Donald
Cerrone
28-6-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Lightweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 28 fights.
Record: 28-6-0, 1NC
Summary: Striking, submissions, Muay Thai

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cowboy
From: Denver, Colorado USA
Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2377
47% Successful
1118
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1118
82% Standing
913
100
105
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
58
43% Successful
25
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
32
33
3
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Donald Cerrone
May 23, 2015
71
72
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
Jan 18, 2015
57
86
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
Sep 27, 2014
88
48
0
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
Jul 16, 2014
37
30
0
1
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
Apr 19, 2014
11
28
0
0
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Donald Cerrone
Jan 25, 2014
16
13
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
Nov 16, 2013
32
24
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Donald Cerrone
Aug 28, 2013
40
39
1
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
May 25, 2013
78
42
4
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Donald Cerrone
Jan 26, 2013
18
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
Aug 11, 2012
4
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
May 15, 2012
87
46
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Donald Cerrone
Dec 30, 2011
238
96
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
Oct 29, 2011
12
9
0
0
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Donald Cerrone
Aug 14, 2011
30
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Donald Cerrone
Jun 11, 2011
46
86
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
Feb 5, 2011
37
22
3
0
1
2
7
0
R2 Submission
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
23
27
2
1
3
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
67
40
3
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Donald Cerrone
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
15
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Donald Cerrone
Ed Ratcliff
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
Dec 19, 2009
48
33
3
1
4
0
3
0
R3 Submission
Donald Cerrone
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
34
28
8
1
0
9
3
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
James Krause
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun 7, 2009
14
5
0
2
3
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Donald Cerrone
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
38
44
9
1
1
2
2
1
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
72
61
2
0
2
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Donald Cerrone
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
NO CONTEST
Donald Cerrone
Kenneth Alexander
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
R1 Overturned

Biography

TRAINING: Right now I am trying two or three times a day getting ready for this fight.

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
 
• 15 wins by submission (7 triangle choke, 5 RNC, 3 armbar); five by KO
 
• Has won 18 of his last 23 and eight straight
 
• Pro since 2006
 
• Won WEC Fight of the Night awards in bouts against McCullough, Varner (twice), Henderson, Ratcliff
 
• Origin of nickname: “I wear boots and a hat”

Career

Trained With

Leonard Garcia
Leonard Garcia
19-11-1
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
32-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson
22-5-0
( W-L-D )
Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira
20-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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