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April 27, 1980 |
New Hyde Park, New York, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Long Island, New York, United States|
|Team||Serra-Longo Fight Team|
|Rank||purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Luke Joseph Cummo (born April 27, 1980) is a former mixed martial artist who appeared in the second season of the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. After winning two exhibition fights, he made it to the finals where he was defeated by Joe Stevenson by decision in a close bout. Cummo gained recognition on the show due to his personality, vegan and unorthodox diet (which according to Joe Rogan includes urine therapy when sick), 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.
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. Even though Cummo lost to Joe Stevenson at The Ultimate Fighter 2 finale, his performance earned him a UFC contract. 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.
In his first match under a UFC contract at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4, he defeated Jason Von Flue via unanimous decision. In his next fight, he was defeated by Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet, who scored a decision victory over Cummo with superior wrestling and ground control.
Luke and his wife Lara have two sons, Zachary Michael, who was born on October 7, 2007, and Maxwell Joseph, born April 24, 2009.
Cummo has endorsed urine therapy, which is the drinking of one's own urine. He has stated that this gives him an advantage over the competition due to the supposed nutritional benefits that it provides.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||6 wins||6 losses|
|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|
|Loss||3–2||Josh Koscheck||Decision (unanimous)||ROC 6 – Ring of Combat 6||April 24, 2004||3||5:00||Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–1||Mike Thatcher||Submission (triangle choke)||ROC 5 – Ring of Combat 5||December 14, 2003||2||1:53||Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Dave Tirelli||Decision (unanimous)||ROC 4 – Ring of Combat 4||August 15, 2003||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Dave Tirelli||TKO (doctor stoppage)||ROC 3 – Ring of Combat 3||June 7, 2003||2||0:46||Morristown, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Kadir Kadri||TKO||ROC 1 – Ring of Combat 1||October 12, 2002||1||2:37||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
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- "Q&A: Luke Cummo prepares for a battle at UFC 69". MMAFIGHTING.com. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2008-02-26.