January 4, 1980 |
|Other names||Eagle Eye|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||Madison, Ohio|
|Team||Griffin Rawl MMA Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Walker began his MMA career competing mostly in regional promotions across the midwest with most of his bouts occurring in the featherweight division against notable opponents Jeff Curran and Cub Swanson. Walker was the reigning NAAFS Featherweight Champion before signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Walker tried out for the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, making it to the interview round, but was not selected.
Instead, Walker dropped to the bantamweight division and signed with the UFC. He made his promotional debut against fellow newcomer Jeff Hougland on July 2, 2011 at UFC 132. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
After going 0-2 in the UFC, he was subsequently released from the promotion.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||15 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||15–10||Mark Cherico||TKO (punches)||Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3||June 29, 2013||2||1:04||Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||15–9||Frank Caraballo||KO (flying knee)||Bellator LXVI||April 20, 2012||4||2:25||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Return to Featherweight, lost NAAFS Featherweight Title|
|Loss||15–8||Ken Stone||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger||September 17, 2011||1||2:40||New Orleans, United States|
|Loss||15–7||Jeff Hougland||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 132||July 2, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–6||Billy Vaughan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||NAAFS: Night of Champions 2010||December 4, 2010||1||2:58||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Defended NAAFS Featherweight Title|
|Win||14–6||Mike Nesto||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 4||August 28, 2010||5||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Won NAAFS Featherweight Title|
|Win||13–6||Kenny Foster||TKO (punches)||EFC: Downtown Beatdown 3||June 12, 2010||3||0:52||Erie, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||12–6||Dustin Kempf||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 9||February 20, 2010||2||4:55||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||11–6||Tony Jayme||Decision (split)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 6||September 19, 2009||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||10–6||Bruce Ferguson||Submission (armbar)||UMMAXX 8: All Heart, No Fear||August 15, 2009||3||2:04||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Win||9–6||Brad Fonck||TKO (punches)||UMMAXX 7: Out of the Cage||May 2, 2009||1||0:32||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||8–6||Cody Stevens||Submission (rear-naked choke)||NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 2||August 23, 2008||5||4:14||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Cub Swanson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFBL: Fight Night 11||February 23, 2008||3||1:24||Niles, Ohio, United States|
|Win||8–4||Sonny Marchette||Submission (triangle choke)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 3||November 3, 2007||2||2:16||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Yaotzin Meza||TKO (punches)||EC: Fights||September 29, 2007||2||N/A||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||7–3||Ryan McIntosh||Submission (guillotine choke)||Superior Fight Night 3||July 21, 2007||1||0:24||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Mike Bogner||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 2||March 31, 2007||3||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Jeff Curran||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Hard Knocks||January 19, 2007||3||3:23||Rockford, Illinois, United States|
|Win||6–1||Dan Swift||Decision (split)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 2||October 7, 2006||3||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||5–1||Jason Taylor||Submission (triangle choke)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 2||October 1, 2005||2||2:33||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–1||Jesse Lessard||Submission (armbar)||KOTC: Shock and Awe||October 1, 2005||1||2:32||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||3–1||Adam Bass||TKO (punches)||ECC: Ho Ho Ho KO||December 18, 2004||1||N/A||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Josh Souder||Submission (heel hook)||KOTC 42: Buckeye Nuts||October 23, 2004||2||N/A||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jim Calazante||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Xtreme Fighting Organization 3||October 2, 2004||2||1:20||Lakemoor, Illinois, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jason Cable||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Fighting Challenge 9||September 10, 2004||1||2:55||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
- "Donny Walker signs with UFC". gatewaymma.com. 2011-06-23.
- "Bantamweights Jeff Hougland and Donny Walker added to UFC 132". mmajunkie.com. 2011-06-23.
- "Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker added to UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans". mmajunkie.com. 2011-07-10.
- "Donny Walker cut from UFC". Sherdog. October 5, 2011.