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Jordan Leavitt biography: 13 things about UFC fighter from Las Vegas, Nevada

Jordan Dru Leavitt is a professional mixed martial artist born and raised in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States. His fight name is The Monkey King.

Leavitt is 5’11” tall and he competes in the lightweight division. He studied political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Paradise, Clark County.


As an amateur MMA fighter, Leavitt defeated Tyler Naas, AJ Smith and Shane Shapiro in 2015. In Leavitt’s last amateur MMA bout, which was in 2016, he defeated Julius Decheenie.

Currently, Leavitt is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. On October 7, 2017, he made his professional MMA debut at “Gladiator Challenge: Fight Club” in El Cajon, California, USA where he submitted Tony Martinez via guillotine choke.
  2. On September 14, 2018, he defeated Lucas Neufeld via unanimous decision at “Tuff-N-Uff: Fight Night” in Las Vegas.
  3. On May 9, 2019, he submitted Ray Ostrander via arm-triangle at “Final Fight Championship 36” in Las Vegas. On June 16, 2019, he married Ashlie Breinholt Leavitt. On December 14, 2019, he submitted John Walker at “Gladiator Challenge: Holiday Beatings” via heel hook in San Jacinto, California.
  4. On February 22, 2020, he defeated Isaiah William via unanimous decision at “BCM Promotions: Fight Night 8” in Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
  5. On July 17, 2020, he submitted Leivon Lewis at “Legacy Fighting Alliance 85” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
  6. On August 4, 2020, he submitted Jose Flores via arm-triangle at “Dana White’s Contender Series 2020” Week 1 in Enterprise, Nevada.
  7. On December 5, 2020, he made his UFC debut at “UFC on ESPN 19” in Enterprise where he knocked out Matt Wiman via slam.
  8. In January 2021, Ashlie gave birth to their daughter.
  9. On June 5, 2021, he lost to Claudio Puelles via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 189” in Enterprise.
  10. On December 18, 2021, he submitted Matt Sayles via inverted triangle choke at “UFC Fight Night 199” in Enterprise.
  11. On April 16, 2022, he defeated Trey Ogden via split decision at “UFC on ESPN 34” in Enterprise.
  12. On July 23, 2022, he was submitted by Paddy Pimblett via rear-naked choke at “UFC Fight Night 208” in London, England.
  13. He was 27 years old when he defeated Victor Martinez at “UFC Vegas 70” in Enterprise on February 25, 2023, which improved his professional MMA record to 11 wins and 2 losses.

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