Donald Cerrone is known as an American mixed martial artist. He is most famous for being the gatekeeper of the Lightweight Division.
Donald Anthony Cerrone was born on March 29, 1983 in Denver, Colorado. Cerrone went to Air Academy High School and started encouraging his focused flame in professional bull riding before wandering into kickboxing during his sophomore year. With the heart of a victor, he immediately proved himself skilled at kickboxing and proceeded to aggregate an undefeated, 13-0 record as a novice.
The reality that Cerrone had prepared among the best in the field was obvious in his UFC debut at UFC 126 in February 2011, where he bested Paul Kelly by means of submission. The achievement didn't stop there, however. Through extreme training, duty and diligent work, Cerrone rode a hot streak that saw him go undefeated through his next three fights.
Defeat visited Cerrone versus Nate Diaz in a performance that earned them "Fight of the Night" honors. He immediately directed that disappointment into inspiration and won his next two battles before losing to Anthony Pettis in January 2013. Cerrone bobbed back in the following session with KJ Noons at UFC 160 in May 2013. Cerrone rode an eight-battle win streak through UFC 187, when he beat John Makdessi by means of TKO in the wake of breaking his rival's jaw with a head kick in the second round. That bout verified his place as the No. 1 contender for the lightweight championship, setting up a highly foreseen rematch and title battle Dec. 19, 2015, when Cerrone confronted dos Anjos in a fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Cerrone lost in the first round yet developed more engaged and inspired than any other time in recent memory, finishing 2015 with a great 3-1 record. He was prepared to make the transition to welterweight.
In 2015, ESPN named him Best Fighter of the Half-Year, and in 2011, he earned Breakthrough Fighter of the Year in the World MMA Awards. Sports Illustrated regarded him with the 2009 Fight of the Year award, and he earned 2009 Fight of the Year and 2008 Round of the Year at the Sherdog Awards. In September 2019, Donald had a tough loss against his friend, Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 158.
Donald is in a relationship with Lindsay Sheffield. The stunning couple has a child together which has made it tough on Donald when he has trained. He doesn't get to see his child as much as he wants so he cherishes their time when he has time off.
|Birth Date:||29 Mar, 1983|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||American mixed martial artist|