Dan
Downes
8-3-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 8-3-0
Summary: Striking, Takedown Defense

Fighter Info

Nickname: Danny Boy
From: Chicago, IL USA
Fights Out Of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Age: 29
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: Marquette University
Degree: International Affairs/German

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
273
34% Successful
93
Types of Successful Strikes
0
93
41% Standing
33%
26%
38
31
24
Striking Defense
37
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
4
1
Takedown Defense
37
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: Get up in the morning and have some high fiber cereal (it's important to stay regular). The first morning session at the gym is sparring and some pad work. Then I head to my strength and conditioning training. After that, I eat my lunch, struggle with the New York Times crossword puzzle, head back to Roufusport to teach lessons and then I get another sparring or technique workout in the books.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I actually started training as something to do for rugby off-season conditioning in the fall of 2004. I never did martial arts as a kid and thought I'd try it out for a little bit. Pretty soon I got hooked and quit rugby to pursue fighting.

Do you have any heroes?
I wouldn't say I have any heroes. I like to pull different traits from a variety of people. Whether it be my grandpa's integrity, Pat Barry's right leg, or Ryu's Hadouken

What is your favorite technique? Whatever they don't see coming.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's proof that even skinny nerdy kids can make it to the elite level of fighting. Toughness, intelligence, and work ethic can get you places that even the largest bicep muscles in the world can't.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to Marquette University and earned a double major in International Affairs and German.

What was your job before you started fighting? I started fighting as soon as I graduated college from a private 4 -year university (much to every parents dream I assume). Before that, though, I had a bunch of different jobs: Caddy, dishwasher, working in a steel factory, interning for the United States Secret Service, and working for the United States Department of Commerce

•    Pro since 2007

•    Five wins by KO, one by submission

Career

Trained With

Pat Barry
Pat Barry
8-7-0
( W-L-D )
Anthony Pettis
Anthony Pettis
18-3-0
( W-L-D )
Erik Koch
Erik Koch
14-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Jeremy Stephens
Jeremy Stephens
24-11-0
( W-L-D )
Tiequan Zhang
Tiequan Zhang
18-4-0
( W-L-D )

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