Danny Downes

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Danny Downes
Born (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names Danny Boy, The Syndrome
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 72.0 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Team Roufusport
Years active 2007–2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 8
By knockout 5
By submission 1
By decision 2
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
University Marquette University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel William Downes (born April 8, 1986) is a retired American mixed martial artist. Even after his retirement, Downes has still continued to stick around the sport of MMA. He became what some call a "fighter turned writer", as he now writes for various MMA media outlets, including MMAjunkie.com[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Since turning professional in 2007, Downes has competed for several smaller organizations, while compiling an undefeated record and obtaining wins in promotions such as King of the Cage, with all of his fights taking place in his native Wisconsin. Downes is a training partner of former WEC champion Anthony Pettis under the tutelage of Duke Roufus.

Downes handed David Kless his first professional loss at a Gladiators Cage Fighting event via unanimous decision. Downes picked up the biggest win of his career at KOTC Turbulence 2, defeating Bruce Johnson via first round TKO.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Downes made his WEC debut against Chris Horodecki, replacing an injured Ed Ratcliff with only a few days notice on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49.[2][3] WEC commissioner Reed Harris confirmed the addition of Downes to the card on The Daily Line, adding that the WEC had had their eye on Downes for a while.[4] He lost the fight via submission in the third round.

Downes fought Chinese prospect Zhang Tiequan on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53.[5] Downes won the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[6]

Downes faced Jeremy Stephens on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, replacing an injured Jonathan Brookins.[7] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Downes next fought Ramsey Nijem on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[9]

Shortly afterwards, Downes retired from the sport.

Personal life[edit]

Downes, a native of Chicago, is a graduate of Marquette University with degrees in International Affairs and German.[10]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–3 Ramsey Nijem Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–2 Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale June 4, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1 Taurean Bogguess Submission (triangle choke) NAFC: Mayhem May 6, 2011 1 3:24 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–1 Zhang Tiequan Decision (unanimous) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 3 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Loss 6–1 Chris Horodecki Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 49 June 20, 2010 3 1:09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 6–0 Bruce Johnson TKO (punches) KOTC: Turbulence 2 April 24, 2010 1 4:56 Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–0 David Kless Decision (unanimous) GCF: Strength and Honor November 7, 2009 3 5:00 West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Win 4–0 Jake Omen TKO (punches) GCF: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly March 14, 2009 2 4:24 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 3–0 Gustavo Rodriguez TKO (punches) Evolution Fighting Championships 6 January 24, 2009 1 2:19 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Win 2–0 Mike Sandez TKO (punches) GFS: Season's Beatings December 13, 2008 1 3:14 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1–0 John Lovejoy TKO (punches) GFS: Caged Colosseum October 6, 2007 1 1:00 West Allis, Wisconsin, United States


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