Height: 5'10" (178cm)
Weight: 185 lbs
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Ryan James Jensen (born September 20, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He began training at the age of 15 when the term "Mixed Martial Arts" did not yet exist. Following his first fight against Travis Fulton in February 1997, he did not compete again until June 2002. Jensen quit his day job in November 2006, and has been training and fighting full-time since then.
His UFC debut was on August 25, 2007 at UFC 74; his initial opponent was supposed be Travis Lutter, however Lutter was forced to withdraw due to injury. Instead, Jensen faced late replacement Thales Leites, and after a strong start, got caught by an armbar submission in the first round. On March 29, 2008, Jensen accepted a fight against Joey Villasenor on four days notice.
Again, after a strong start, Jensen lost by KO with 15 seconds remaining in the first round at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le. Since then, Jensen has rebounded with a first round TKO over Mitch Whitesel at SportFight 23 on 6/20/08, as well as a first round submission victory over Aaron Praschack due to strikes in VFC 23.