May 3, 2011 5:28:48 PM
Ryan Jensen released following UFC 129 loss
It appears the game UFC career of Ryan Jensen came to an end on Tuesday when Jensen said he has been "fired" from the organization.
Jensen's second stint with the promotion was capped Saturday when he was submitted, via triangle choke, by Jason MacDonald 97 seconds into their middleweight bout. Should he not return, the 33-year-old will have finished his UFC career 2-6.
It's no sure bet Jensen is done in the UFC for one main reason: none of his 23 fights have gone the distance, for better or worse. The 15-8 record includes just one venture into the third round and a mere two more that went into the second. That makes 20 fights that ended in Round 1.
Jensen noted via Facebook that he has been a UFC fan since its early days, and was blessed and honored to be a part of the epic event in Toronto.
"Saw it Coming," he wrote, "now its time to turn the page! I wanto to say thanks to Jackson's MMA and all the Coaches and Training Partners and to all the Friends/Family I have met along the way! Thanks for all the Support it was One Hell of A Ride!!! Back to Coaching and helping out at my Gym Premier Combat Center in Omaha!"
Jensen was one of three fighters from Omaha, Neb. to compete on the card, along with Jake Ellenberger and Jason Brilz. Ellenberger knocked out Sean Pierson, while Brilz was KO'd by Vladimir Matyushenko.
April 30, 2011 6:01:52 PM
UFC 129 Results: St-Pierre wins over Shields, Aldo survives Hominick
Results from UFC 129, held Saturday at Rogers Centre in Toronto:
Main Event – UFC Welterweight Championship
Georges St-Pierre def. Jake Shields via decision (50-45, 48-47 x 2)
Co-Main Event - UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo def. Mark Hominick via decision (48-45, 48-46, 49-46)
Lyoto Machida def. Randy Couture via KO (front kick), Rd. 2, 1:05
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Jason Brilz via TKO (punches), Rd. 1, 0:20
Ben Henderson def. Mark Bocek via decision (30-27 x 3)
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Rory MacDonald def. Nate Diaz via decision (30-26 x 2, 30-27)
Jake Ellenberger def. Sean Pierson via KO (punches), Rd. 1, 2:42
Claude Patrick def. Daniel Roberts via decision (29-28 x 3)
Ivan Menjivar def. Charlie Valencia via TKO (strikes) Rd. 1, 1:30
Jason MacDonald def. Ryan Jensen via triangle, Rd. 1, 1:37
John Makdessi def. Kyle Watson via KO (spinning backfist), Rd. 3, 1:27
Pablo Garza def. Yves Jabouin via submission (triangle), Rd. 1, 4:31
February 1, 2011 5:56:54 PM
UFC 129 has 12 bouts official, including Aldo-Hominick, Couture-Machida
UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30 at Rogers Centre appears locked in or close to it. There are 12 bouts official, with the headling event being welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his belt in his native Canada against Jake Shields. Jose Aldo puts the UFC featherweight belt on the line for the first time ever when he takes on local favorite Mark Hominick, and legendary Randy Couture's match with another former light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida.
- The rest of the card:
- Matt Hamill vs. Phil Davis
- Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
- Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
- Sean Pierson vs. Brian Foster
- Yves Jabouin vs. Pablo Garza
- Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
- Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
- Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
- John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
January 20, 2011 3:28:28 PM
Jose Aldo official for UFC 129 in Toronto
Through its Ultimate Insider web series, the UFC announced Thursday several matches for UFC 129 in Toronto, including the promotional debut of featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
An opponent has not been set, but UFC president Dana White has already stated that should Mark Hominick defeat George Roop on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2, he would get a title shot against Aldo. Should Hominick lose, the UFC will look for another opponent for Aldo.
Other UFC 129 bouts confirmed on Thursday include a Phil Davis vs. Matt Hamill, Ben Henderson vs. Mark Bocek, Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen, and Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson.Source: www.ufc.com
January 9, 2011 3:07:55 PM
MacDonald back in UFC, fights Jensen in Toronto
Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 129 in Toronto, taking on Ryan Jensen on April 30, sportsnet.ca has learned.
Sources told sportsnet.ca that both parties have agreed and contracts should be signed by Saturday morning.
MacDonald, from Red Deer, Alta., has not fought since suffering a major leg injury in a loss to John Salter last May at UFC 113 in Montreal.Source: www.sportsnet.ca