|Association||American Top Team|
|Weight Class||Lightweight (155 lbs.) / Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5′ 10″ (178cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing|
|Birth Date||November 12, 1984|
|Fighting Out Of||Coconut Creek, Florida|
|Jorge Masvidal Pictures||Official Website|
”’Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal”’ is a Cuban-American mixed martial artist who currently resides in Miami, Florida where he trains with American Top Team. He competed for Bellator Fighting Championships in April 2009. He has notable wins over UFC standout Joe Lauzon, former IFL Lightweight Champion Ryan Schultz, and UFC, PRIDE, and Bodog veteran Yves Edwards.
Masvidal is the former AFC Welterweight Champion.
== Professional Record ==
|Record||23 – 7 – 0 (Win ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Loss ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚“ Draw)|
|Win||Justin Wilcox||Decision (Split)||Strikeforce Rockhold vs Kennedy||7/14/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Melendez vs Masvidal||12/17/2011||5||5:00||For Strikeforce Lightweight Championship|
|Win||K.J. Noons||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Overeem vs Werdum||6/18/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Billy Evangelista||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce Feijao vs Henderson||3/05/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Paul Daley||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 13 Jardine vs Prangley||9/11/2010||3||5:00||Welterweight (170 lbs.) re-debut; Catchweight (171.75) bout|
|Win||Naoyuki Kotani||Decision (Split)||Astra: Yoshida’s Farewell||4/25/2010||3||5:00|
|Loss||Luis Palomino||Decision (Split)||G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 3||2/04/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Satoru Kitaoka||KO (Punches)||World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 11||11/07/2009||2||3:23|
|Win||Eric Reynolds||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 12||6/19/2009||3||3:33||Catchweight (160 lbs.) bout|
|Loss||Toby Imada||Technical Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke)||BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 5||5/01/2009||3||3:22||[[Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament | Season One Lightweight Tournament]] Semifinal|
|Win||Nick Agallar||TKO (Punches)||BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 1||4/03/2009||1||1:19||[[Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament | Season One Lightweight Tournament]] Opening Round|
|Win||Seung Hwan Bang||Decision (Unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 6||11/01/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Ryan Schultz||TKO (Punches)||World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 5||9/28/2008||1||1:57||Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout|
|Loss||Rodrigo Damm||TKO (Punch)||World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 3||6/08/2008||2||4:38|
|Win||Ryan Healy||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce At the Dome||2/23/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Brant Rose||TKO (Punches)||CHF: Crazy Horse Fights||12/11/2007||1||0:56|
|Win||Matt Lee||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||Strikeforce Playboy Mansion||9/29/2007||1||1:33|
|Win||Yves Edwards||KO (Head Kick)||Bodog Fight: Alvarez vs Lee||7/14/2007||2||2:19|
|Win||Steve Berger||Decision (Unanimous)||Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations||12/15/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (Majority)||Bodog Fight: To the Brink of War||8/22/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Nuri Shakir||Decision (Unanimous)||AFC 17: Absolute Fighting Championships 17||6/24/2006||3||5:00||Won AFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||David Gardner||TKO||AFC 15: Absolute Fighting Championships 15||2/18/2006||2||N/A|
|Loss||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||AFC 13: Absolute Fighting Championships 13||7/30/2005||1||2:27|
|Win||Joe Lauzon||TKO||AFC 12: Absolute Fighting Championships 12||4/30/2005||2||3:57|
|Loss||Raphael Assuncao||Decision (Unanimous)||FT 1: Full Throttle 1||4/21/2005||3||5:00|
|Win||Justin Wisniewski||Decision (Majority)||AFC 8: Absolute Fighting Championships 8||5/01/2004||2||5:00|
|Win||Julian Ortega||Decision (Unanimous)||AFC 6: Absolute Fighting Championships 6||12/06/2003||2||5:00|
|Win||Roli Delgado||TKO||AFC 5: Absolute Fighting Championships 5||9/05/2003||2||2:14|
|Win||Brian Geraghty||Decision (Unanimous)||AFC 4: Absolute Fighting Championships 4||7/29/2003||2||5:00|
|Win||Brandon Bledsoe||KO (Punches)||HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 3||5/24/2003||1||3:55|
== Mixed Martial Arts ==
One of Masvidal’s most high profile victory came in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XXII event held on April 30, 2005. The fight was against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon, who came in undefeated at eight wins and no losses with all eight wins by way of submission. Jorge won via Technical Knock Out in the second round with a flurry of punches.
Jorge has garnered impressive 3-0 record in the now defunct Bodog Fight promotion, including decision victories over Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger, and a head kick knockout over respected PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC veteran Yves Edwards.
=== Bellator Fighting Championships ===
Masvidal was recently signed by Bellator Fighting Championships and entered their lightweight tournament in April 2009. Masvidal won his first round fight via TKO in the first round. However, he lost in the semi-finals to Toby Imada at Bellator V by inverted triangle choke submission. This upset loss to Imada has been acknowledge by Sherdog and MMA Junkie as Submission of the Year.
=== Sengoku ===
After competing in Bellator, Masvidal competed at Sengoku Eleventh Battle on November 7, 2009, facing off against former Sengoku Lightweight Champion Satoru Kitaoka. In the first bout following the events intermission, Masvidal’s obvious strategy was to avoid the ground. Unable to do so, Masvidal instead reverted to scrambling back to his feet. Once he succeeded with the new plan in the opening frame, Masvidal rocked Kitaoka with a high kick and a flurry of blows on the floor. A deep Guillotine Choke from Masvidal seemed destined to end the fight, but Kitaoka survived the opening frame enough to make it back to his corner. Kitaoka courageously answered the second-round bell, and even more courageously, he earned a takedown early on. The former champion was unable to capitalize on the position though, and Masvidal instead capitalized on the restart. A striking exchange saw Kitaoka fall to his back, and Masvidal swarmed. Firm punches found their mark, and an exhausted Kitaoka was unable to stop the blows. The fight was stopped at 3:23 of the second round due to KO (Punches).
=== G-Force Fights ===
Masvidal participated in a G-Force Fights event on February 4, 2010, where he faced Luis Palomino. In the end, Masvidal was upset by Palomino, losing a Decision (Split). Masvidal was not happy with the decision in the least, believing he had won the fight.
: ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t know low kicks and running won the fight,ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â said Masvidal in a post-fight interview. ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“Look at my face; I am just as pretty as when I went in.ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â
=== Shark Fights ===
Masvidal returned to action at Shark Fights 13 Jardine vs Prangley on September 11, 2010. He returned to compete at Welterweight, where he faced British Striker Paul Daley. Daley ended up failing to make weight, and was forced to give up 10% of his purse to Masvidal. Daley took the first frame with his busier style and forward movement. By the second, Masvidal played to Daley’s weakness, and took the fight to the mat, though he did very little there. In the final round, Daley came out firing, but Masvidal again used his wrestling attack. In a surprising move, Daley then reset on the feet. Of course, it allowed for the ironic end of the matchup that seemed to seal the result when Daley took his opponent down and delivered punches until the final bell. In the end, Daley was awarded the Decision (Unanimous) win over Masvidal, with scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
It was announced shortly after the fight that Masvidal had signed a six-fight contract with Strikeforce.
Masvidal’s professional Boxing debut took place on June 8, 2005. He defeated Joseph Benjamin (1-11-2) at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel in Miami, FL. The victory came via Majority Decision after 4 rounds and he hasn’t competed in Boxing again since.
Masvidal had made a name for himself locally in Miami after participating in two boxing street fights that became popular on the internet. The videos feature him competing against Kimbo Slice‘s protÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©gÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© “Ray.”