Daniel Ryan Cormier (born March 20, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. He competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is currently #9 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. Cormier was also the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion.

Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier
Born March 20, 1979 (age 37)
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Other names DC
Black Fedor (former)
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Heavyweight
2009–2013
Light Heavyweight
2014–present
Reach 72.5 in (184 cm)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of San Jose, California, United States
Team American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leandro Vieira
Wrestling Olympic Freestyle Wrestling
NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2009–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 17
By knockout 7
By submission 4
By decision 6
Losses 1
By decision 1
University Oklahoma State University
Notable school(s) Colby Community College
Northside High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

 

Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location Notes
Win 10-6 Kyrgyzstan Aleksey Krupnyakov 1-0, 0-1, 1-0 2007-09-19 2007 World Wrestling Championships Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Won Bronze Medal
Win 9-6 Japan Kiyotaka Kodaira 3-0, 6-0 2007-09-19 2007 World Wrestling Championships Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Loss 8-6 Iran Saeid Ebrahimi 0-5, 1-2 2007-09-19 2007 World Wrestling Championships Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Win 8-5 Belarus Ruslan Sheikhau 0-1, 1-0, 3-0 2007-09-19 2007 World Wrestling Championships Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Win 7-5 Australia Ian Wardell Tech. Fall 2007-09-19 2007 World Wrestling Championships Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Loss 6-5 Iran Alireza Heidari 0-2, 1-0, 0-7 2006-09-27 2006 World Wrestling Championships China Guangzhou, China
Loss 6-4 Kyrgyzstan Aleksey Krupnyakov 1-2, 1-8 2005-09-26 2005 World Wrestling Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Win 6-3 Slovakia Peter Pecha 4-0, 3-0 2005-09-26 2005 World Wrestling Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Loss 5-3 Iran Alireza Heidari 2-3 2004-08-26 2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens, Greece Bronze Medal Match
Loss 5-2 Russia Khadzhimurat Gatsalov 0-5 2004-08-26 2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens, Greece
Win 5-1 Poland Bartlomiej Bartnicki 10-1 2004-08-26 2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens, Greece
Win 4-1 Austria Radovan Valach 9-0 2004-08-26 2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens, Greece
Loss 3-1 Iran Alireza Heidari 3-6 2003-09-12 2003 World Wrestling Championships United States New York, United States
Win 3-0 Brazil Antoine Jaoude Fall 2003-09-12 2003 World Wrestling Championships United States New York, United States
Win 2-0 Lithuania Ricardas Pauliukonis Tech. Fall 2003-09-12 2003 World Wrestling Championships United States New York, United States
Win 1-0 Turkey Hakan Koc 9-3 2003-09-12 2003 World Wrestling Championships United States New York, United States