Jason Knight

"THE KID"

Jason Knight (born July 14, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he has also competed for Titan FC.

Background

Reared in D'Iberville, Mississippi, Knight began training at the age of 14 to stay out of trouble and street fighting. He later attended D'Iberville High School before dropping out at the age of 16, and began training with UFC veteran Alan Belcher.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Knight began competing as an amateur at the age of 14, and fought ten times before turning professional in 2009 at age 17. He then compiled a record of 16-1 before being signed by the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Knight made his promotional debut against Tatsuya Kawajiri on December 11, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, replacing Mirsad Bektic on two-weeks notice.He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Knight faced Jim Alers on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20. He won the fight via split decision. The combat was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus.

Knight next faced Dan Hooker on November 26, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Knight faced Alex Caceres on January 28, 2017 at UFC on Fox 23. He won the fight via submission in the second round, winning his first Performance of the Night bonus.

Knight faced Chas Skelly on May 13, 2017 at UFC 211. He won the fight via TKO in the third round. The win also earned Knight his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus award.

Knight faced Ricardo Lamas on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Knight faced Gabriel Benítez on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 123. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Knight faced Makwan Amirkhani on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130. He lost the fight via split decision.

Knight faced Jordan Rinaldi on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released by the organization.

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts


STATUS: ACTIVE

WEIGHT: 145.00

OCTAGON DEBUT: DEC. 11, 2015


Wins:20
Losses:6
Division:Featherweight
Height:70.00
Reach:71.00 Leg Reach: 39.00
Residence:JACKSON