Danny Mitchell (fighter)
|Born||8 August 1986|
|Other names||The Cheesecake Assassin|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||74.5 in (189 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Yorkshire, England|
|Team||Asylum Vale Tudo|
|Years active||2008 – 2017|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
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.
He announced his retirement from MMA in 2017.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||20 wins||9 losses|
|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|
- "Mixed Martial Arts Gym: Asylum Vale Tudo". tapology.com. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "UFC picks up two new welterweights for upcoming fight night cards". bloodyelbow.com. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Araujo vs Mitchell at UFC FN 37". mmafighting.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Danny Mitchell meets Chinese newcomer Jingliang Li at UFC 173". mmaplus.co.uk. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Danny Mitchell out at UFC 173, promotion seeks welterweight for Jingliang Li". mmajunkie.com. 1 May 2014.
- "Wang Sai wins at UFC Fight Night Macau!". akathailand.com. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Danny Mitchell released from UFC contract". bloodyelbow.com. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Danny Mitchell records first Twister submission in Bellator history". themmareport.com. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "'The Cheesecake Assassin' Danny Mitchell Announces Retirement". mmauncagedmag.com. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.