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Featherweight Division



Jonathan Pearce

Featherweight Division

14-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Jonathan Pearce

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

Place of Birth
Johnson City, United States
Trains at
Fight Ready - Scottsdale, AZ
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 18, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Has won 10 of his last 12 and five of his last six

  • Nine wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)

  • One first-round finish

UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Pearce was submitted by Joanderson Brito via ninja choke at 3:54 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Pearce won a three round unanimous decision over Darren Elkins 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Pearce stopped Makwan Amirkhani via strikes at 4:10 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Pearce won a three round unanimous decision over Christian Rodriguez

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Pearce submitted Omar Morales via rear naked choke at 3:31 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Pearce stopped Kai Kamaka via strikes at 4:28 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Pearce was stopped by Joe Lauzon via strikes at 1:33 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode 3 (7/9/19) Pearce stopped Jacob Rosales via strikes at 1:50 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting because I was always the smallest, getting pushed around, but there came a time when I wasn’t wrestling anymore and I was in college and I got jumped by two people on my 19th birthday and realized that it was my true calling.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A UFC contract means that I’m finally getting what I have earned. I have been through a lot more than any of these Contender Series guys. I have had my career almost taken from me when I broke my jaw, and I am more because of it. I try not to brag about it because it hit on a deeper level with my family and everyone that was there when it happened that life isn’t promised, so you better get it done today before time runs out because it’s not an endless clock.

What was your job before you started fighting? Cut grass and whooped ass. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Featherweight state champion and Caged Kombat champion, Arena Combat champion (amateur accomplishments)