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"The Snowman"

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Jeff Monson

Jeff "The Snowman" Monson

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  • Given Name: Jeffrey Monson
  • Professional MMA Record: 49-19-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Snowman
  • Current Streak: 6 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1971.01.18
  • Last Fight: April 04, 2014 in M-1
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 237.9 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

Gyms & Affiliations

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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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Dmitry Titkov
Fight Stars: Saransk vs. Penza
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2014.09.05
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Matt Kovacs
Fight Time 20
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
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
Ref: Victor Korneev
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
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Shakhmaral Dzhepisov Kazakhstan Regional 2014.03.22
Cancelled Bout Jeremiah O'Neal CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Tony Lopez CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Dwight Gipson CCE 2014.02.15
Cancelled Bout Vinny Magalhaes GWC 2 2013.11.09
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO
3:11 Round 3 of 3, 13:11 Total
Mike Hayes
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
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
Ref: Vyacheslav Kiselev
M-1 Challenge 40: Battle in the Mountains 2
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265 lbs
2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 238.099 lbs
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
SHC 7
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2013.03.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dong Gook Kang
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
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
Ref: Marco Broersen
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2012.06.21
Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Darren Towler M4TC 6 2012.06.16
Reason: Monson - Passport Issues
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jim York
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
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2011.11.20
Weigh-In: 238.1 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Paul Taylor Sprawl 'N Brawl 2011.10.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Daniel Cormier
Ref: Leon Roberts
Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2011.06.18
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs
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 CFM 2011.01.07
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:09 Round 1 of 3
Sergey Shemetov
Ref: Moti Horenstein
IFC Genesis
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2010.11.09
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
Impact FC 1: The Uprising - Brisbane
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2010.07.10
Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Majority Shamil Abdurahimov ADFC 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
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 8: Welterweight GP 2009 First Round
Main Card | Heavyweight
2009.04.05
Odds: +225 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Sergei Maslobojev CW 2009.03.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Roy Nelson Square Ring Promotions 2009.03.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous Ricco Rodriguez Mixed Fighting Alliance 2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke Jimmy Ambriz North Dakota Regional 2008.10.11
Win | Submission | Choke Mark Kerr
VFC 1 - Vengeance Fighting Championship 1 2008.09.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Josh Barnett
Ref: Yoshinori Umeki
Sengoku 2
Main Event | Heavyweight
2008.05.18
Odds: +316 Moderate Underdog
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride 34: Kamikaze
Main Event | Heavyweight
2007.04.08
Odds: -157 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 235.9 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Tim Sylvia
Ref: John McCarthy
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
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:22 Round 1 of 3
Anthony Perosh
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marcio Cruz
Ref: John McCarthy
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
Win | Submission | Choke
4:35 Round 1 of 3
Branden Lee Hinkle
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Win | Submission | Choke Marc Emmanuel Cage Warriors 2005.11.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous Devin Cole XFC 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 AFC 2004.08.28
Win | Submission | Choke Don Richard IHC 7 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 WEFC 1 2002.06.29
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:00 Round 3 of 3, 13:00 Total
Ricco Rodriguez
Ref: Larry Landless
UFC 35: Throwdown
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2002.01.11
Weigh-In: 229.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Roman Roytberg AMC 2001.07.21
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chuck Liddell
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
Main Card | Middleweight | 90 kg
2000.12.16
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total
Tim Lajcik
UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight
2000.09.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous Bob Gilstrap AMC 2000.07.29
Loss | Submission | Armlock David Dodd Extreme Challenge 1999.04.02
Win | Decision Roger Neff URC 1 1999.03.01
Loss | Submission | Choke Tom Sauer Extreme Challenge 1998.08.22
Win | Submission | Strikes John Renfroe UWC 1998.08.02
Win | Submission | Choke Cy Cross UFCF 1998.03.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous Luther Norberg United Full Contact Federation 1997.11.21

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