Donald
Cerrone
24-6-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 24-6-0, 1NC
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cowboy
From: Denver, Colorado USA
Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM USA
Age: 31
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1832
47% Successful
865
Types of Successful Strikes
0
865
81% Standing
697
76
92
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
48
48% Successful
23
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
30
29
2
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Donald Cerrone
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Sep 27, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Eddie Alvarez -- -- -- --
Win
Donald Cerrone Jul 16, 2014
37 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Jim Miller 30 1 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone Apr 19, 2014
11 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Edson Barboza 28 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone Jan 25, 2014
16 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Adriano Martins 13 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone Nov 16, 2013
32 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Evan Dunham 24 0 0 0
Loss
Donald Cerrone Aug 28, 2013
40 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rafael dos Anjos 39 2 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone May 25, 2013
78 4 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
KJ Noons 42 0 0 0
Loss
Anthony Pettis Jan 26, 2013
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Donald Cerrone 4 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone Aug 11, 2012
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Melvin Guillard 10 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone May 15, 2012
87 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeremy Stephens 46 0 0 0
Loss
Nate Diaz Dec 30, 2011
238 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Donald Cerrone 96 0 0 0
Win
Dennis Siver Oct 29, 2011
12 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Donald Cerrone 9 0 1 1
Win
Donald Cerrone Aug 14, 2011
30 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Charles Oliveira 10 0 0 0
Win
Vagner Rocha Jun 11, 2011
46 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Donald Cerrone 86 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone Feb 5, 2011
37 3 1 7 R2 Submission
Paul Kelly 22 0 2 0
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
23 2 3 2 R2 Submission
Chris Horodecki 27 1 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
67 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jamie Varner 40 0 0 0
Benson Henderson
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
15 1 1 0 R1 Submission
Donald Cerrone 1 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
48 3 4 3 R3 Submission
Ed Ratcliff 33 1 0 0
Benson Henderson
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
34 8 0 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Donald Cerrone 28 1 9 2
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun 7, 2009
14 0 3 1 R1 Submission
James Krause 5 2 0 0
Jamie Varner
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
38 9 1 2 R5 Decision - Split
Donald Cerrone 44 1 2 1
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
72 2 2 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rob McCullough 61 0 0 0
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
1 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Danny Castillo 1 1 0 0
Donald Cerrone
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
0 0 1 0 R1 Overturned
Kenneth Alexander 0 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: We usually train in the mornings at Greg Jackson’s, and in the evenings at the Tapout Ranch. Right now so many of us are fighting in the next month that it’s been incredible down here. Everyone is pushing hard every day because we all have top notch opponents.

Thoughts on opponent, Vagner Rocha? From what I have seen and heard I know Vagner is very dangerous on the ground. He seems to be a very high level BJJ fighter, so I am looking forward to mixing it up with him.

When and why did you start training for fighting?  In high school because I had an attitude and a cowboy hat. After that I messed around with some amateur kickboxing and did pretty well. Then I went pro in the RING OF FIRE show and moved on to MMA. It has just been a progression.

What ranks and titles have you held?  I was S-1 Muay Thai United States Champion

Do you have any heroes?  I look up to Duane BANG Ludwig a lot

What is your favorite technique?  Straight right down the pipe.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
  It’s a dream come true, but my work’s not done yet. I want to be a World Champion, and winning this fight is the next step.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
School of hard knocks, degree in attitude adjusting.

What was your job before you started fighting?
  I was a bull rider.

•    6-3, 1 NC in WEC – only losses came in championship bouts against Ben Henderson (twice) and Jamie Varner. Scored WEC wins over Chris Horodecki, Varner, Ed Ratcliff, James Krause, Rob McCullough, Danny Castillo.

•    11 wins by submission – six by triangle choke

•    Has won four of his last five, and three in a row.

•    Pro since 2006.

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night awards in bouts against McCullough, Varner (twice), Henderson, Ratcliff

•    Won UFC Fight of the Night award for win over Kelly.


Career

Trained With

Leonard Garcia
Leonard Garcia
19-11-1
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
31-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson
21-4-0
( W-L-D )
Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira
18-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Paul Kelly UFC® 126 SILVA vs BELFORT
Win
Paul Kelly UFC® 126 SILVA vs BELFORT

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