Daniel
Cormier
15-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Light Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 15-1-0
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: DC
From: Lafayette, Louisiana USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Oklahoma State University
Degree: Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
567
50% Successful
282
Types of Successful Strikes
0
282
41% Standing
32%
26%
117
91
74
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
25
40% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Daniel Cormier
May 23, 2015
23
23
1
3
0
3
0
4
R3 Submission
Daniel Cormier
Jan 3, 2015
92
58
3
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
May 24, 2014
50
6
3
0
2
0
11
0
R3 Submission
Win
Daniel Cormier
Feb 22, 2014
18
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Oct 19, 2013
74
17
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Apr 20, 2013
24
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Jan 12, 2013
53
8
4
0
0
0
5
0
R2 KO/TKO
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs Cormier
May 19, 2012
53
84
0
4
1
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
6
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Overeem vs. Werdum
Jun 18, 2011
15
86
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Devin Cole
Strikeforce Challengers 13
Jan 7, 2011
30
10
3
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Jason Riley
Strikeforce - Houston
Aug 21, 2010
10
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
John Devine
Strikeforce Challengers 7
Mar 26, 2010
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Gary Frazier
Strikeforce Challengers 3
Sep 25, 2009
24
13
0
0
0
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: My typical day is to get up in the morning, spend some time with my kids, feed them breakfast and then head to the gym. M/W/F sparring and grappling and Tues and Sat wrestling. Thursday is jiu-jitsu and running. Weightlifting on Wednesday and Saturday.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in August of 2009. I wanted to train MMA because I love the competitive aspects of fighting. I love combat.

What ranks and titles have you held? Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are all the greatest wrestlers in us history: John Smith, Kevin Jackson, Dan Gable, Kenny Monday and all the guys that came before me in what I believe is the toughest sport in the world.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC means a great deal to me. I have been around it because of my teammates, but to finally fight in the show will be an experience like no other. I can't wait.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to Oklahoma State University and got my degree in sociology.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was the club coach at Oklahoma State and also wrestled internationally post-college.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
I was a six-time US open national champion. Two-time US Olympian (Captain of 2008 team), Pan-Am games champion, NCAA runner up and two-time NJCAA National champ, 2007 world bronze medalist and 2007 USA wrestling wrestler of the year. I was 5th, 9th, and 3rd at world competitions and I was 4th at the Olympic Games.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite striking technique:
Overhand right

  • Pro since 2009
  • Eight wins by knockout, two by submission (2 RNC)
  • Received Jiu-Jitsu brown belt in October 2013
  • Has 2-1 record at light heavyweight
 

Career

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