Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"The Thoroughbred"

22-7-0

Jay Hieron

Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: James Thomas Hieronymus
  • Pro MMA Record: 22-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Thoroughbred
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1976.07.29
  • Last Fight: February 02, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $212,000 USD
  • Born: Freeport, New York, United States
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Jay Hieron is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed MMA bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Jay Hieron Wiki Update Wiki

In a sport where one loss can forever change the outlook of a fighter’s career, Jay Hieron was once considered the future of the 170-pound weight class before future champ Georges St. Pierre handed him his first professional loss in 2004. Since that time, Hieron has clawed his way back to prominence while competing for every top promotion outside of the UFC, defeating the likes of Jake Ellenberger, Jason High, Jesse Taylor, and Joe Riggs. He is undoubtedly one of the most underrated and underappreciated welterweights in the world.


Building off of a solid wrestling base honed during his time as a Junior College National Champion at Nassau Community College in New York, Hieron has evolved under the tutelage of trainers at Xtreme Couture into a well-rounded mixed martial artist equally capable on his feet and on the ground. The loss to St. Pierre marks the only time Hieron has been finished in a professional fight.


Hieron was on a 10 fight win streak including wins in the IFL, Strikeforce and Bellator earning him a title shot against Bellator welter-weight champion Ben Askren. Hieron would lose a very close Split Decision to the champ. He would fight once more for Legacy FC winning by submission in the 2nd round. Hieron would get his shot at the UFC again signing a rematch with Jake Ellenberger who he beat in the IFL by decision earlier in his career. Originally scheduled for the infamous UFC 151 fight card the match-up was then moved to UFC on FX 5. Hieron would lose the rematch by Unanimous Decision. He would also drop his next bout to Tyron Woodley in the first round by TKO. It was later announced that Hieron would be cut from the promotion.


On March 7, 2014, Hieron announced his retirement from active competition

Last updated 03.08.2014, 12:19 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Jay Hieron News View All

Get the scoop on UFC 235’s main card contests, featuring the UFC debut of undefeated ... (2019-03-01 15:00:00 -0500)
Winning wasn’t enough to get Ben Askren into the UFC. Perfection wasn’t enough. His a... (2019-03-01 09:00:00 -0500)
Decorated champ Georges St-Pierre is officially retiring. After earlier reports, Geor... (2019-02-21 10:43:23 -0500)
Decorated champ Georges St-Pierre is officially retiring. After earlier reports, Geor... (2019-02-21 10:43:23 -0500)
Coming to the end of career can be a daunting prospect for any MMA fighter.  The po... (2018-12-19 14:35:46 -0500)
If you are wondering which side of the Ben Askren vs. Demetrious Johnson trade thinks... (2018-10-31 11:00:01 -0400)
  • MMAFighting.com : Artem Lobov vs. Jason Knight 2 full fight video highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : BKFC 9 Results: Jason Knight avenges loss to Artem Lobov with fifth-round KO, Joey Beltran captures heavyweight title
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on ESPN+ 22 fighter bonuses awarded to finishers
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC São Paulo bonuses: James Krause, Randy Brown, Ricardo Ramos earn big, Charles Oliveira moves closer to history
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sao Paulo in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz’s narrow win, split draw in co-main
  • MMA Weekly : Jan Błachowicz squeaks past ‘Jacare’ Souza in UFC on ESPN+ 22 main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sao Paulo post-fight press conference video
  • MMAFighting.com : Jan Blachowicz bests ‘Jacare’ Souza in forgettable UFC Sao Paulo headliner
  • MMAFighting.com : BKFC 9 live blog: Lobov vs. Knight 2
  • MMAFighting.com : After fiery open, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Paul Craig wrestle to split draw
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Sao Paulo Post-fight Press Conference video
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sao Paulo live blog: Blachowicz vs. Jacare
  • MMAFighting.com : Charles Oliveira knocks out Jared Gordon in first round at UFC Sao Paulo
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Charles Oliveira knocks out Jared Gordon in first round at UFC Sao Paulo
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sao Paulo live blog: Shogun vs. Craig
  • MMAFighting.com : BKFC 9 Results: Lobov vs. Knight 2
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Davy Gallon KOs UFC vet Ross Pearson with spectacular ‘rolling thunder’ kick
  • MMA Weekly : Bellator 234 results & highlights: Linton Vassell dominates Sergei Kharitonov
  • MMA Weekly : Atomweight women make a splash at ONE: Age of Dragons in Beijing
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sao Paulo Results: Blachowicz vs. Jacare