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Jeff Monson

Jeff "The Snowman" Monson

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  • Given Name: Jeffrey Monson
  • MMA Record: 58-25-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Snowman
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 45 | Date of Birth: 1971.01.18
  • Last Fight: December 25, 2015 in MFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 238.1 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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Jeff Monson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Ru Maxim Kiselev
58-25-1 0-0-0

Ru PRIDE Fighting Show: The Stars of World MMA
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.04.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:50 Round 1 of 3

Cm Donald Njatah Nya
58-24-1 13-6-0

Ru Mix Fight Combat
Main Event | Vacant Title | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.12.25
Referee: Alexander Sidorin
Win | Submission | Choke
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Ua Konstantin Skrelya
57-24-1 3-3-0

Ru Octagon Fighting Sensation 6: Best of the Best
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.11.20
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: Ashot Ashughyan
Win | Disqualificaton

Ru Nikolay Savilov

Ru Russia Regional

2015.09.26
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Kg Zamir Syrgabayev

Kg Kyrgyzstan Regional

2015.09.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Denis Komkin
55-23-1 13-15-0

Ru Fightspirit Cup 2: Grand Prix of the Cities of Military Glory
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.09.06
Referee: Vyacheslav Kiselev
Cancelled Bout Paul Taylor Budo Fighting Championships 10 2015.07.05
Cancelled Bout Alexandru Lungu RXF 18 2015.06.15
Reason: Monson Not Cleared Medically
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:43 Round 2 of 3, 9:43 Total

Ru Evgeny Erokhin
55-22-1 9-4-0

Ru MFP: Mayor's Cup 2015
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.06.06
Referee: Dmitry Sazonov
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kz Evgeny Egemberdiev
55-21-1 1-0-0

Kz Alash Pride FC: Royal Plaza Vol. 5
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.04.30
Loss | KO/TKO
1:42 Round 5 of 5, 21:42 Total

Us DJ Linderman
55-20-1 17-9-0

Us Fight Time 24: MMA KINGS
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.04.03
Win | Submission | Choke
4:29 Round 3 of 3, 14:29 Total

Uz Alexander Stolyarov
54-20-1 8-2-0

Ru Octagon Fighting Sensation 3: Time of Champions
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.02.28
Referee: Vyacheslav Kiselev
Win | Submission | Choke
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Ua Vladimir Nepochatov
53-20-1 4-4-0

Ru Oplot Challenge 108: For the Glory of the Fatherland
Main Event | Open Weight

2015.02.21
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs (108.0 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Dean Lister Fightor 1 2014.12.13
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Choke
2:45 Round 2 of 3, 7:45 Total

Ru Ilya Sheglov
52-20-1 3-0-0

Ru 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

Evgeniy Bikov

Ru Russia Regional

2014.11.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Ru Mikhail Shein

Ru Fight Star

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

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

Ru 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

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

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

2014.08.29
Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs (108.0 kgs) | 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

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

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

2014.04.04
Weigh-In: 237.9 lbs (107.9 kgs) | Referee: Victor Korneev
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Kz Shakhmaral Dzhepisov

Kz Kazakhstan Regional

2014.03.22
Cancelled Bout Dwight Gipson CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Jeremiah O'Neal CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Tony Lopez CCE 2014.02.15
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
Grappling Bout

Ru Isa Umarov

Th Kunlun Fight 1: World Tour
Main Event | Open Weight

2014.01.25
Cancelled Bout Vinny Magalhães GWC 2 2013.11.09
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO
3:11 Round 3 of 3, 13:11 Total

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

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

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

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

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

2013.10.20
Weigh-In: 234.8 lbs (106.5 kgs)
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

Ru Oleksiy Oliynyk

Ua Oplot MMA

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

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

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

2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs (108.0 kgs) | 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

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

Ch SHC 7
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

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

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

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

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

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

Ru 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

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

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

2012.06.21
Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs) | Referee: Marco Broersen
Cancelled Bout Darren Towler M4TC 6 2012.06.16
Reason: Monson - Passport Issues
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2012.05.18
Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs (106.2 kgs)
Draw

Fr Chaban Ka

Fr 100% Fight

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

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

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

2012.03.16
Weigh-In: 234.8 lbs (106.5 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2011.11.20
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Choke

En Paul Taylor

Gb United Kingdom Regional

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

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

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

2011.06.18
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Hr Maro Perak

Ch Strength & Honor Championship

2011.04.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Tony Lopez

Us Fight Time

2011.03.31
Win | Submission | Choke

Ca Lee Mein

Ca Manitoba Regional

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

Ru Sergey Shemetov
38-11-0 8-5-0

Il IFC Genesis
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.11.09
Referee: Moti Horenstein
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Travis Fulton

Us Fight Time

2010.10.23
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Dave Keeley

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2010.09.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jason Guida

Us Fight Time

2010.08.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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

2010.07.10
Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Brad Morris Impact FC 1 2010.07.10
Reason: Cancelled By Promoter
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Ae ADFC 1: Battle of The Champions
Co-Main Event

2010.05.14
Loss | Decision | Split

Us Travis Wiuff

Us Cage Fighting Xtreme

2010.04.24
Win | Submission | Choke

Francisco Nonato

Fr 100% Fight

2010.03.13
Win | Decision | Split

Us John Brown

Us Xtreme Fighting League

2010.01.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Pedro Rizzo

Br Bitetti Combat

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jimmy Ambriz

Mx Total Combat

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

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

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

2009.04.05
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Submission | Choke

Lt Sergei Maslobojev

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2009.03.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Roy Nelson

Us Florida Regional

2009.03.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Ricco Rodriguez

Us Florida Regional

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jimmy Ambriz

Us North Dakota Regional

2008.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke

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

Us North Carolina Regional

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

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

Jp Sengoku 2
Main Event | Heavyweight

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

Hakim Goram

Ph Philippines Regional

2007.12.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Pedro Rizzo

Us Texas Regional

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

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

Jp Pride 34: Kamikaze
Main Event | Heavyweight

2007.04.08
Odds: -157 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 235.9 lbs (107.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

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

Us 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 (107.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:22 Round 1 of 3

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

Us 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 (107.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

Us 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 (105.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
4:35 Round 1 of 3

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

Us 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 (108.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Fr Marc Emmanuel

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.11.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Devin Cole

Us Washington Regional

2005.10.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jay White

Us SportFight

2005.09.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Rich Wilson

Us X-1 World Events

2005.07.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Ge Tengiz Tedoradze

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.04.30
Win | Submission | Injury

Us Jay White

Us New Jersey Regional

2005.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Brian Stromberg

Us SportFight

2005.01.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Ge Tengiz Tedoradze

Gb Cage Warriors

2004.12.18
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Pat Stano

Us New Jersey Regional

2004.10.15
Win | Decision

Br Carlos Clayton

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2004.08.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Don Richard

Us Indiana Regional

2004.06.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Joe Nye

Us Mass Destruction

2003.08.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Delaney

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2003.07.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Forrest Griffin

Us Georgia Regional

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

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

Us UFC 35: Throwdown
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.01.11
Weigh-In: 229.0 lbs (103.9 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | Submission | Choke

Roman Roytberg

Us Washington Regional

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

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

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

2000.12.16
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs (90.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

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

Us UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight

2000.09.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Bob Gilstrap

Us Washington Regional

2000.07.29
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us David Dodd

Us Extreme Challenge

1999.04.02
Win | Decision

Roger Neff

Us Washington Regional

1999.03.01
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Tom Sauer

Us Extreme Challenge

1998.08.22
Win | Submission | Strikes

John Renfroe

Ca British Columbia Regional

1998.08.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Cy Cross

Us United Full Contact Federation

1998.03.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Luther Norberg

United Full Contact Federation

1997.11.21

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