Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and competes for the promotion’s Lightweight Division. In 2010, Cerrone became a part of the UFC roster after World Extreme Cagefighting merged in with Dana White’s promotion and all WEC fighters were transferred over to the UFC. At UFC 126, Cerrone made his promotional debut as he defeated Paul Kelly via a rear-naked choke submission.
In November of 2018, Cerrone surpassed Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping for the most wins in UFC history with 21 and simultaneously, also surpassed Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for most finishes in UFC history with 15.
In his first run with the UFC in 2010, Donald Cowboy Cerrone faced the likes of Dennis Siver, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos, and Edson Barboza among notable Lightweight fighters. Cerrone compiled a total of eight wins in the Lightweight Division as he earned himself a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship. At UFC on Fox 17, Cerrone faced dos Anjos for the Lightweight Championship but was defeated within 66 seconds into the first round.
Donald Cerrone Welterweight Legacy
In his debut for the Welterweight Division, Cowboy Cerrone defeated Alex Oliveira via a first-round submission and since then has compiled wins over Patrick Cote, Rick Story, and Matt Brown. In his final fight in the Welterweight Division, Cerrone defeated Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 and with his win over Perry, Cowboy Cerrone set the UFC record for most finishes in the Octagon.
Donald Cerrone Return to the UFC Lightweight Division
In January of 2019, Donald Cowboy Cerrone made his return to the UFC Lightweight Division and at UFC Fight Night 143, he defeated Alexander Hernandez. With this win, Cowboy Cerrone extended his UFC records for most finishes with sixteen.
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Donald Cerrone MMA Record
Donald Cowboy Cerrone has competed in 49 professional mixed martial arts matches out of which he has won 36 of those bouts and has lost 12.
Donald Cerrone Next Fight
Donald Cowboy Cerrone will face Justin Gaethje for his next fight in the UFC at Fight Night 158 on 15th September.