Cody
Donovan
8-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 8-4-0
Summary: Ground game, dirty boxing, toughness

Fighter Info

Nickname: Donnybrook
From: Waterloo, IA USA
Fights Out Of: Denver, CO USA
Age: 33
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Art Institute of Colorado
Degree: Media Arts

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
132
61% Successful
80
Types of Successful Strikes
0
80
66% Standing
28%
53
22
5
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
20% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Cody Donovan Nov 16, 2013
51 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Gian Villante 43 1 0 1
Loss
Cody Donovan Aug 17, 2013
10 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ovince Saint Preux 6 0 0 0
Win
Nick Penner Dec 14, 2012
7 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Cody Donovan 19 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training for me usually consists of three practices: one in the morning, one mid-afternoon and one in the evening. My Monday, Wednesday, Friday, schedule is jiu-jitsu in the morning, followed by strength and conditioning at noon, and wrestling for MMA in the evening. My Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule is sparring in the morning, followed by focus mitts and striking drills mid afternoon, and rolling in the evening. I also try to squeeze as many naps in as possible.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I met Nathan Marquardt several years back, and have been following him around ever since. I love the training and the brotherhood between warriors. I think I should have been born a thousand years ago; fighting just feels very natural to me.

What ranks and titles have you held? Fight to Win 205 champ, Black belt in BJJ under Nathan Marquardt/Easton BJJ

Do you have any heroes? People who do the right thing when no one is watching.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have been training and preparing for this opportunity for ten years. I got frustrated several times along the way, when it seemed like it was never going to be my turn.  But it looks like God's plan was better than mine. I'm so happy to be here!

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Art Institute of Colorado, Bachelors program in Media Arts

What was your job before you started fighting? Security guard down town at Denver Health Hospital. That was a crazy job!

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Battle quest 205 champ, several BJJ medals

Favorite grappling technique:
Any Choke. Choking someone is the best way to end a fight.

Favorite striking technique: Left Hook
•    Pro since 2008

•    Amateur record was 4-1

•    Loss to St. Preux snapped four fight winning streak

•    Four first round finishes

•    Four wins by KO, three by submission

Career

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