Jamie
Varner
21-10-1, 2NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 21-10-1, 2NC
Summary: well-rounded

Fighter Info

From: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1366
35% Successful
473
Types of Successful Strikes
0
473
63% Standing
14%
23%
300
66
107
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
69
55% Successful
38
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
9
18
2
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Jamie Varner May 24, 2014
7 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
James Krause 22 0 0 1
Loss
Jamie Varner Feb 1, 2014
36 0 1 1 R2 KO/TKO
Abel Trujillo 18 0 0 0
Loss
Jamie Varner Aug 31, 2013
37 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Split
Gleison Tibau 26 2 0 5
Win
Melvin Guillard Dec 29, 2012
57 0 1 1 R3 Decision - Split
Jamie Varner 32 7 1 0
Loss
Joe Lauzon Aug 4, 2012
44 2 1 5 R3 Submission
Jamie Varner 82 2 1 1
Win
Edson Barboza May 26, 2012
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jamie Varner 20 2 0 1
Loss
Shane Roller
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
3 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Jamie Varner 5 0 0 0
Loss
Donald Cerrone
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
67 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jamie Varner 40 0 0 0
Draw
Jamie Varner
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
Jun 20, 2010
40 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Kamal Shalorus 56 1 0 1
Benson Henderson
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
19 0 1 0 R3 Submission
Jamie Varner 23 1 1 0
Jamie Varner
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
38 9 1 2 R5 Decision - Split
Donald Cerrone 44 1 2 1
Jamie Varner
WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura
Aug 3, 2008
27 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Marcus Hicks 1 2 1 0
Jamie Varner
WEC 32: Condit vs. Prater
Feb 13, 2008
43 3 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Rob McCullough 20 0 0 0
Win
Jamie Varner
WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson
Aug 5, 2007
18 2 1 5 R1 KO/TKO
Sherron Leggett 1 1 0 0
Win
Jamie Varner Mar 3, 2007
7 1 2 1 R1 Submission
Jason Gilliam 0 0 0 0
Loss
Hermes Franca Aug 26, 2006
22 1 3 0 R3 Submission
Jamie Varner 18 9 0 4

Biography

TRAINING: Three workouts a day, five days a week. As I get closer to the fight I cut it down to two workouts a day, five days a week.

 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I love to compete, and the high you get after a win is indescribable. I wrestled in college and boxed growing up so it was just the next step.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Former WEC Lightweight Champion. I was an NJCAA All-American national runner-up, and wrestled D1 in Pennsylvania. I was also a NCBA national champ in boxing.
 
Do you have any heroes? My family, training partners and my coaches
 
What is your favorite technique? Sleeping people, whether by submission or by KO.
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the WEC? It doesn’t mean anything until I make my mark and win the title.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Lock Haven University of PA. I studied Accounting.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? Project manager for a construction company.
 
Most memorable professional fight (who, where, why)? Knocking out Razor Rob McCullough.
 
What was your most challenging professional fight (against who, when, what was the outcome)? Hermes Franca
 
Did you compete in any other sport(s) at college or professional level (what sport, where, how long)?  I was an NJCAA All-American national runner-up, and wrestled D1 in Pennsylvania. I was also a NCBA national champ in boxing.
 
Who were your training partners for this fight?  Jeremy Larsen, Zach Certica, andEstevan Payan
 
Did you put more emphasis towards a fighting style or adjust your training to prepare for your opponent (what did you do differently/why)? I really focused on my strength and conditioning. After the Ben fight I got right back in the gym and really focused on getting my strength back. That was a major emphasis in the first part of this camp.
 
What, other than WINNING, are you using for motivation for the fight? Obviously to get that world title back.
 
What is your favorite thing about this sport? I love the competition. That’s what keeps me motivated.
 
How long do you see yourself staying in this sport? I can’t put a time frame on it. There are other things I’d like to accomplish in my life, like being a dad and a grandfather, but right now fighting and being a world champion is the most important thing to me.

Career

Key Opponents

Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone
24-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson
21-3-0
( W-L-D )

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