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Donald Cerrone

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Photo from Staff Sgt. Sean Harp via dvidshub.net
Win Rate
65 %
Finish Rate
75 %
Decision Win %
60 %

Donald Cerrone

6' 0 (183 cm)
73 in. (6' 1/185 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Eliot Marshall
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
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. She would sometimes bail Donald and his friends out of jail after they got into another fight and according to Cerrone himself that the next morning she would never bring up exactly what happened the night before, she would just repeat the phrase "you know what you did" and leave it at that. Cerrone attended Air Academy High School, where he began professional bull riding. After winning a few kickboxing competitions, Cerrone pursued a career in mixed martial arts .
Fighter Trivia
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." On December 19, 2021, Cerrone competed in his first professional grappling match against Craig Jones under the Combat Jiu-Jitsu ruleset at the Featherweight edition of the CJJ World Championships. He tapped out after being put in a rear-naked choke by Jones a little over halfway into the regulation period.

Awards & Accolades

  • 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)
  • S-1: 2006 S-1 Muay Thai U.S. Lightweight (-73.4 kg/162 lb) Tournament Championship 270
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Six times) vs. Paul Kelly, Nate Diaz, Melvin Guillard, Alexander Hernandez, Al Iaquinta & Tony Ferguson
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Charles Oliveira, Melvin Guillard, & Adriano Martins
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (Two times) vs. Dennis Siver & Evan Dunham
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Seven times) vs. Edson Barboza, Jim Miller, Alex Oliveira, Patrick Côté, Rick Story, Mike Perry, & Alexander Hernandez
  • UFC: Tied for second most wins in UFC history (23) (w. Andrei Arlovski)
  • UFC: Tied for second most finishes in UFC history (16) (w. Jim Miller)
  • UFC: Tied for most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history (18) (w. Charles Oliveira)
  • UFC: Third most bouts in UFC history (38)
  • UFC: Second most wins in UFC Lightweight history (17)
  • UFC: Third most finishes in UFC Lightweight history (10)
  • UFC: Most knockdowns in UFC history (20)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (Five times) vs. Rob McCullough, Jamie Varner (2), Benson Henderson, & Ed Ratcliff
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Most Fight of the Night awards in WEC history (5)
  • MMAFighting.com: 2009 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on October 10
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 January Knockout of the Month vs. Adriano Martins
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 July Knockout of the Month vs. Jim Miller
  • MMAJunkie.com: Ring of Fire Lightweight Champion
  • Sherdog Awards: 2009 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on October 10
  • Sherdog Awards: 2008 Round of the Year vs. Rob McCullough on November 5; Round 1
  • Sports Illustrated: 2009 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on October 10
  • World MMA Awards: 2011 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

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Fighter Videos

Fight Night Singapore: Donald Cerrone & Leon Edwards Open Workout Highlights


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