Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier | “DC”
Ht: 5’11 – Wt: 250 – Age: 32
Born: Louisiana, USA
Fights out of: San Jose, CA, USA
Team: American Kickboxing Academy
Overall Record: 10-0
Promotion: Strikeforce
Daniel Cormier went from olympic-level wrestler to top MMA prospect overnight. Cormier has been on quite a terror since signing with Strikeforce in 2010. His striking has rapidly improved to match his wrestling and outside of his lack of height and reach, he seems to possess the skills necessary towards making him a future champion.

Cormier’s career took off after entering the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix as an alternate. Following a dominant decision win over veteran Jeff Monson, Cormier was selected to replace tournament favorite Alistair Overeem. Cormier punched his ticket to the finals by finishing Antonio Silva via 1st round knockout. Cormier was sidelined following a broken hand, but returned to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix, defeating former UFC champion Josh Barnett.

Cormier will be on his way to the UFC where he would be the likely #1 heavyweight contender. Cormier’s possible move to the light heavyweight division may be blocked due to his past weight cutting issues during his collegiate wrestling career. Regardless, the sky seems to be the limit for Cormier as we may be looking at a future UFC champion.


Daniel Cormier Fight Record

Overall Record: 9-0
2008-2011 Record: 9-0

2011 Record: 3-0
Win | Antonio Silva | KO | Rd 1 |Sforce | 09/10/2011
Win | Jeff Monson | Dec | Rd 3 |Sforce | 06/18/2011
Win | Devin Cole | Dec | Rd 3 |Sforce | 01/07/2011

2010 Record: 5-0
Win | Soa Palelei | Sub | Rd 1 | | 11/05/2010
Win | Jason Riley | Sub | Rd 1 |Sforce | 08/21/2010
Win | Tony Johnson | Sub | Rd 1 | | 08/13/2010
Win | Lucas Browne | Tko | Rd 1 | | 07/31/2010
Win | John Devine | KO | Rd 1 |Sforce | 03/26/2010

2009 Record: 1-0
Win | Gary Frazier | Tko | Rd 2 |Sforce | 09/25/2009

2008 Record: 0-0

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