October 1, 1976 |
Medford, Oregon, United States
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||249 lb (113 kg; 17.8 st)|
|Fighting out of||Portland, Oregon|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Devin Cole (born October 1, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist. He is a veteran of the Seattle Tiger Sharks and Portland Wolfpack in the IFL, and has also competed in the WEC, Strikeforce, the World Series of Fighting, and Shark Fights.
Cole has wrestled his entire life, from third grade through college. In 2001 he became received All-American honors while leading Southern Oregon University to a national championship. While coaching at Southern Oregon University that Cole coached fellow IFL fighter and TUF contestant Mike Whitehead. He credits Whitehead for getting him involved in MMA.
On July 9, 2005, Devin began his pro MMA career at the SF11: Rumble on the Rose Garden event, where he defeated South African kickboxer Rico Hattingh by unanimous decision. Cole went on to compile a professional record of 18-8-1 including notable wins over Mike Kyle and Travis Wiuff before signing with Strikeforce.
Cole rebounded from his loss to Cormier on July 22, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III, defeating newcomer Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Cole won for the second consecutive time in Strikeforce via unanimous decision over Gabriel Salinas-Jones on December 17, 2011 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal.
World Series of Fighting
Devin married his wife Lyndsey on June 4, 2005 in Ashland, OR.
On June 14, 2008, Cole was arrested by the Medford, Oregon police department and charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual penetration. The charges were later reduced to assault in the fourth degree and sexual harassment, to which Cole plead guilty. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail. The incident was cited as the reason why Cole's planned UFC debut at UFC on FOX 4 in August 2012 against Travis Browne was scrapped, despite being among Strikeforce's heavyweight roster (and coming off of two wins) when their heavyweight division was folded at the end of 2011.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||20 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||20–10–1||Andrei Arlovski||TKO (punches)||World Series of Fighting 1||November 3, 2012||1||2:37|
|Win||20–9–1||Gabriel Salinas-Jones||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal||December 17, 2011||3||5:00|
|Win||19–9–1||Shawn Jordan||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III||July 22, 2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||18–9–1||Daniel Cormier||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine||January 7, 2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||18–8–1||Aaron Rosa||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00|
|Win||18–7–1||Trevor Smith||TKO (punches)||Rumble on the Ridge 12||August 27, 2010||1||0:31|
|Win||17–7–1||Jason Riley||TKO (punches)||UMMAXX 10: Collision Course||March 27, 2010||1||0:14|
|Win||16–7–1||Garren Smith||TKO (punches)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||December 19, 2009||1||2:40|
|Win||15–7–1||Josh Bennett||TKO (punches)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||August 22, 2009||2||1:58|
|Win||14–7–1||Mike Hayes||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble on the Ridge 4||August 15, 2009||3||3:00|
|Draw||13–7–1||Mike Hayes||Majority Draw||Fight Night: Bikes & Brawls||June 27, 2009||3||5:00|
|Win||13–7||D.J. Linderman||Decision (unanimous)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||May 16, 2009||3||3:00|
|Loss||12–7||D.J. Linderman||Submission (rear naked choke)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||January 24, 2009||1||4:28|
|Win||12–6||Vince Lucero||TKO (knees)||Palace Fighting Championship 8||May 8, 2008||1||1:17|
|Loss||11–6||Orvil Palmer||Decision (split)||IFL: Everett||June 1, 2007||3||4:00|
|Win||11–5||Bryan Vetell||KO (punches)||IFL: Connecticut||April 13, 2007||2||1:42|
|Loss||10–5||Rafael Cavalcante||TKO (punches)||IFL: Atlanta||February 23, 2007||2||0:26|
|Loss||10–4||Ben Rothwell||KO (kick)||IFL: Championship Final||December 29, 2006||1||3:16|
|Loss||10–3||Krzysztof Soszynski||Submission (armbar)||IFL: World Championship Semifinals||November 2, 2006||2||1:14|
|Loss||10–2||Allan Goes||Submission (guillotine choke)||IFL: Portland||September 9, 2006||1||2:05|
|Win||10–1||Travis Wiuff||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Championship 2006||June 3, 2006||3||4:00|
|Win||9–1||Carlos Cline||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Legends Championship 2006||April 29, 2006||3||4:00|
|Win||8–1||Mike Kyle||TKO (strikes)||WEC 18: Unfinished Business||January 13, 2006||2||2:56|
|Loss||7–1||Jeff Monson||Decision||XFC: Dome of Destruction 3||October 15, 2005||3||5:00|
|Win||7–0||Ulysses Castro||TKO||National Fighting Challenge 4||September 9, 2005||1||2:42|
|Win||6–0||Brian Stromberg||Submission||UCF: Night of Champions||August 27, 2005||N/A|
|Win||5–0||Rico Hattingh||Decision (unanimous)||SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden||July 9, 2005||3||5:00|
|Win||4–0||Luis Haro||Submission||UCF: Battle at the Border 2||October 9, 2004||3||N/A|
|Win||3–0||Manuel Alvarez||TKO (punches)||UCF: Battle at the Border 1||July 10, 2004||N/A||N/A|
|Win||2–0||Josh Bennett||TKO (punches)||FCFF: Fight Night 4||May 15, 2004||1||N/A|
|Win||1–0||Delon Williams||Submission||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 9||July 12, 2003||2||2:07|
- "Tyron Woodley vs. Tarec Saffiedine Heads Strikeforce Challengers 13". MMAWeekly.com. 2010-12-06.
- "Andrei Arlovski-Devin Cole Booked for Inaugural World Series of Fighting Headliner in Las Vegas". Sherdog.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- Cole and his wife, the former Lyndsey Bourdon, a 2000 graduate of Phoenix High, lived in Medford up until this past September, when it became apparent that a move to Portland was needed to help Cole take the next step as a pro fighter. "I'm really thankful for her leaving the security of somewhere she's lived all her life so I can follow my dreams," says Cole, who will be married two years come June.
- Loretta Hunt. "Cole Pleads to Assault, Sexual Harassment".
- Jackson County Jail booking report for Devin Duaine Cole.[dead link]
- Sherdog.com article on Cole's arrest.
- MMAJunkie.com Staff. "Devin Cole says 2008 incident kept him from UFC on FOX 4 fight with Travis Browne".