donald cerrone scouting report

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Scouting Report


6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)
73″ reach, Orthodox
March 29, 1983


32-10, 1 NC (UFC: 19-7)

Current Streak

3 straight losses


Champion Muay Thai fighter
Black belt if Gaidojutsu
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held




– world class kickboxing/Muay Thai
– incredible submission skills – 16 wins via submission
– killer leg kicks
very well coached (Jackson-Wink)
granite chin – never been knocked out (only TKO’d four times)
very active striker
– extremely accurate striker
– hard hitter – one of the leaders in knockdowns landed for his size
relentlessly looks for submissions
– extremely dangerous off of his back
very experienced
exceptional at passing guard on the ground
– looking strong at welterweight



– doesn’t fight very smart
– gets into “street fights” in the cage
– not much knockout power despite striking prowess & knockdowns landed
– seems more interested in putting on exciting fights than winning
– takes way too much damage via strikes – more than he dishes out
– mediocre striking defense
– gets hurt with body shots
– doesn’t look to strike much on the ground or in the clinch
– never has won “the big fight” – seems to wilt in pressure situations
– been busted for PED use (diuretic)
– slightly below average for size as a welterweight
– in a big time slump
– TKO’d twice in past three fights



While the Cowboy is always a crowd-pleaser, his style isn’t always conducive to winning at the highest level.



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