Dustin Pague

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Dustin Pague
Born (1987-08-05) August 5, 1987 (age 26)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Other names The Disciple
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 136 lb (62 kg; 9.7 st)
Division Lightweight (2006-2008),
Featherweight (2008-2010),
Bantamweight (2011-present)
Reach 74.5 in (189 cm)
Fighting out of Centreville, Virginia,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Disciple MMA,
TapouT Ranch
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 11
By knockout 3
By submission 8
Losses 10
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 4
Website Official Website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dustin William Pague (born August 5, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently fought in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. He was a competitor on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller, and has formerly competed as a Lightweight and Featherweight.

Background[edit]

Pague began boxing when he was 15 years old and graduated from Central Dauphin East High School, then attended Harrisburg Area Community College but transferred before eventually earning a degree. Six months after viewing a video of a UFC event, Pague began his amateur career.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In late 2008, Pague made the decision to turn professional after a successful 7-4 amateur career.[2] Pague's pro debut took place on October 11, 2008 against Jon Owens. The fight was contested at Featherweight instead of Lightweight, where Pague spent the entirety of his amateur career.[2] Pague lost the fight via KO in only 18 seconds. Two months after the loss, Pague returned against John Myers. He won the fight via kimura submission in round one.[3]

Pague built up a five fight win streak before losing three straight fights to future TUF contestant Jeff Lentz, WEC veteran Anthony Leone, and longtime UFC veteran Din Thomas.

He built up another winning streak that earned him a title shot for the vacant Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship. The fight marked the first time Pague fought at Bantamweight. He fought Steve De Angelis, defeating him via knockout in the second round.

Pague co-owns and operates his own gym, Disciple MMA.[4] He also trains at the TapouT Ranch owned by Donald Cerrone.[5]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In 2011, Pague had signed with the UFC to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.[6] In the first episode, Pague fought Tateki Matsuda and won via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18) after two close rounds.[7] The win gained Pague entry into the Ultimate Fighter house. He was selected as a part of Team Mayhem.[8]

Pague next fought against Team Bisping's top Bantamweight pick, Louis Gaudinot. Pague won the fight in the second round via submission (rear-naked choke) to get into the semi-finals.[9] The fight also won Pague and Gaudinot an additional $25,000 for the fan voted "Fight of the Season".

In the semi-finals Pague fought and lost to T.J. Dillashaw. Dillashaw controlled Pague on the ground throughout three rounds while landing heavy ground and pound en route to a unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Pague officially made his UFC debut on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale losing to John Albert via TKO in the first round. Pague was dropped by a combination from Albert in the opening moments, and then was put in the giftwrap position while getting hit with heavy ground and pound causing the referee to intervene.

Pague captured his first UFC win after defeating Jared Papazian on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[10] Pague won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.

Two weeks after his win over Papazian and with six days notice, Pague fought Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4 on June 22, 2012, replacing an injured Francisco Rivera.[11] Pague was defeated via split decision.

Pague faced promotional newcomer Chico Camus on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[12] Pague lost via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).

Pague faced Yves Jabouin on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[13] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Pague faced promotional newcomer Kyoji Horiguchi on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[14] Despite controlling Horiguchi for the first round, Pague lost via TKO in the second round.

On April 23, 2014, Pague was released from his UFC contract following a four fight losing streak in the promotion.[15]

Post-UFC career[edit]

In his first post-UFC fight, Pague faced D'Juan Owens at The Victorium: Episode 3 on July 12, 2014. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke.[16]

Championships & accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Ring of Combat
    • ROC Bantamweight Championship (One time)

Personal life[edit]

Pague is a devoted Christian and has the word "Forgiven" tattooed across his chest.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–10 D'Juan Owens Submission (rear-naked choke) The Victorium: Episode 3 July 12, 2014 3 2:52 Hayes, Virginia, United States
Loss 11–9 Kyoji Horiguchi TKO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 2 3:51 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 11–8 Yves Jabouin Decision (split) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Loss 11–7 Chico Camus Decision (unanimous) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 11–6 Ken Stone Decision (split) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11–5 Jared Papazian Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 1 3:21 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Loss 10–5 John Albert TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale December 3, 2011 1 1:09 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–4 Steve De Angelis KO (punch) Ring of Combat 34 February 4, 2011 2 0:25 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the vacant ROC Bantamweight Championship.[17]
Win 9–4 Bret Thomas Submission (punches) Shogun Fights 3 November 13, 2010 1 2:52 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win 8–4 Dustin Caplinger TKO (punches) Fight Night in the Cage 1 September 10, 2010 1 2:19 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 7–4 Scott Heckman Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Caged Combat 2 July 16, 2010 3 0:42 Feasterville, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 6–4 Justin Hickey Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Warrior Challenge 8 May 22, 2010 1 0:54 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 5–4 Din Thomas TKO (doctor stoppage) World Extreme Fighting 41 January 8, 2010 2 2:14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 5–3 Anthony Leone Submission (choke) PA Fighting Championships 1 November 6, 2009 2 4:58 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 5–2 Jeff Lentz Decision (unanimous) The Arena Assault 1 August 21, 2009 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 5–1 Joel Roberts TKO (punches) Inkosi Promotions 1 July 11, 2009 3 3:14 Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 4–1 Will Childs Submission (armbar) The Smoky Mountain Brawl May 9, 2009 1 1:47 Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Win 3–1 Biff Walizer Submission (rear-naked choke) Respect Is Earned 2 April 30, 2009 3 3:03 Oaks, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–1 Charles Cooper Submission (ankle lock) Southern Fight League 2 March 28, 2009 1 0:45 Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Win 1–1 John Myers Submission (triangle choke) Southern Fight League 1 December 7, 2008 1 1:05 Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 0–1 Jon Owens KO (punch) The Carolina Crown October 11, 2008 1 0:18 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–4 Joey Ponce Submission (triangle choke) Valhalla MMA 8 September 6, 2008 1 1:20 Richmond, Virginia, United States
Win 6–4 Don Torrenti Submission (armbar) Valhalla MMA 7 August 9, 2008 1 0:26 Sterling, Virginia, United States
Win 5–4 Justin Dalton Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Cage Combat: Retaliation June 14, 2008 1 0:43 Richmond, Virginia, United States
Loss 4–4 Khris Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) Valhalla MMA 4 January 19, 2008 3 5:00 Richmond, Virginia, United States For the Valhalla Amateur Lightweight Championship.[18]
Win 4–3 Doug Hunsucker Submission (rear-naked choke) Valhalla MMA 3: Domination November 10, 2007 3 1:38 Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Loss 3–3 Luiz Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Valhalla MMA 2 September 1, 2007 3 5:00 Virginia, United States For the Valhalla Amateur Lightweight Championship.
Win 3–2 Joey Allen TKO (punches) Combat Sports Challenge 19 March 24, 2007 1 0:34 United States
Win 2–2 Doug Hunsucker Submission (rear-naked choke) CSC 17: River City Rumble 4 September 30, 2006 2 N/A Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
Loss 1–2 Jared Weiner Submission (rear-naked choke) CSC 15: East Coast Brawl 6 June 17, 2006 1 1:52 Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Loss 1–1 Siyam Yousefi Disqualification CSC 14: River City Rumble 3 April 29, 2006 1 N/A Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
Win 1–0 Zac Allen Submission (triangle choke) CSC 12: River City Rumble 2 February 18, 2006 1 3:09 Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States Amateur debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.poptower.com/dustin-pague-ultimate-fighter.htm
  2. ^ a b "Dustin Pague MMA.tv". MMA.tv. 2011-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Fight Finder". Sherdog.com. 2011-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Disciple MMA Academy". disciplemmaacademy.com. 2011-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Dustin Pague Official Website". DustinPague.com. 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ ""The Ultimate Fighter 14" cast unveiled with 32 bantamweights and featherweights". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-08-22. 
  7. ^ "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Episode No. 2 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ a b "Episode No. 4 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller'". MMAJunkie.com. 2011-10-12. 
  10. ^ "Pague-Papazian slated for UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dustin Pague in for injured Francisco Rivera meets Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4". mmajunkie.com. June 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ Kelly, Jason (July 24, 2012). "Chico Camus vs. Dustin Pague slated for UFC 150". mmadiehards.com. 
  13. ^ Staff (April 3, 2013). "Dustin Pague vs. Yves Jabouin joins UFC 161 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-09-13). "Kyoji Horiguchi UFC Bound – Faces Dustin Pague At UFC 166". asianmma.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  15. ^ "UFC Cuts Ties With TUF Alum Dustin Pague". fightline.com. April 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Beyond the Octagon: UFC vet Nam Phan rebounds, plus Akihiro Gono, Hideo Tokoro, and more". bloodyelbow.com. July 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ring of Combat XXXIV Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Valhalla MMA 4 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. January 19, 2008. 

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