|Jeff Molina Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||July 17, 1997|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jeff Molina is an American professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in April 2021. As of March 2023, Jeff had amassed a 3-0 win-loss record in the promotion. Before joining UFC in April 2021, he had put together an 8-2 win-loss record, competing in promotions such as Victory FC, KC Fighting Alliance, Carden Combat Sports, Legacy Fighting Alliance, and Fighting Alliance Championship. Jeff holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Jeff, El Jefe
Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Lee’s Summit, Missouri, United States
Jeff had attended Olathe South High School, a public school in Olathe, Kansas, United States.
Professional Mixed Martial Artist
- Father – Medardo Molina
- Siblings – Jonathan Molina (Older Brother)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Colombian descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, side-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
- Has a mole near his nose
- Has his upper left chest and both his hands covered in tattoos
Jeff Molina Facts
- Jeff, in his high school days, used to participate in wrestling even though he had started getting trained in mixed martial arts when he was about 14 years old.
- By the time he turned 20, he had begun training with James Krause, an American entrepreneur and retired mixed martial artist who used to compete in the welterweight division of the UFC.
- Jeff amassed a 9-0 win-loss record in his amateur mixed martial arts career after which his professional mixed martial arts debut took place in a promotion called Victory FC – in June 2017. He lost that bout.
- By September 2017, his professional win-loss record read 1-2. He then turned things around and won 6 bouts in a row (by February 2020) after which he was invited to participate in Dana White’s Contender Series 30, a part of the 4th season of Dana White‘s Contender Series, an American mixed martial arts promotion (started in July 2017) that aims to scout talent for the UFC.
- There, in August 2020, Jeff won his flyweight bout by unanimous decision after which he earned a UFC contract. He won his debut UFC bout in April 2021 via unanimous decision and also earned his career’s first ‘UFC Bonus Award’ – ‘Fight of the Night’. He won his next 2 UFC bouts as well – via TKO (elbows and punches) in October 2021 and via a controversial split decision in June 2022.
- His next UFC bout was scheduled for January 14, 2023, but Jeff withdrew. It was later revealed that he had been suspended by both the NYAC (New York State Athletic Commission, regulator of all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of New York) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission, the corresponding body for the state of Nevada) due to suspicious betting activity.
- The ban was effective from the date of this alleged incident (November 5, 2022) and he was later barred, temporarily, from the UFC as well – until the resolution of the entire issue.
- In March 2023, after the online leak of a private tape, wherein he was seen performing oral s** on another man, Jeff came out as bisexual. This made him the first openly LGBT male UFC fighter.
Featured Image by Jeff Molina / Instagram