Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- 6-3, 1 NC in WEC – only losses came in championship bouts against Ben Henderson (twice) and Jamie Varner. Scored WEC wins over Chris Horodecki, Varner, Ed Ratcliff, James Krause, Rob McCullough, Danny Castillo.
- 17 wins by submission (8 triangle choke, 5 RNC, 4 armbar); 10 by KO
- Has won four of his last 11 (4-6, 1 NC)
- 15 first round finishes
- Tied for most wins (23) in UFC history with Jim Miller. Tied with Charles Oliveira for most post-fight bonuses (18). Two behind Jim Miller for most fights (37), and second for most finishes (16).
- Had 14 UFC fights at welterweight (6-7, 1 NC)
- Pro since 2006.
- Won WEC Fight of the Night awards in bouts against McCullough, Varner (twice), Henderson, Ratcliff
- Origin of nickname: “I wear boots and a hat”
UFC 276 (7/2/22) Cerrone was submitted by Jim Miller via guillotine at 1:32 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/8/21) Cerrone was stopped by Alex Morono via strikes at 4:40 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Cerrone’s draw against Niko Price was overturned to a no contest after Price failed a post-fight drug test for marijuana
UFC 249 (5/9/20) Cerrone lost a three round unanimous decision to Anthony Pettis
UFC 246 (1/18/20) Cerrone was stopped by Conor McGregor via strikes at :40 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Cerrone was stopped by Justin Gaethje via strikes at 4:18 of the first round
UFC 238 (6/8/19) Cerrone lost via TKO (doctor stoppage) to Tony Ferguson at 5:00 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Cerrone won a five round unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Cerrone stopped Alexander Hernandez via strikes at 3:43 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Cerrone submitted Mike Perry via armbar at 4:46 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Cerrone lost a five round unanimous decision to Leon Edwards
UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Cerrone stopped Yancy Medeiros via strikes at 4:58 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/21/17) Cerrone was stopped by Darren Till via strikes at 4:20 of the first round
UFC 214 (7/29/17) Cerrone lost a three round unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler
UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Cerrone was stopped by Jorge Masvidal via strikes at 1:00 of the second round
UFC 206 (12/10/16) Cerrone knocked out Matt Brown at :44 of the third round
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Cerrone stopped Rick Story via strikes at 2:02 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/18/16) Cerrone stopped Patrick Cote via strikes at 2:35 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (2/21/16) Cerrone submitted Alex Oliveira via triangle choke at 2:33 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Cerrone was stopped by Rafael Dos Anjos via strikes at 1:06 of the first round in a UFC lightweight title fight
UFC 187 (5/23/15) Cerrone stopped John Makdessi via strikes at 4:44 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (1/18/15) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over Benson Henderson
UFC 182 (1/3/15) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over Myles Jury
UFC 178 (9/27/14) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over Eddie Alvarez
UFC Fight Night (7/16/14) Cerrone knocked out Jim Miller at 3:31 of the second round
UFC on FOX (4/19/14) Cerrone submitted Edson Barboza via rear naked choke at 3:15 of the first round
UFC on FOX (1/25/14) Cerrone knocked out Adriano Martins at 4:40 of the first round
UFC 167 (11/16/13) Cerrone submitted Evan Dunham via triangle choke at 3:49 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (8/28/13) Cerrone lost a three round unanimous decision to Rafael dos Anjos
UFC 160 (5/25/13) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over KJ Noons
UFC on FOX (1/26/12) Cerrone was stopped by Anthony Pettis via strikes at 2:35 of the first round
UFC 150 (8/11/12) Cerrone knocked out Melvin Guillard at 1:16 of the first round
UFC on FUEL TV (5/15/12) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens
UFC 141 (12/30/11) Cerrone lost a three round unanimous decision to Nate Diaz
UFC 137 (10/29/11) Cerrone submitted Dennis Siver via rear naked choke at 2:22 of the first round.
UFC Live (8/14/11) Cerrone stopped Charles Oliveira via strikes at 3:01 of the first round
UFC 131 (6/11/11) Cerrone won a three round unanimous decision over Vagner Rocha
UFC 126 (2/5/11) Cerrone submitted Paul Kelly via rear naked choke at 3:48 of the second round.
When and why did you start training for fighting? In high school, because I had an attitude and a cowboy hat. After that I messed around with some amateur kickboxing and did pretty well. Then I went pro in the RING OF FIRE show and moved on to MMA. It has just been a progression.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was S-1 Muay Thai United States Champion
Do you have any heroes? I look up to Duane BANG Ludwig a lot
What is your favorite technique? Straight right down the pipe.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true, but my work’s not done yet. I want to be a World Champion, and winning this fight is the next step.Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of hard knocks, degree in attitude
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a bull rider.