James
Irvin
14-7-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 14-7-0, 1NC
Summary: Athletic ability, powerful puncher.

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Sandman
From: Huntington Beach, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
121
49% Successful
59
Types of Successful Strikes
0
59
59% Standing
12%
29%
35
7
17
Striking Defense
35
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
0
1
Takedown Defense
37
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
James Irvin Aug 1, 2010
11 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Igor Pokrajac 18 2 1 2
Loss
Alessio Sakara Mar 21, 2010
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
James Irvin 6 0 0 0
Loss
Anderson Silva Jul 19, 2008
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
James Irvin 0 0 0 0
Win
James Irvin Apr 2, 2008
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Houston Alexander 0 0 0 0
Win
James Irvin Dec 29, 2007
5 0 0 0 R1 DQ
Luiz Cane 9 1 0 0
Loss
Thiago Silva May 26, 2007
1 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
James Irvin 3 0 1 0
Win
James Irvin Nov 18, 2006
17 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Hector Ramirez 33 3 1 3
Bobby Southworth
Strikeforce - Revenge
Jun 9, 2006
1 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
James Irvin 0 0 0 0
Loss
Stephan Bonnar Jan 16, 2006
2 2 2 3 R1 Submission
James Irvin 5 0 0 0
Win
James Irvin Aug 20, 2005
6 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Terry Martin 12 2 0 2
Loss
Mike Kyle Feb 5, 2005
10 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
James Irvin 3 0 0 0

Biography

Training: Wake up at 6:00am and go run in the hills. At 11:00am I train Muay Thai or boxing.  I finish the day at 4:30 with either wrestling or jiu-jitsu.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a few years ago, after playing football at Azusa Pacific College. I needed to find something athletic to do so I started rolling with some Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guys. I was looking to enter a few tournaments and possible prepare for a MMA fight, when I first laced up the boxing gloves in the gym, and I got SMOKED by a few boxers. So, I went back to training for about a year and a half before I took my first MMA fight.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former WEC world champion.

Do you have any heroes? I've had the honor of working out with some of my biggest heroes, people like Randy Couture, Evan Tanner, Quinton Jackson and Tito Ortiz. They are not only great MMA fighters, but great people.

What is your favorite technique? My favorite is Muay Thai. I like to try it, but usually see an opportunity and go with Vale Tudo. I go into a fight with a plan, but I can adjust real well. That's where the athletic ability comes in.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I'm real excited about fighting in a UFC event. It’s what everyone wants to reach when they get into the sport of MMA

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated in 1996 from Del Oro High School in Loomis, CA and attended Azusa Pacific College.

What was your job before you started fighting? When I'm not fighting, I work in the family construction business.
 

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