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Daniel Cormier

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Win Rate
85 %
Finish Rate
64 %
Decision Win %
78 %

Daniel Cormier

Age
43
Height
5' 11 (180 cm)
Reach
72 in. (6' 0/184 cm)
Ape-Index
1.022
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Léo Vieira
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
brown_belt
Biography
Daniel Ryan Cormier is an American former professional mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and commentator for the UFC. In folkstyle wrestling, he was an NCAA Division I National and two time Big 12 Conference runner-up for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and a two-time NJCAA champion. He holds the distinction of having won a world championship belt in every promotion for which he has fought.
Fighter Trivia
On February 16, 2011, he and his then-fiancée Salina Deleon had a son, Daniel Jr. Daniel Jr. trains in amateur wrestling at AKA, where Cormier is the assistant coach. Cormier is a dedicated fan of the New Orleans Saints and professional wrestling. On March 5, 2022, Cormier was absent from the commentary team for UFC 272 as he attended the funeral of his mother.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame
  • UFC: UFC Heavyweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense
  • UFC: One successful title defense
  • UFC: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time). Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Anthony Johnson, Volkan Oezdemir and Stipe Miocic
  • UFC: First fighter successfully to defend titles in two weight classes
  • UFC: Fifth multi-divisional champion in UFC history
  • UFC: Second simultaneous multi-divisional champion
  • UFC: One successful title defense
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion
  • King of the Cage: KOTC Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Xtreme MMA: XMMA Heavyweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense
  • Xtreme MMA: One successful title defense
  • Xtreme MMA: One successful title defense
  • ESPN: Upset of the Month (2011) vs. Antônio Silva on September 10
  • ESPN: Fighter of the Year (2018)
  • CombatPress.com: 2018 Male Fighter of the Year
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 January Fight of the Month vs. Jon Jones
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 October Fight of the Month vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2018 Male Fighter of the Year
  • MMA Fighting: 2018 Fighter of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2014 Beatdown of the Year vs. Dan Henderson at UFC 173
  • Sherdog: 2014 All-Violence 3rd Team
  • MMADNA.nl: 2018 Male Fighter of the Year.
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Feud of the Year (2014) vs. Jon Jones
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year (2018)
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Charles 'Mask' Lewis Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Analyst of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2019 – July 2020 Analyst of the Year
  • ESPY Award: 2018 Best MMA Fighter
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2007 Wrestling World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2007 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2007 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2005 Super Cup Silver Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2005 Wrestling World Cup Silver Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2005 Ivan Yarygin Memorial Tournament Senior Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2004 Boutiatyr Grand Prix Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2003 FILA Absolute Championship Bronze Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2003 Ivan Yarygin Cup Bronze Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2003 Pan American Games Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2002 Medved International Championships Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2002 Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2002 Pan American Championships Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2002 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Bronze Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2001 Sunkist Kids International Open Gold Medalist
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 2001 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Gold Medalist
  • USA Wrestling: USA Senior National Championship (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • USA Wrestling: US Senior World Team Trials Winner (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • USA Wrestling: Northwest Senior Regional Championship (2008)
  • USA Wrestling: John Smith Freestyle Wrestler of the Year Award (2007)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: George Tragos Award (2019)
  • United World Wrestling (FILA): 1995 Cadet World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 184 lb National Runner-up out of Oklahoma State University (2001)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American out of Oklahoma State University (2001)
  • Big 12 Conference: Big 12 184 lb National Runner-up out of Oklahoma State University (2000, 2001)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee (2009)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA Collegiate National Championship (1998, 1999)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA All-American (1998, 1999)
  • National High School Coaches Association: NHSCA Senior All-American (1997)
  • Louisiana High School Athletic Association: LHSAA Hall of Fame inductee
  • Louisiana High School Athletic Association: LHSAA Division I High School State Championship (1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Louisiana High School Athletic Association: LHSAA Division I All-State (1995, 1996, 1997)
  • Louisiana High School Athletic Association: ASICS Tiger High School All-American (1996, 1997)

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