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Jack May (fighter)

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Jack May
Born (1981-04-14) April 14, 1981 (age 39)
Whittier, California, United States
Other namesThe Outlaw
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight253.4 lb (114.9 kg; 18.10 st)
Reach78.0[1] in (198 cm)
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By decision3
By knockout4
By submission1
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Jack May (born April 14, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist and former kickboxer currently competing in the Heavyweight division. A professional since 2011, he has competed for the UFC, Bellator, the PFL, Titan FC, and Tachi Palace Fights.[2] As a kickboxer, he fought once for K-1 in 2012.[3]


Born and raised in Whittier, California, May had a rough upbringing, but was a talented basketball player being highly recruited out of high school.[4]He later attended Duquesne University, but due to fighting and getting intro trouble off the court he left and spent his next season at NJCAA College of Southern Idaho. The next year, he attended the University of Idaho on a full scholarship, but again was kicked off the team for fighting another teammate, breaking his jaw in the locker room. After a fourth full scholarship to North Dakota State, May graduated college and played professionally overseas. [5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After compiling an amateur career of 1-2, May made his professional debut in 2011. He compiled a record of 7-0 as a professional before being signed by the UFC.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

May made his promotional debut on April 19, 2014 against Derrick Lewis at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne. He was defeated via first-round TKO.

May next faced Shawn Jordan at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux. He was defeated via third-round TKO and subsequently released from the promotion.


May would not return to the cage for two years after many fight cancelled bouts, losing to Chase Sherman after hurting his leg in the first minute of the fight. After picking up a quick finish at Bellator 170, May signed with the Professional Fighters League.

Professional Fighters League[edit]

May made his promotional debut against fellow UFC veteran Josh Copeland at their inaugural event (PFL 1) on June 7, 2018. May won via first-round TKO.

May appeared again at PFL 4 against Brazilian Francimar Barroso. He was defeated via first-round submission.

May faced Alex Nicholson at PFL 8 in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Heavyweight tournament. May was defeated via first-round TKO.

Independent promotions[edit]

May most recently fought in May of 2019, winning via unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

May is married and has two daughters.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11-5 Michael Quintero Decision (unanimous) Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 1 May 11, 2019 3 5:00 Burbank, California, United States Won the Lights Out Xtreme Fighting Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 10-5 Alex Nicholson TKO (leg and punches) PFL 8 October 5, 2018 1 2:03 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 2018 PFL Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals.
Loss 10-4 Francimar Barroso Submission (arm-triangle choke) PFL 4 July 19, 2018 1 1:36 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 10-3 Josh Copeland TKO (body kick and punches) PFL 1 June 7, 2018 1 4:30 New York City, United States
Win 9-3 Dave Cryer Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 1 0:41 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 8-3 Tony Lopez Decision (unanimous) TFE MMA: Vengeance August 26, 2016 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 7-3 Chase Sherman TKO (leg injury) Titan FC 38: Carl vs. Muhammad April 30, 2016 1 0:56 Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 7-2 Shawn Jordan TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 2 2:03 Bangor, Maine, United States
Loss 7-1 Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne April 19, 2014 1 4:23 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 7-0 Carl Seumanutafa TKO (head kick and punches) TPF 18: Martinez vs. Culley February 6, 2014 1 2:47 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6-0 Paul Karsky TKO (punches) BAMMA USA: Badbeat 11 October 25, 2013 1 1:03 Commerce, California, United States
Win 5-0 Keishaun Hill Decision (split) FCOC 25 August 15, 2013 3 3:00 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Win 4–0 Ethan Cox KO (punches) ISF 11: War of Titans June 10, 2012 1 1:36 Industry, California, United States
Win 3–0 Jeremiah Martinez TKO (punches) BAMMA USA: Badbeat 4 January 13, 2012 1 0:52 Commerce, California, United States
Win 2–0 Colton Hooley KO (punch) WCFC: Pierpont Street Bash 1 August 20, 2011 1 0:47 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 1–0 Damian Stibbie TKO (punches) BAMMA USA: Pro Series May 21, 2011 1 N/A Costa Mesa, California, United States


External links[edit]

Category:Living people Category:1981 births Category:American male mixed martial artists Category:Heavyweight mixed martial artists Category:Mixed martial artists from California Category:People from California

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