Donald Cerrone

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Donald Cerrone
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.jpg
Cerrone in 2011
Born Donald Anthony Cerrone
(1983-03-29) March 29, 1983 (age 32)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Other names Cowboy
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) / walking-weight: 174 lb (79 kg; 12.4 st)[2]
Division Lightweight, Welterweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)[3][4][5]
Style kickboxing; Muay Thai; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Boxing
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Trainer Greg Jackson
Years active 2002–present
Professional boxing record
Total 1
Losses 1
Kickboxing record
Total 29
Wins 28
By knockout 18
Losses 0
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 28
By knockout 5
By submission 15
By decision 8
Losses 7
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 4
No contests 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 23, 2011

Donald Anthony Cerrone (/sˈrni/; born March 29, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist and former professional kickboxer currently competing in the UFC's lightweight division. As of August 17, 2015, he is #2 in the official UFC lightweight rankings.[6] A professional competitor since 2006, Cerrone has also formerly competed for the WEC.[7] Cerrone currently holds the record for most post-fight bonuses (Fight/Performance of the Night, Knockout/Submissions of the Night) in UFC/WEC history with 15.[8]


Cerrone was born in Denver, Colorado. Energetic and troubled in his youth, Cerrone was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at a young age and would often get into fights as he was growing up. Cerrone attended Air Academy High School which is when he began professional bull riding and it is during this time that his parents divorced, causing Cerrone to live with his grandparents.[9] In his sophomore year, Cerrone was introduced to kickboxing by a friend, and compiled an undefeated amateur record of 13-0. Cerrone, who later also began training in Muay Thai, later turned professional, compiling an undefeated record of 28-0 with 18 first-round knockout wins, before transitioning into mixed martial arts.[10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Cerrone began his career in Commerce City, Colorado at a gym called Freedom Fighters. Cerrone began training with Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt, Keith Jardine, Georges St-Pierre, Leonard Garcia and Tom Watson other skilled MMA fighters at Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting Gaidojutsu school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was featured on the Versus television series TapouT, where he was sponsored before his fight with Anthony Njokuani. Cerrone won the fight in the first round with a triangle choke.

Cerrone is sponsored by Budweiser, Monster Energy, Bad Boy Buggies, E-Z-Go, Greenlee, Realtree and Bell Helicopters, and managed by KHI Management, LLC.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Cerrone was signed to fight in the WEC. His first fight in the promotion was against Kenneth Alexander. Originally a win via submission in 0:56 seconds of the first round, the decision was changed to a no contest when Cerrone tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide.[11]

Cerrone was scheduled to face Rich Crunkilton at WEC 34, but Crunkilton was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Danny Castillo.[12] Cerrone won the bout via armbar in the first round.

On January 25, 2009 at WEC 38 he fought WEC Lightweight Champion, Jamie Varner, losing via technical split decision. The fight was highly competitive and won the Fight of the Night award. However, the fight was stopped prematurely in the fifth round when Cerrone hit Varner's temple with an illegal knee while Varner was still on the ground. Varner was given time to recover, but he was unable to continue, noting that he had double vision and had sustained a broken hand.[13]

Cerrone was again scheduled to face Rich Crunkilton on June 7, 2009 at WEC 41, but Crunkilton was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by James Krause.[14] Cerrone defeated Krause via first round submission.[15]

Cerrone and Varner had agreed to a rematch, tentatively at WEC 43, but Varner was unable to receive medical clearance as a result from his hand injury. Cerrone fought Benson Henderson for the WEC Interim Lightweight Championship on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43 in San Antonio, Texas,[16] losing by unanimous decision. The fight was awarded Fight of the Year honors by Sherdog for 2009. Cerrone credited Henderson for being "a hell of a fighter" and conceded that he was slow to start the action, which may have cost him the match.[17]

Cerrone faced Ed Ratcliff on December 19, 2009 in the event headliner at WEC 45.[18] Cerrone defeated Ratcliff via third round submission.[19] The bout also earned Cerrone Fight of the Night honors.[20]

Cerrone fought Benson Henderson in a rematch of their 2009 Fight of the Year, this time for the WEC Lightweight Championship on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48.[21] Cerrone lost via first-round guillotine choke submission.[22]

Cerrone faced rival Jamie Varner in their highly anticipated rematch on September 30, 2010 at WEC 51.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision, winning all three rounds. In between rounds, there were often many shoves and obscenities exchanged by both fighters, including a shove at the very end of the match. In the post fight interview, Cerrone declared he'd be willing to do a rematch in Arizona, Varner's home state, to settle their score once and for all. The bout won Fight of the Night honors.[24]

Cerrone instead faced Chris Horodecki on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53.[25] He won via submission in the second round with a triangle choke.[26]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[27]

Cerrone faced Paul Kelly on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126, replacing an injured Sam Stout.[28] Cerrone defeated Kelly via tapout due to a rear naked choke. For their performance, both fighters earned "Fight of the Night" honors.[29]

Cerrone was expected to face Mac Danzig on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.[30] However, Danzig was forced out of the bout with a chest injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha.[31] Cerrone won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), having neutralized his opponent's ability to get close and grapple by way of punishing leg kicks. During the post-fight interview Cerrone apologized for his performance, admitting he "fought to not lose, not to win."[32]

Cerrone was expected to face Paul Taylor on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5, replacing an injured John Makdessi.[33] However, Taylor was forced out of the bout with a foot injury and replaced by Charles Oliveira.[34] He didn’t waste much time in the fight, landing a hook to the body of Oliveira that dropped him. He then swarmed Oliveira, defeating him via TKO three minutes into the opening round, earning Knockout of Night honors for the performance.[35][36]

Cerrone faced Dennis Siver on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137, replacing Sam Stout.[37] Cerrone defeated Siver via first round submission, earning Submission of the Night honors.[38][39]

Cerrone lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 141 via unanimous decision, in a performance that earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[40][41] Despite knocking Diaz off of his feet multiple times with leg kicks, Cerrone could not offset the volume punches from Diaz, as Diaz landed 82% of the strikes he threw en route to his victory over Cerrone. On his loss to Diaz Cerrone stated, "You know instinct, I think that's the thing a lot of people aren't doing. That's where I made the mistake in my last fight, is, you need to learn to turn your brain off and just go by reactions. Don't go in there and try and think and do things and fight with your brain, because that's the thing, I got angry and tried to kill him, and when you try to go [too] hard you just can't do it."[42]

Cerrone was expected to face Yves Edwards on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[43] However, Edwards was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Jeremy Stephens.[44] Cerrone defeated Stephens by unanimous decision.[45]

Cerrone fought and defeated Melvin Guillard via first-round KO on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[46] Guillard landed a strong left hand early in the first round that floored Cerrone, who got to his feet only to absorb several more strikes from the pursuing Guillard. After a little more than a minute into the fight Cerrone threw a high kick which grazed Guillard's head - stunning him - and proceeded to knock him unconscious with a straight right hand, forcing the stoppage.[47] The performance earned Cerrone Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night honors.[48]

Cerrone faced Anthony Pettis on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox 6.[49] Pettis won the fight by TKO in the first round, finishing Cerrone with a kick to the body. This marked the first time in his career that Cerrone lost via strikes.

Cerrone next faced Strikeforce veteran K.J. Noons on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160.[50] He won the fight via dominant unanimous decision.[51]

Cerrone faced Rafael dos Anjos on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27.[52] Cerrone lost the fight by unanimous decision.[53]

Cerrone faced Evan Dunham on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167.[54] Cerrone won the fight via triangle choke in the second round.[55] The win also earned him his second Submission of the Night bonus award.[56]

Cerrone faced Adriano Martins on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10.[57] He won the fight by knockout due to a headkick in the first round.[58] The win also earned Cerrone his third Knockout of the Night bonus award.[59]

Cerrone faced Edson Barboza on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11.[60] Cerrone dropped his opponent with a strong jab in the first and quickly secured the rear-naked choke submission for the win.[61] The win also earned Cerrone his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[62]

Cerrone faced Jim Miller on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45.[63] Cerrone defeated Miller via knockout in the second round due to a head kick and punches, becoming the first man to give Miller a professional knockout loss.[64] The win also earned Cerrone his second Performance of the Night bonus award.[65]

Cerrone was briefly linked to a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178.[66] However, the pairing was quickly scrapped after it was revealed that Nurmagomedov had suffered a knee injury that would sideline him indefinitely.[67] Subsequently, Cerrone was matched with Bobby Green at the event.[68] In turn, Cerrone eventually faced Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event of the card.[69] After being staggered several times in the clinch by Alvarez, Cerrone came back in the following rounds with hard kicks and knees, eventually scoring a knockdown in the 3rd round due to low kicks. Cerrone won the fight via unanimous decision.[70]

Cerrone faced Myles Jury on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182.[71] Cerrone commented on his desire to fight him was due to his disdain over Jury's arrogant response after defeating Cerrone's former training partner, Diego Sanchez, in UFC 171.[72] He won the fight by dominating Jury from 1st to 3rd round via unanimous decision.[73] Regardless, Cerrone expressed disappointment towards himself after the fight due to there being boos from the crowd during some points of inactivity. "My legacy is I want to be fighting my ass off every time, so I don't consider that a win. I'm not happy with my performance and I'm gonna go watch the tape and figure out what I need to do to capitalize if that happens again."[74]

In an unprecedented move, Cerrone requested to face friend and WEC rival Benson Henderson just 15 days later at UFC Fight Night 59, replacing an injured Eddie Alvarez.[75] Cerrone won the fight via a controversial unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28.[76] 12 of 14 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Henderson.[77]

Cerrone was expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187.[78] However, Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout on April 30 due to a knee injury. He was replaced by John Makdessi.[79] Cerrone won the fight via TKO after breaking Makdessi's jaw with a head kick in the second round.[80]

After winning eight fights in a row in under two years, Cerrone earned his first UFC lightweight title shot. He faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event at UFC on Fox 17 on December 19, 2015.[81] Cerrone lost the fight via TKO just 66 seconds into the first round.[82]

Cerrone was expected to face Tim Means in a welterweight bout on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[83] However, Means pulled out of the bout on February 3 and was replaced by Alex Oliveira.[84]

Championships and achievements[edit]


  • Dominion Warrior Inc
    • Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Championship (One time)
  • S-1
    • 2006 S-1 Muay Thai U.S. Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Tournament Championship
  • Kickdown Classic
    • KDC Amateur Welterweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts[edit]

First fighter on UFC roster to be awarded Bonus payments in all 4 possible categories (Fight, Knockout, Performance & Submission of The Night awards)

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 28–7 (1) Rafael dos Anjos TKO (body kick and punches) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 December 19, 2015 1 1:06 Orlando, Florida, United States For the UFC Lightweight Championship
Win 28–6 (1) John Makdessi TKO (head kick) UFC 187 May 23, 2015 2 4:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–6 (1) Benson Henderson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver January 18, 2015 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 26–6 (1) Myles Jury Decision (unanimous) UFC 182 January 3, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 25–6 (1) Eddie Alvarez Decision (unanimous) UFC 178 September 27, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 24–6 (1) Jim Miller KO (head kick) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 2 3:31 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 23–6 (1) Edson Barboza Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne April 19, 2014 1 3:15 Orlando, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 22–6 (1) Adriano Martins KO (head kick) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson January 25, 2014 1 4:40 Chicago, Illinois, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 21–6 (1) Evan Dunham Submission (triangle choke) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 2 3:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Loss 20–6 (1) Rafael dos Anjos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 August 28, 2013 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 20–5 (1) KJ Noons Decision (unanimous) UFC 160 May 25, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 19–5 (1) Anthony Pettis TKO (body kick) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson January 26, 2013 1 2:35 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 19–4 (1) Melvin Guillard KO (head kick and punch) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 1 1:16 Denver, Colorado, United States Catchweight (157.5 lbs); Guillard missed weight. Knockout of the Night. Fight of the Night.
Win 18–4 (1) Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 17–4 (1) Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) UFC 141 December 30, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 17–3 (1) Dennis Siver Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 1 2:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 16–3 (1) Charles Oliveira TKO (punches) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 1 3:01 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 15–3 (1) Vagner Rocha Decision (unanimous) UFC 131 June 11, 2011 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 14–3 (1) Paul Kelly Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 126 February 5, 2011 2 3:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 13–3 (1) Chris Horodecki Submission (triangle choke) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 2 2:43 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 12–3 (1) Jamie Varner Decision (unanimous) WEC 51 September 30, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 11–3 (1) Benson Henderson Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 48 April 24, 2010 1 1:57 Sacramento, California, United States For the WEC Lightweight Championship.
Win 11–2 (1) Ed Ratcliff Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 3 3:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 10–2 (1) Benson Henderson Decision (unanimous) WEC 43 October 10, 2009 5 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States For the interim WEC Lightweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 10–1 (1) James Krause Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 41 June 7, 2009 1 4:38 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 9–1 (1) Jamie Varner Technical Decision (split) WEC 38 January 25, 2009 5 3:10 San Diego, California, United States For the WEC Lightweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 9–0 (1) Rob McCullough Decision (unanimous) WEC 36 November 5, 2008 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States WEC Lightweight title eliminator. Fight of the Night.
Win 8–0 (1) Danny Castillo Submission (armbar) WEC 34 June 1, 2008 1 1:30 Sacramento, California, United States
NC 7–0 (1) Kenneth Alexander NC (overturned) WEC 30 September 5, 2007 1 0:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a submission (triangle choke) win for Cerrone; Overturned after he tested positive for a banned diuretic.
Win 7–0 Yasunori Kanehara Submission (triangle choke) Greatest Common Multiple: Cage Force 3 June 9, 2007 2 2:46 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0 Anthony Njokuani Submission (triangle choke) Ring of Fire 29: Aftershock April 28, 2007 1 4:30 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 5–0 Ryan Roberts Submission (armbar) Ring of Fire 28: Evolution February 16, 2007 1 1:49 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 4–0 Jesse Brock Submission (triangle choke) Ring of Fire 26: Relentless September 9, 2006 1 1:35 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 3–0 Craig Tennant Submission (armbar) Ring of Fire 24: Integrity June 17, 2006 1 1:26 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Cruz Chacon Submission (triangle choke) American Championship Fighting: Genesis February 24, 2006 2 2:25 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Nate Mohr Submission (triangle choke) Ring of Fire 21: Full Blast February 11, 2006 1 1:42 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

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