Ian
Loveland
14-9-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 14-9-0
Summary: Speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Barn Owl
From: Portland, Oregon USA
Fights Out Of: Portland, Oregon USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
304
40% Successful
122
Types of Successful Strikes
0
122
75% Standing
15%
91
13
18
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
8
38% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
4
1
Takedown Defense
70
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Yves Jabouin Aug 27, 2011
37 2 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Ian Loveland 33 3 1 4
Loss
Joseph Benavidez Mar 19, 2011
48 5 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Ian Loveland 45 0 0 0
Win
Ian Loveland Dec 4, 2010
44 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tyler Toner 21 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING:  There is no typical day of training for me. I like to keep my training as varied and interesting as I can. The job of a professional MMA fighter is training; the actual fighting is a small fraction of the time invested in your career. If the training isn't fun, your job isn't fun.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been doing some form of martial arts since I was 5 years old. I started in Tae Kwon Do and moved on to wrestling in high school. I have watched UFC since I was a little kid and have always wanted to fight, so I took the skills I had from Tae Kwon Do and wrestling and went to Team Quest, where I learned to use them for MMA while adding new skills.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Wreck MMA 135 lb champion

Do you have any heroes? Larry Dahlberg, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, my Mom, my Dad and my wife.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  I have wanted to fight in the UFC since I was a little kid. I never thought it was going to happen because I was too small at 135 and 145 lbs but with the addition of the lower weight classes it opened up this opportunity and it’s a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am half way through a degree in Fisheries Technology, but am putting it on hold for my fighting career.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a woodworker.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? FCFF featherweight champion.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Head kicks

•    Six wins by submission, six wins by KO

•    Loss to Benavidez snapped seven fight winning streak

•    Knocked out UFC vet Doug Evans in January 2010

•    Has also faced Bryan Caraway, Akitoshi Tamura, Will Kerr and Wagnney Fabiano

Career

Key Opponents

Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
21-4-0
( W-L-D )
Yves Jabouin
Yves Jabouin
20-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Tyler Toner The Ultimate Fighter® 12 Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Finale
Win
Tyler Toner The Ultimate Fighter® 12 Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Finale

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