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Cory Devela (born August 5, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division.

Cory Devela
Born (1984-08-05) August 5, 1984 (age 35)
Bonney Lake, Washington, U.S.
Other namesThe One
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division170, 185
Fighting out ofChicago, Illinois
TeamVictory Athletics
Years active2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins16
By knockout3
By submission8
By decision5
Losses7
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Devela began wrestling in elementary school and continued through middle and high school. After graduating, Devela attended Yakima Valley Community College on a wrestling scholarship. Devela fell into mixed martial arts while in college. He has been fighting professionally since 2004. Devela trains with veteran fighter Dennis "Superman" Hallman at Victory Athletics in Yelm, Wash.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

StrikeforceEdit

After defeating by unanimous decision "The Ultimate Fighter 1 " fighter and WEC veteran Lodune Sincaid Devela was signed by Strikeforce. And at the debut in middleweight slammed UFC veteran Joe Riggs.[2] But in the next he was knocked out by Terry Martin.[3] At June 19 of 2009 he loss to Luke Rockhold by rear naked choke. After this fight Devela dropped to welterweight and met with Bobby Voelker at Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe and lost by split decision.[4]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • High Roller Productions
    • HRP Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Sparta Combat League
    • SCL Middleweight Championship (One time; current)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 16 wins 7 losses
By knockout 3 2
By submission 8 4
By decision 5 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–7 Louis Taylor Technical submission (guillotine choke) WSOF 29 March 12, 2016 1 0:29 Greeley, Colorado, United States
Win 16–6 Adam Stroup Decision (unanimous) SCL: Rumble on the Mountain August 22, 2015 3 5:00 Loveland, Colorado, United States Won the SCL Middleweight Championship.
Win 15–6 Nick Ring Decision (unanimous) School of Hard Knocks 44 June 26, 2015 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 14–6 Jared Torgeson Submission (rear-naked choke) SCL 41: Army vs. Marines Washington February 21, 2015 3 N/A Everett, Washington, United States
Win 13–6 David Anderson Submission (short choke) Rumble on the Ridge 29 October 25, 2014 1 2:12 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Loss 12–6 Brent Knopp TKO (punches) CageSport 28 December 7, 2013 4 2:37 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 12–5 Byron Sutton TKO (punches) CageSport 27 October 5, 2013 1 3:11 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 11–5 Bobby Voelker Decision (split) Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe July 23, 2010 3 5:00 Everett, Washington, United States Welterweight debut
Loss 11–4 Luke Rockhold Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg June 19, 2009 1 0:30 Kent, Washington, United States
Loss 11–3 Terry Martin KO (punch) Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 3 2:08 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 11–2 Dan Molina Decision (unanimous) XCC 6: Western Threat April 5, 2008 3 5:00 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Joe Riggs Submission (slam) Strikeforce: At The Dome February 23, 2008 1 1:22 Tacoma, Washington, United States Riggs injured ribs after a slam by Devela
Win 9–2 Lodune Sincaid Decision (unanimous) SF 21: Seasons Beatings December 22, 2007 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 8–2 Tom Jones TKO (punches) HRP: Fight Night November 16, 2007 1 2:02 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Won the HRP Middleweight Championship
Win 7–2 John Krohn Submission (kimura) SF 20: Homecoming October 27, 2007 2 N/A Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 6–2 Dave Knight Submission (verbal) XFC: Dome of Destruction 5 July 22, 2006 2 0:54 Yakima, Washington, United States
Win 5–2 Nick Tyree Submission (rear-naked choke) XFC: Dome of Destruction 4 May 20, 2006 1 N/A Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 4–2 Jeff Dietrich Decision (unanimous) USA MMA: Pacific Northwest Invitational 1 October 14, 2005 5 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 3–2 Ed Herman Submission (armbar) PFA: Pride and Fury June 3, 2004 1 3:20 Worley, Idaho, United States
Win 3–1 Adam Yohe Submission (punches) USA MMA: Fight Time March 20, 2004 1 1:02 Lakewood, Washington, United States
Win 2–1 Matt Armstrong TKO (punches) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 12 March 20, 2004 2 1:49 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 1–1 Michael Perales Submission FCFA: Rumble in Sonoyta March 6, 2004 1 2:08 Sonoyta, Mexico
Loss 0–1 Matt Horwich Submission (rear-naked choke) PPKA: Ultimate Fight Night 2 September 6, 2003 2 1:24 Pasco, Washington, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cory Devela interview".
  2. ^ "Cory Devela vs Joe riggs".
  3. ^ "Terry Martin vs Corey Devela".
  4. ^ "Cory Devela vs. Bobby Voelker". Archived from the original on 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2010-08-26.

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