|Born||January 25, 1988|
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Non-Stop Action-Packed|
|Residence||Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Dominique Steele (born January 25, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, the Xtreme Fighting Championships, and CES MMA, where he was the Welterweight Champion.
Born in Cincinnati and raised in Norwood, Ohio, Steele attended Norwood High School, graduating in 2006. At Norwood, Steele was a standout in wrestling, and held an impressive overall record of 43-1, winning every tournament the school competed in until injuring his ACL at the district tournament during his senior season (his only loss). 
Mixed martial arts career
Steele began competing in amateur fights in 2009, compiling a record of 8-1 with one No Contest before turning professional in 2011. He competed in several different regional promotions across the Ohio River Valley, including one fight stints in both Strikeforce and Bellator MMA, compiling a record of 13-5.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Steele is expected to make his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Zak Cummings on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16, filling in for Antônio Braga Neto who pulled out citing injury. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Steele was expected to face Hyun Gyu Lim on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However, Lim pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Dong Hyun Kim. Steele won the fight via KO in the third round. The win also earned Steele his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Championships and achievements
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||17 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||17–11||Matt Dwyer||TKO (punches)||XFFC 18: Diablo Fight Series||July 21, 2018||1||4:59||Alberta, Canada||For vacant XFFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||17–10||Travis Davis||Decision (unanimous)||Alliance MMA: Steele vs. Davis||June 2, 2018||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States||Return to Middleweight.|
|Loss||16–10||Nikolay Aleksakhin||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights Global 83: Alibekov vs. Aliev||February 22, 2018||1||2:37||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||16–9||Karl Amoussou||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 89||November 25, 2017||3||5:00||Antwerp, Belgium||Catchweight (172.9 lbs) bout; Steele missed weight.|
|Win||15–9||Portland Pringle III||Decision (unanimous)||Colosseum Combat 41||October 7, 2017||3||5:00||Kokomo, Indiana, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||14–9||Luke Jumeau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||June 11, 2017||3||5:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Loss||14–8||Court McGee||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres||August 6, 2016||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Danny Roberts||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 197||April 23, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–6||Dong Hyun Kim||KO (slam)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal||November 28, 2015||3||0:27||Seoul, South Korea||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||13–6||Zak Cummings||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2||July 25, 2015||1||0:43||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||13–5||Chuck O'Neil||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 29||June 12, 2015||5||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Won the CES MMA Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||12–5||Nick Duell||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16||March 7, 2015||3||5:00||Canton, Ohio, United States||Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||11–5||Jose Figueroa||TKO (punches)||Gladiators of the Cage 7||July 19, 2014||1||2:56||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||11–4||Dan Hornbuckle||Decision (unanimous)||NAAFS: Driven MMA 1||March 1, 2014||3||5:00||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Win||10–4||Keith Cunagin||Submission (punches)||TWEF 15||January 18, 2014||2||4:48||Florence, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||9–4||Ryan Thomas||Decision (unanimous)||XFC 27||December 13, 2013||3||5:00||Muskegon, Michigan, United States|
|Win||8–4||Nate Moore||Decision (unanimous)||MMA Xtreme: Fists Will Fly||August 24, 2013||3||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–4||Joshua Thorpe||TKO (punches)||AAMMA 33||June 7, 2013||2||3:52||Florence, Kentucky, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Loss||6–4||Travis Clark||KO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13||March 30, 2013||1||1:10||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Brian Rogers||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 78||October 26, 2012||3||5:00||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–2||David Branch||Decision (unanimous)||Pure MMA: The Beginning||January 22, 2012||3||5:00||Plains, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||6–1||Donald Crawford Jr.||Decision (unanimous)||VFL 34||January 7, 2012||3||5:00||Williamson, West Virginia, United States|
|Win||5–1||Joshua Blanchard||TKO (punches)||Spartan FC 10||November 11, 2011||1||3:27||Ashland, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||4–1||Chris Mierzwiak||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov||September 10, 2011||3||5:00||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Win||3–1||Ricco Ralston||Submission (punches)||AP: Crossroads of Redemption||July 23, 2011||1||3:57||Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States|
|Win||2–1||Keenan Curry||TKO (punches)||ICE 53||June 4, 2011||1||4:30||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Win||1–1||George Oiler||Submission (punches)||AAMMA 13||May 7, 2011||1||2:07||Florence, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Jason Butcher||KO (punches)||Spartan FC 7||February 25, 2011||1||0:45||Lexington, Kentucky, United States|
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- "Dominique Steele". tapology.com.
- Zane Simon (2015-07-08). "Welcome to the UFC Dominique Steele". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- Staff (2015-07-09). "Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- Brent Brookhouse (2015-07-25). "UFC on FOX 16 results: Zak Cummings blasts through Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-11-20). "Hyun Gyu Lim injured; Dominique Steele gets new foe at UFC Fight Night South Korea". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- Dann Stupp (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results: Dominique Steele slam-KOs 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
- Staff (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 bonuses: Dominique Steele's slam KO is a $50,000 no-brainer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
- Staff (2015-02-18). "Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele added to quickly filling UFC 197 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
- Brent Brookhouse (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 results: Danny Roberts edges Dominique Steele on scorecards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 bonuses: Johnson, Rodriguez, Roberts, Steele pocket $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- Staff (2016-06-15). "UFC Fight Night 92 gets five new fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
- Brent Brookhouse (2016-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 92 results: Court McGee thrills Utah fans with decision over Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
- Staff (2016-10-06). "Kyle Noke vs. Dominique Steele targeted for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
- Jordan Breen (2016-10-24). "Dominique Steele out, Omari Akhmedov in versus Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night in Melbourne". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
- Jordan Breen (2017-04-30). "Kiwi Luke Jumeau makes UFC debut versus Dominique Steele at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-06-10). "UFC Fight Night 110 results: Luke Jumeau guts out close unanimous decision over Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
- "Fight Nights Global announces addition of former UFC bonus winner Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. 2018-01-02.