Hate ads? Creating a Tapology account = Less advertising.
Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"The Thoroughbred"

23-7-0

Jay Hieron

Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: James Thomas Hieronymus
  • Pro MMA Record: 23-7-0 (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

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Georges St-Pierre was the dominant force at welter... (2020-05-16 12:00:00 -0400)
Las Vegas, May 9 – UFC today announced that former UFC welterweight and middleweight cham... (2020-05-09 23:44:53 -0400)
Matt Serra | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA is nothing if not volatile. It’s a form... (2020-04-08 11:00:00 -0400)
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)
  • MMA Weekly : Max Holloway feeling great after ZOOM training camp for UFC 251 Fight Island
  • MMAFighting.com : Jessica Andrade vows to prove violent KO win over Rose Namajunas was no fluke
  • MMAFighting.com : Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira targeted to headline Sept. 12 UFC event
  • MMAFighting.com : Amanda Ribas’ long-term UFC goal is to ‘copy’ Amanda Nunes, win two belts
  • MMAFighting.com : Max Holloway: Alexander Volkanovski talking like a challenger instead of acting like the champ
  • MMAFighting.com : Mike Brown positive for COVID-19, can’t corner Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251
  • MMAFighting.com : ‘UFC 251 Countdown’ video
  • MMAFighting.com : Alexander Volkanovski: Max Holloway acting like ‘a bit of a sore loser’ ahead of rematch
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Alexander Volkanovski UFC 251 media day scrum
  • MMAFighting.com : Jimmie Rivera vs. Cody Stamann added to July 15 UFC event
  • UFC.com : Fight Island Health And Safety Procedures
  • UFC.com : Unfiltered: Calvin Kattar and Frankie Edgar
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Max Holloway UFC 251 media day scrum
  • MMA Weekly : Alexander Volkanovski: Max Holloway is a ‘sore loser’ | UFC 251 Fight Island
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White shoots down Jorge Masvidal putting BMF belt on the line against Kamaru Usman
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White donating proceeds from ‘UF-Sea’ shirts to one of John Oliver’s favorite charities
  • MMA Weekly : Jake Childers plans to push Justin Gonzalez to his limit in LFA 84 title bout
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 251 Embedded: ‘Somebody is getting their ass whooped!’
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 251 virtual media day: Day 1
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 251 virtual media day: Day 1 LIVE now