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Jeff Monson

Jeff "The Snowman" Monson

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  • Given Name: Jeffrey Monson
  • Professional MMA Record: 52-20-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Snowman
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1971.01.18
  • Last Fight: November 28, 2014 in ARMMAL
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $49,000 USD
  • Born: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Olympia, Washington
  • Personal Pages: Twitter
  • Head Coach: Ricardo Liborio
  • Other Coaches: Howard Davis Jr., Chutiphat Runsgawang, Marcos Da Matta

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Despite an up-and-down pro record, Jeff Monson is one of the most effective submission fighters in the heavyweight division, having won multiple world championships in submission grappling, including the 2005 ADCC 99+kg division.


Monson made his professional MMA debut in 1998, and during runs in the UFC, Pride FC, Dream, and many other organizations, Monson has defeated the likes of Ricco Rodriguez, Mark Kerr, Roy Nelson, and Segei Kharitonov. In his shot at the UFC Heavyweight title against Tim Sylvia, Monson was unable to seize the crown and did not return to the promotion.


Outside of his fighting career, Monson is a self-professed anarchist. He has expressed his anti-government views on multiple occasions and bears several anarchistic symbols tattooed on his body. On July 29, 2009, Monson pleaded guilty to malicious mischief and entered an Alford plea for graffiti after vandalizing the Washington State Capitol building with an anarchy symbol, a peace symbol, and the words “no poverty” and “no war.” After photos of Monson in the act were published in ESPN The Magazine, he was sentenced to 90 days of work release and ordered to pay $21,894 in restitution. Jeff Monson continues to fight.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:06 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Dean Lister Fightor 1 2014.12.13
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Choke
2:45 Round 2 of 3, 7:45 Total

Ilya Sheglov
51-20-1 3-0-0

Great Fight at the Great Altay
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.11.28
Referee: Alexander Peremyshlev | Walkout Music: Vladimir Vysotsky - Capricious Horses
Win | Submission | Choke

Mikhail Shein

Fight Star

2014.09.21
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dmitry Titkov
50-19-1 0-0-0

Fight Stars: Saransk vs. Penza
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.09.05
Referee: Nikolay Sharipov
Win | Submission | Choke
1:08 Round 1 of 3

Kevin Brooks
49-19-1 14-11-0

Fight Time 20
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.08.29
Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs | Referee: James Warring
Cancelled Bout Matt Kovacs Fight Time 20 2014.08.29
Cancelled Bout Neil Wain Cage Contender 18 2014.04.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:31 Round 1 of 3

Chaban Ka
49-18-1 6-3-1

M-1 Challenge 47: Battle in the Heart of the Continent
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.04.04
Weigh-In: 237.879 lbs | Referee: Victor Korneev
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Shakhmaral Dzhepisov

Kazakhstan Regional

2014.03.22
Cancelled Bout Tony Lopez CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Jeremiah O'Neal CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Dwight Gipson CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Vinny Magalhães GWC 2 2013.11.09
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO
3:11 Round 3 of 3, 13:11 Total

Mike Hayes
49-16-1 18-8-1

Cage Warrior Combat 9: Hayes vs. Monson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.11.02
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Satoshi Ishii
49-15-1 9-2-1

M-1 Challenge 42
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.10.20
Weigh-In: 234.792 lbs
Cancelled Bout Douglas Humberto M-1 Korea 2013.08.17
Reason: Event Cancelled
Cancelled Bout Oli Thompson GWC 1 2013.06.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

Oleksiy Oliynyk

Oplot MMA

2013.06.20
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
2:34 Round 2 of 3, 7:34 Total

Magomed Malikov
49-13-1 6-2-0

M-1 Challenge 40: Battle in the Mountains 2
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265 lbs

2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 238.099 lbs | Referee: Vyacheslav Kiselev
Cancelled Bout Magomed Malikov M-1 Challenge 38 2013.04.09
Reason: Monson Injured
Win | Submission
0:58 Round 2 of 3, 5:58 Total

Drazen Forgac
48-13-1 8-8-0

SHC 7
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.03.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dong Kuk Kang
47-13-1 0-0-0

Road FC 10
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.11.24
Win | Submission | Choke
3:17 Round 2 of 3, 8:17 Total

Aleksander Emelianenko
46-13-1 21-5-0

M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.11.15
Cancelled Bout Josh Hendricks Validation MMA 2012.11.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Cancelled Bout Todd Duffee Super Fight League 4 2012.10.12
Cancelled Bout Fraser Opie Cage Contender 14 2012.07.21
Win | Submission | Choke
1:58 Round 1 of 3

Denis Komkin
45-13-1 13-8-0

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.06.21
Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs | Referee: Marco Broersen
Cancelled Bout Darren Towler M4TC 6 2012.06.16
Reason: Monson - Passport Issues
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jim York
44-13-1 15-4-0

CFC 21: Whittaker vs. Juarez
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.05.18
Weigh-In: 234.043 lbs
Draw

Chaban Ka

100% Fight

2012.05.11
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Oleksiy Oliynyk
43-13-0 39-8-1

M-1 Challenge 31
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.03.16
Weigh-In: 234.792 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Fedor Emelianenko
43-12-0 31-4-0

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.11.20
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Choke

Paul Taylor

United Kingdom Regional

2011.10.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Daniel Cormier
42-11-0 7-0-0

Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.06.18
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Maro Perak

Strength & Honor Championship

2011.04.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tony Lopez

Fight Time

2011.03.31
Win | Submission | Choke

Lee Mein

Manitoba Regional

2011.01.07
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:09 Round 1 of 3

Sergey Shemetov
38-11-0 3-4-0

IFC Genesis
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.11.09
Referee: Moti Horenstein
Win | Submission | Armlock

Travis Fulton

Fight Time

2010.10.23
Win | Submission | Choke

Dave Keeley

United Kingdom Regional

2010.09.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Jason Guida

Fight Time

2010.08.21
Cancelled Bout Brad Morris Impact FC 1 2010.07.10
Reason: Cancelled By Promoter
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ubiratan Lima
34-11-0 12-4-0

Impact FC 1: The Uprising - Brisbane
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.07.10
Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Shamil Abdurahimov
34-10-0 9-1-0

ADFC 1: Battle of The Champions
Co-Main Event

2010.05.14
Loss | Decision | Split

Travis Wiuff

Cage Fighting Xtreme

2010.04.24
Win | Submission | Choke

Francisco Nonato

100% Fight

2010.03.13
Win | Decision | Split

John Brown

Xtreme Fighting League

2010.01.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Pedro Rizzo

Bitetti Combat

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Jimmy Ambriz

Total Combat

2009.07.11
Win | Submission | Choke
1:42 Round 1 of 2

Sergei Kharitonov
30-8-0 16-3-0

Dream 8: Welterweight GP 2009 First Round
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.04.05
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Submission | Choke

Sergei Maslobojev

United Kingdom Regional

2009.03.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Roy Nelson

Florida Regional

2009.03.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Ricco Rodriguez

Florida Regional

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Jimmy Ambriz

North Dakota Regional

2008.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Mark Kerr
25-8-0 15-9-0

North Carolina Regional

2008.09.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Josh Barnett
25-7-0 24-5-0

Sengoku 2
Main Event | Heavyweight

2008.05.18
Odds: +316 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Hakim Goram

Philippines Regional

2007.12.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Pedro Rizzo

Texas Regional

2007.09.01
Win | Submission | Choke
6:37 Round 1 of 3

Kazuyuki Fujita
23-6-0 14-5-0

Pride 34: Kamikaze
Main Event | Heavyweight

2007.04.08
Odds: -157 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 235.9 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Tim Sylvia
23-5-0 22-2-0

UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2006.11.18
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 237.5 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:22 Round 1 of 3

Anthony Perosh
22-5-0 5-1-0

UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.07.08
Odds: -594 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 236.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Marcio Cruz
21-5-0 2-0-0

UFC 59: Reality Check
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.04.15
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 233.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
4:35 Round 1 of 3

Branden Lee Hinkle
20-5-0 13-6-0

UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.02.04
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 239.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Marc Emmanuel

Cage Warriors

2005.11.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Devin Cole

Washington Regional

2005.10.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Jay White

SportFight

2005.09.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Rich Wilson

X-1 World Events (Hawaii)

2005.07.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Tengiz Tedoradze

Cage Warriors

2005.04.30
Win | Submission | Injury

Jay White

New Jersey Regional

2005.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Brian Stromberg

SportFight

2005.01.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Tengiz Tedoradze

Cage Warriors

2004.12.18
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Pat Stano

New Jersey Regional

2004.10.15
Win | Decision

Carlos Clayton

Rio de Janeiro Regional

2004.08.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Don Richard

Indiana Regional

2004.06.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Joe Nye

Mass Destruction

2003.08.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Delaney

Absolute Fighting Championship

2003.07.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Forrest Griffin

Georgia Regional

2002.06.29
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:00 Round 3 of 3, 13:00 Total

Ricco Rodriguez
7-3-0 11-1-0

UFC 35: Throwdown
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.01.11
Weigh-In: 229.0 lbs | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | Submission | Choke

Roman Roytberg

Washington Regional

2001.07.21
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chuck Liddell
6-2-0 5-1-0

UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
Main Card | Middleweight | 90 kg

2000.12.16
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Tim Lajcik
5-2-0 5-3-1

UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight

2000.09.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Bob Gilstrap

Washington Regional

2000.07.29
Loss | Submission | Armlock

David Dodd

Extreme Challenge

1999.04.02
Win | Decision

Roger Neff

Washington Regional

1999.03.01
Loss | Submission | Choke

Tom Sauer

Extreme Challenge

1998.08.22
Win | Submission | Strikes

John Renfroe

British Columbia Regional

1998.08.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Cy Cross

United Full Contact Federation

1998.03.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Luther Norberg

United Full Contact Federation

1997.11.21

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