Daniel
Cormier
15-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Light Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 15-1-0
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: DC
From: Lafayette, Louisiana USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Oklahoma State University
Degree: Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
567
50% Successful
282
Types of Successful Strikes
0
282
41% Standing
32%
26%
117
91
74
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
25
40% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Daniel Cormier
May 23, 2015
23
23
1
3
0
3
0
4
R3 Submission
Daniel Cormier
Jan 3, 2015
92
58
3
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
May 24, 2014
50
6
3
0
2
0
11
0
R3 Submission
Win
Daniel Cormier
Feb 22, 2014
18
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Oct 19, 2013
74
17
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Apr 20, 2013
24
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Jan 12, 2013
53
8
4
0
0
0
5
0
R2 KO/TKO
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs Cormier
May 19, 2012
53
84
0
4
1
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
6
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Strikeforce - Overeem vs. Werdum
Jun 18, 2011
15
86
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Devin Cole
Strikeforce Challengers 13
Jan 7, 2011
30
10
3
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Daniel Cormier
Jason Riley
Strikeforce - Houston
Aug 21, 2010
10
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
John Devine
Strikeforce Challengers 7
Mar 26, 2010
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Daniel Cormier
Gary Frazier
Strikeforce Challengers 3
Sep 25, 2009
24
13
0
0
0
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: My typical training is day is really similar to all of my camps. I usually spar, wrestle or grapple at 12 and then I'm back in the gym in the evening doing a cardio workout and hitting pads with my coaches, Javier and Huitzi.

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?
None

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are all the greatest wrestlers in us 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 STRIKEFORCE?
It means the world to me to compete in Strikeforce. I have the opportunity to compete against some of the best fighters in the world every time I step in the cage.

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.

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