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Albuquerque, NM
United States

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Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
104330
Old ID
539
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Donald-Cerrone

Denver, CO
United States

Athlete Ranking
1076
15
15
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1076
14
14
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1076
15
15
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1076
7
7
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1076
13
13
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1076
11
11
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1076
9
9
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1076
14
14
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1076
9
9
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1076
13
13
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1076
11
11
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1076
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9
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1076
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1076
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Athlete Stat
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8426
10
7636
17
7411
9
7411
0
8
7411
36
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15
1
52
8426
23
11
7
3
2
584
15729
20
102
10
1895
4094
17
1398
1565
3578
178
285
152
231
966
2905
458
640
471
549
73.50
35.29
1.23
1.23
46.29
0.86
4.33
4.27
-0.06
53.40
Strengths
Striking
Date of Birth
1983-03-29
Bio Facts
  • 6-3, 1 NC in WEC – only losses came in championship bouts against Ben Henderson (twice) and Jamie Varner. Scored WEC wins over Chris Horodecki, Varner, Ed Ratcliff, James Krause, Rob McCullough, Danny Castillo.

 

  • 17 wins by submission (8 triangle choke, 5 RNC, 4 armbar); 10 by KO

 

  • Has won three of his last four

 

  • 15 first round finishes

 

  • Most finishes (16) and most wins (22) in UFC history

 

  • Had ten UFC fights at welterweight (6-4)

 

  • Pro since 2006.

 

  • Won WEC Fight of the Night awards in bouts against McCullough, Varner (twice), Henderson, Ratcliff

 

  • Origin of nickname: “I wear boots and a hat”

Had an 8 fight win streak in 2013-2015, tied for best in UFC lightweight history

Fightmetric ID
1076
"Cowboy"
Donald Cerrone
23
37
73.00
155.00
73.00
40.50

Event Results

When and why did you start training for fighting?  In high school, because I had an attitude and a cowboy hat. After that I messed around with some amateur kickboxing and did pretty well. Then I went pro in the RING OF FIRE show and moved on to MMA. It has just been a progression.

What ranks and titles have you held?  I was S-1 Muay Thai United States Champion

Do you have any heroes?  I look up to Duane BANG Ludwig a lot

What is your favorite technique?  Straight right down the pipe.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  It’s a dream come true, but my work’s not done yet. I want to be a World Champion, and winning this fight is the next step.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of hard knocks, degree in attitude adjusting.

What was your job before you started fighting?  I was a bull rider.