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James Krause

"The" James Krause

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  • Given Name: James Leo Krause
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1986.06.04
  • Last Fight: May 24, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Grindhouse MMA
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $141,692 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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James Leo Krause is an American MMA fighter currently signed to the UFC. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, he has made a name for himself fighting all over the United States, competing mainly in the Midwest. Krause has also competed for top organizations such as RFA, Titan FC, Bellator and WEC. He has notable wins over Michael Johnson, Toby Imada and Sam Stout. Of his twenty wins, eighteen have been finishes including thirteen submissions. He has never been finished by T/KO. He has earned the "Submission of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" bonuses one time each.


Krause was born on June 4, 1986 in Newport News, VA but moved to Odessa, Missouri after his parents got divorced when he was two years old. Krause began attending Odessa High School in 2001, graduating in 2004. Krause opted out of attending college and instead began working full-time before finding MMA.

 

Before turning professional in 2007, Krause had an astonishing amateur career with a record of 18-1, holding two championships and for six consecutive months was ranked as the number one amateur in the country. On November 28, 2007, Krause made his long awaited professional debut for Kansas' Titan Fighting Championships, defeating Kevin Hengler via technical submission in the first round. Throughout 2008 and 2009, Krause fought all over the Midwest, mostly in Missouri, collecting a 10-0 record with all of his wins coming from stoppages.

 

In April 2009, Krause signed on with the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion.He made his debut on June 7, 2009 at WEC 41 against Donald Cerrone. Krause was a late-replacement for Rich Crunkilton lost the fight via first round submission (rear-naked choke).

Krause then fought Ricardo Lamas on the preliminary card of WEC 44 on November 18, 2009. After being controlled on the ground for three rounds, Krause lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). He was released from his contract after going 0-2 for the promotion.

 

Krause signed with Bellator Fighting Championships in April 2010, replacing Ferrid Kheder in the Bellator Season Two Lightweight Tournament. His first bout of the tournament was originally slated for Bellator 15 but was instead moved to a week earlier and held on the Bellator 14 card. Krause fought Season One's runner-up, Toby Imada, losing via submission (armbar). The loss took Krause out of the tournament. He was expected to compete on the Bellator 16 card against an unnamed opponent but was forced off the card due to an injury and was subsequently released from the promotion after going 1-3 in his last four fights.

 

After being released from Bellator, Krause resigned with Titan FC. His return came at TFC 17 on March 25, 2011 against Nathan Schut. Krause won the fight via TKO after connecting with a head kick. At TFC 19 on July 29, 2011, Krause fought Pride and Sengoku veteran, Clay French, in the main event. Krause lost the fight via split decision.


Two months after his loss to French, Krause fought Steve Schneider at Shark Fights 19, winning via second round submission (rear naked choke). He fought Sean Wilson at TFC 20 on September 23, 2011, winning via first round submission. He was scheduled to fight UFC veteran, Chad Reiner, at the inaugural event for Resurrection Fighting Alliance on Friday, December 16, 2011. However, a few days before the fight, Reiner was forced off the card due to an injury. After going through five different opponents, Krause fough Mark Korzenowski. He won the fight via KO (head kick) only seconds into the first round.

 

Krause was selected as one of 32 fighters to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Live which began in March, 2012. In order to gain entry into the Ultimate Fighter house and become an official cast member, the fighters had to win an exhibition bout with another potential contestant. Krause was matched up against the relative unknown Team Black House fighter, Justin Lawrence. He was upset by Lawrence, losing the fight via first round TKO and ending Krause's time on The Ultimate Fighter.

 

After being eliminated from the Ultimate Fighter, Krause returned to his contract with Resurrection Fighting Alliance. His second fight with the promotion took place at RFA 3 on June 30, 2012. Krause fought a fellow TUF castaway in Amir Khillah. After three entertaining back and forth rounds, Krause was announced the winner via split decision.


Krause next fought at RFA 4 which took place on November 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He fought undefeated Brazilian prospect, Guilherme Trindade. Only 31 seconds into the first round, Krause won the fight via KO. With the fight ending so quickly, RFA offered payin a spot on the RFA 5 card set to take place November 30th, only a month after his latest win. Krause fought journeyman, Joe Jordan, on the RFA 5 card, winning the fight via submission in the third round. During the post fight interview, Krause called out to UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva, proclaiming, "Joe Silva, give me a call sometime, buddy,". He would again fight on the RFA 6 card, this time getting a rematch against Toby Imada. Krause would get the win this time via decision, marking the biggest win of his career.

 

Krause was signed by the UFC in early 2013 while riding a two year, eight fight win streak. He made his debut at UFC 161 against veteran Sam Stout and was able to submit him via Guillotine Choke at 4:47 of the third and final round. Krause had replaced an injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg for this fight. His performance also earned him Submission of the Night as well as Fight of the Night honors for his UFC debut as well as the $50,000 bonus that goes along with each. His next fight was against Bobby Green at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. Unfortunately, the fight would end in controversy. Green was deducted a point after two low blows in the first minute of the fight, but when a third appeared to land and Krause fell to the mat, the referee stopped the fight and declared Green the winner by TKO since he believed that the last kick was legal therefore Krause appeared to be verbally submitting. This loss snapped an eight fight win streak.



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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3
Jamie Varner
Ref: Jason Herzog
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.05.24
Odds: +170 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO
3:50 Round 1 of 3
Bobby Green
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.11.06
Odds: -120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:47 Round 3 of 3, 14:47 Total
Sam Stout
Ref: Adam Cheadle
UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.06.15
Odds: +245 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Fight/Night, $50K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
#41 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 161 Fight of the Night
UFC 161 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Toby Imada
Ref: Mike England
RFA 6: Krause vs. Imada 2
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.01.18
Odds: +100 Near Even | Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:19 Round 3 of 3, 10:19 Total
Joe Jordan
Ref: Bo Nesslein
RFA 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.11.30
Odds: -790 Huge Favorite
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:31 Round 1 of 3
Guilherme Trindade
Ref: Herb Dean
RFA 4: Griffin vs. Escudero
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.11.02
Odds: -180 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus)
Cancelled Bout Toby Imada RFA 4 2012.11.02
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Amir Khillah
Ref: Mark Powell
RFA 3: Stevenson vs. Cochrane
Main Card | Catchweight | 165 lbs
2012.06.30
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:26 Round 1 of 3
Mark Korzenowski
RFA 1
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.12.16
Cancelled Bout Chad Reiner RFA 1 2011.12.16
Win | Submission
2:39 Round 1 of 3
Sean Wilson
Ref: Chuck Wolfe
Titan FC 20: Varner vs. Cochrane
Main Card | Catchweight | 165 lbs
2011.09.23
Weigh-In: 164.8 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:46 Round 2 of 3, 7:46 Total
Steve Schneider
Ref: Rusty Sullivan
Shark Fights 19
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 164 lbs
2011.09.10
Weigh-In: 164.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Clay French
Ref: Chuck Wolf
Titan FC 19: Krause vs. French
Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs
2011.07.29
Odds: -220 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 159.6 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:41 Round 1 of 3
Nathan Schut
Ref: Jason Herzog
Titan FC 17: Lashley vs. Ott
Main Card | Catchweight | 160 lbs
2011.03.25
Odds: -245 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 158.6 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
2:44 Round 2 of 3, 7:44 Total
Toby Imada
Ref: Al Wichgers
Bellator 14
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs
2010.04.15
Odds: +140 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Kalel Robinson Titan FC 2009.12.18
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ricardo Lamas
Ref: Kim Winslow
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.11.18
Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $2,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:38 Round 1 of 3
Donald Cerrone
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.06.07
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $1,692 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Kick Matt Williamson Missouri Regional 2009.03.21
Win | Submission | Choke Steve Schneider Titan FC 2008.12.19
Win | Submission Michael Johnson Missouri Regional 2008.11.22
Win | Submission | Choke Tim Bazer International Fighting Championship 2008.08.06
Win | Submission | Choke Ran Weathers International Fighting Championship 2008.08.06
Win | Submission | Choke Dan Copp International Fighting Championship 2008.08.03
Win | Submission Douglas Edwards Missouri Regional 2008.06.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Shane Hutchinson Missouri Regional 2008.04.05
Win | Submission Anthony Smith Missouri Regional 2007.12.07
Win | Submission Kevin Hengler Titan FC 2007.11.28
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke Wes Clark Missouri Regional 2007.10.05
Win | Submission | Choke Jeff Sveum Missouri Regional 2007.09.07
Win | Submission | Choke Zach Nolen Missouri Regional 2007.09.07
Win | Submission | Choke Hank Martin Missouri Regional 2007.07.14
Loss | Decision | Split Tom Aaron United States Regional 2007.04.28
Win | Submission | Choke James Hollon Missouri Regional 2006.12.01
Win | Submission | Choke Drew Garcia Missouri Regional 2006.11.18

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