Abel Cullum

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Abel Cullum
Born (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 30)
Tucumcari, New Mexico, United States
Other names The Silent Assassin
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight, Flyweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Tucumcari, New Mexico, United States
Team Cullum Ground Fighting
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 26
Wins 20
By knockout 5
By submission 13
By decision 2
Losses 6
By submission 2
By decision 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 02, 2009

Abel Cullum (born April 21, 1987 in Tucumcari, New Mexico) is an American professional mixed martial artist and former King of the Cage Flyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

King of the Cage[edit]

Cullum made his debut for the King of the Cage promotion in November 2006. In May 2008, he won the promotion's Flyweight (135 lbs) title and successfully defend the title four times over the next two years. He recently lost the title to Jimmie Rivera via split decision. Within the promotion he has posted a record of 8-1.

EliteXC 140lb Championship[edit]

Cullum agreed to step in for an injured Bao Quach and face Brazilian Wilson Reis for EliteXC's 140 lb Championship.[2] It was a highly acclaimed fight, with a lot of very advanced submission attempts and defenses from both fighters. However Abel was unable to overcome the larger Reis, losing the five-round match by unanimous decision.

DREAM[edit]

Cullum competed in the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix.[3] he defeated kickboxer Akiyo Nishiura via unanimous decision in the first round of the tournament. In the second round of the tournament he faced Hideo Tokoro who he lost to via rear naked choke.

Cullum faced Masakazu Imanari in the opening round of the DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix at Dream 17 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 24.[4] He lost the bout via submission in the third round.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance[edit]

After nearly three years away from the sport, Cullum signed with the Resurrection Fighting Alliance promotion. Cullum faced UFC veteran Ulysses Gomez at RFA 18: Manzanares vs. Pantoja on September 12, 2014. He won the fight via first round guillotine choke.[5]

Cullum made a quick return to the cage as he replaced an injured Jeff Curran to face Carl Deaton at RFA 19: Collier vs. Checco on October 10, 2014.[6] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–6 Carl Deaton Submission (rear-naked choke) RFA 19: Collier vs. Checco October 10, 2014 2 3:43 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
Win 19–6 Ulysses Gomez Submission (guillotine choke) RFA 18: Manzanares vs. Pantoja September 12, 2014 1 1:29 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 18–6 Masakazu Imanari Submission (armbar) Dream 17 September 24, 2011 3 0:46 Saitama, Japan Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Loss 18–5 Jared Papazian Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Epic Force June 24, 2011 5 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States For King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Loss 18–4 Jimmie Rivera Decision (split) KOTC: No Mercy September 17, 2010 5 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Lost King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Win 18–3 Joshua Montoya Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Honor May 14, 2010 1 1:38 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States Defended King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Win 17–3 Joe Coca Submission (kimura) KOTC: Vengeance February 12, 2010 1 2:09 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States Defended King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Win 16–3 Richard Montano Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Gate Keeper August 1, 2009 5 5:00 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States Defended King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Loss 15–3 Hideo Tokoro Submission (rear-naked choke) Dream 9 May 26, 2009 2 1:38 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal Round.
Win 15–2 Akiyo Nishiura Decision (unanimous) Dream 7 March 8, 2009 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 14–2 Brett Roller Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Goodfellas December 6, 2008 1 1:47 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Defended King of the Cage Flyweight Championship.
Loss 13–2 Wilson Reis Decision (unanimous) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series September 26, 2008 5 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States For the EliteXC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13–1 Ryan Diaz Submission (armbar) KOTC: Reckless May 17, 2008 5 1:27 Greenville, Missouri, United States Won KOTC Flyweight Championship.
Win 12–1 Zach Jenkins Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC: Warlords February 9, 2008 1 N/A Towaoc, Colorado, United States
Win 11–1 Eddie Armendariz KO (punch) KOTC: Hierarchy October 13, 2007 1 1:17 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 10–1 Jasper Church TKO DE: Clash of the Titans June 29, 2007 1 1:23 New Mexico, United States
Win 9–1 Gerald Sedillo Submission (rear-naked choke) Southwest Fury March 10, 2007 1 2:42 Sunland Park, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–1 John Chester Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Cyclone November 11, 2006 2 1:27 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–1 Alfredo Herrea Submission (armbar) Universal Fight Promotions October 14, 2006 2 2:04 Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
Win 6–1 Jeremy Ramage TKO (soccer kicks and punches) DE: Tucumcari Pride October 7, 2006 1 1:14 New Mexico, United States
Win 5–1 Gabe Brockmier TKO DE: Total Chaos August 26, 2006 1 0:36 New Mexico, United States
Win 4–1 Joel Garvin Submission (triangle choke) DE: Thursday Throwdown June 26, 2006 1 N/A New Mexico, United States
Win 3–1 Thomas Urquides Submission (triangle choke) DE: Socorro April 8, 2006 1 3:41 New Mexico, United States
Win 2–1 Sammy Saenz KO (punch) DE: Tribal Nation February 4, 2006 1 N/A New Mexico, United States
Loss 1–1 Richard Montano Decision (unanimous) DE: Socorro Showdown December 10, 2005 2 5:00 New Mexico, United States
Win 1–0 Michael Chupa Submission (rear-naked choke) DE: Beyond Brutal September 17, 2005 1 1:26 New Mexico, United States

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