Strength & Conditioning – Joel Jamieson: Week 3

Joel Jamieson (born July 29, 1962) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He competes under the name “The Ultimate Fighter” and has been a contestant on season 13 of the reality television series. He was one of three finalists from Season 12, along with Eddie Alvarez and Frankie Edgar. On October 15th, 2013 he lost to Uriah Hall via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson in San Jose California.

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Early Life Edit

Jamieson was born in New Jersey.[1][2] His father was a truck driver and his mother worked at a grocery store. At age two, he moved with his family to Florida where they lived until he turned ten years old.[3] During these early years, he started training jiu-jitsu and boxing.[4][5] After high school, Jamieson attended the University of Miami where he studied journalism.

While there, he met fellow student and future wife Taryn Brumfield.[6] They married in 1996,[7] but separated in 1999 when she left him for another man.[8][9] In 2002, Jamieson divorced her after a long custody battle.[10][11]

Professional Career Edit

In 2003, Jamieson began competing professionally. His first victory was a guillotine choke against Daniel Parker at the Extreme Challenge 34 event. He defended this submission for the remainder of his amateur career.

All together, he accumulated an undefeated record of 5-0 before transitioning to the professional league in 2006.

The Ultimate Fighter (2007-2008) Edit

In 2007, UFC president Dana White announced The Ultimate Fighter reality show and welterweight division. Open try-outs were held for the show and tournament with the winner being awarded a six-figure contract to fight for the UFC. Over 300 fighters attended the open casting call in St.


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For the elimination portion of the show, competitors had to submit a 3-minute fight application. Each coach would select whose technique they preferred and the chosen fighters would progress to the next round. At the time, assistant coaches Jens Pulver and Kenny Florian were unable to participate in this portion of the show due to injury.

Jamieson was eliminated after facing Chris Camozzi in the first round of the elimination round fights. He received his marching orders from White after losing by decision.

Post-TUF Career (2008-present) Edit

After The Ultimate Fighter season 7, “The Muscle Shark”

Personal Life Edit

He is currently engaged to his long-time girlfriend and co-head instructor, Kelly Schneider. He has a son from his previous marriage. He also owns a gym and fitness training center located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mixed Martial Arts Record Edit

Note: “Results stated are only accurate to the fullest extent that the records can be confirmed at this time.”

Date Opponent Location Outcome Record 1 Loss 2 Loss 3 No Contest 4 Win 5 Loss 6 Loss 7 No Contest 8 Loss 9 Loss 10 No Contest 11 No Contest 12 No Contest 13 No Contest 14 Loss 15 Loss 16 Loss 17 Loss 18 Loss 19 Loss 20 Travis Lutter VFW National Championship Victory 21 No Contest 22 Nick Catone Hardrock Hotel and Casino, Lakota (North Las Vegas, Nevada) Victory 23 No Contest 24 Chris Page Hardrock Hotel and Casino, Lakota (North Las Vegas, Nevada) Victory 25 No Contest 26 Jacob McCrary Hardrock Hotel and Casino, Lakota (North Las Vegas, Nevada) Victory 27 No Contest 28 William Gold Hardrock Hotel and Casino, Lakota (North Las Vegas, Nevada) Victory 29 No Contest 30 Keith Wisniewski Hardrock Hotel and Casino, Lakota (North Las Vegas, Nevada) Victory 31 Chris Camozzi “The Ultimate Fighter 7” Weigh-ins (Las Vegas, Nevada) Loss 32 No Contest 33 Jake Ellenberger “The Ultimate Fighter 7” (Las Vegas, Nevada) Loss

Mixed Martial Arts Publications Rankings Edit

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Empirical strength criterion for rock masses by E Hoek, ET Brown – Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental …, 1980 –

Measuring tie strength by PV Marsden, KE Campbell – Social forces, 1984 –

The strength of weak ties by MS Granovetter – American journal of sociology, 1973 –

The strength of weak learnability by RE Schapire – Machine learning, 1990 – Springer

Essentials of strength training and conditioning by TR Baechle, RW Earle – 2008 –