Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

Full NameDaniel Ryan Cormier

BornMarch 20, 1979

Height5 ft 11 in




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.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Daniel Cormier Olympics
  3. Daniel Cormier UFC
  4. Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier
  5. Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic
  6. Daniel Cormier Stats
  7. Daniel Cormier Record
  8. Daniel Cormier Wife
  9. What is Daniel Cormier net worth?

UFC 230 Cormier v Lewis

Early Life and Career

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


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.

Daniel Cormier Olympics

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.

Daniel Cormier UFC

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 at UFC 226 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.

At UFC 230, Daniel Cormier marked his first successful title defense of the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Derrick Lewis. At UFC 241, Daniel Cormier lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship back to Stipe Miocic in the main event of the pay-per-view.

Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier

On 27th September 2014, Cormier was expected to face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 178, after Alexander Gustafsson was forced to withdraw due to a torn meniscus. 

However, on August 12, Jones, citing an injury, was forced to pull out of the bout. The fight eventually took place at UFC 182 where Cormier was defeated by Jon Jones via unanimous decision.

UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2

Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic reclaimed the heavyweight title with a stunning fourth-round knockout of Daniel Cormier.

Former Olympic wrestler Cormier ducked under the longer reach of Miocic to land some heavy punches early before scoring a single-leg take-down and dominating his opponent on the ground.

But Miocic, who lost the heavyweight belt to Cormier via first-round knockout in July 2018, threw caution to the wind in the second, landing a number of heavy shots of his own.

With both men visibly tiring, Miocic changed his tactics in the fourth round, ripping a series of devastating left hooks to the body of his opponent to set up the stoppage with 51 seconds left on the clock.

UFC 226:  Miocic v Cormier

Daniel Cormier Stats



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 10

Wins by Submission:

  1. 5

Wins by Decision:

  1. 7

Major UFC Accomplishments:

  1. UFC Heavyweight Champion
  2. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion


  1. 205 lb / 93 kg


  1. 72 12 in (184 cm)

Weight Class:

  1. Light Heavyweight (2014-2018)
  2. Heavyweight (2009-2013, 2018-present)

Daniel Cormier Record

Listed below is the MMA and UFC Professional Record Breakdown of Daniel Cormier:

Loss22-2 (1)Stipe MiocicTKO (punches)UFC 24118-Aug-2019
Win22-1 (1)Derreck LewisSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2303-Nov-2018
Win21-1 (1)Stipe MiocicKO (punches)UFC 2267-Jul-2018
Win20-1 (1)Volkan OezdemirTKO (punches)UFC 22020-Jan-2018
NC19-1 (1)Jon JonesNC (overturned)UFC 21429-Jul-2017
Win19-1Anthony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2108-Apr-2017
Win18-1Anderson SilvaDecision (unanimous)UFC 2009-Jul-2016
Win17-1Alexander GustafssonSplit DecisionUFC 1923-Oct-2015
Win16-1Anthony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 18723-May-2015
Loss15-1Jon JonesDecision (unanimous)UFC 1823-Jan-2015
Win15-0Dan HendersonTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC 17324-May-2014
Win14-0Patrick CumminsTKO (punches)UFC 17022-Feb-2014
Win13-0Roy NelsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 16619-Oct-2013
Win12-0Frank MirDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez20-Apr-2013
Win11-0Dion StaringTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine12-Jan-2013
Win10-0Josh BarnettDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier19-May-2012
Win9-0Antônio SilvaKO (punches)Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov10-Sep-2011
Win8-0Jeff MonsonDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum18-Jun-2011
Win7-0Devin ColeDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine7-Jan-2011
Win6-0Soa PaleleiTKO (punches)XMMA 35-Nov-2010
Win5-0Jason RileyTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Houston21-Aug-2010
Win4-0Tony JohnsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)KOTC: Imminent Danger13-Aug-2010
Win3-0Lucas BrowneTKO (punches)XMMA 231-Jul-2010
Win2-0John DevineKO (punch)Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe26-Mar-2010
Win1-0Gary FrazierTKO (punches)Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings25-Sep-2009

Daniel Cormier Wife

In June 2017, Daniel Cormier got married to Salina Deleon after dating for a long period of time. Both have a son named Daniel Jr and a daughter Marquita Kalani.

UFC 230 Cormier v Lewis

What is Daniel Cormier net worth?

As of 2019, Daniel Cormier Net Worth stands at $6 million.

For more details visit Daniel Cormier Net Worth.

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