Jake O’Brien is a UFC veteran that is 11-2 overall and 4-2 in the Octagon. He has been the underdog on a number of occasions, including the first time he stood face to face with Pride and UFC veteran Heath Herring (28-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFN 8. Jake surprised most fans, but not himself when he earned a unanimous decision victory against the heavyweight contender.
Jake’s path would not get any easier as he next faced former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (14-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 82 after coming back from a serious neck injury that sidelined him for over a year. O’Brien would go on to lose the fight versus Arlovski and faced additional insult to injury by being released from the UFC.