Daniel Cormier - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Daniel
Cormier
22-1-0, 1NC( S-N-U )
Current Rank: Champion Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 3 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night

Vergangene Kämpfe

Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 21 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 22-1-0, 1NC
Zusammenfassung: Wrestling

Fighter Info

Spitzname: DC
Heimatort: Lafayette, Louisiana United States
Heimatstadt: San Jose, California United States
Alter: 39
Größe: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Gewicht: 235 amerikanische Pfund ( 106 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 41"
Hochschule: Oklahoma State University
Abschluss: Sociology

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
1218
51% erfolgreich
625
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
625
50% im Stand
28%
22%
312
178
135
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
58
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
45
47% erfolgreich
21
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
Subm.
Ausbrüche
Sweeps
8
28
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay Awards
Daniel Cormier
03.11.2018
19
4
4
0
1
0
4
0
R2 Submission
Daniel Cormier
07.07.2018
24
25
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Daniel Cormier
20.01.2018
32
38
2
0
1
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
NO CONTEST
Daniel Cormier
29.07.2017
58
95
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Overturned
Daniel Cormier
08.04.2017
36
22
1
1
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Daniel Cormier
09.07.2016
33
17
3
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Daniel Cormier
03.10.2015
140
120
1
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Daniel Cormier
23.05.2015
23
23
1
3
0
3
0
4
R3 Submission
Performance of the Night
Daniel Cormier
03.01.2015
92
58
3
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Daniel Cormier
24.05.2014
50
6
3
0
2
0
11
0
R3 Submission
Win
Daniel Cormier
22.02.2014
18
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
19.10.2013
74
17
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
20.04.2013
24
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
STRIKEFORCE®:Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
12.01.2013
53
8
4
0
0
0
5
0
R2 KO/TKO
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs Cormier
19.05.2012
53
84
0
4
1
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
10.09.2011
6
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Overeem vs. Werdum
18.06.2011
15
86
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Devin Cole
Strikeforce Challengers 13
07.01.2011
30
10
3
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Jason Riley
Strikeforce - Houston
21.08.2010
10
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
John Devine
Strikeforce Challengers 7
26.03.2010
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Gary Frazier
Strikeforce Challengers 3
25.09.2009
24
13
0
0
0
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biographie

It took him two tries, but Daniel Cormier can finally call himself the UFC’s light heavyweight champion – a title he earned through perseverance, hard work and a refusal to accept no for an answer.

When Jon Jones was suspended indefinitely and stripped of his belt in April 2015, Cormier begged UFC president Dana White for a chance to fight for the title again, despite having lost to Jones by unanimous decision in January 2015.

Cormier got a second opportunity and capitalized, using a third-round rear naked choke on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 187 to claim the vacant title.

Cormier is no stranger to success, having been a two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time U.S. Open national champion, but he has also struggled with losses. At Oklahoma State, he lost the Division I finals. He finished fourth at the 2008 Olympics and never made it to the 2012 Summer Games after falling ill.

 

TRAINING: My typical day is to get up in the morning, spend some time with my kids, feed them breakfast and then head to the gym. M/W/F sparring and grappling and Tues and Sat wrestling. Thursday is jiu-jitsu and running. Weightlifting on Wednesday and Saturday.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in August of 2009. I wanted to train MMA because I love the competitive aspects of fighting. I love combat.

What ranks and titles have you held? UFC light heavyweight champion, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are all the greatest wrestlers in U.S. history: John Smith, Kevin Jackson, Dan Gable, Kenny Monday and all the guys that came before me in what I believe is the toughest sport in the world.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC means a great deal to me. I have been around it because of my teammates, but to finally fight in the show will be an experience like no other. I can't wait.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Oklahoma State University and got my degree in sociology.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was the club coach at Oklahoma State and also wrestled internationally post-college.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a six-time US open national champion. Two-time US Olympian (Captain of 2008 team), Pan-Am games champion, NCAA runner up and two-time NJCAA National champ, 2007 world bronze medalist and 2007 USA wrestling wrestler of the year. I was 5th, 9th, and 3rd at world competitions and I was 4th at the Olympic Games.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke.

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right.

 

Cormier was an undefeated 14-0 when he faced Jones at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. He pushed the champion to the brink but was successful on just one takedown attempt and dropped a unanimous decision. At the time, it appeared he would have to work his way back into title contention.

But when the title was vacated, he pestered White to put him in the Octagon against Johnson, arguably the hardest puncher in the UFC. White put aside any concerns he may have had and granted Cormier a second shot in the span of four months.

This time, Cormier reached the pinnacle of the UFC. He pushed Johnson against the cage and controlled the match on the mat, using his weight to tire out Johnson before he applied the decisive submission hold.

Cormier worked his way up the ladder in an MMA career that began in 2009, scoring victories over Dan Henderson, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. It culminated in a title belt that was well earned and well deserved.
 
US open national champion, two-time US Olympian (Captain of 2008 team), Pan-Am games champion, NCAA runner-up and two-time NJCAA National champ, 2007 world bronze medalist and 2007 USA wrestling wrestler of the year. Fifth, ninth and third at world competitions and fourth at the Olympic Games.
 
  • Pro since 2009
  • Ten wins by knockout, four by submission (4 RNC)
  • Received Jiu-Jitsu brown belt in October 2013
  • Has 7-1, 1 NC record at light heavyweight
  • Has 7-0, 1 NC record in last eight fights
  • 15-0 record at heavyweight
  • Only second fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously

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