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Jason Reinhardt Bio

Jason Reinhardt (born October 31, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2000, Reinhardt fought in regional promotions before signing with Zuffa in 2007. He fights out of the Wand Fight Team based in Las Vegas, Nevada, by way of Decatur, Illinois.

Contents

  • 1 MMA career
    • 1.1 Early career
    • 1.2 Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • 1.3 Return to UFC
    • 1.4 Post MMA Career Troubles
  • 2 Other Media
  • 3 Mixed martial arts record
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

MMA career

Early career

Reinhardt won the SFC Submission Fighting Championships professional bantamweight title on 11/3/2000 defeating Arizona fighter Ray Duke. He went on the following year to win the RSF Reality Submission Fighting Championships professional bantamweight title defeating WEC veteran Del Hawkins on 3/30/2001. He would have fights in many American organizations before fighting for King of the Cage in Calgary Alberta, Canada in 2005. From there Reinhardt faced Japanese star Hideo Tokoro in the main event of ZST 9 in Tokyo, Japan. This fight was changed to a grappling only match after Tokoro signed a contract the week prior to ZST 9, to face Royce Gracie in K-1: Premium 2005 Dynamite. However it should be noted that before getting a chance at the UFC, Reinhardt faught many lesser opponents to build his winning record . Therefore, many claim this to be a false winning record.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Reinhardt made his UFC debut against submission specialist Joe Lauzon at UFC 78. He lost the fight via submission due to a rear naked choke in the first round.

Return to UFC

After a 2-year layoff due to injury Reinhardt made his return to the UFC at UFC 127 in Australia facing Tiequan Zhang being defeated by guillotine choke at 0:48 of round 1.

Reinhardt faced Edwin Figueroa on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Following his loss to Figueroa, Reinhardt was released from the promotion.

Post MMA Career Troubles

Reinhardt has had several arrests and charges pressed against him. Most recently Reinhardt plead guilty to aggravated assault/bodily harm against an innocent pedestrian . His arrest raised eyebrows from local authorites, with the possibility of prescription drug abuse. Reinhardt's criminal record is quite long. These include not having a valid driver's license, failing to obey traffic signals, and driving under the influence of alcohol . Most local people of Decatur, IL will tell you that Reinhardt has become a dangerous, "loose cannon." It is also rumored in Reinhardt's hometown that local authorities investigated him for insurance fraud. An elderly couple came forward and claimed Reinhardt took advantage of them while he had his own insurance business.

Other Media

Reinhardt also appeared in the documentary The Man in the Arena about fellow MMA fighter.

Mixed martial arts record

See also

  • List of male mixed martial artists
  • List of Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners

External links

  • Official UFC Profile
  • Professional MMA record for Jason Reinhardt from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata

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