Darrell Horcher

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Darrell Horcher
Born (1987-07-28) July 28, 1987 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other namesThe Saint
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)
Fighting out ofShermans Dale, Pennsylvania, United States
TeamUnrivaled Athletics
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins13
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision6
Losses3
By knockout1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Darrell Horcher (born July 28, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the lightweight division of the UFC. A professional since 2010, he formerly competed for Bellator and the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he was the Lightweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Born in Chicago and raised in Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania, Horcher began wrestling during his freshman year at West Perry High School, graduating in 2005. Later, he transitioned to mixed martial arts.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Horcher compiled an amateur record of 2-1 before turning professional in September 2010, Horcher fought all of his earlier fights in Pennsylvania-based promotions. With a record of 5-0, he signed with Bellator in 2012.

Bellator MMA[edit]

Horcher made his Bellator debut against then-undefeated E.J. Brooks in a Bellator season seven lightweight tournament reserve bout on October 19, 2012 at Bellator 77. Despite coming in as an underdog, Horcher won the fight via knockout in just 21 seconds into first round.[2]

Horcher then faced Chris Liguori at Bellator 83 on December 7, 2012. Horcher won the fight via unanimous decision.[3]

Horcher was handed his first professional loss via unanimous decision to former TUF 8 contestant Phillipe Nover at Bellator 95.[4]

Cage Fury Fighting Championships[edit]

After his stint in Bellator, Horcher was expected to face Mike Bannon at CFFC 25 on June 22, 2013. However, the bout was cancelled for unknown reasons.[5]

Horcher faced Mike Medrano at CFFC 30: Sterling vs. Roberts on November 2, 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Horcher faced Gabriel Miglioli at CFFC 35: Heckman vs. Makashvili on April 26, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Horcher was expected to face Gil de Freitas at CES 25 on August 8, 2014. However, the fight was cancelled for unknown reasons.[8]

Horcher faced Alex Ricci at CFFC 40: Horcher vs. Ricci on August 23, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Horcher faced Jordan Stiner for the vacant CFFC lightweight championship at CFFC 45: Stiner vs. Horcher on February 7, 2015.[10] He won the fight via TKO in the third round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Horcher was tabbed as a short notice replacement to face Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 16, 2016 at UFC on Fox 19. The contest took place at a catchweight of 160 lbs.[11] He lost the fight via second-round TKO.[12]

Horcher faced Devin Powell on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 112.[13] He won the fight via split decision.[14]

Horcher faced Scott Holtzman on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 123.[15] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Horcher is expected to face promotional newcomer Roosevelt Roberts on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships
    • CFFC lightweight championship (one time, current)
  • Complete Devastation MMA
    • CDMMA lightweight championship (one time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–3 Scott Holtzman Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States
Win 13–2 Devin Powell Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee June 25, 2017 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 12–2 Khabib Nurmagomedov TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans April 16, 2016 2 3:38 Tampa, Florida, United States Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.
Win 12–1 Stephen Regman TKO (punches) CFFC 52: Horcher vs. Regman October 31, 2015 3 3:23 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 11–1 Jordan Stiner TKO (head kick and punches) CFFC 45: Stiner vs. Horcher February 7, 2015 3 3:45 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the vacant CFFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 10–1 Alex Ricci Decision (unanimous) CFFC 40: Horcher vs. Ricci August 23, 2014 3 5:00 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 9–1 Gabriel Miglioli Decision (unanimous) CFFC 35: Heckman vs. Makashvili April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–1 Mike Medrano Decision (unanimous) CFFC 30: Sterling vs. Roberts November 2, 2013 3 5:00 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 7–1 Phillipe Nover Decision (unanimous) Bellator 95 April 4, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–0 Chris Liguori Decision (unanimous) Bellator 83 December 7, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–0 E.J. Brooks KO (punch) Bellator 77 October 19, 2012 1 0:21 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Bellator Season Seven Lightweight Tournament reserve bout.
Win 5–0 George Sheppard KO (punches) CDMMA: Complete Devastation 5 July 14, 2012 2 2:36 Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States Won the Complete Devastation Lightweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Jon Washington Decision (unanimous) Pennsylvania Fighting Championship 6 November 19, 2011 3 5:00 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3–0 Terrell Hobbs Submission (kimura) Pennsylvania Fighting Championship 5 March 25, 2011 2 3:34 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–0 William Metts TKO (punches) PFC: PA Fighting Championships 4 November 20, 2010 1 4:40 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 1–0 Steve Franklin TKO (punches) Fight Night in the Cage 1 September 10, 2010 1 0:48 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pennlive.com/perry-county-times/index.ssf/2015/02/local_man_makes_mark_in_mixed.html
  2. ^ "Darrell Horcher vs. E.J. Brooks". sherdog.com. October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Darrell Horcher vs. Chris Liguori". sherdog.com. December 7, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Darrell Horcher vs. Phillipe Nover". sherdog.com. April 4, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mike Bannon vs. Darrell Horcher". tapology.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "CFFC 30 - Sterling vs. Roberts". sherdog.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Darrell Horcher vs. Gabriel Miglioli". tapology.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Gil de Freitas vs. Darrell Horcher". tapology.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Darrell Horcher vs. Alex Ricci". tapology.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Keith Mills (January 31, 2015). "Stiner vs. Horcher for vacant LW title, Good vs. Harshbarger for interim WW belt at CFFC 45". adcombat.com.
  11. ^ Mookie Alexander (2016-04-07). "Khabib Nurmagomedov to face newcomer Darrell Horcher at UFC on FOX 19". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  12. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-04-16). "UFC on FOX 19 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov makes easy work of Darrell Horcher". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  13. ^ Staff (2017-05-16). "Darrell Horcher vs. Devin Powell set for UFC Fight Night 112". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Darrell Horcher earns first UFC win with decision vs. Devin Powell". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  15. ^ Mike Bohn (2017-09-25). "Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher first bout added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Scott Holtzman dominates Darrell Horcher en route to unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  17. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-10-02). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman headlines The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-03.

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