Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Leg reach: 43.00
Weight: 205 lbs.
Nationality: Los Angeles, United States
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Jamal Pogues is a professional mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently fights in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. His career began when he was 19 years old and he has since gone on to have a successful MMA career.
Pogues was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started competing in amateur MMA matches at age 19 and quickly developed into one of the top local fighters. After some impressive performances, Pogues decided to turn pro after his third amateur fight. In his first three fights, he went undefeated and won two submission victories which earned him an invitation to compete at small-scale regional shows hosted by various organizations around the United States.
In 2015, Pogues signed with Strikeforce; a now defunct promotion that once rivaled UFC for global recognition as world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts organization. During this time, Jamal showcased his talents against several high profile opponents including several former world champions such as Andrey Koreshkov and Thiago Silva who are both multiple-time Bellator Champions today. However, due to financial difficulties within Strikeforce at that time; it was later announced that all fighters would be released from their contracts when Zuffa LLC purchased them out in 2011 .
Following this release from Strikeforce , Pogues continued to make strides towards acquiring more recognition within America’s MMA scene by competing mainly on regional promotions throughout California until signing with UFC late 2017 while also managing somewhat of public life outside of octagon where he regularly appeared on multiple media outlets discussing topics related to health , fitness & nutrition . Since then , Pogue has achieved considerable success inside Octagon having secured four victories out six matches fought thus far despite dropping two back-to-back bouts against Cody Stamann & Aljamain Sterling respectively . Despite losses , Pogue has still managed to remain relevant inside octagon being able secure highlight reel finishes via Gnp or submission over opponents like Mario Bautista & Montgomery Gartley early 2019 proving why his skillset is so valuable for organization .
Moving forward ; it looks like there’s nowhere but up for rising star Jamal Pogue whose ever developing skill set combined with outstanding cardio endurance makes him dangerous opponent for anyone standing opposite side octagon . With double digit wins already under his name ; we could potentially see “The Philly Phenom” added onto champion roster sometime near future as long as hes able stay healthy & continue improving current skillset provided by renowned grappling coach Clay Guida whom hes known work alongside during numerous training camps over past few years