Devin Cole

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Devin Cole
Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976 (age 40)
Medford, Oregon, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 249 lb (113 kg; 17.8 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 80.5 in (204 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Portland, Oregon
Team Team Quest
Years active 2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 20
By knockout 10
By submission 3
By decision 7
Losses 10
By knockout 3
By submission 3
By decision 4
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Devin Cole (born October 1, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist. He is a veteran of the Seattle Tiger Sharks and Portland Wolfpack in the IFL, and has also competed in the WEC, Strikeforce, the World Series of Fighting, and Shark Fights.

Early life[edit]

Cole has wrestled his entire life, from third grade through college. In 2001 he received All-American honors while leading Southern Oregon University to a national championship. While coaching at Southern Oregon University that Cole coached fellow IFL fighter and TUF contestant Mike Whitehead. He credits Whitehead for getting him involved in MMA.

MMA career[edit]

On July 9, 2005, Devin began his pro MMA career at the SF11: Rumble on the Rose Garden event, where he defeated South African kickboxer Rico Hattingh by unanimous decision. Cole went on to compile a professional record of 18-8-1 including notable wins over Mike Kyle and Travis Wiuff before signing with Strikeforce.


Cole made his Strikeforce debut at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine on January 7, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee, against Daniel Cormier.[2] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Cole rebounded from his loss to Cormier on July 22, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III, defeating newcomer Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Cole won for the second consecutive time in Strikeforce via unanimous decision over Gabriel Salinas-Jones on December 17, 2011 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal.

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Cole headlined the debut event from the World Series of Fighting against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski on November 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Devin married his wife Lyndsey on June 4, 2005 in Ashland, OR.[4]


On June 14, 2008, Cole was arrested by the Medford, Oregon police department and charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual penetration. The charges were later reduced to assault in the fourth degree and sexual harassment, to which Cole plead guilty. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail.[5][6][7] The incident was cited as the reason why Cole's planned UFC debut at UFC on FOX 4 in August 2012 against Travis Browne was scrapped, despite being among Strikeforce's heavyweight roster (and coming off of two wins) when their heavyweight division was folded at the end of 2011.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–10–1 Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) World Series of Fighting 1 November 3, 2012 1 2:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–9–1 Gabriel Salinas-Jones Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal December 17, 2011 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 19–9–1 Shawn Jordan Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III July 22, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 18–9–1 Daniel Cormier Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine January 7, 2011 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 18–8–1 Aaron Rosa Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley September 11, 2010 3 5:00 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 18–7–1 Trevor Smith TKO (punches) Rumble on the Ridge 12 August 27, 2010 1 0:31 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Win 17–7–1 Jason Riley TKO (punches) UMMAXX 10: Collision Course March 27, 2010 1 0:14 Euclid, Ohio, United States
Win 16–7–1 Garren Smith TKO (punches) Brass Knuckle Promotions December 19, 2009 1 2:40 Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 15–7–1 Josh Bennett TKO (punches) Brass Knuckle Promotions August 22, 2009 2 1:58 Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 14–7–1 Mike Hayes Decision (unanimous) Rumble on the Ridge 4 August 15, 2009 3 3:00 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Draw 13–7–1 Mike Hayes Draw (majority) Fight Night: Bikes & Brawls June 27, 2009 3 5:00 Canyonville, Oregon, United States
Win 13–7 D.J. Linderman Decision (unanimous) BKP - Cinco de Massacre May 16, 2009 3 3:00 Medford, Oregon, United States
Loss 12–7 D.J. Linderman Submission (rear-naked choke) BKP - Night of Champions January 24, 2009 1 4:28 Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 12–6 Vince Lucero TKO (punches) PFC 8: A Night of Champions May 8, 2008 1 1:17 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 11–6 Orvil Palmer Decision (split) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 3 4:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 11–5 Bryan Vetell KO (punches) IFL: Connecticut April 13, 2007 2 1:42 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 10–5 Rafael Cavalcante TKO (punches) IFL: Atlanta February 23, 2007 2 0:26 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 10–4 Ben Rothwell KO (head kick) IFL: Championship Final December 29, 2006 1 3:16 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 10–3 Krzysztof Soszynski Submission (armbar) IFL: World Championship Semifinals November 2, 2006 2 1:14 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 10–2 Allan Goes Submission (guillotine choke) IFL: Portland September 9, 2006 1 2:05 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 10–1 Travis Wiuff Decision (unanimous) IFL: Championship 2006 June 3, 2006 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 9–1 Carlos Cline Decision (unanimous) IFL: Legends Championship 2006 April 29, 2006 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–1 Mike Kyle TKO (punches) WEC 18: Unfinished Business January 13, 2006 2 2:56 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 7–1 Jeff Monson Decision (unanimous) XFC: Dome of Destruction 3 October 15, 2005 3 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 7–0 Ulysses Castro TKO (punches) National Fighting Challenge 4 September 9, 2005 1 2:42 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 6–0 Brian Stromberg Submission (guillotine choke) UCF: Night of Champions August 27, 2005 N/A N/A Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 5–0 Rico Hattingh Decision (unanimous) SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden July 9, 2005 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 4–0 Luis Haro Submission UCF: Battle at the Border 2 October 9, 2004 3 N/A Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 3–0 Manuel Alvarez TKO (punches) UCF: Battle at the Border 1 July 10, 2004 N/A N/A Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 2–0 Josh Bennett TKO (punches) FCFF: Fight Night 4 May 15, 2004 1 N/A Medford, Oregon, United States
Win 1–0 Delon Williams Submission FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 9 July 12, 2003 2 2:07 Portland, Oregon, United States


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