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Jared Vanderaa

Heavyweight Division

12-10-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Jared Vanderaa

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Learn more about Jared Vanderaa's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Richland, United States
Trains at
Kings MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 20, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (RNC, guillotine, ankle lock)
  • Has won six of his last 13
  • Six first-round finishes
  • Owns 2018 win over UFC vet Ruan Potts

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Vanderaa lost a three round split decision to Waldo Cortes Acosta 

UFC on ESPN (7/9/22) Vanderaa was stopped by Chase Sherman via strikes at 3:10 of the third round

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Vanderaa was submitted by Aleksei Oleinik via scarf hold at 3:39 of the first round

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Vanderaa lost a three round split decision to Andrei Arlovski

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Vanderaa was stopped by Alexandr Romanov via strikes at 4:43 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Vanderaa won a three round unanimous decision over Justin Tafa

UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Vanderaa was stopped by Serghei Spivac via strikes at 4:32 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode eight (11/4/20) Vanderaa stopped Harry Hunsucker via strikes at 3:34 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in February of 2010. I wanted to do something after wrestling, and I loved movies like Bloodsport and Kickboxer. So I figured I could do all that in MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? I currently hold the EFC heavyweight title and the Smash Global title.

Do you have any heroes? Peter Aerts, Cro Cop, Rico Verhoeven, Dan Henderson, Joe Stevenson, Tom Gallicchio

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting for the UFC would mean one step closer to fighting Overeem and going for the gold.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to CBU to drop out only a couple days later.

What was your job before you started fighting? A stocker at grocery store, and a bouncer at a few bars.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook

Favorite Striking technique: Leg kick