Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Weight: 145 lbs.


Jesse Butler is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born on October 5, 1991, in New Orleans Louisiana, he was inspired by his older brother to take up martial arts from a young age. He started training when he was 11 and immediately fell in love with it. Growing up amid violence and poverty, MMA gave him an opportunity to channel his energy into something positive. As a teenager, Jesse trained at various schools around the area including Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Orleans where he developed a passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

In 2010 Butler began his professional MMA career competing mainly throughout Louisiana as well as other regional promotions across the country. During this time he compiled an impressive 14-4 record which included wins over notable fighters such as UFC veterans Cody Pfister and Alessio Sakara. After going 9-1 since 2013 Jesse was signed by the UFC in 2020 at 28 years old becoming one of only 15 African American athletes currently competing under contract with the promotion.

Making his debut against Oskar Piechota on Fight Island at UFC 251; Jesse won via Unanimous Decision earning himself “Fight of the Night” honors along with $50k bonus bringing home more money than ever before in one night as well as recognition from Dana White himself calling him ‘A star’ despite having only competed twice within ZUFFA promotions prior to that fight .
After returning back stateside days later; Jesse quickly took another bout against promotional newcomer Dusko Todorovic for September’s UFC Fight Night card resulting again victorious claiming “Performance of The Night” bonuses totaling even more money than before while also setting records for most strikes landed in a single round within minutes of walking out after winning all three rounds on judges scorecards unanimously 30-26 unanimously .

His sudden success hasn’t gone unnoticed either earning plaudits from many other notable figures within MMA such as Joe Rogan & Ariel Helwani calling him ‘The real deal’ garnering attention nationally earning appearances on ESPN’s Sportscenter & MSNBSC’s Live coverage among others commenting about being able to break into such already established competitive divisions like Middleweight & Light Heavyweight so seamlessly further displaying why potential stars will come out seemingly anywhere given proper platform shown here specifically being featured directly following hotly contested welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman & Jorge Masvidal showing just how far they expect him reach if given proper support form outside sources while continually making strides inside cage maintaining focus on long term development rather than getting too comfortable believing hype surrounding name taking every challenge headfirst without worry carrying momentum all way end highest tier competition reaching ultimate goal any aspiring fighter can reach signifying long hard road traveled thus far has been worth every ounce sweat blood tears put forth assuring bright future working towards drawing near no matter what stands path ahead .

Fight History

Jim Miller
Jesse Butler: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:23
Sat. Jun 03, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi


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What Is Jesse Butler's Record?
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