Dominique Steele

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Dominique Steele
Born (1988-01-25) January 25, 1988 (age 30)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Other namesNon-Stop Action-Packed
ResidenceCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.[1]
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Welterweight
Reach73.0 in (185 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
TeamTeam Vision
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins17
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision10
Losses11
By knockout6
By decision5
Amateur record
Total10
Wins8
By knockout4
By submission4
Losses1
No contests1
Other information
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.

Background[edit]

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). [3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

After his victory over Chuck O'Neil in June 2015, Steele signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[5] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[6]

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.[7] Steele won the fight via KO in the third round.[8] The win also earned Steele his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[9]

Steele faced Danny Roberts on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197.[10] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.[11] Both participants were awarded a Fight of the Night bonus.[12]

Steele next faced Court McGee on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Steele was expected to face Kyle Noke on November 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101.[15] However, Steele pulled out of the fight on October 21 and was replaced by Omari Akhmedov.[16]

Steele faced promotional newcomer Luke Jumeau on June 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.[17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Post-UFC career[edit]

On February 1, 2018 it was announced that Steele had signed a multi-fight contract with Fight Nights Global.[19]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Doyle. "From flag-stealing to fighting, Boston's Charles Rosa comes full circle". MMA Fighting.
  2. ^ "Dominique Steele". tapology.com.
  3. ^ http://indianwrestling.tripod.com/coaches.html
  4. ^ Zane Simon (2015-07-08). "Welcome to the UFC Dominique Steele". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-07-25). "UFC on FOX 16 results: Zak Cummings blasts through Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Dann Stupp (2015-11-28). "UFC Fight Night 79 results: Dominique Steele slam-KOs 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-02-18). "Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele added to quickly filling UFC 197 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  11. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 results: Danny Roberts edges Dominique Steele on scorecards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  12. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 bonuses: Johnson, Rodriguez, Roberts, Steele pocket $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  13. ^ Staff (2016-06-15). "UFC Fight Night 92 gets five new fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Staff (2016-10-06). "Kyle Noke vs. Dominique Steele targeted for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "Fight Nights Global announces addition of former UFC bonus winner Dominique Steele". mmajunkie.com. 2018-01-02.

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