Getting to Know… Jared Kilkenny


Today we’ll “Get to Know” Jared Kilkenny who is experiencing a career resurgence after a 6 year absence from the sport. Since returning, Kilkenny has won his last two fights by knockout and has two fights on his schedule including a bout with Craig Hudson at Rumble in the Cage 58 this weekend and a matchup against Tony Lopez at Prestige FC 10 in June.

Name: Jared Kilkenny

Height: 6’5″

Walking Around Weight: 255 lbs

MMA Competition Weight Class: Heavyweight

Date of Birth: Feb. 5th 1982

City Born In: Calgary, Alberta

City Currently Residing In: Lethbridge, Alberta

First Job: Town of Magrath summer crew

Current Job: Owner Kilkenny Services/Kilkenny Wellness

First Car: 1989 Dodge Omni

Current Car: 2015 Dodge Ram

Favorite Movie: Usual Suspects

Favorite TV Show: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Favorite Book: Chariots of the Gods

Favorite Band/Singer: Metallica/Lil’ Wayne

Nickname, and how you got it: “J-Rod”  it’s a long, dirty story involving a hot tub, from when I went on the Roadhouse ski trip…

MMA Team/Camp: CMC (Canadian Martial Arts Center)

MMA Titles Held: Uncrowned king/most ducked fighter 2017/2018

Belts/Ranks attained in other combat sports and Martial Arts: Orange belt in Wado Kai Karate when I was twelve.

Favorite UFC Fighter: Paige VanZant. Hey @paigevanzantufc get at me. Seriously

MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: Lee Mein. A living, breathing, fighting Canadian MMA legend.

(Jared Kilkenny | Photo Courtesy of Neil Berry)

First Martial Arts Memory: Being forced to do the kata (form/technique) before I was allowed to do kumite (sparring). Still salty, and it’s still happening.

Greatest MMA Moment to Date: My trilogy with the late, great Tim Hague (r.i.p.)

First MMA Memory: Puking during my first class.

Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: Dustin Joynson. Not funny “ha ha” more funny that he considers himself a fighter.

Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered: Martin Desilets. Guy was a stud.

Most Memorable Finish: My ground and pound finish of Shane Biever in KOTC. There was a lot of blood.

Cage or Ring: Whichever pays better.

Embarrassing MMA Memory: Gassing out against: (insert any loss here)

Funny MMA Memory: Any good session at CMC. It’s a room full of comedians.

Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): A jab standing, or elbows from mount.

Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: Basketball (I played college ball at Grant MacEwan)

Favorite Food: Pizza/wings…  Wing pizza?

Relationship Status: Married and looking 🤷‍♂️👭

Twitter Account: Is Twitter still a “thing”?

Facebook Account/Fan Page: KilkennyWellness

Instagram: @kilkenny_mma and @kilkennywellness

Comments:  “Don’t run, you’ll only die tired.”



One Response to “ Getting to Know… Jared Kilkenny ”

  1. Isaiah Metituk says:

    One of the nicest guys in the game

    Well-loved! Thumb up 20 Thumb down 0

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