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Danny Mitchell (fighter)

Danny Mitchell (born 8 August 1986) is a retired English mixed martial artist. He is currently the head coach at Asylum Vale Tudo.[1]

Danny Mitchell
Born (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 33)
Doncaster, England
Other namesThe Cheesecake Assassin
ResidenceDoncaster, England
NationalityEnglish
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach74.5 in (189 cm)
Fighting out ofYorkshire, England
TeamAsylum Vale Tudo
Years active2008 – 2017
Mixed martial arts record
Total30
Wins20
By knockout6
By submission12
By decision2
Losses9
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision4
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early careerEdit

Mitchell became a professional fighter in 2008 and fought the first eight fights of his career in regional promotions mostly throughout his native Northern England, compiling an impressive 8-0 record with 6 stoppages. He then moved onto headlining slots against other European standouts such as fellow future UFC competitors Gunnar Nelson, Nico Musoke and Cathal Pendred.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

With a 14-4-1 record which included wins over former UFC fighters Mitchell was signed by the UFC in December 2013.[2]

Mitchell debuted against Igor Araujo on 8 March 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37[3] and lost via unanimous decision.

Mitchell was expected to face Li Jingliang at UFC 173.[4] However, Mitchell was forced out of the bout with an injury.[5]

Mitchell next faced Wang Sai on 23 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau.[6] Mitchell lost the bout via unanimous decision and was subsequently released by the promotion.[7]

European Circuit, Bellator and RetirementEdit

After his release from the UFC he continued to fight in Europe taking fights in the UK and Bulgaria. On July 16, 2016 he fought on Bellator 158 against CJ Meeks, he won the bout by submission using the Twister technique, this was the first Twister submission within the Bellator promotion.[8]

He announced his retirement from MMA in 2017.[9]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 20 wins 9 losses
By knockout 6 4
By submission 12 1
By decision 2 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20-9-1 Ben Schneider TKO (strikes) CFSC 18 15 July 2017 1 1:25 Doncaster, England
Loss 19-9-1 Andy DeVent KO (punches) ACB 54 11 March 2017 1 0:35 Manchester, England
Win 19-8-1 Dan Sach Submission (armbar) Celtic Gladiator 10 5 November 2011 1 0:00 London, England
Loss 18-8-1 Jake Bostwick KO (punch) ACB 47 1 October 2016 1 3:53 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 18-7-1 CJ Meeks Submission (twister) Bellator 158 16 July 2016 1 4:25 London, England
Win 17-7-1 Shaun Lomas Submission (heel hook) ICE FC 9 20 November 2015 1 0:00 Manchester, England
Win 16-7-1 Brad Carter-Conway TKO (elbow) CFSC 12 18 July 2015 1 2:57 Doncaster, England
Loss 15-7-1 Nikola Dipchikov Decision (unanimous) Twins MMA 10 8 May 2015 3 5:00 Sofia, Bulgaria
Win 15-6-1 Kevin Reed TKO (elbows) CSFC 10 6 December 2014 2 2:07 Doncaster, England
Loss 14-6-1 Wang Sai Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 48 23 August 2014 3 5:00 Macau, China
Loss 14-5-1 Igor Araujo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 37 8 March 2014 3 5:00 London, England
Win 14-4-1 Besam Yousef Submission (rear-naked choke) Superior Challenge 9 23 November 2013 2 2:13 Gothenburg, Sweden
Win 13-4-1 Victor Peixoto Submission (twister) Caged Fighters 6 11 October 2013 1 0:50 Leeds, England
Loss 12-4-1 Kendall Grove TKO (punches) GWC 1: USA vs UK 29 June 2013 1 4:53 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Win 12-3-1 Lee Livesly TKO (punches) Caged Fury 1 4 August 2012 1 0:12 Barnsley, England
Win 11-3-1 Malcolm Richardson KO (elbow) Cage Confrontation 6 7 July 2012 1 1:11 York, England
Win 10-3-1 Dean Amasinger Submission (flying triangle choke) BAMMA 8 10 December 2011 2 2:28 Nottingham, England
Draw 9-3-1 Cathal Pendred Decision (draw) Cage Warriors Fight Night 2 8 September 2011 3 5:00 Amman, Jordan
Loss 9-3 Henrique Santana Decision (unanimous) WFC 1 7 May 2011 3 5:00 London, England
Win 9-2 Nico Musoke Submission (armbar) Superior Challenge 6 29 October 2010 2 1:56 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 8-2 Gunnar Nelson Submission (rear naked choke) Cage Contender 6 28 August 2010 1 2:51 Manchester, England
Loss 8-1 Eugene Fadiora TKO (punches) Bushido Challenge 2 3 April 2010 3 2:19 Nottingham, England
Win 8-0 Simon Phillips TKO (punches) KUMMA 4 20 February 2010 3 0:40 Cheltenham, England
Win 7-0 Sami Berik Submission (rear naked choke) Bushido Challenge 1 13 December 2009 1 3:09 Norwich, England
Win 6-0 Jordan James Submission (guillotine choke) KUMMA 3 1 November 2009 2 0:00 Newport, Wales
Win 5-0 Leslee Ojugbana Submission (rear naked choke) Total Combat 31 5 September 2009 3 4:56 Sunderland, England
Win 4-0 Lee Doski Submission (heel hook) Ultimate Force: Olivion 16 May 2009 1 2:01 Doncaster, England
Win 3-0 Andrew McQueen Decision (split) Total Combat 28 21 February 2009 3 5:00 Sunderland, England
Win 2-0 Runar Gundersen Decision (split) Total Combat 28 21 February 2009 3 5:00 Sunderland, England
Win 1-0 Greg Letch Submission (Achilles lock) Ultimate Force: Nemesis 1 November 2008 1 1:59 Doncaster, England

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts Gym: Asylum Vale Tudo". tapology.com. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ "UFC picks up two new welterweights for upcoming fight night cards". bloodyelbow.com. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Araujo vs Mitchell at UFC FN 37". mmafighting.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Danny Mitchell meets Chinese newcomer Jingliang Li at UFC 173". mmaplus.co.uk. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Danny Mitchell out at UFC 173, promotion seeks welterweight for Jingliang Li". mmajunkie.com. 1 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Wang Sai wins at UFC Fight Night Macau!". akathailand.com. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Danny Mitchell released from UFC contract". bloodyelbow.com. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Danny Mitchell records first Twister submission in Bellator history". themmareport.com. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  9. ^ "'The Cheesecake Assassin' Danny Mitchell Announces Retirement". mmauncagedmag.com. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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