It’s with a heavy heart, we have learned about the passing of our teammate Jordan Young. Our team is shocked and deeply saddened by this news. A great teammate, he will be deeply missed by all of us.
Thoughts and prayers to his family. RIP to this warrior 🙏
— American Top Team (@AmericanTopTeam) December 19, 2021
PFL is saddened to learn about the passing of Jordan Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family during this tragic time. May he Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/PsPAyOxy2y
— PFL (@PFLMMA) December 19, 2021
PFL, Bellator Veteran Jordan Young Dead at 27
Young came to Bellator in 2017 labeled as a blue-chip prospect with a record of 5-0. After a unanimous decision victory over Chris Harris in his debut, he rattled off five straight submission victories, with four coming in the first round. As a result, the Iowa native quickly worked his way into the top of the light heavyweight division. In 2019, however, he faced recent light heavyweight title challenger Julius Anglickas and lost by unanimous decision. That would prove to be his last fight with the promotion, as frustrations with a lack of activity would lead him to sign with the PFL.
He would make his PFL debut at PFL 5 2021 after originally being scheduled to fight at PFL 2 2021. Three different opponents pulled out of the fight against him, and he was ultimately removed from the card. When he finally did return, nearly two years after his last fight, he lost by unanimous decision to UFC veteran Tom Lawlor. He would then compete at the 2021 season finale, PFL Championships 2021, against debuting former UFC contender Omari Akhmedov. After being dominated for most of the fight, he scored an incredible comeback knockout from an uppercut to bring his final record to 12-2.
💥 @2checkfighter needed a Finish
💰 Send that man his Checks
— PFL (@PFLMMA) November 27, 2021
MMA Sucka sends their condolences to the family and friends of Jordan Young.