NameJorge Masvidal
AssociationAmerican Top Team
Weight ClassLightweight (155 lbs.) / Welterweight (170 lbs.)
Height5′ 10″ (178cm)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing
Birth DateNovember 12, 1984
Fighting Out OfCoconut Creek, Florida
Jorge Masvidal PicturesOfficial 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 ==

Record23 – 7 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw)
Wins10 (T)KOs
1 Submissions
12 Decisions
Losses1 (T)KOs
2 Submissions
4 Decisions
ResultOpponentMethodEvent TitleDateRoundTimeNotes
WinJustin WilcoxDecision (Split)Strikeforce Rockhold vs Kennedy7/14/201235:00
LossGilbert MelendezDecision (Unanimous)Strikeforce Melendez vs Masvidal12/17/201155:00For Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
WinK.J. NoonsDecision (Unanimous)Strikeforce Overeem vs Werdum6/18/201135:00
WinBilly EvangelistaDecision (Unanimous)Strikeforce Feijao vs Henderson3/05/201135:00
LossPaul DaleyDecision (Unanimous)SF 13 Jardine vs Prangley9/11/201035:00Welterweight (170 lbs.) re-debut; Catchweight (171.75) bout
WinNaoyuki KotaniDecision (Split)Astra: Yoshida’s Farewell4/25/201035:00
LossLuis PalominoDecision (Split)G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 32/04/201035:00
WinSatoru KitaokaKO (Punches)World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 1111/07/200923:23
WinEric ReynoldsSubmission (Rear Naked Choke)BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 126/19/200933:33Catchweight (160 lbs.) bout
LossToby ImadaTechnical Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke)BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 55/01/200933:22[[Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament | Season One Lightweight Tournament]] Semifinal
WinNick AgallarTKO (Punches)BFC Bellator Fighting Championships 14/03/200911:19[[Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament | Season One Lightweight Tournament]] Opening Round
WinSeung Hwan BangDecision (Unanimous)World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 611/01/200835:00
WinRyan SchultzTKO (Punches)World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 59/28/200811:57Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout
LossRodrigo DammTKO (Punch)World Victory Road Presents Sengoku 36/08/200824:38
WinRyan HealyDecision (Unanimous)Strikeforce At the Dome2/23/200835:00
WinBrant RoseTKO (Punches)CHF: Crazy Horse Fights12/11/200710:56
WinMatt LeeTKO (Elbows and Punches)Strikeforce Playboy Mansion9/29/200711:33
WinYves EdwardsKO (Head Kick)Bodog Fight: Alvarez vs Lee7/14/200722:19
WinSteve BergerDecision (Unanimous)Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations12/15/200635:00
WinKeith WisniewskiDecision (Majority)Bodog Fight: To the Brink of War8/22/200635:00
WinNuri ShakirDecision (Unanimous)AFC 17: Absolute Fighting Championships 176/24/200635:00Won AFC Welterweight Championship
WinDavid GardnerTKOAFC 15: Absolute Fighting Championships 152/18/20062N/A
LossPaul RodriguezSubmission (Rear Naked Choke)AFC 13: Absolute Fighting Championships 137/30/200512:27
WinJoe LauzonTKOAFC 12: Absolute Fighting Championships 124/30/200523:57
LossRaphael AssuncaoDecision (Unanimous)FT 1: Full Throttle 14/21/200535:00
WinJustin WisniewskiDecision (Majority)AFC 8: Absolute Fighting Championships 85/01/200425:00
WinJulian OrtegaDecision (Unanimous)AFC 6: Absolute Fighting Championships 612/06/200325:00
WinRoli DelgadoTKOAFC 5: Absolute Fighting Championships 59/05/200322:14
WinBrian GeraghtyDecision (Unanimous)AFC 4: Absolute Fighting Championships 47/29/200325:00
WinBrandon BledsoeKO (Punches)HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 35/24/200313:55

== 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.

Masvidal faced and defeated Eric Reynolds at Bellator 12 in a 160 lb catchweight fight with a Rear Naked Choke.

=== 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.

: “I didn’t know low kicks and running won the fight,” said Masvidal in a post-fight interview. “Look at my face; I am just as pretty as when I went in.”

=== 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.

==Boxing ==
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.

==Street Fights==
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 protégé “Ray.”