Luke Cummo

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Luke Cummo
Born (1980-04-27) April 27, 1980 (age 39)
New Hyde Park, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out ofLong Island, New York, United States
TeamSerra-Longo Fight Team
Rankpurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2002-2008
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins6
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision1
Losses6
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Luke Joseph Cummo (born April 27, 1980) is a former mixed martial artist who appeared on the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter 2 on Spike TV.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cummo fights out of Long Island, where he attended Chaminade High School (class of 1998) in Mineola, New York and works with (Matt Serra) Serra Jiu-Jitsu and Ray Longo's IMAA. Although his grappling ability has been improving, his primary style remains Muay Thai kickboxing. He also holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt. He graduated Nassau Community College with a degree in Biology.[1]

Cummo began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2002, fighting exclusively in the Ring of Combat promotion in New Jersey. Over two-and-a-half years, he amassed a record of 3 wins and 2 losses.

The Ultimate Fighter 2[edit]

In 2005, Cummo was selected to be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 2 season. He gained recognition on the show due to his personality, vegan and unorthodox diet (which according to Joe Rogan includes urine therapy when sick),[2] his striking ability and his love of comic books. He was also the last person picked for a team on the show, fighting throughout the show as the underdog.

In his first fight, Cummo defeated Anthony Torres by unanimous decision after three rounds. In the semi-finals, Cummo faced Sammy Morgan and won by knockout via a knee at 2:05 of the second round. After winning two exhibition fights, he made it to the finals against Joe Stevenson.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Cummo faced Joe Stevenson in an officially sanction bout at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale on November 5, 2005. He lost the bout via a unanimous decision. Even though Cummo lost to Stevenson, his performance earned him a UFC contract.

In Cummo's first match under a UFC contract at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4, he defeated Jason Von Flue via unanimous decision.

In his next fight, Cummo was defeated by Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet, who scored a decision victory over Cummo with superior wrestling and ground control.

Cummo then amassed a two fight win streak when he defeated Josh Haynes via knockout at UFC 69 on April 7, 2007 and defeated Edilberto de Oliveira via TKO at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19, 2007.

Cummo next faced Luigi Fioravanti at UFC 82 on March 1, 2008. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Cummo's last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Tamdan McCrory at UFC 87. His UFC record stands at 3 wins and 4 losses.

Personal life[edit]

Luke and his ex-wife Lara have two sons, Zachary Michael, who was born on October 7, 2007, and Maxwell Joseph, born April 24, 2009.[3]

Urine therapy[edit]

Cummo has endorsed urine therapy, which is the drinking of one's own urine.[4] He has stated that this gives him an advantage over the competition due to the supposed nutritional benefits that it provides.[4]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–6 Tamdan McCrory Decision (unanimous) UFC 87 August 9, 2008 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 6–5 Luigi Fioravanti Decision (unanimous) UFC 82 March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 6–4 Edilberto de Oliveira TKO (strikes) UFC Fight Night 11 September 19, 2007 1 1:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–4 Josh Haynes KO (punch) UFC 69 April 7, 2007 2 2:45 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 4–4 Jonathan Goulet Decision (majority) UFC Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 4–3 Jason Von Flue Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–3 Joe Stevenson Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale November 5, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 Welterweight tournament final.
Loss 3–2 Josh Koscheck Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 6 April 24, 2004 3 5:00 Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Mike Thatcher Submission (triangle choke) Ring of Combat 5 December 14, 2003 2 1:53 Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Loss 2–1 Dave Tirelli Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 4 August 15, 2003 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Dave Tirelli TKO (doctor stoppage) Ring of Combat 3 June 7, 2003 2 0:46 Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 Kadir Kadri TKO Ring of Combat 1 October 12, 2002 1 2:37 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gregwapling.com/tv/the-ultimate-fighter/the-ultimate-fighter-biographies.html
  2. ^ "The Rise of the Power Vegans". businessweek.com. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Luke Cummo prepares for a battle at UFC 69". MMAFIGHTING.com. 2007-04-02. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2008-02-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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