
|Loss||Robert Turner||DQ||Art of Fighting 3: Rumble at Robarts 3||6/13/2009||1||0:27|
|Win||Eric Haritakis||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||Art of Fighting 1: Rumble at Robarts 1||1/24/2009||1||2:04|
|Win||Franz Mendez||KO (Punches)||IR: Iron Ring||2/18/2008||2||1:44|
 Early Life
Yager left home at age 14 due to differences with his family. He began living with his aunts and at friends' houses while attending South Pasadena High School in California. While there, Yager was a standout varsity letterman in baseball and football, earning his school's 2001 Athlete of the Year honors.
Upon graduation in 2001, Yager enrolled at Pasadena City College, where he played football.
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
Two years into his years at college, Yager picked up training MMA as a hobby. He was taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at a local gym, after getting submitted by guys much smaller then he, Yager wanted to improve and started training in all aspect of MMA. Not long after training MMA full time, Yager was called by Quinton Jackson's former MMA coach, Juanito Ibarra, about potentially appearing on BET's "Iron Ring," which was looking for amateur fighters.
Yager accepted to appear on the show, and when he arrived on the set he was chosen to fight on rapper T.I.'s team. Yager made his pro debut for the BET television show, and fought Franz Mendez, winning the fight in the second round via knockout.
Almost a year later, Yager competed in his second professional bout under the Art of Fighting banner. Yager defeated his opponent, Eric Haritakis, after the doctor stepped in and claimed Haritakis was unable to continue.
Yager's only professional defeat came as the result of a disqualification in June 13, 2009 at the Art of Fighting 3 event.
 The Ultimate Fighter
Yager was selected to be a part of the The Ultimate Fighter 11. In order to move into the house, Yager had to win his fight against Ben Stark. Yager defeated Stark quickly, winning via knockout from numerous head kicks. He was picked by Tito Ortiz to be on his team.
Yager was also notable for having confrontations with members of the house, including his own teammates, with Yager and Kyacey Uscola both expressing a dislike for the other. Yager also caused trouble on the show, annoying teammate Nick Ring, by cheering for rival team member Brad Tavares whom he had formed a close friendship with, alongside Kris McCray and Kyle Noke.
In his second fight for the show, Yager defeated Charles Blanchard via TKO (Punches) in the first round, giving Team Ortiz their first win in the competition. Yager was the much taller fighter and the advantage showed as he neutralized the takedown attempts by Blanchard, before utilizing a strong Superman Punch that knocked his opponent down. Yager finished the fight with follow-up punches and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Yager was next scheduled to face off against Josh Bryant in a quarterfinals match. After two rounds, the judges declared the fight a draw and the fight was to go to a third round. However, Yager complained about not being able to see and left the octagon with a neck brace in an ambulance, although coach Tito Ortiz did his best to have his fighter return. It gave Bryant the win by TKO (Failure to Answer Bell).
 UFC Career
Yager was given a spot on The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale on June 19, 2010, where he faced off against Rich Attonito. Though Yager controlled the first round with with crisp striking, a solid sprawl, and simple brute strength, by the second he was visibly gassed. After softening his opponent with head and body shots, Attonito wrestled his opponent to the mat, took back mount, and then rained downed dozens of unanswered blows as Yager was forced to cover up. The referee halted the action at the 4:25 mark of the second round, giving Attonito the win by way of TKO (Punches).