|Born||Donald Anthony Cerrone|
March 29, 1983
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Residence||Edgewood, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Division||Lightweight (2006–2015, 2019)|
Welterweight (2016–2018, 2020–present)
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Denver, Colorado|
|Team||Inyodo Martial Arts Club (2002–2006)|
Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2006–2018)
BMF Ranch (2018–present)
|Trainer||Greg Jackson (2006–2018) |
Joe Schilling (2018–present)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Eliot Marshall |
Black belt in Gaidojutsu
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Donald Anthony Cerrone; (born March 29, 1983), known professionally by his nickname "Cowboy", is an American mixed martial artist and former professional kickboxer. He currently fights in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
On November 10, 2018, Cerrone surpassed Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping for the most wins in UFC history with 21, and surpassed Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for the most finishes in UFC history with 15. After defeating Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night 143 on January 19, 2019, Cerrone increased both his UFC win record total to 22, and his UFC record for most finishes to 16, and tied the record for most bouts in the organization with a total of 37. His performance also earned two post-fight awards, which included his 7th performance of the night award (tying the record set by Charles Oliveira), bringing his post-fight award total to 16 (breaking the record previously shared by Nate Diaz and Joe Lauzon).
Cerrone was born in Denver, Colorado and is of Irish and Italian descent. At a young age, Cerrone was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder but never received treatment for it. Growing up, he would often get into fights.
Cerrone attended Air Academy High School, where he began professional bull riding. Following his parents' divorce, Cerrone lived with his grandparents. At the age of 20, Cerrone began training in kickboxing and then later Muay Thai. After winning a few kickboxing competitions, Cerrone pursued a career in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Mixed martial arts career
Cerrone began his career in Commerce City, Colorado at a gym called Freedom Fighters. In 2006, Cerrone began training with Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt, Keith Jardine, Georges St-Pierre, Leonard Garcia, Tom Watson and other skilled MMA fighters at Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting Gaidojutsu school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Cerrone was signed to fight in the WEC. His first fight in the promotion was against Kenneth Alexander. Originally a win via submission in 56 seconds of the first round, the decision was changed to a no-contest when Cerrone tested positive hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic.
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.
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. Cerrone defeated Krause via first round submission.
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, 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.
Cerrone faced Ed Ratcliff on December 19, 2009, in the event headliner at WEC 45. Cerrone defeated Ratcliff via third round submission. The bout also earned Cerrone Fight of the Night honors.
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. Cerrone lost via first-round guillotine choke submission.
Cerrone faced rival Jamie Varner in their highly anticipated rematch on September 30, 2010, at WEC 51. 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Cerrone faced Paul Kelly on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126, replacing an injured Sam Stout. Cerrone defeated Kelly via tapout due to a rear naked choke. For their performance, both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.
Cerrone was expected to face Mac Danzig on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131. However, Danzig was forced out of the bout with a chest injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha. Cerrone won the fight via unanimous decision.
Cerrone was expected to face Paul Taylor on August 14, 2011, at UFC on Versus 5, replacing an injured John Makdessi. However, Taylor was forced out of the bout with a foot injury and replaced by Charles Oliveira. Cerrone won the fight via TKO three minutes into the opening round, earning Knockout of Night honors for the performance.
Cerrone next faced Nate Diaz at UFC 141 on December 30, 2011. He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision, in a performance that earned both participants Fight of the Night honors. 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."
Cerrone was expected to face Yves Edwards on May 15, 2012, at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier. However, Edwards was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Jeremy Stephens. Cerrone defeated Stephens by unanimous decision.
Cerrone fought Melvin Guillard on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. The performance earned Cerrone Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night honors.
Cerrone faced Anthony Pettis on January 26, 2013, at UFC on Fox 6. 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 faced Evan Dunham on November 16, 2013, at UFC 167. Cerrone won the fight via triangle choke in the second round. The win also earned him his second Submission of the Night bonus award.
Cerrone faced Adriano Martins on January 25, 2014, at UFC on Fox 10. He won the fight by knockout due to a headkick in the first round. The win also earned Cerrone his third Knockout of the Night bonus award.
Cerrone faced Edson Barboza on April 19, 2014, at UFC on Fox 11. Cerrone dropped his opponent with a strong jab in the first and quickly secured the rear-naked choke submission for the win. The win also earned Cerrone his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Cerrone faced Jim Miller on July 16, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 45. 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. The win also earned Cerrone his second Performance of the Night bonus award.
Cerrone was briefly linked to a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 27, 2014, at UFC 178. However, the pairing was quickly scrapped after it was revealed that Nurmagomedov had suffered a knee injury that would sideline him indefinitely. Subsequently, Cerrone was matched with Bobby Green at the event. In turn, Cerrone eventually faced former Bellator Lightweight Champion and UFC newcomer Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event of the card. Cerrone won the fight via unanimous decision.
Cerrone faced Myles Jury on January 3, 2015, at UFC 182. 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. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
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. Cerrone won the fight via a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28. 12 of 14 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Henderson.
Cerrone was expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187. However, Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout on April 30 due to a knee injury. He was replaced by John Makdessi. Cerrone won the fight via TKO in the second round.
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. Cerrone lost the fight via TKO just 66 seconds into the first round.
Moving up to welterweight
Cerrone was expected to face Tim Means in a welterweight bout on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83. However, Means was removed from the bout on February 3 and was replaced by Alex Oliveira. Cerrone won the fight via submission in the first round. He was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.
On August 26, 2016, it was announced that Cerrone had signed a new, eight-fight contract with UFC.
Cerrone was briefly linked to a bout with Robbie Lawler on November 12, 2016, at UFC 205. However, Lawler turned down the fight and Cerrone was then scheduled to face Kelvin Gastelum on the card. However, on the day of the weigh-ins, Gastelum did not make an attempt to formally weigh in as he was well over the 171 lbs limit for the fight and the bout was scrapped. Consequently, Cerrone was quickly rescheduled and faced Matt Brown the following month at UFC 206. Cerrone won the fight via knockout in the third round.
Cerrone was expected to face Robbie Lawler on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213. On June 28, reports began to circulate that Cerrone had sustained a minor injury which would force the fight to be postponed to UFC 214 taking place three weeks later. UFC President Dana White confirmed later the same day that Cerrone in fact had a staph infection and a pulled groin, and the plan is to reschedule the pairing to after UFC 214. However, the bout eventually took place at UFC 214. Cerrone lost the back-and-forth fight by a very close unanimous decision that many feel that Cerrone should have indeed won.
Cerrone faced Yancy Medeiros on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 126. He won the fight via technical knockout out in round one. With this win, Cerrone tied the UFC records for most finishes in the promotion with fourteen and most wins in the promotion with twenty.
In the beginning of August 2018, it was revealed that he had parted ways with his long-time striking coach Brandon Gibson after the loss against Edwards. Appearing on Joe Rogan Experience on August 29, 2018, Cerrone launched on a tirade against his training camp Jackson-Wink and announced that he had parted ways with the team altogether.
Cerrone faced Mike Perry on November 10, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 139. He won the fight by submission due to an armbar in the first round, becoming the first fighter to finish Perry in MMA. His fight earned him the Performance of the Night award. With this win, Cerrone set the UFC records for most finishes in the promotion with fifteen and most wins in the promotion with twenty one (21).
Return to Lightweight
Cerrone faced Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight bout on January 19, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 143. He was successful in his return to Lightweight, winning the fight via TKO in the second round, after outstriking and outwrestling Hernandez throughout the fight. With this win, Cerrone extended his UFC records for most finishes with sixteen (and most wins with twenty-two). He also added another record to his legacy, becoming the fighter with the most fight bonuses at sixteen.
In a quick turnaround, Cerrone returned to the Octagon just 32 days after his last win and faced Tony Ferguson on June 8, 2019, at UFC 238. Cerrone lost the fight in a controversial manner via TKO due to a doctor stoppage after Ferguson landed a strong illegal punch well after the bell rang signaling the end of the second round, which caused major facial damage to Donald Cerrone's nose. Upon blowing his nose between rounds, something that the announcer Joe Rogan argued runs the risk of inflaming eye injuries, the swelling of Cerrone's left eye prompted the referee to end the bout controversially awarding Ferguson with a TKO victory.  This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Return to welterweight
As the first fight of his new six-fight contract, Cerrone headlined UFC 246 when he faced Conor McGregor on January 18, 2020 in a welterweight bout. He lost the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
Cerrone faced Niko Price on September 19, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 178. Price was docked a point in round one for repeated eye pokes, and the fight would be declared a majority draw. However, it was later overturned to a no contest (NC) after Price tested positive for marijuana. 
Cerrone was scheduled to face Diego Sanchez on May 8, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24. However, Sanchez was removed from the fight on April 28 for undisclosed reasons and he was replaced by Alex Morono. He lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.
Cerrone and his fiancée Lindsay have a son, Dacson Danger Cerrone, born on June 29, 2018. On Valentine's Day 2020 Cerrone revealed that they are expecting a second child, with the due date expected in September. On September 11, 2020, the couple welcomed their second son, Riot River Cerrone.
Cerrone is good friends with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney, who has trained at BMF Ranch, and Cerrone made an appearance alongside Paul Felder and Dana White in the season 12 episode "Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare."
In 2014, Cerrone established an MMA gym at his property in Edgewood, New Mexico to lower his training camp costs by hosting his training partners at the estate. Coaches like Brandon Gibson, Jafari Vanier, and Jonavin Webb are usually situated at the ranch with fighters like Lando Vannata, John Dodson and Leonard Garcia.
In 2014, the UFC lightweight fighter Bobby Green accused Cerrone of making racist comments towards him and about black people, in a since deleted interview with journalist Ariel Helwani. Cerrone dismissed his claims, maintaining that if he was racist he wouldn't "have three black guys living with [him]".
The UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has come forward with similar allegations in 2016, detailing an altercation between him and Cerrone during UFC International Fight Week. According to Sterling, after Cerrone made a comment about his gold chain that made him feel "uncomfortable", he then used an "inappropriate word" in front of Sterling. While Sterling never specified what the word was, he strongly implied it had racial overtones. When he asked for an explanation, Cerrone allegedly started to threaten him, telling him that he’d "beat the fuck out of him" and "do what Caraway did to him", referring to Sterling's UFC bout earlier that year in which he suffered his first professional loss to Bryan Caraway.
Cerrone has become a target of widespread criticism for his casual usage of an anti-black racial slur, after an older Instagram comment in which he uses the word re-emerged in 2019. The post, uploaded by his sparring partner Said Nurmagomedov in 2016, shows a photo of Cerrone and Nurmagomedov after training captioned “After good sparring with my n---a @cowboycerrone“, to which Cerrone replied saying "Ya @nurmagomedov_said my n---a". Cerrone has also used the slur on multiple occasions in his own social media posts.
Allegations of sexual harassment
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, the UFC fighter Bobby Green accused Cerrone of sexually harassing his female fans at UFC Fan Expo signing in 2014 . According to Green, he groped and behaved inappropriately towards the women that came to take a photo with him. 
"He's groping these women. They've got husbands, they've got fiancees, they've got boyfriends, I'm like, that's messed up man, just because this guy's a nerd and he can't do anything to you, you're going to do this to him. Girlfriend's cute, Donald Cerrone, picks her up, grabs her ass, starts grabbing on there and stuff and he's like 'I'm Donald Cerrone.' I'm like, 'you're going to piss somebody off, you get the wrong person they're going to get pissed.' He's like, 'what are they going to do to me, I'll knock them out.' "— Bobby Green
In an interview with Sherdog, Cerrone denied these accusations. "That was two years ago, ya' know? Why didn't any of this come out? Why didn't a fan file a lawsuit or say, 'Yo, Cowboy is groping my wife,' c'mon." he said of the alleged incidents.
Homophobic and transphobic comments
As part of his trash talk to describe Jamie Varner in a buildup of their second fight at WEC 51 in 2010, Cerrone commented that Varner is "a fag" and that he hoped to kill him in the ring. After WEC officials publicly condemned his remarks, he apologized for the death threats on Twitter, but did not mention the slur usage in his apology.
Cerrone was widely criticized for his use of a homophobic slur to describe Daniel Cormier's performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 200 during a Q&A at UFC Fan Expo, where he was taking part in a panel covering the event along with CM Punk and Joe Gooden. When talking with CM Punk about the worst performances of that night, he criticized Cormier's wrestling-heavy game plan asking "How you going to give up weight and fight like a fag, man?".
After an immediate backlash, a UFC senior official told the MMA Junkie portal that the organization was "incredibly disappointed by Cerrone's comments" and will be meeting with him to discuss the severity of the situation. Cerrone reacted to the criticism with a since-deleted Instagram post, which showed a photo of him wearing a then-recently released UFC rainbow T-shirt in support of the LGBTQ community and in which he apologized for his choice of words.
While being interviewed by Jason Ellis on his radio show, Cerrone became seemingly uncomfortable after Ellis mentioned that he's bisexual and has had sexual relationships with men. During his appearance on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast a few weeks later, he went on to call Ellis "a faggot", adding that he just didn't want to say it to him directly. Ellis voiced his disappointment with Cerrone's statements in an interview with outsports.com.
When discussing U.S. president Donald Trump's attempts to ban transgender people from serving in the US armed forces on an episode of The Fighter and the Kid podcast, Cerrone objected to the host, Brendan Schaub, using female pronouns to describe a trans woman, and stated: "I’m just saying, if you got a dick, you're a dude."
Ties to far-right extremism
During the UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley post-fight press conference, Cerrone was asked by a journalist on his views on the COVID-19 lockdown and safety measures. He revealed that he refused orders to wear a mask on national television because he "doesn't stand for that shit" and because he doesn't wear one anyway, explaining that he's "true-gritted hard core American Republican”.
Championships and accomplishments
- Dominion Warrior Inc
- Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Championship (One time)
- International Sport Karate Association
- ISKA Amateur Colorado State Middleweight (-75 kg/165 lb) Oriental Championship (One time)
- Kickdown Classic
- KDC Amateur Welterweight Championship (One time)
- 2006 S-1 Muay Thai U.S. Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Tournament Championship 270
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (Six times) vs. Paul Kelly, Nate Diaz, Melvin Guillard, Alexander Hernandez, Al Iaquinta & Tony Ferguson
- Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Charles Oliveira, Melvin Guillard, & Adriano Martins
- Submission of the Night (Two times) vs. Dennis Siver & Evan Dunham
- Performance of the Night (Seven times) vs. Edson Barboza, Jim Miller, Alex Oliveira, Patrick Côté, Rick Story, Mike Perry, & Alexander Hernandez
- Most wins in UFC history (23)
- Second most finishes in UFC history (16)
- Most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history (18)
- Tied for most bouts in UFC history (37)
- Tied for most bouts in a 12-month period in UFC history (6) (w. Sam Alvey)
- Second most wins in UFC Lightweight history (17)
- Third most finishes in UFC Lightweight history (10)
- Most knockdowns in UFC history (20)
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- 2009 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on October 10
- Ring of Fire
- Ring of Fire Lightweight Champion
- Sherdog Awards
- Sports Illustrated
- 2009 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on October 10
- World MMA Awards
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|54 matches||36 wins||16 losses|
|Loss||36–16 (2)||Alex Morono||TKO (punches)||UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson||May 8, 2021||1||4:40||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|NC||36–15 (2)||Niko Price||NC (overturned by NSAC)||UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley||September 19, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Price was deducted one point in round 1 for repeated eye pokes. Originally a majority draw; overturned after Price tested positive for marijuana.|
|Loss||36–15 (1)||Anthony Pettis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 249||May 9, 2020||3||5:00||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Loss||36–14 (1)||Conor McGregor||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC 246||January 18, 2020||1||0:40||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||36–13 (1)||Justin Gaethje||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje||September 14, 2019||1||4:18||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||Lightweight Bout.|
|Loss||36–12 (1)||Tony Ferguson||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC 238||June 8, 2019||2||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||36–11 (1)||Al Iaquinta||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy||May 4, 2019||5||5:00||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||35–11 (1)||Alexander Hernandez||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||2||3:43||Brooklyn, New York, United States||Return to Lightweight. Performance of the Night. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||34–11 (1)||Mike Perry||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez||November 10, 2018||1||4:46||Denver, Colorado, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||33–11 (1)||Leon Edwards||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards||June 23, 2018||5||5:00||Kallang, Singapore|
|Win||33–10 (1)||Yancy Medeiros||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||1||4:58||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||32–10 (1)||Darren Till||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Till||October 21, 2017||1||4:20||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Loss||32–9 (1)||Robbie Lawler||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 214||July 29, 2017||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||32–8 (1)||Jorge Masvidal||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||2||1:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||32–7 (1)||Matt Brown||KO (head kick)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||0:44||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||31–7 (1)||Rick Story||TKO (punches)||UFC 202||August 20, 2016||2||2:02||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||30–7 (1)||Patrick Côté||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson||June 18, 2016||3||2:35||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||29–7 (1)||Alex Oliveira||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy||February 21, 2016||1||2:33||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States||Welterweight debut. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||28–7 (1)||Rafael dos Anjos||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 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 and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy 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||KO (kick to the body)||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 lb) bout; Guillard missed weight. Knockout of the Night. Fight of the Night.|
|Win||18–4 (1)||Jeremy Stephens||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: The 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||No Contest (overturned by NSAC)||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 hydrochlorothiazide.|
|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||Won the ROF Lightweight Championship.|
|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|
|1.||UFC 246||McGregor vs. Cowboy||18 January 2020||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S||1,000,000|
Muay Thai record (partial)
|28 Wins (18 (T)KO's), 0 Losses 1 Draw|
|2006-08-05||Win||Travis Crawford||Dominion Warrior/S-1: United States Championships, Final||Miami, Florida, U.S.||TKO (right hook)||3||2:21|
|Wins the 2006 S-1 Muay Thai U.S. Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Tournament Championship and the Dominion Warrior Muay Thai World Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Championship.|
|2006-08-05||Win||Jan Kaszuba||Dominion Warrior/S-1: United States Championships, Semi Finals||Miami, Florida, U.S.||Decision (split)||3||3:00|
|2005-12-10||Win||Lamont Forin||Ring of Fire 20: Elite||Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S.||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|2005-10-21||Draw||Raul Rodriguez||Strikeforce||San Jose, California, U.S.||Technical draw||N/A||N/A|
|2005-06-18||Win||Clint Rhodes||Ring of Fire 17: Unstoppable||Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S.||TKO (strikes)||NA||N/A|
|2005-02-12||Win||Mike Justice||Ring of Fire 15: Inferno||Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S.||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Professional boxing record
|1 fight||0 wins||1 loss|
|1||Loss||0–1||Geoffrey Spruiell||TKO||2 (4), 2:39||Nov 21, 2003||Los Caporales Regency Hotel, Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|2018||The Equalizer 2||Belgian Backpacker|
|2020||Spenser Confidential||Big Boy (as Cowboy Cerrone)|
|2021||The Outlaw Johnny Black||Crackshot Bob|
|2017||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Donald Cerrone||Episode: "Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare"|
|Godless||Gang Member||7 episodes|
|The Night Shift||Wounded Paramedic Nick||Episode: "Resurgence "|
|2020||Magnum P.I. (2018 TV series)||Reese||Episode: "A Leopard on the Prowl"|
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