Cowboy" Cerrone to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame
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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (36-17, 2 NC, 23-14 UFC, 1 NC) will become the latest fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this year. The news was confirmed during the UFC on ESPN 43 event held in San Antonio, with Cerrone in attendance.
The induction ceremony will take place during International Fight Week in July.
A True Legend of the UFC
"Cowboy Cerrone is one of the best lightweights in UFC history," UFC President Dana White stated. "Cowboy consistently fought the best of the best for over a decade inside the Octagon and set a ton of records in the process.
He was also a complete savage who would fight anyone at any time. He is a true legend, and it will be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame as part of International Fight Week." Cerrone's induction into the Hall of Fame is a well-deserved recognition for his contributions to the sport of MMA.
With 55 professional appearances and 38 under the UFC banner, Cerrone ranks third in the list of fighters with the most UFC appearances, behind Andrei Arlovski (39) and Jim Miller (41). In terms of victories, Cerrone stands tall with 23 wins in the UFC, tied with Arlovski for second place, behind Miller's 24 victories.
Cerrone's long list of accomplishments includes victories over greats such as Eddie Alvarez, Charles Oliveira, Benson Henderson, Matt Brown, and Edson Barboza, among many others.
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Cerrone's record in the UFC speaks for itself. He holds the record for the most bonuses won in UFC history (18), and for the most knockdowns (20).
Despite his impressive record, Cerrone retired from the sport after his last fight against Jim Miller in July of 2022, which ended in a second-round submission for Miller. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's induction into the UFC Hall of Fame is a testament to his impact on the sport of MMA and his place as a true legend of the UFC.