Jorge MasvidalMMA Fighter
- Miami, FL
- November 12, 1984
Some say Jorge Masvidal was born to fight. Raised mostly by his mother, Masvidal endured tough conditions growing up in a poor household. At a young age, he trained and became one of the premier students of former Cuban kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion, Eric “El Tigre” Castaños. His first taste of organized fighting came from the backyard brawler fight scene organized by Kimbo Slice.
In 2003, at just 19-years-old, Masvidal made his professional fighting debut with a knockout win over Brandon Bledsoe in the Absolute Fighting Championship. After winning the AFC welterweight belt, Masvidal got noticed and moved on to bigger platforms, including Bellator, Strikeforce, and Sengoku. After defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on January 28, 2017, Masvidal took a turn towards stardom.
In 2019, Masvidal recorded back-to-back-to-back wins against Darren Till at UFC Fight Night in London and a 5-second flying knee knockout against Ben Askren at UFC 239 on July 6, 2019 (UFC record for fastest knockout). Masvidal took on Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November 2019, winning via TKO to take home the “BMF” belt.