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JORDAN ESPINOSA

AGE

29

RECORD

14-5-0 (1)

REACH

69.5”

HEIGHT

5'7"

WEIGHT

125LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

LUTTRELL-YEE MMA

HOMETOWN

FINDLAY, OHIO, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 148 – VS ERIC SHELTON

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Espinosa quickly takes the center. Shelton takes the outside position. Espinosa is light on his feet. He is putting pressure on Shelton. Big spinning kick to the body lands for Espinosa! Espinosa changes his levels and dives for a takedown. Shelton defends and eats a kick to the body on the break. Hard kick to the body lands for Espinosa! He is looking more confident early. 1st min in, Espinosa is busy with the kicks. He moves in but eats a hard right hand counter! Shelton is patient and looking for the openings. Espinosa fakes the takedown and fires a power right hand, just misses! Shelton is waiting for a counter. Espinosa swings the right hand. Shelton counters with a hard right hand over the top! Shelton has found his timing on the counter punches. Halfway in, He is slowly finding his rhythm in this fight. Shelton is putting pressure on Espinosa. He moves in and lands a right hook! Espinosa absorbs the shot well. Espinosa is using a lot of energy in the first round. Espinosa is switching up his stances. He is firing the kick from the southpaw position. Espinosa lands a kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Shelton time to recover. The fight continues. Espinosa takes the center. Hard leg kick lands for Espinosa! Shelton is heavy on the lead leg. He explodes and lands a kick to the body. 1 min to go, Espinosa quickly level changes but fails to complete the takedown. Espinosa continues the attack with a clinch against the fence. Shelton separates. Shelton is marching forward. He lands a stiff double jab. Big leg kick lands for Shelton! Espinosa has a hard time keeping his distance. 10-9 Espinosa

Rd 2 – Shelton takes the center and opens the round with a big right hook! Espinosa is absorbing the power shots well. Shelton is putting pressure. He is throwing volume and landing. Espinosa is moving on the outside. He establishes the jab. Hard kick to the body lands for Espinosa! Shelton catches the kick and counters with a nasty right hand over the top! 1st min in, Both fighters are looking sharp. Espinosa is eating hard punches over the top whenever he fires a kick. Shelton is walking Espinosa down. His counter his perfect so far. Espinosa is landing nice leg kicks. Shelton moves in with a right hand but eats a counter left hand. Nice straight right lands for Shelton! Halfway in, Shelton is very aggressive. He is swinging power shots but Espinosa is doing a good job slipping them. Hard right straight goes through for Shelton! Espinosa switches his stance and lands a hard leg kick! Both fighters are throwing with huge power. Stiff jab lands for Espinosa. He moves in once again but eats a hard left hook! Shelton is letting his hands go in this round. 1 min to go, Espinosa changes his levels and scores a single leg takedown. Shelton immediately scrambles and manages to stand back to his feet. Shelton continues with the pressure. He lands a stiff jab. Espinosa is keeping his distance with the kicks. Shelton charges forward with the punches in the last 10 seconds. Espinosa covers himself and defends. 10-9 Shelton

Rd 3 – Shelton takes the center and continues with the pressure. The referee stops the fight in order to clean the water from the center of the octagon. Espinosa is light on his feet. He fires a kick to the body and follows with an eye poke! The referee stops the fight and gives Shelton time to recover. The fight continues.  Espinosa fires a spinning kick to the body but he is out of range. Nice step in right hand lands for Shelton. 1st min in, Shelton is walking Espinosa down. Nice one-two lands for Shelton.  Espinosa fires a leg kick. Shelton catches the kick and lands a right hand over the top! Shelton is controlling the fight on the feet. He is reading Espinosa well. Nice right hand lands for Shelton. Espinosa has a hard time connecting in this round. Shelton is looking to cut the movement of Espinosa. He closes the distance but misses with the power right. Halfway in, nice leg kick lands for Espinosa. He throws a nice left hook and lands. Both fighters are very accurate with the striking. This is a pure kickboxing match. Shelton fakes the right and lands a nice left straight! Stiff jab lands for Shelton! Shelton is dominating the fight on the feet. Espinosa wakes up and lands a stiff jab. Halfway in, Shelton is advancing. He moves in with the right but he is way out of the range. Stiff left hook lands for Shelton! Espinosa counters with the right. Both fighters exchange hard punches! Shelton is aggressive! Swinging heavy shots! Big left hand lands for Shelton! 10-9 Shelton 

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 DWTNCS – VS RILEY DUTRO

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Espinosa takes the center and opens the fight with a nice leg kick. He immediately dives for a single leg takedown and gets it. Espinosa is making fast transitions on the mat. He ends up in side control. Espinosa opens up with a couple of elbows. 1st min in Dutro scrambles from the bottom. Espinosa sinks in the D’Arce choke! Dutro is fighting out of it! Dutro escapes the choke and explodes back to his feet. Dutro takes the center and starts putting pressure on Espinosa. Espinosa lands a nice left hook. Another big left hook lands for Espinosa! Dutro has a hard time landing anything. He fires a leg kick but Espinosa catches it and partially gets the takedown. Dutro defends the takedown and clinches against the fence. He lands a couple of nice knees to the body. Halfway in, Espinosa is working with the jab. He is doing a good job of keeping his distance. Dutro is missing with the punches. He moves in and lands a nice left hand. Dutro is exploding with the punches! Big left hand lands for Dutro! He is very aggressive! He charges forward and drops Espinosa with the left hook! Dutro is pushing for a finish! He is throwing elbows and punches! Espinosa is on the retreat. Dutro fires a power left hook once again. Espinosa times the counter and drops Dutro with a nasty left hook! Espinosa follows Dutro to the mat and explodes with the hammer fists! 1 min to go, Espinosa is in the guard position. Dutro scrambles and manages to get back to his feet. Espinosa is looking calm and relaxed. He is scoring with a jab. Dutro closes the distance and initiates the clinch. Espinosa separates. Dutro is keeping Espinosa on the back foot the entire time. 10-9 Espinosa 

Rd 2 – Dutro takes the center. Espinosa immediately explodes with a straight right and lands! Dutro has a strong chin. Espinosa dives for a takedown, defended by Dutro. Dutro steps into the range of Espinosa and eats a two-punch combo! Dutro lands a stiff jab. 1st min in, Espinosa is switching his stances. He is exploding from the outside. Espinosa is confusing Dutro with his movement. Hard inside leg kick lands for Dutro. He is not following the kicks with the punches. Espinosa is breathing heavily. He steps in and partially lands a power right over the top. He is provoking Dutro. The lead jab is working for Espinosa in this fight. Halfway in, Dutro lands a nice leg kick but eats a counter one-two combination. Dutro closes the distance and lands a left hook. Espinosa is eating the left hook the whole fight. Dutro is marching forward. He is throwing a lot of faints. Dutro is working the body with the front kicks. Dutro catches the kick but fails to lands a counter right. 1 min to go, Dutro follows the attacks with the clinch against the fence. Espinosa separates. Nice straight left lands for Dutro. Dutro moves to the side and connects with a nice left hook. He has a lot of success with a left hook in this fight. 10-9 Dutro 

Rd 3 – Dutro immediately explodes and lands a left hand over the top. Espinosa continues with the kicks. Dutro is very aggressive. He is landing nice punches over the top. Espinosa spots the danger and dives for a takedown. Dutro is showing great takedown defense. Nice right hand lands on a chin of Espinosa. Espinosa initiates the clinch. Dutro reverses the clinch position. 1st min in, Dutro separates and lands a straight right to the body. Espinosa is moving backwards. He eats a hard one-two over the top! Espinosa is clearly slowing down. Dutro is a much fresher fighter. He is throwing a lot of faints and keeps Espinosa guessing. Dutro is mixing his attacks high and low. Espinosa explodes and lands a big right hand! Dutro goes down!!! Espinosa follows him and takes guard position! Halfway in, Dutro is looking fine on the bottom. Dutro scrambles and manages to stand. He is still looking hurt. Espinosa is busy with the jab. Dutro fires a left hook. Espinosa escapes. Dutro is looking much slower now. Espinosa is still provoking Dutro. 1 min to go, Espinosa clinches and lands a knee to the body. Dutro separates and continues with the pressure. He is eating stiff jabs. Espinosa is showing great speed advantage in the last minute. Dutro is desperate to land a knockout blow. He moves desperately closes the distance with the left hand. Espinosa perfectly times the left counter and drops Dutro once again!!! Espinosa pushes for a finish with more punches!!! The referee stops the fight!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

AUGUST 2017 DWTNCS E7 – NICK URSO

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (D’ARCE CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Espinosa is in the orthodox stance. Urso is in the southpaw stance. Espinosa comes out aggressive and lands leg kick. Espinosa is firing the kicks early. Urso explodes and lands a sidekick to the head! Espinosa is on the retreat! Urso pushes forward and initiates the clinch against the fence. He level changes and grabs the single leg. Espinosa is defending well. Espinosa lands a har step in right hand! He explodes with a head kick once again and lands! Urso goes down!!! Espinosa immediately sets up D’arce choke! Urso is in trouble!!! The choke is deep! Urso refuses to tap and he is out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

10 MATCHES 8 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 4 1
SUBMISSION 0 0
DECISION 4 1
DRAWS 0
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Espinosa is a talented kickboxer with very good grappling skills.
  • He has appeared on the DWTNCS show against Urso and Dutro.
  • Espinosa has made his UFC debut against Shelton.
  • Espinosa is a fast starter. He is aggressive with the kicks from the beginning.
  • He is feeling comfortable moving on the outside and exploding with the powerful leg and body kicks.
  • However, he is eating a lot of counter punches over the top as seen against Shelton.
  • Espinosa has good footwork as seen against Shelton and Dutro.
  • Espinosa has a very educated jab as seen against Shelton.
  • Against Dutro, Espinosa was eating the left hook the entire fight. He had a hard time defending it.
  • He has shown the power of his punches against Dutro. He cracked Dutro several times during the fight.
  • His submission offense is very good as seen against Urso.