Jamey Simmons "The Afro SAMURAI" is an American professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under a featherweight division. Earlier, he competed at New League Fights, Pre FC, XFO, No Mercy, LFA, Inner Strength MMA, and Caged Aggression.
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin native, Jamey Simmons was born on 11th September 1992, under the star sign Virgo. The twenty eight years old stands 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm). He is affiliated with Pura Vida BJJ/MMA.
MMA fighters at UFC have guaranteed money no matter they win or lose. Further, there is a win bonus for the winning fighter. Besides, there is also a fight of the night bonuses. Simmons on his UFC debut earned 13,500 of guaranteed money.
Like other athletes, there is also sponsorship and endorsements. He is currently sponsored by Thorne Health and Eats To Evolve. Turned professional in 2017, Simmons' net worth is estimated to be a few thousand dollars as of 2021.
There is not much information about Jamey Simmon's love life, not even his relationship status. The featherweight fighter has always lived a low-key life. Further, his IG only features his MMA pictures. It's clear that he prefers his personal life behind the camera. Since there is no confirmation about his relationship or girlfriend, he is believed to be single.
Simmons started training MMA after college since he wanted to be a professional athlete and thought with my wrestling experience MMA would be my best fit. Lifelong wrestler, D-3 wrestler in college, blue belt in BJJ
On 28th October 2017, Jamey Simmons made his professional MMA debut at New League Fights 7 - Hallows Eve where he defeated Kanat Tassybay via unanimous decision. He then won over John Melina at Pure FC 8 - Hull vs. Millsap. On 4th August 2018, he faced his career's first loss against Donny Simpson at XFO 63 - Outdoor War 14 via Submission (Guillotine Choke).
Rebounding from loss, he made his comeback at Pure FC 13 - Pure Fighting Championships 13 where he defeated Cody Garness. On 18th May 2019, he defeated Terrence Almond at Driller Promotions - No Mercy 10 via Unanimous Decision. On 28th June 2019, he was knockout by Jake Childers at LFA 70 - Ferreira vs. Martin. After that, he has a series of wins over Nick Spina, Morgan Sickinger, and Shawn West.
On 7th November 2020, Jamey made his UFC debut at UFC on ESPN 17 - Santos vs. Teixeira where he had a loss against Giga Chikadze by TKO (Head Kick and Punches). On 7th August 2021, he is scheduled to face Johnny Munoz Jr. at UFC 265.
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