Jake
O'Brien
11-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 11-3-0
Summary: aggressiveness, wrestling, ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: Irish
From: Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
289
32% Successful
92
Types of Successful Strikes
0
92
35% Standing
59% Ground
32
6
54
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
53
57% Successful
30
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
19
2
Takedown Defense
25
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Gegard Mousasi
DREAM 15
Jul 10, 2010
0 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Jake O'Brien 0 0 0 0
Loss
Jon Jones Jul 11, 2009
25 0 1 0 R2 Submission
Jake O'Brien 11 0 0 0
Win
Jake O'Brien Jan 31, 2009
25 9 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Christian Wellisch 46 0 0 0
Loss
Cain Velasquez Jul 19, 2008
24 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Jake O'Brien 1 0 0 0
Loss
Andrei Arlovski Mar 1, 2008
14 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Jake O'Brien 4 2 0 0
Win
Jake O'Brien Jan 25, 2007
13 6 1 17 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Heath Herring 11 1 1 0
Win
Jake O'Brien Nov 18, 2006
13 10 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Schockman 13 0 0 0
Win
Jake O'Brien Aug 17, 2006
25 3 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Christophe Midoux 2 0 0 0

Biography

With three wins at heavyweight, including one over longtime contender Heath Herring, it was clear that former Purdue wrestler “Irish” Jake O’Brien was on his way to big things in the Octagon. But despite this success, surgery for a ‘stinger’ and two setbacks against Andrei Arlovski and Cain Velasquez prompted him to drop to his optimum weight of 205 pounds, and a win over Christian Wellisch got him off to a good start.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
  I’ve wanted to fight in the UFC since I was 12, 13 years old.  I haven’t missed a UFC fight since then.  I wrestled my whole life and I’ve known for a long time that fighting is what I’ve wanted to do.  I started doing jiu-jitsu and boxing when I was about 18.

What ranks and titles have you held?
United Fight League champion, winner of the Chicago NAGA grappling event, second place at the Arnolds grappling tournament, Three-time State champion in high school wrestling.

Do you have any heroes?
None

What is your favorite technique?
Double leg takedown

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
  My whole life, probably my biggest dream is to fight in the UFC.  Everything I’ve done, I’ve always had that in the back of my mind.  That’s what all the hard work was for.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Wrestled at Purdue for two years.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Just got out of school and went straight to fighting.

Career

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