Rob McCullough

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Rob McCullough
Rob McCullough 2015.jpg
Rob McCullough attending Lexxi Tyler's Website Launch Party at "The Kress" Hollywood, CA on May 2, 2009
Born (1977-05-26) May 26, 1977 (age 42)
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Other namesRazor
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach69 in (175 cm)
Fighting out ofHuntington Beach, California, United States
TeamHB Ultimate Training Center
Rank Cia Paulista purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2001–2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins19
By knockout11
By submission2
By decision6
Losses8
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Robert Alexander McCullough IV (born May 26, 1977) is a retired American Muay Thai kickboxer and professional mixed martial artist. A professional from 2001-2011 in MMA, McCullough has formerly competed for the WEC, Bellator, DREAM, the World Fighting Alliance, the Palace Fighting Championship, and King of the Cage. In professional kickboxing, McCullough has competed for K-1.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

McCullough began his mixed martial arts career with a first-round TKO victory at the Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, in 2001.[1] Between 2003 and 2007, "Razor Rob" went 10-1 with nine stoppage victories and only a split-decision loss to Harris Sarmiento, which he later avenged.[2][3]

McCullough defeated Muay Thai fighter Kit Cope at WEC 25 to win the vacant WEC Lightweight Championship.[4] He defended the title once by defeating Richard Crunkilton by first-round TKO.[5] On February 13, 2008, he lost his title to Jamie Varner when Varner defeated him by TKO due to strikes in the third round.[6]

After losing his title, McCullough struggled over his next four fights in the now-defunct WEC. He defeated Kenneth Alexander by split decision but then lost to Donald Cerrone.[3] He defeated Marcus Hicks by majority decision,[7] but he fractured his right hand and received minor damage to his ankle and subsequently underwent surgery to repair his hand. McCullough was expected to return to the cage against Anthony Pettis on November 18, 2009, at WEC 44; but Pettis had to pull out of the bout with an undisclosed injury. McCullough instead faced WEC newcomer Karen Darabedyan.[8] McCullough lost to Darabedyan via split decision.[9]

With three losses in his last five fights, McCullough released by the WEC and would eventually join Tachi Palace Fights, returning to the venue where his career began, and had somewhat of a resurgence. McCullough defeated Isaac de Jesus by first-round TKO on July 9, 2010, at Tachi Palace Fight 5. He then defeated UFC veteran Corey Hill by unanimous decision on September 9, 2010, at Tachi Palace Fight 6.[10]

Bellator MMA[edit]

On October 14, 2010, McCullough signed with Bellator to compete in the promotion's upcoming Season Four Lightweight Tournament. He was knocked out by a counter right by Patricky "The Pitbull" Freire.[11]

DREAM[edit]

McCullough next faced Shinya Aoki at DREAM 17.[12] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

McCullough is married to pornographic actress Lexxi Tyler.[13] The couple had their first child, a son, in March 2010.[10]

He is of Irish and Mexican descent.[14]

McCullough also owns MMA apparel company Razor Clothing.[15]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 19 wins 8 losses
By knockout 11 2
By submission 2 1
By decision 6 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–8 Shinya Aoki Submission (neck crank) DREAM 17 September 24, 2011 1 4:57 Saitama, Japan
Loss 19–7 Patricky Freire TKO (punches) Bellator 36 March 12, 2011 3 3:11 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 19–6 Corey Hill Decision (unanimous) TPF 6: High Stakes September 9, 2010 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 18–6 Isaac DeJesus TKO (punches) TPF 5: Stars and Strikes July 9, 2010 1 4:31 Lemoore, California, United States 160lbs. Catchweight bout.
Loss 17–6 Karen Darabedyan Decision (split) WEC 44 November 18, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–5 Marcus Hicks Decision (majority) WEC 39 March 1, 2009 3 5:00 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Loss 16–5 Donald Cerrone Decision (unanimous) WEC 36 November 5, 2008 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States WEC Lightweight title eliminator. Fight of the Night.
Win 16–4 Kenneth Alexander Decision (split) WEC 34 June 1, 2008 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 15–4 Jamie Varner TKO (punches) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 3 2:54 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States Lost WEC Lightweight Championship.
Win 15–3 Richard Crunkilton TKO (punches) WEC 30 September 5, 2007 1 1:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended WEC Lightweight Championship.
Win 14–3 Kit Cope Submission (punches) WEC 25 January 20, 2007 1 2:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won WEC Lightweight Championship.
Win 13–3 Harris Sarmiento Decision (unanimous) WFA: King of the Streets July 22, 2006 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 12–3 Ryan Healy TKO (cut) WEC 21 June 15, 2006 1 1:52 Highland, California, United States
Win 11–3 Randy Hauer TKO (punches) WEC 20 May 5, 2006 1 2:36 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 10–3 Olaf Alfonso KO (punch) WEC 19 March 17, 2006 2 0:12 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 9–3 Gabe Rivas Submission (verbal) KOTC 63 December 2, 2005 2 3:11 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 8–3 Jeremy Jones TKO (punches) KOTC 58 August 5, 2005 1 0:45 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7–3 Andrew Williams TKO (punches) PFC: Pit Fighting Championship February 7, 2004 1 N/A Upland, California, United States
Loss 6–3 Harris Sarmiento Decision (split) WEC 9 January 16, 2004 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6–2 Danny Devine TKO (leg kicks) PFC: Put Up or Shut Up August 23, 2003 1 N/A California, United States
Win 5–2 Nam Phan Decision (unanimous) PFC: Knucklefest April 5, 2003 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 4–2 Anthony Garcia KO (punches) PFC: Knucklefest April 5, 2003 1 N/A California, United States
Win 3–2 William Sriyapai Decision (unanimous) PFC: Knucklefest April 5, 2003 1 5:00 California, United States
Loss 2–2 Josh Thomson Decision (unanimous) WFA 3: Level 3 November 23, 2002 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 2–1 Kenneth Alexander Decision (unanimous) HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation March 30, 2002 4 3:00 Anza, California, United States
Win 2–0 Steve Wagner TKO (corner stoppage) Ultimate Pankration 1 November 11, 2001 1 3:55 Cabazon, California, United States
Win 1–0 Jesse Heck TKO (punches) WEC 2 October 4, 2001 1 0:24 Lemoore, California, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WEC-2-Clash-of-the-Titans-453
  2. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/22760/bellator-36s-razor-rob-mccullough-out-to-impress-fans-in-lightweight-tourney.mma
  3. ^ a b http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Rob-McCullough-2288
  4. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WEC-25-Las-Vegas-4742
  5. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WEC-30-Las-Vegas-5455
  6. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WEC-32-Albuquerque-6233
  7. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WEC-39-Brown-vs-Garcia-9492
  8. ^ "WEC 44 fight card complete with addition of newcomer Karen Darabedyan". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results". www.wec.tv/index.cfmom. 2009-11-19.
  10. ^ a b "Ex-WEC champ Rob McCullough fights Thomas Denny at Tachi Palace Fights 5". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2010-04-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bellator-Signs-Razor-Rob-Held-for-Lightweight-Tourney-27521
  12. ^ "Dream 17 Adds Shinya Aoki vs. Razor Rob McCullough, Kitaoka vs. Freire". MMAweekly.com. 2011-07-29.
  13. ^ "The Wedding of Razor Rob and Lexxi Tyler". COMBATLIFESTYLE.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. ^ "PRO MMA Exclusive: Razor Rob McCullough". PROMMANOW.com. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  15. ^ "The Razor's Edge: Rob McCullough's MMA Blog". ocregister.com. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2010-07-19.

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Vacant
Title last held by
Hermes Franca
WEC Lightweight Champion
January 20, 2007 - February 13, 2008
Succeeded by
Jamie Varner