Jared Hess (born November 11, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is most known for his stint fighting for Bellator Fighting Championships in their middleweight division. He was runner up in the middleweight tournament after losing to Hector Lombard.
Hess grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and attend Western Heights High School. While in high school, Hess was a standout football player and wrestler. His freshman year, his wrestling team went 2-8 but Hess was state champion for his weight. Hess had his first child in 2002 during his senior year.
After high school, Hess attended University of Central Oklahoma and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Industrial Safety and Criminal Justice. He also wrestled and was an All-American his senior year.
Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Hess entered the Bellator middleweight tournament on April 17, 2009. His first fight was against Daniel Tabera, Hess won the fight after taking Tabera down and applying a rear naked choke submission early in round one.
In the finals of the middleweight tournament at the main event of Bellator 12, Hess lost to standout Cuban fighter, Hector Lombard. The fight ended in a TKO doctor stoppage due to multiple cuts, which occurred from elbows delivered on the ground by Lombard.
Hess will return for the second season tournament starting in April, hoping to get a rematch with Lombard and win the middleweight title.
Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|14||10 wins||1 loss|
|22pxTBA||Bellator 16||April 29, 2010||Kansas City, Missouri||MW Quarter-Final Tournament Bout|
|Win||Keith Johnson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Bricktown Brawl III||December 19, 2009||1||2:18||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Loss||Hector Lombard||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||Bellator 12||June 19, 2009||4||1:41||Hollywood, Florida||MW Final Tournament Bout|
|Win||Yosmany Cabezas||TKO (Punches)||Bellator 9||May 29, 2009||3||4:26||Monroe, Louisiana||MW Semi-Final Tournament Bout|
|Win||Dillon Parach||TKO (Punches)||Gladiator Challenge: The Beast||May 16, 2009||1||1:15||Elko, Nevada|
|Win||Daniel Tabera||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Bellator 4||April 17, 2009||1||2:34||Norman, Oklahoma||MW Quarter-Final Tournament Bout|
|Win||Jason Anderson||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||C3 Fights: Knock-Out Rock-Out Weekend||January 30, 2009||1||0:19||Clinton, Oklahoma|
|Win||Mike Queen||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||C3 Fights: Contenders||June 7, 2008||1||2:42||Concho, Oklahoma|
|Win||Kristopher Flores||TKO (Cut)||King of Kombat||April 5, 2008||1||1:52||Austin, Texas|
|Draw||Nathan James||Draw||C3 Fights: Heroes||February 16, 2008||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Win||Keith Richards||Submission||Masters of the Cage 17||November 17, 2007||1||3:59||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Win||Dominic Brown||TKO (Punches)||Masters of the Cage 16||September 28, 2007||1||2:37||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Win||Richard Harris||Submission||Warriors of the Cage 2||July 28, 2007||1||0:33||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|