Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone fought his last fight against Jim Miller at UFC 276, where he lost the bout via Submission (guillotine choke).
In a post-match interview, he said he didn't love fighting anymore and wanted to work in movies.
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 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.
In his debut for the Welterweight Division, Cowboy Cerrone defeated Alex Oliveira via first-round submission. Since then, he 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.
In January 2019, Donald Cowboy Cerrone made his return to the UFC Lightweight Division and at UFC Fight Night 143, he defeated Alexander Hernandez. Cowboy Cerrone extended his UFC record most finishes with sixteen with this win.
Donald Cerrone's current record stands at 36-17.
Wins by KO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
Below is the professional MMA record of Donald Cerrone :
Conor McGregor cracked Donald Cerrone to the chin with a left head kick in the opening seconds of their UFC 246 main event fight at T-Mobile Arena. The end came soon after. In his comeback fight, McGregor was victorious via TKO in just 40 seconds.
It marked the second-fastest win of McGregor's career, the quickest being his 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in December 2015.
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone had the advantage in the fight, the moment both fighters went to the ground. He took Perry's back and got in a choke.
While it looked like Perry might be able to get out, as he did escape the hold, Cerrone dropped to his front with an Arm Triangle. A slight move, ad he had transitioned into the Belly Down Armbar, and with seconds to go in the 1st round, had Mike Perry tapped out.
Donald 'Cowboy' took down Mike Perry via Submission (armbar).
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone won seven of his previous eight bouts before stepping into the Octagon against the dangerous Melvin Guillard. This fight took place at UFC 150 where the hometown hero Donald Cerrone won the bout by taking down Melvin Guillard via KO (head kick and punch).
Donald Cerrone has lost 14 times in the UFC so far.
In total 55 fights.
Donald continues to pay homage to his bull riding past by donning a cowboy hat so he is nicknamed as 'cowboy'.
He is ranked #68 in welterweight.
* Latest updated on 29th October 2022