Jordan Leavitt is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He made his professional MMA debut in 2017, where he has gone on to compile a record of 8-1.
Born in 1995, Jordan grew up in Southlake TX and graduated from Carroll Senior High School in 2013. From there, he went on to attend college at the University of North Texas with a focus in criminal justice. While attending school, Jordan trained as a mixed martial artist and eventually decided to pursue MMA full-time after graduating.
In 2017, Leavitt began competing professionally; earning five wins via submission before signing with UFC just two years later. After his successful run on Dana White’s Contender Series—where he earned a first round triangle choke victory over Matt Dixon—Leavitt was given the opportunity to compete for UFC’s main roster against Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor II. Although he lost that fight by unanimous decision, it set off what would become one of most impressive runs by any fighter under their belt so far this year; winning all three fights since then with finishes (two submissions and one KO).
Outside of fighting professionally Jordan spends his spare time training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as coaching young aspiring athletes at Fortis MMA & Results Performance Training Center located Dallas-Fort Worth Area. It’s something that’s always been close to him ever since starting out himself back when he was just 17 years old – giving him great pleasure when teaching students new techniques or tips on how they can further improve their craft.
Since joining UFC’s ranks last year, Leavitt has quickly established himself as an exciting force within the promotion–drawing praise from prominent figures such as Joe Rogan for his “incredible submission skills.” He’ll look continue building upon these accomplishments come 2021—where we could see him potentially make leaps towards becoming one of the best welterweights fighters not only among current competitors but perhaps even legends like Georges St Pierre down line!