Zak
Cummings
16-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 16-3-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

From: Irving, TX USA
Fights Out Of: Kansas City, MO USA
Age: 29
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
11
45% Successful
5
Types of Successful Strikes
0
5
40% Standing
40% Clinch
20%
2
2
1
Striking Defense
33
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
67% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
2
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Yan Cabral
UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva
May 10, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Zak Cummings -- -- -- --
Win
Zak Cummings Aug 28, 2013
5 2 1 2 R1 Submission
Benny Alloway 6 0 0 0
Loss
Tim Kennedy
Strikeforce Challengers 3
Sep 25, 2009
44 1 4 6 R2 Submission
Zak Cummings 6 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Depending on the day, my morning session includes technique and sparring or strength and conditioning. In the evenings, I alternate days between grappling and striking technique and sparring. I also mix in runs and swimming once I get closer to a fight.


Thoughts on opponent, Alberto Mina? Alberto Mina seems like a game opponent with a solid Judo and Jiu-Jitsu game. He's coming in unbeaten and finishing all his opponents, but I feel like I'm a whole other animal than he's seen in the past. I believe I have the skill set to shut his style down and finish the fight.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005, originally to cross train over the summer while between wrestling seasons. Then once I was done wrestling, I started training more seriously to get back in shape, with no desire to fight. After about six months, a fight presented itself and after a 41 second submission win I was hooked.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt, Midwest CageFighting Championship Middleweight Champion and XFC Middleweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? I've always looked up to my family, and guys like Cael Sanderson, Rich Franklin, and Anderson Silva are guys I've looked to in the athletic world.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC verifies all the years of hard work I've put in and sacrifices I've made. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to test myself against the best guys in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration at Meramec Community College while wrestling. Still working towards a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University.

What was your job before you started fighting? Full-Time Student and worked as a Lab Assistant.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x NJCAA Wrestling National Qualifier, 6-0 MMA and held a title.

Favorite grappling technique: D'Arce Choke

Favorite striking technique: Anything to the liver

•    Team Sonnen member on TUF 17

•    Pro since 2007

•    Nine wins by submission, four by knockout

•    On three fight winning streak

•    Owns 2009 win over UFC vet Terry Martin

•    Has also faced Tim Kennedy and Ryan Jimmo

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