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Daniel Cormier Scouting Report

Daniel Cormier Scouting Report

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Daniel Cormier Scouting Report


daniel cormier scouting report

Daniel Cormier Scouting Report


5’10” 246 lbs (Heavyweight)
71″ reach, Orthodox
May 24, 1979


22-1, 1 NC (UFC: 11-1, 1 NC)

Current Streak

3 straight wins


NCAA All-American wrestler
Olympic wrestler
Multiple international wrestling medals
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

XMMA Heavyweight Champion: 2010 (one successful title defense)
KOTC Heavyweight Champion: 2010 (no title defenses)
Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion: 2012
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2015-present (three successful title defenses)
UFC Heavyweight Champion: 2018-present (one title defense)



– world class wrestler – best in the sport possibly
– looks like a man among boys in terms of wrestling – tosses elite wrestlers with ease
– big and powerful for a light heavyweight (& even at heavyweight)
– continuously pushes the pace
– very heavy hands – big time knockout power
– accurate striker
– very good striking defense
– outstrikes opponents at an almost 3:1 ratio
– good takedown defense
– quick hand speed
– very quick and agile for a man his size
– a monster in the clinch up against the cage
– very good dirty boxer
– good cardio despite his size
– controls fights – dictates where they take place
– trains at a great fight camp – AKA
– has only lost to Jon Jones in his career



– hard weight cut to 205 (not an issue for heavyweight fights)
– on the wrong side of 30
– chronic hand injuries
– carries around a lot of body fat
– surprisingly not a very good takedown success rate
– can be susceptible to body shots



Daniel Cormier’s untouchable wrestling credentials, couple with his heavy hands, makes him an elite fighter.  And now he has the gold (times two) around his waist to prove it.



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