James Krause Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is James Krause?
James Krause was born on June 4, 1986 in Newport News, Virginia. When his parents got divorced at age 2, James relocated to Odessa Missouri. James discovered martial arts at age 7 when he started karate. Later on in high school, he would compete in wrestling. Choosing not to go to college, James Krause instead worked full time until he discovered MMA at age 19.
James Krause is currently competing in the welterweight division of the UFC. He has been competing professionally in MMA since 2007. James Krause made a name for himself early on fighting primarily in the Midwest. He has fought for organizations such as Bellator, WEC, RFA and Titan FC before making his entrance into the UFC.
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James Krause also teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts at his own gym in Lees Summit, Missouri called Glory MMA and Fitness. He is also a part owner in the Kansas City Fighting Alliance and has business interests in several cell phone stores in the Kansas City area.
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How Old is James Krause?
James Krause was born on June 4, 1986. He is currently 35 years of age.
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James Krause Family
James Krause's parents divorced when he was 2 years old. He was taken to live with his mother at the time, who was very poor. On the other hand, his father's family was much more financially stable. Traveling between the two families as a child, showed James the challenges of being financially unstable versus reaching your financial goals. This contrast helped instill in James an image of his goals that he continues to work for today through his career in the UFC and work as a fight promoter and gym owner.
James and his wife have two daughters of their own and they also served as surrogate parents for his teenage sister Lilly. James' mother had been involved in a DUI car accident and was found to have drug paraphernalia in her car. She received a 4 year prison sentence and rather than let his sister become a ward of the state, James and his wife took her in.
How Much is James Krause Worth?
James Krause is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $400,000.
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How Tall is James Krause?
James Krause stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
How Much Does James Krause Weigh?
James Krause currently weighs 183 lbs.
James Krause's Fight List
James Krause discovered MMA at the age of 19. As an amateur fighter, he amassed an 18-1 record. During that time he earned two different championships and was ranked at one time as the number one amateur fighter in the country.
In 2007, he would make his professional debut with Kansas' Titan Fighting Championships. He would defeat his first opponent, Kevin Hengler in the first round by technical submission. James Krause would fight all around the Midwest for the next several years, building an undefeated record of 10-0 with all of his fights ending in stoppages.
In Spring of 2009, James Krause signed with the World Extreme Cagefighting organization. His debut for that organization would be against the legendary Donald Cerrone. Krause was a late replacement for Cerrone's original opponent. Cerrone would defeat Krause by rear naked choke in the first round.
James Krauses' next fight would be against Ricardo Lamas at WEC 44 in November of 2009. Lamas defeated Krause and Krause would be later released after losing two fights with the organization.
In April of the next year (2010), Krause joined the Bellator Fighting Championships. His first fight within the organizations Lightweight Tournament was against Toby Imada. Krause would lose via armbar and lose a spot in the lightweight tournament.
He would be next expected to fight at Bellator 16. James Krause would be forced off that card due to an injury.
After his brief stint with the Bellator orgaization, James would resign with the Titan Fighting Championship. He would win his first fight against Nathan Schut via TKO after landing a devastating head kick.
His next fight would be against veteran fighter Clay French at Titan Fighting Championship 19. Krause would lose a split decision to French.
James Krause would amass three more victories in several local fighting organizations over the next year. His biggest opportunity with the UFC was just around the corner.
James Krause was eventually selected as one of the fighters on The Ultimate Fighter Live event in March of 2012. A win on this event was required for entrance into the next season of The Ultimate Fighter show. James Krause would be upset by Justin Lawrence in the fight, losing a first round TKO.
James Krause would return to the Resurrection Fighting Alliance on June 30, 2012 and defeat another Ultimate Fighter tryout veteran Amir Khillah via split decision. His next fight in the RFA ended in only 31 seconds via knockout with James Krause again being victorious. After submitting his next opponent Joe Jordan at RFA 5, James Krause would call out UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and ask him to "give him a call."
James Krause would make his UFC debut at UFC 161 against veteran Sam Stout. James Krause would ultimately finish Stout with a guillotine in the third round after a back and forth fight. This victory would also earn him both Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses.
Krause's next fight in the UFC against Bobby Green would end with a note of controversy. Green had kicked Krause below the belt several times leading to a one point deduction by referee John McCarthy. Green would then land another kick to James Krause's belt line which crumpled Krause. John McCarthy would declare it a legal blow and award Green the TKO victory.
James Krause would next face Jamie Varner at UFC 173. The fight would end via TKO with the victory going to James Krause because Varner suffered a broken ankle in the first round and could not continue.
James Krause would next face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 178. Masvidal would be victorious via unanimous decision.
At UFC 184, James Krause would lose another decision, this time a split decision to Valmir Lazaro.
James Krause would turn things around at UFC on Fox 16 in July of 2015, when he would successfully defeat Daron Cruickshank by submission in the first round of their fight.
James would be victorious in his next fight against Shane Campbell at UFC Fight Night 83. He would be awarded a unanimous decision.
James Krause was slated to face Ross Pearson at the Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale but was pulled from the fight for unknown reasons. The fight with Pearson would be rescheduled for November of 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99, but James Krause was forced out citing a hamstring tear.
In 2017, it was announced that James Krause would compete in the 25th season of The Ultimate Fighter Redemption. He would be picked first for Team Dillashaw. He would go 2-1 on the show.
At the start of 2018, it was announced that James Krause would be part of the coaching team for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter with Team Head Coach Stipe Miocic.
After his time as a contestant and then a coach on The Ultimate Fighter series, James Krause would return to the UFC against Tom Gallicchio in July of 2017 at the Finalie of TUF 25. Krause would win the fight by unanimous decision.
James Krause would be victorious in his next fight against Alex White at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi. He would earn a unanimous decision.
He would earn a TKO against Warlley Alves in August of 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135. He next faced Sergio Moraes at UFC on ESPN+ 22. He would knock out Moraes in the third round and win a Performance of the Night bonus.
James Krause would face Trevin Giles on 1 day notice at middleweight in February of 2020 at UFC 247. He also earned a new four-fight contract with the UFC by doing so. He lost the fight via split decision. The fight was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. It was later determined that Krause and his team would appeal the split decision due to a perceived conflict of interest because it was determined that one of the judges who helped lean the decision towards Giles had a connection to Giles' training team.
In October of 2020, James Krause would fight Claudio Silva at UFC Fight Night 180 and earn a unanimous decision victory.
James Krause's Best Fight of All Time
With so many amazing fights, it's difficult to pick just one as James Krause's best. It can be argued that his last fight with the Resurrection Fighting Alliance where he submitted Joe Jordan could be seen as his best fight, because due to that fight and his calling out of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, he was afforded another opportunity with the UFC where he remains today.
Who Did James Krause Lose to?
Like any long-time MMA fighter, James Krause has met his taste of defeat.
In the UFC promotion he has lost to Trevin Giles (although this fight had notes of controversy), Valmir Lazaro, Jorge Masvidal, and Bobby Green (although this fight too, had notes of controvery).
James Krause's Record
James Krause currently has a professional record of 28 wins and 8 defeats. As an amateur, he amassed an 18-1 record.
James Krause Injuries
James Krause has dealt with several injuries during his career, including a torn hamstring.
Is James Krause retired?
James Krause is not retired. He is still an active MMA fighter with the UFC.
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