Jordan Wright
The Beverly Hills Ninja


Smashed by Joaquin Buckley
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.
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.
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Set to face Buckley on Nov. 21
October 14, 2020
Wright will face Joaquin Buckley at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
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
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.
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.
Stepping in to make UFC debut
August 18, 2020
Wright will take on Ike Villanueva at the UFC event on Saturday, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Wright will be making his UFC debut on short notice after Jorge Gonzalez had to withdraw due to an undisclosed reason. Wright has a perfect 10-0 record in his MMA career.