Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal
FIGHTING STYLE: Boxer
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
LEG REACH: 39.50
WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
TEAM: Young Tigers
NATIONALITY: Miami, United States
OUT OF: Miami, Florida, United States
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 3120
Significant Strikes Landed: 1502
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 59
Takedowns Landed: 15
Jorge Masvidal is one of the most recognizable figures in the world of mixed martial arts. Born on November 12, 1984, to Cuban parents exiled in Miami, Florida, Masvidal has developed a reputation as one of the best MMA fighters in history. His accomplishments inside and outside of the Octagon have been nothing short of remarkable.
At an early age, Masvidal began training at a local gym with his uncle—a former bodybuilder—which exposed him to different forms of combat sports such as karate and Muay Thai. He soon joined American Top Team (ATT) where he continued honing his skills under various coaches from around the world; including some prominent names like Ricardo Liborio and current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who was also teammates with him at ATT during their time together there.
Masvidal made his professional debut back in 2003 when he headlined Against All Rules 2 against Maurice Sandoval which ended up being a draw due to an accidental groin strike that occurred earlier on within the fight’s duration. Since then however he would go on to win multiple titles across several organizations such as Bellator FC’s Lightweight Championship (2009) and Strikeforce’s Welterweight Championship (2010).
In 2013 Masvidal signed with UFC and had instant success winning four straight fights before having a successful rematch bout against Benson Henderson where he won by unanimous decision after their first encounter ended in a controversial split decision favoring Henderson two years prior back at WSOF 11 for their Lightweight Title match-up . Following this impressive run, Jorge earned himself The ‘BMF title’ ––the real deal––as part of UFC 244 when defeating Nate Diaz via TKO after getting punched out three times by Diaz without any response from referee Dan Miragliotta leading into stoppage between rounds 3 & 4 awarding Jorge title victory following doctor’s advice not allowing Diaz continue further into 5th round despite insisting otherwise. In 2020 Masvidal was awarded Fighter Of The Year by ESPN beating out contenders like Daniel Cormier & Jon Jones while also setting record breaking PPV buy rates for Fight Island series vs Usman whom eventually went onto become welterweight champion claiming loss via unanimous decision . Looking forward ,Masvidal will be preparing himself for upcoming title rematch hopefully later 2021 but until then fans can keep up with all action through social media along side other activities apart from fighting such skateboarding ,bmx biking or even running own podcast “Gamebred” which currently airs weekly Thursday evenings @ 8:00pm ET/PT covering variety topics ranging political debates lifestyle conversations etc…