The mixed martial artist who made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2013 as a welterweight and has won multiple Night value honors is none other than Jorge Masvidal. He was already a professional boxer and became a world champion of the UFC.
There are also YouTube videos of him taking part in a street fight against Ray from Kimbo Slice. In July 2019, by landing a flying knee on Ben Askren’s right temple, he set the record for the fastest UFC knockout in history, 5 seconds. Read the entire article to know more about Jorge.
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Caption: The MMA artist and fighter, Jorge Masvidal.
Jorge Masvidal: Bio, Family & Education
Jorge Masvidal was born in Miami, Florida, USA on November 12, 1984. He belongs to white ancestry and is an American citizen. He was born to the father of Cuba and the mother of Peru. Masvidal has revealed that his father as a youngster has defected from Cuba with a self-made raft and ended at Virgins Islands. From a very young age, he started fighting in a street.
As for education, Jorge attended high school in St. Brendan where he competed in wrestling. But due to his grades, he struggled to remain eligible and then started training in mixed martial arts.
Jorge Masvidal Career Achievements
With a unanimous decision on April 11, 2003, Masvidal won his kickboxing debut at the Fast and Fearless event. His most impressive kickboxing victory came in the April 30 Absolute Fighting Championships XII. The event was against the former UFC participant and Joe Lauzon, the Ultimate Fighter 5 winner. Surprisingly, Masvidal won the second round by technical knock-out.
Although he made his official entrance in the field in 2003, his fame began rising even more in 2009 when he signed by Bellator. He beat Nick Agallar in the first round on his first fight via TKO punches. He also excelled in Strikeforce until he finished at Bellator. In 2011, he returned to the American martial arts organization, Strikeforce. There he had won over MMA artists including Billy Evangelista, K.J.Noons, and Justin Wilcox.
Jorge Masvidal took his moves at the UFC in 2013. He made his debut against Tim Means at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20, 2013. He won the fight in the third round by unanimous decision. Altogether, he owns 32 wins in 45 fights in an MMA history. His accomplishments include 13 by knockouts, 2 by submissions, and 17 by decisions.
Jorge Masvidal Personal Life
Jorge Masvidal may not be married or in a relationship. But with his ex-partner, Iman Kawa, he has three children, two daughters, and a son. For over, ten years the couple were in a relationship however, the duo started having a relationship problem and broke up last year. His son is 2 years old, his second daughter is 9 years old, and the other is 15 years old.
Well, he’s not married so far, so he’s automatically excluded from the possibilities of having a wife. In addition to a professional MMA career, during 2005 Jorge Masvidal was involved in the boxing game. He’s famous, but his career has not been affected by the controversies and rumors. The parents of three are co-parenting their children despite the break-up.
Ever since his break up, Jorge has never been seen with any other girls. As he is currently more focused on his career rather than getting engaged with any woman.
Jorge Masvidal: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Jorge Masvidal has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019. He really earns a lot from his professional career, signed with UFC, so far. He made UFC’s $1,421,000, competing at 15 UFC fights.
The fighter is also available on different social media accounts like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has an official Twitter account @GamebredFighter with 230k followers. On Instagram, he has an account @gamebredfighter with 859k followers. He has a Facebook account with over 456k followers.
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Jorge Masvidal: Body Measurements
As a Mixed Martial Arts artist, he has to maintain his body and trained with strict workouts and healthy diets. Therefore, with his height 5 feet 10 inches, he has been competing in Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road since 2003. The 34 years-old has maintained his body weight to 77kg.