August 10, 1983 |
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76 inches (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tempe, Arizona|
|Team||Power MMA And Fitness|
|Rank||NCAA Division I Wrestling
blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Arizona State University
Colby Community College
|Notable school(s)||Northmor High School|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Clarence Byron "C.B." Dollaway (born August 10, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently ranked #10 under the UFC middleweight rankings. He was a finalist on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7.
Dollaway graduated from Northmor High School in Galion, Ohio where he was a state champion wrestler in the 171 lb weight class. After high school Dollaway attended Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas. While at Colby, Dollaway won the JUCO National Championships. Soon after, Dollaway moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sociology and justice studies. Wrestling since the age of five, Dollaway continued the sport at Arizona State University, earning All-American status in 2006, taking 5th place in the 184 lb. bracket as a tenth seed.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
Dollaway appeared on the seventh season of the reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter. He earned a spot on the show when he defeated David Baggett by TKO. Rampage Jackson won the initial coin toss and decided to pick the first fighter, Dollaway. Dollaway did not have his first fight until the last preliminary fight, going up against Nick Klein. Dollaway defeated Klein by guillotine choke in the second round. Dollaway then went on to fight Cale Yarbrough in the quarter-finals. Dollaway won the fight by TKO in the first round. Dollaway's next opponent was the future winner of the show Amir Sadollah, Sadollah won by an armbar submission in the third round. After Jesse Taylor was forced out of the show, Dana White needed someone to fight Sadollah in the finale. Dollaway and Tim Credeur fought to see who would be in the finale. After three rounds, Dollaway won by unanimous decision. Sadollah defeated Dollaway for the second time by armbar to win the show. Although it appeared that Dollaway had tapped, shortly after the fight he proclaimed he did not in fact tap, which Joe Rogan disputed.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Following up on his loss at The Ultimate Finale, where he was runner-up, he was offered a fight against fighter Jesse Taylor at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin where he won by Peruvian necktie in the first round. This was the first time in UFC history this submission was successfully used and earned Dollaway Submission of the Night honors.
At UFC 92, Dollaway returned to action, for his eighth fight of 2008, against Mike Massenzio, a fighter who he had formerly defeated in his Junior College wrestling career. Dollaway defeated Massenzio by TKO due to punches at 3:01 of the first round. After being stunned by a Massenzio punch and nearly being caught in a guillotine choke, Dollaway secured top position, took Massenzio's back and pounded his opponent with punches until the referee halted the bout. After the stoppage Dollaway celebrated with a howl similar to that of his coach on The Ultimate Fighter, Quinton Jackson. Massenzio later stated that Dollaway tapped out during their match.
Dollaway had his fourth fight for the UFC taking on Tom Lawlor at UFC 100 on the preliminary card. In the beginning of the bout, Dollaway shot in for a takedown but was quickly ensnared in a guillotine choke. Lawlor tightly locked the hold, and moments later Lawlor looked up to the ref stating Dollaway had lost consciousness, ending the bout 55 seconds into the first round.
He was scheduled to fight Dan Miller on September 16, 2009 at UFC Fight Night 19. However, Miller got an infection and had to withdraw. Newcomer Jay Silva was named as his replacement. Dollaway outwrestled Silva for three rounds, winning a unanimous decision.
Dollaway faced Joe Doerksen on September 25, 2010 at UFC 119. Dollaway defeated Doerksen by modified guillotine choke at 2:47 of the opening frame. In this bout, Dollaway showed exceptional grappling skills, locking on to an arm in guillotine and trying to submit his opponent. Then a scrambled ensued, with Dollaway switching to a Peruvian Necktie choke from the mount and forcing Doerksen to tap. He was awarded his second Submission of the Night award for this victory.
Dollaway faced Jason Miller on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. He weathered the striking of Miller at the beginning of each round and used his wrestling and ground and pound to control the latter part of the rounds, en route to a unanimous decision victory. In a post-fight interview, with Ariel Helwani, Dollaway stated that he was happy with his performance, and that the win was big for his career. However, many fans were disappointed with Dollaway for having held Mayhem down for almost the entirety of the fight without having mounted much offense.
Dollaway faced Tim Boetsch on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166, replacing an injured Luke Rockhold. While Dollaway seemingly controlled the action for the majority of the bout, he was deducted a point for multiple eye pokes to Boetsch and lost the fight via split decision.
Dollaway faced Francis Carmont on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. He won the fight by unanimous decision. The win also earned Dollaway his first Performance of the Night bonus award. This also marks the first time the UFC promotion has given a Performance of the Night bonus to a fighter who won their fight by decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- USA Wrestling
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- National Junior College Athletic Association
- National High School Coaches Association
- Ohio High School Athletic Association
- Ohio State Wrestling Champion out of Northmor High School (2002)
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||15 wins||5 losses|
|Win||15–5||Francis Carmont||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi||May 31, 2014||3||5:00||Berlin, Germany||Performance of the Night|
|Win||14–5||Cezar Ferreira||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2||March 23, 2014||1||0:39||Natal, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5||Tim Boetsch||Decision (split)||UFC 166||October 19, 2013||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||13–4||Daniel Sarafian||Decision (split)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping||January 19, 2013||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Fight of the Night|
|Win||12–4||Jason Miller||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 146||May 26, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Jared Hamman||TKO (punches)||UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle||August 14, 2011||2||3:38||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Mark Muñoz||KO (punches)||UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2011||1||0:54||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||11–2||Joe Doerksen||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 119||September 25, 2010||1||2:13||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||10–2||Goran Reljić||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 110||February 21, 2010||3||5:00||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Win||9–2||Jay Silva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Tom Lawlor||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 100||July 11, 2009||1||0:55||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Mike Massenzio||TKO (punches)||UFC 92||December 27, 2008||1||3:01||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Jesse Taylor||Submission (peruvian necktie)||UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin||July 19, 2008||1||3:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||6–1||Amir Sadollah||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale||June 21, 2008||1||3:02||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost The Ultimate Fighter 7|
|Win||6–0||Bill Smallwood||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SE: Vale Tudo||October 27, 2007||1||N/A||Mexico|
|Win||5–0||Hans Marrero||TKO (knee & punches)||HDNet Fights 1||October 13, 2007||1||1:07||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Joe Bunch||TKO (punches)||IFO: Wiuff vs. Salmon||September 1, 2007||2||4:31||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–0||George Hartman||Decision (unanimous)||Rage in the Cage 94||April 28, 2007||3||3:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2–0||Levi LaLonde||TKO (punches)||WFC: Desert Storm||March 31, 2007||1||2:40||Camp Verde, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1–0||Chuck Pablo||TKO (slam)||Cage Fighting Federation||November 10, 2006||1||0:17||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
- Stupp, Dann (March 25, 2009). "C.B. Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor set for UFC 100 preliminary card". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- MMAMadness Exclusive: CB Dollaway To Return Versus Dan Miller at UFN 19
- "C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic reportedly on tap for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
- "C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen targeted for UFC 119 in Indianapolis". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- "Jared Hamman drops to middleweight, faces C.B. Dollaway at UFC on Versus 5". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
- "'Mayhem' Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway added to UFC 146 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012.
- "UFC makes official Jan. 19 card in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. November 3, 2012.
- Tim Burke (2013-03-04). "Ferreira vs. Dollaway added to UFC on FX 8)". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- "Chris Camozzi in for injured C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. April 1, 2013.
- Staff (2013-09-18). "Luke Rockhold out, C.B. Dollaway meets Tim Boetsch at UFC 166". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
- Steven Marrocco (2013-10-20). "After eye pokes, Tim Boetsch beats C.B. Dollaway". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
- Mookie Alexander (2013-10-20). "Gross judging incompetence displayed in Tim Boetsch vs. C.B Dollaway decision". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-01-14). "Cezar Ferreira vs. CB Dollaway agreed for UFC event in Brazil". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- Dorian Szucs (2014-03-28). "UFC Berlin: Francis Carmont vs. CB Dollaway". groundandpound.de. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- staff (2014-05-31). "UFC Fight Night 41 bonuses: No 'Fight of the Night' awards issued". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- Matt Erickson (2014-09-17). "C.B. Dollaway vs. Lyoto Machida set for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
- "Player bio: C.B. Dollaway". Thesundevils.com. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- "NCAA wrestling division I college wrestling results". Sectiononewrestling.com. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- "NHSCA Sr. All Americans". NHSCA.com. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- Official website
- Professional MMA record for C.B. Dollaway from Sherdog
- C.B. Dollaway's profile at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Official UFC Profile