October 1, 1976 |
Medford, Oregon, United States
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||249 lb (113 kg; 17.8 st)|
|Reach||80.5 in (204 cm)|
|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||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–9–1||Gabriel Salinas-Jones||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal||December 17, 2011||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||19–9–1||Shawn Jordan||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III||July 22, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||18–9–1||Daniel Cormier||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine||January 7, 2011||3||5:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||18–8–1||Aaron Rosa||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||18–7–1||Trevor Smith||TKO (punches)||Rumble on the Ridge 12||August 27, 2010||1||0:31||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||17–7–1||Jason Riley||TKO (punches)||UMMAXX 10: Collision Course||March 27, 2010||1||0:14||Euclid, Ohio, United States|
|Win||16–7–1||Garren Smith||TKO (punches)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||December 19, 2009||1||2:40||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||15–7–1||Josh Bennett||TKO (punches)||Brass Knuckle Promotions||August 22, 2009||2||1:58||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||14–7–1||Mike Hayes||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble on the Ridge 4||August 15, 2009||3||3:00||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Draw||13–7–1||Mike Hayes||Draw (majority)||Fight Night: Bikes & Brawls||June 27, 2009||3||5:00||Canyonville, Oregon, United States|
|Win||13–7||D.J. Linderman||Decision (unanimous)||BKP - Cinco de Massacre||May 16, 2009||3||3:00||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||12–7||D.J. Linderman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BKP - Night of Champions||January 24, 2009||1||4:28||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||12–6||Vince Lucero||TKO (punches)||Palace Fighting Championship 8||May 8, 2008||1||1:17||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||11–6||Orvil Palmer||Decision (split)||IFL: Everett||June 1, 2007||3||4:00||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||11–5||Bryan Vetell||KO (punches)||IFL: Connecticut||April 13, 2007||2||1:42||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||10–5||Rafael Cavalcante||TKO (punches)||IFL: Atlanta||February 23, 2007||2||0:26||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||10–4||Ben Rothwell||KO (head kick)||IFL: Championship Final||December 29, 2006||1||3:16||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Krzysztof Soszynski||Submission (armbar)||IFL: World Championship Semifinals||November 2, 2006||2||1:14||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Allan Goes||Submission (guillotine choke)||IFL: Portland||September 9, 2006||1||2:05||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||10–1||Travis Wiuff||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Championship 2006||June 3, 2006||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–1||Carlos Cline||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Legends Championship 2006||April 29, 2006||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||8–1||Mike Kyle||TKO (punches)||WEC 18: Unfinished Business||January 13, 2006||2||2:56||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Jeff Monson||Decision (unanimous)||XFC: Dome of Destruction 3||October 15, 2005||3||5:00||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||7–0||Ulysses Castro||TKO (punches)||National Fighting Challenge 4||September 9, 2005||1||2:42||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||6–0||Brian Stromberg||Submission (guillotine choke)||UCF: Night of Champions||August 27, 2005||N/A||N/A||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||5–0||Rico Hattingh||Decision (unanimous)||SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden||July 9, 2005||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||4–0||Luis Haro||Submission||UCF: Battle at the Border 2||October 9, 2004||3||N/A||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–0||Manuel Alvarez||TKO (punches)||UCF: Battle at the Border 1||July 10, 2004||N/A||N/A||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||2–0||Josh Bennett||TKO (punches)||FCFF: Fight Night 4||May 15, 2004||1||N/A||Medford, Oregon, United States|
|Win||1–0||Delon Williams||Submission||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 9||July 12, 2003||2||2:07||Portland, Oregon, United States|
- "Devin Cole's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
- "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".