Jordan Wright
The Beverly Hills Ninja

USA

Set to fight Marquez
MiddleweightUFC
August 1, 2021
Wright is set to fight Julian Marquez (hand) on October 16, according to Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com.
ANALYSIS
Wright recorded a 64-second KO victory over Jamie Pickett in his previous fight in mid-May. "The Beverly Hills Ninja" has gone victorious in three of his first four UFC bouts.
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64-second knockout victory
MiddleweightUFC
May 15, 2021
Wright defeated Jamie Pickett via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of Round 1 at UFC 262 on Saturday in Houston.
ANALYSIS
It was a stellar effort from Wright and one that was made all that impressive by the fact he was coming off his first professional loss, a knockout at the hands of Joaquin Buckley last November. With Pickett quickly pushing forward and tying Wright up along the fence, Wright proceed to connect with countless, unanswered elbows to the side of Pickett's head. Pickett somehow survived that immediate flurry, but Wright finished him off just moments later. "The Beverly Hills Ninja" has now emerged victorious in three of his first four UFC bouts.
Scheduled for May fight
MiddleweightUFC
March 8, 2021
Wright will fight Jamie Pickett in a middleweight bout at UFC 262 on May 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Wright is looking to get back on track after losing via KO to Joaquin Buckley in November. Pickett is entering the Octagon with a similar mission, as he lost his UFC debut via unanimous decision to Tafon Nchukwi in December. Wright and Pickett both line up at 6-foot-2, but Pickett has a three-inch advantage in reach at 80 inches.
Smashed by Joaquin Buckley
MiddleweightUFC
November 21, 2020
Wright lost to Joaquin Buckley via KO (punches) at 0:18 of Round 2 at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Wright had no chance against one of the hardest hitters the middleweight division has seen in quite some time. The 29-year-old California native hung around for about a round before Buckley began to connect with everything but the kitchen sink late in the first frame. Referee Herb Dean would have been well within his rights to stop the fight and Wright's corner probably never sent him out for Round 2. It was over moments later. Wright knocked out Ike Villanueva in 91 seconds in his company debut this past August but there doesn't appear to be a ton to get excited about here.
Set to face Buckley on Nov. 21
MiddleweightUFC
October 14, 2020
Wright will face Joaquin Buckley at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The undefeated Wright will matchup with Buckley in an anticipated fight at UFC 255. Wright most recently defeated Ike Villanueva via TKO at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas back in August and has 10-of-his-11 wins coming in the first round. Buckley is coming off an spectacular win over Impa Kasanganay via KO (face kick) in Abu Dhabi last Saturday.
Quick KO win in UFC debut
MiddleweightUFC
August 22, 2020
Wright defeated Ike Villanueva via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 1:31 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
MMA fighters aren't paid by the hour so there was really no reason for Wright to potentially draw this one out in his UFC debut. Taking this fight on late notice for Jorge Gonzalez (undisclosed), Wright clipped Villanueva with a shot to the head before following up with vicious knees. The knees opened up a vicious cut above Villanueva's right eye, and the cageside physician determined he could no longer continue. We'll have to see how Wright looks against a bit better opponent his next time out, but in addition to having a terrific nickname ("The Beverly Hills Ninja"), Wright displayed some legitimate power here. We'll see if he can keep it up.