Dustin Jacoby


New opponent lined up
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 30, 2021
Jacoby is now expected to fight Darren Stewart at the Aug. 28 UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Jacoby was initially expected to fight Askar Mozharov, who pulled out of the fight due to an undisclosed reason. In his last fight, Jacoby fought to a split draw versus Ion Cutelaba.
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Mozharov fight in the works
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 31, 2021
Jacoby is expected to take on Askar Mozharov in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC event on Aug. 28, MMAFighting.com reports.
Jacoby is coming off a split draw in his most recent bout against Ion Cutelaba in early May. He won his first two fights prior to that. Mozharov on the underhand will be making his UFC debut in late August.
Rebounds to force draw
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 1, 2021
Jacoby and Ion Cutelaba fought to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Jacoby should be thrilled with his draw since he was run out of the building and nearly finished in Round 1. Dustin wasn't the least bit competitive in this fight until Cutelaba badly gassed out. Jacoby allowed Cutelaba to land eight (!!!) takedowns in the first frame alone. He deserves credit for surviving and regaining some semblance of control over the course of the final ten minutes. Jacoby has power, but there's a hole in his grappling game. He would have clearly lost here were it not for Cutelaba's cardio issues. This fight was close and entertaining, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the UFC book these two again in hopes of settling the score once and for all.
Steps up to replace Clark
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 20, 2021
Jacoby will take on Ion Cutelaba in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC event on May 1, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Jacoby will be filling in for Devin Clark, who was forced to withdraw from the bout earlier this week. Jacoby is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Maxim Grishin back in late February. He will look to go above .500 in his fifth bout with the promotion.
Takes tight decision in Vegas
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 27, 2021
Jacoby defeated Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This was a close one. So close, that either man could have emerged victorious and it would have seemed like a perfectly reasonable decision. Of course, Jacoby made weight on Friday while Grishin missed by 4.5 pounds. Grishin was responsible for the biggest moments of the fight late in Round 1, but the judges ultimately preferred the consistency shown by Jacoby over the course of the final ten minutes. Jacoby has a background in striking and it is evident when watching him. He looks cool and confident on the feet, but his striking defense is questionable and his offensive arsenal is limited. Now 2-2 in the UFC, there is no real reason to expect the 32-year-old Jacoby to go on any sort of extended winning streak.
Fighting heavy opponent
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 26, 2021
Jacoby will take on a heavy Maxim Grishin on Saturday's UFC Vegas 20 card after Grishin missed weight by 4.5 pounds at Friday's weigh-in, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
Jacoby will take home an extra 30 percent of the purse as a reward for doing his part to make it to the required weight. He's also sitting as the favorite (about -180) with just over 24 hours before the two will meet in the Octagon.