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Daniel Cormier


ABOUT
ABOUT

Many consider Daniel Cormier to be one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of all time, because of

everything he’s accomplished in his illustrious, record breaking career. Among Daniel Cormier’s

biggest fans are UFC President Dana White and UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan, in addition to multiple

MMA pundits across the world.


Pre-MMA days

Daniel Cormier had a rough upbringing, with his father being shot and murdered at the mere age of

seven. Daniel Cormier would learn the ropes of freestyle wrestling, and he won 3 Louisiana State

Championships. Cormier came in fourth at the 2004 Olympic Games, where he lost in the semi-

finals. Daniel Cormier was also named the team captain for the 2008 Olympic wrestling team but

was pulled owing to Kidney failure.


Pre-UFC days

Daniel Cormier is one of the few people in the world who’s won a world championship in every

promotion that he’s fought. After defeating Lucas Browne, Daniel Cormier became the XMMA

Heavyweight Champion in 2010. After that Daniel Cormier signed with Strikeforce and went on to

win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, by defeating Josh Barnett in 2012. He would move to

UFC the next year.


UFC Career

Daniel Cormier is one of the most decorated UFC fighters in history. He moved down to Light

Heavyweight because his teammate Cain Velasquez was the UFC Heavyweight Champion. In this

division, Daniel Cormier would enter into an iconic rivalry with Jon Jones and become the UFC Light

Heavyweight Champion, replacing Jon Jones in a fight with Anthony Johnson.

In due course of time, Daniel Cormier would defeat Stipe Miocic to become the UFC Heavyweight

Champion as well. Daniel Cormier is only one of three people to do so, and the only one to defend

titles in both weight classes.


Current Titles:

UFC Heavyweight Champion


Weight: 205 LBs / 93 KGs

Class: Light Heavyweight

Win-Loss-Draw: 22-1-1


MMA and UFC Professional Record Breakdown


ResultOpponentMethodEventDate
WinDerreck LewisSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2303-Nov-2018
WinStipe MiocicKO (punches)UFC 2267-Jul-2018
WinVolkan OezdemirTKO (punches)UFC 22020-Jan-2018
NCJon JonesNC (overturned)UFC 21429-Jul-2017
WinAnthony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2108-Apr-2017
WinAnderson SilvaDecision (unanimous)UFC 2009-Jul-2016
WinAlexander GustafssonSplit DecisionUFC 1923-Oct-2015
WinAnthony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 18723-May-2015
LossJon JonesDecision (unanimous)UFC 1823-Jan-2015
WinDan HendersonTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC 17324-May-2014
WinPatrick CumminsTKO (punches)UFC 17022-Feb-2014
WinRoy NelsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 16619-Oct-2013
WinFrank MirDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez20-Apr-2013
WinDion StaringTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine12-Jan-2013
WinJosh BarnettDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier19-May-2012
WinAntônio SilvaKO (punches)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov10-Sep-2011
WinJeff MonsonDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum18-Jun-2011
WinDevin ColeDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine7-Jan-2011
WinSoa PaleleiTKO (punches)XMMA 35-Nov-2010
WinJason RileyTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Houston21-Aug-2010
WinTony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)KOTC: Imminent Danger13-Aug-2010
WinLucas BrowneTKO (punches)XMMA 231-Jul-2010
WinJohn DevineKO (punch)Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe26-Mar-2010
WinGary FrazierTKO (punches)Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings25-Sep-2009



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