2012 World MMA Welterweight Scouting Report: #6 – Brock Jardine

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Photo by Jeff Sherwood, Sherdog

Name: 22px-flag_of_the_united_states Brock Jardine
Nickname: The Machine
Age: 26
Height: 5'11"
Location:
Orem, Utah

In retrospect, Brock Jardine (8-1) might have some words for the people responsible for casting the thirteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. The 26-year-old sat on the sidelines while the man who handed him his only loss, Tony Ferguson, dominated the field, eventually beating Jardine's teammate, Ramsey Nijem, at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale in June. Jardine was able to take Ferguson deep into the fourth round of a title affair at PureCombat 12 last September before retiring via technical knockout.

Fortunately for Jardine, Ferguson has proved his legitimacy as a genuine up-and-coming prospect, and the fact that Jardine was able to take Ferguson into the late rounds speaks volumes about his own progression as a fighter. In the two fights following the loss, Jardine spent less than one minute in the cage combined, submitting Boyko Ranchev at a Showdown Fights event in Urem, Utah in April and knocking out Kenny Ento at Fight for Wrestling 3 in Bakersfield, California in May. He had previously amassed a 6-0 record in the span of two years before the loss.

At the heart of Jardine's skill-set is an extensive background in wrestling. He was a high school wrestling champion at Warren County High School in Virginia, winning three state titles, two in freestyle and one in Greco. He moved on to Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania before transferring to Utah Valley State where he recorded a 6-5 record during the 2006-2007 season.

Obviously, he was far from an outstanding NCAA Division-I wrestling standout, but those skills have transitioned well to the cage. He's strong on the ground, transitions quickly to more dominant positions, and possesses the know-how to submit his opponents. As his career has progressed, so has his striking, and those improved stand-up skills are the key to beating the stiffer competition he'll face in more prominent organizations. With any luck, Jardine will get to showcase those skills on a bigger platform in 2012.

Check out video footage of Brock Jardine after the jump...

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Kenny Ento vs. Brock Jardine

Brock Jardine vs Kirt Patterson

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