| Wild Thing|
135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
| 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
| February 21, 1982 (age 33)
Dallas, Texas, United States (1982-02-21) |
Dallas, Texas, United States
Jason Sampson Wikipedia
Jason Sampson (born February 21, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of Legacy FC. A professional competitor since 2009, Sampson has previously competed for Bellator and Shark Fights.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Sampson, along with his two brothers, competed in wrestling. Sampson began wrestling at the age of 12 and wrestled at MacArthur High School. Sampson was talented, earning three state titles, and continued his wrestling career at The Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia, where he earned NCWA All-American honors. Sampson was involved in a freak accident during his collegiate career in which his opponent broke his neck and became paralyzed despite Sampson using a legal move. Sampson was heavily affected by the incident and the school received a lawsuit, which was later dismissed. Sampson then began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu before transitioning into mixed martial arts.
After going 9–1 as an amateur, Sampson made his professional debut on November 28, 2009, winning via submission in the first round. Sampson would then compile a record of 8–1 before making his Bellator debut.
Sampson made his Bellator debut against Jeremy Myers on March 16, 2012 at Bellator 61. Sampson won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.
Sampson faced Chris Pham on January 24, 2013 at Bellator 86. He won the fight via armbar submission in the third round.
Sampson faced Danny Sykora at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Sampson made his flyweight debut against former UFC competitor Joseph Sandoval at Legacy FC 38 on February 13, 2015. He won the fight via TKO due to punches in the first round.
Jason Sampson and Will Campuzano have shared a feud for years, stemming back to when Jason criticized a training partner brought into train with one of the fighters Will was coaching.