|Nickname||"The Dean of Mean"|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in|
|Listed weight||185 lb|
|Born|| October 31, 1975|
Butte, Montana, United States
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Trained by||Greg Jackson (MMA trainer), Mike Winkeljohn, Chris Luttrell, Chad LeMoine, Brandon Gibson, Mike Valle|
|Team||Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts|
Keith Hector Jardine (born October 31, 1975) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA), currently fighting as a Middleweight. He made his debut in the UFC with an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter 2 as a heavyweight under coach Rich Franklin. He currently trains with Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jardine has secured notable victories over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. He also holds notable wins over Brandon Vera, Wilson Gouveia, Arman Gambaryan, and Mike Whitehead. Jardine is known for his highly unorthodox fighting style.
Jardine made his professional mixed martial Arts debut in 2001, defeating Amir Rahnavardi by armbar submission. He would win five out of his next six bouts, suffering one knockout loss to Travis Wiuff, before debuting in the Japanese Pancrase organization in 2003. Jardine's bout in Pancrase, with Keiichiro Yamamiya, ended in a draw. Jardine defeated his next two opponents, including a submission win over Red Devil Sport Club fighter Arman Gambaryan, before appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 2. He also appeared briefly in movies Crank: High Voltage starring Jason Statham and Gamer starring Gerard Butler. Jardine is also the latest spokesman for Wonderful Pistachios in which he breaks a pistachio with his mean appearance.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
In 2005, Jardine was cast on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, a team-based reality television show created by the UFC, as a heavyweight competitor. He was the first Heavyweight to be chosen by team coach and then UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. Although considered a favorite to proceed the heavyweight division's finals, Jardine was not selected to fight until the semi-finals, where he was defeated by eventual Heavyweight winner and his future sparring partner, Rashad Evans.
Jardine made his first appearance on an official UFC fight card at the The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale, defeating fellow season two heavyweight Kerry Schall by TKO due to leg kicks. Jardine was signed to the UFC and subsequently dropped down a weight class to the Light Heavyweight division. His next appearance was at UFC 57 where he defeated Mike Whitehead, another The Ultimate Fighter 2 competitor, by unanimous decision.
In April 2006, Jardine fought The Ultimate Fighter 1 Light Heavyweight finalist Stephan Bonnar at Ultimate Fight Night 4. Jardine lost the fight in due to a very controversial unanimous decision, but gained a great deal of fan and media support after the bout. After the fight, Jardine stated, "Everyone knows that that Bonnar fight should have been my fight[...] I still get approached everyday about that. I am 3-1, but I don't necessarily look at it that way.Since 2007 Jardine has gone 2-5"
Jardine next faced American Top Team's Wilson Gouveia at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale. Although color commentator Joe Rogan believed that he lost the first round, Jardine managed to bounce back and defeat Gouveia by unanimous decision after three rounds. Jardine was then scheduled to fight Mike Nickels, a Light Heavyweight competitor from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter, but Nickels was forced to withdraw due to a back injury. Instead, he next faced The Ultimate Fighter 1 Light Heavyweight winner Forrest Griffin at UFC 66. Although considered an underdog in the bout, Jardine scored a TKO victory in the first round. At UFC 71, Jardine was scheduled to fight UFC newcomer Houston Alexander. During his pre-fight interview, Jardine complained about being matched against a unknown newcomer, believing that he deserved an opponent with a higher profile. During the fight, Jardine quickly knocked Alexander down with a punch, but the newcomer promptly returned to his feet and knocked Jardine out just 48 seconds into the first round in a major upset.
Jardine was then matched up against former long-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Chuck Liddell at UFC 76. The bout was Liddell's first fight since losing his belt to Quinton Jackson. Jardine landed numerous unchecked body kicks to Liddell's side throughout the fight, which was spent almost totally on the feet. The bout was ruled a split decision in Jardine's favor, turning him into a top contender for the Light Heavyweight championship. First, however, Jardine faced former long-time Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva. Silva swarmed Jardine with punches and knocked him out just 38 seconds into the first round. Jardine had to be helped up after the fight and was sent to the local hospital for observation.
After this loss, Jardine faced Brandon Vera at UFC 89. Although it appeared that Vera damaged Jardine's knee with a front-kick in the second round, Jardine ultimately earned a split decision victory over Vera. In a post-fight interview, Jardine stated that the injury was minor. With the victory, Jardine earned a shot at Quinton Jackson at UFC 96. Although the fight was considered an elimination bout for title contention, Jardine and former Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans are close friends and training partners and both have stated that they will not fight each other. In a very close fight, Jardine lost a unanimous decision. The bout earned Fight of the Night honors and a $60,000 bonus. Jardine was the last man to fight Jackson before his temporary retirement.
Jardine suffered his second consecutive knockout and Third Straight loss at the hands of Ryan Bader on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110. After being rocked by a straight right from Bader, he received a flying knee to the ribs and then a hook to the chin that knocked him out, two minutes into the third round.
On June 19, 2010, Jardine was paired up with Light Heavyweight prospect Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale. Jardine won the first round with his leg kicks and unorthodox striking. In round two Jardine accidentally poked Hamill in the eye, which seemed to effect him a lot as he crumbled to the ground in pain, as a result Jardine got taken away a point, Jardine started fighting with desperation and began to brawl with Hamill, which cost Jardine the round. Round 3 was won by Hamill, he scored a early takedown, but Keith was able to get back to his feet, for the remainder of the round, Keith was back peddling as Hamill moved forward. This lost him the fight and his job.
In Jardine's next fight, he fought tough veteran Trevor Prangley at Shark Fights 13. He lost the fight by split decision. Jardine broke his long losing streak with a unanimous decision over Francisco France on December 10, 2010. Jardine scored his second win in a row via TKO against MFC veteran Aron Lofton on March 4, 2011.
Jardine signed with Strikeforce as a late replacement for the injured Mike Kyle to face Gegard Mousasi on the April 9th card in San Diego. The hard-fought fight ultimately ended in a majority draw due to Mousasi being deducted one point in the first round for an illegal upkick. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has stated a rematch may be in the cards in the near future.
On January 7, 2012, Jardine dropped down to Middleweight to face Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. He lost via TKO in round one. Jardine next faced Roger Gracie at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy on July 14 and lost via unanimous decision after being cut open in the first round by an elbow from mount by Gracie.
In a interview, Jardine stated that he is "unsure" if he will return to the cage.
Jardine has fought four bouts as a professional boxer. His professional boxing record is three wins with one draw. His last boxing bout was against Jason Cordova and took place on August 20, 2004. The bout was ruled a draw.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|4||0 wins||0 losses|
|Loss||17–11–2||Roger Gracie||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy||July 14, 2012||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||17–10–2||Luke Rockhold||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine||January 7, 2012||1||4:26||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the Strikeforce Middleweight championship|
|Draw||17–9–2||Gegard Mousasi||Draw (majority)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley||April 9, 2011||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States||Mousasi was deducted 1 point due to an illegal upkick.|
|Win||17–9–1||Aron Lofton||TKO (punches)||Fresquez Productions||March 4, 2011||1||3:30||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||16–9–1||Francisco France||Decision (unanimous)||Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion||December 10, 2010||3||5:00||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic|
|Loss||15–9–1||Trevor Prangley||Decision (split)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–8–1||Matt Hamill||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale||June 19, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||15–7–1||Ryan Bader||KO (punch)||UFC 110||February 21, 2010||3||2:10||Sydney, Australia|
|Loss||15–6–1||Thiago Silva||TKO (punches)||UFC 102||August 29, 2009||1||1:35||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||15–5–1||Quinton Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 96||March 7, 2009||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||15–4–1||Brandon Vera||Decision (split)||UFC 89||October 18, 2008||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||14–4–1||Wanderlei Silva||KO (punches)||UFC 84||May 24, 2008||1||0:36||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–3–1||Chuck Liddell||Decision (split)||UFC 76||September 22, 2007||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||13–3–1||Houston Alexander||TKO (punches and knees)||UFC 71||May 26, 2007||1||0:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–2–1||Forrest Griffin||TKO (punches)||UFC 66||December 30, 2006||1||4:41||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||12–2–1||Wilson Gouveia||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale||June 24, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–2–1||Stephan Bonnar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 4||April 6, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–1–1||Mike Whitehead||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 57||February 4, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–1–1||Kerry Schall||TKO (leg kicks)||The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale||November 5, 2005||2||3:28||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1–1||Arman Gambaryan||Submission (armbar)||M-1 MFC||December 4, 2004||1||2:37||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||8–1–1||Tom Elrite||KO (punches)||Independent Event||November 13, 2004||1||2:50||New Mexico, United States|
|Win||7–1–1||Brian Bair||TKO (punches)||Venom: First Strike||September 18, 2004||1||2:02||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Draw||6–1–1||Keiichiro Yamamiya||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 8||October 4, 2003||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||6–1||George Allen||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 24: Mayhem||June 14, 2003||2||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||5–1||Allan Sullivan||TKO (punches)||KOTC 21: Invasion||February 21, 2003||2||1:56||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||4–1||Bryan Pardoe||KO (punches)||KOTC 20 - Crossroads||December 15, 2002||1||1:09||Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||3–1||Philip Preece||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 14 - 5150||June 19, 2002||2||5:00||Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Travis Wiuff||KO (punch)||EC 46||February 16, 2002||1||0:06||Clive, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Abe Andujo||TKO (punches)||Rage in the Cage 31||November 7, 2001||1||1:20||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1–0||Amir Rahnavardi||Submission (armbar)||GC 5||August 19, 2001||1||2:44||Denver, Colorado, United States|
- ↑ http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Video-Keith-Jardine-cracks-some-Wonderful-Pistachios.html. FiveKnuckles.com. Retrieved on November 29, 2009.
- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/TUF-Veterans-Bonnar-Evans-Vying-for-Respect-4856
- ↑ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/3/7/785037/ufc-96-jackson-vs-jardine
- ↑ Archuleta, Daniel (October 13, 2006). Keith Jardine: Climbing to the Top. Sherdog.
- ↑ Nickels vs. Jardine is Off - MMA on Tap
- ↑ UFC 76 Fight Card. UFC.
- ↑ UFC 84: Ill Will. UFC.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
- ↑ Jackson, Jardine and Hamill earn $60K UFC 96 bonuses. MMAjunkie.com (February 8, 2009). Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved on February 8, 2009.
- ↑ Matt Hamill Beats Keith Jardine. mmafighting.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2010.
- ↑ Trevor Prangley Beats Keith Jardine at Shark Fights 13. mmafighting.com. Retrieved on September 12, 2010.
- ↑ Gegard Mousasi, Keith Jardine Draw in Bloody Strikeforce Fight. mmafighting.com. Retrieved on April 9, 2011.
- ↑ Luke Rockhold mauls Keith Jardine then calls out UFC middleweights. sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved on January 8, 2012.
- ↑ Strikeforce results: Roger Gracie cruises past Keith Jardine. mmamania.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2012.
- ↑ http://www.mmafightcorner.com/2013/01/27/keith-jardine/