Competing for Oklahoma State University, Rosholt won the 184-pound NCAA Division I wrestling title in 2003 and the 197-pound title in 2005 and 2006. Rosholt, wrestled at OSU, is a 4-time All-American and 2004 Big 12 Conference champion.
He placed second at the 2005 and 2006 Big 12 Conference but went on to win NCAA championships both years, making him the 15th three-time NCAA Champion in Oklahoma State history and just their 10th four-time All-American. He ended his college career with a 105–20 career record. In high school, Rosholt won three Idaho state titles and the 2001 189-pound high school national championship as a member of the Sandpoint High School Bulldogs.
MMA career Edit
In the spring of 2007 Jake began training for MMA competition at the Las Vegas-based Xtreme Couture gym. He is signed with the Team Takedown management company. He made his World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) debut at WEC 36, facing Nissen Osterneck. Rosholt had difficulty defending against Osterneck's stand-up, but was able to secure a number of takedowns and dominate on the ground before winning by technical knockout. After the WEC dissolved their middleweight division, Rosholt signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was originally scheduled to face Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens, but Sakara withdrew due to injury and was replaced by International Fight League champion Dan Miller who quickly disposed of Rosholt in the first round via guillotine choke.
Rosholt won his first fight in the UFC against The Ultimate Fighter 1 alumni Chris Leben at UFC 102. He won the fight after choking out Leben in round 3. Jake earned the $60,000 bonus for submission of the night.
Rosholt is currently set to face UFC vet Jeremy Horn on April 16th.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
Prior to his professional career, Rosholt compiled a 105–20 NCAA collegiate wrestling record.
|Professional record breakdown|
|12||7 wins||2 losses|
|7-2||Win||Rudy Lindsey||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||X-treme Fighting League||March 6, 2010||1||2:37||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Catchweight fight at 195 lbs.|
|6-2||Loss||Kendall Grove||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2||November 21, 2009||1||3:59||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|6-1||Win||Chris Leben||Technical Submission (Arm Triangle)||UFC 102: Couture vs Nogueira||August 29, 2009||3||1:30||Portland, Oregon||Submission of the Night|
|5-1||Loss||Dan Miller||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens||February 7, 2009||1||1:03||Tampa, Florida|
|5-0||Win||Nissen Osterneck||TKO||WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown||November 5, 2008||2||3:48||Hollywood, Florida|
|4-0||Win||Chad Jay||TKO||XFL – Xtreme Fighting League||March 15, 2008||3||2:37||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|3-0||Win||Jeremiah Caves||TKO||HRP – Fight Night||November 16, 2007||1||1:42||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|2-0||Win||Christopher Clark||TKO||MOTC 16 – Masters of the Cage 16||September 28, 2007||3||2:37||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|1-0||Win||Dusty Miller||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||MOTC 15 – Masters of the Cage 15||July 21, 2007||1||3:40||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- 184-pound NCAA Division I wrestling champion (2003)
- 197-pound NCAA Division I wrestling champion (2005, 2006)
- Big 12 Conference champion (2004)
- 189-pound high school national champion (2001)
- 4-time All-American