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Jon Madsen
Born Jonathan Michael Madsen
February 12, 1980 (1980-02-12) (age 29)
Sioux Falls, SD
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 247 lb (112 kg; 17.6 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of Granite City, IL
Team The H.I.T. Squad
MMA record
Total 3
Wins 3
By knockout 1
By submission 0
By decision 2
Losses 0
Other information
Official website

Jonathan Michael Madsen is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights fighting for Team Rashad.


Mixed martial arts

Born in Orange County, California and was raised in Doland, South Dakota and attended Dolan High School where he was a decorated high school and college wrestler. Madsen has won many awards and even had a high school wrestling match with UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.[1] Besides wrestling, Madsen was a track and football star.

Madsen enrolled in South Dakota State University and was named National Champion in wrestling his freshmen year. After college he still had the passion to compete and decided to pursue mixed martial arts fulltime. Wanting to train with one of the best mixed martial arts gyms, Madsen packed his stuff and moved out of his home in South Dakota to train with The H.I.T. Squad (Hughes Intensive Training) in Granite City, Illinois. Madsen decided to skip competing as an amateur and went straight to professional, currently 2-0. Madsen was picked to compete on the The Ultimate Fighter 10.


The Ultimate Fighter

Madsen was on the tenth season of the The Ultimate Fighter.[2] In the first episode, Madsen advanced to the quarterfinals after he defeated Team Rampage's second pick Abe Wagner via unanimous decision.

In the quarterfinals, Madsen fought teammate Brendan Schaub and was knocked out in the second round via two straight left jabs.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Madsen made his official UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. He fought cast mate and teammate Justin Wren to a decision of 30-27, 28-29, and 29-28 winning by split decision.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win United States Justin Wren Decision (Split) UFC: The Ultimate Finale 10 December 5, 2009 3 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Debut
Win United States Ryan Kotzea Decision (Unanimous) The Cage Inc.: Shock Wave 02008-08-16 August 16, 2008 5 5:00 United States Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Win United States Cody Griffen KO (Punches) Crossroads Combat Challenge 3 02008-05-06 May 6, 2008 1 1:53 United States Effingham, Illinois


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