Patrick Cummins (fighter)

Patrick Durkin Cummins[5] (born November 16, 1980) is an American retired mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, he has formerly competed for Strikeforce.

Patrick Cummins
Born (1980-11-16) November 16, 1980 (age 40)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Other namesDurkin
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionLight heavyweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada, United States[3]
TeamSyndicate MMA (2019)[3]
Kings MMA (formerly)
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[4]
Years active2010–2019
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision4
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision1
UniversityPenn State University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Patrick Cummins
Medal record
Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Penn State Nittany Lions
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 St. Louis 285 lb

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Cummins played many sports, including wrestling and football, while at Warwick High School (Pennsylvania).[6] As a college wrestler for Penn State University, Cummins was a two time NCAA Division I All-American, finishing 4th and 2nd at the 2003 and 2004 National Championships respectively[7] and 2004 runner-up[4] as well as a two-time US National Team Member.[7] He made the transition to mixed martial arts in 2010. He made his professional debut on December 4, 2010, facing Terrell Brown at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II. Cummins won his debut fight by first round TKO.[8]

Cummins saw his fight career stalled in 2011 when he and fellow MMA fighter Eric Bradley were sentenced to jail in a case relating to felony burglary charges resulting from, what Cummins considers a fraternity prank at Penn State University. However the prosecution did not see it as a "prank" indeed there were multiple fraternities victimized, with items of a considerable value being taken; laptops, televisions etc.[9]

Cummins fought Tasi Edwards at ProElite 3 on January 21, 2012. He won the fight via arm-triangle.[10]

Cummins then fought Ricky Pulu at Xplode Fight Series: Revancha on March 16, 2013. He won via first round TKO.[11]

In what would be his last fight before signing with UFC, Cummins faced Willie Smalls at SCL: Chaos in the Cage on May 18, 2013. Cummins won via guillotine choke submission.[12]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In February 2014, Cummins stepped up on short notice to replace the injured Rashad Evans against Daniel Cormier on February 22, 2014, at UFC 170.[13] He lost the fight by first round TKO.[14]

For his second fight with the promotion, Cummins was scheduled to fight Francimar Barroso on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[15] However, Barroso was forced out of the bout due to an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Roger Narvaez.[16] Cummins won the fight via second round TKO.[17]

Cummins faced Kyle Kingsbury on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12.[18] He won the fight via dominant unanimous decision.

Cummins faced Antônio Carlos Júnior on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[19] He won the one-sided fight by unanimous decision.[20]

Cummins faced Ovince Saint Preux on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15.[21] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[22]

Cummins faced Rafael Cavalcante on August 1, 2015 at UFC 190.[23] He won the fight via TKO due to elbows in the third round.[24]

Cummins faced Glover Teixeira on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[25] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[26]

Cummins next faced Antônio Rogério Nogueira on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198.[27] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[28]

Cummins was expected to face Gian Villante on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102.[29] However, Cummins pulled out of the fight on December 2 citing a staph infection.[30] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Saparbek Safarov.[31]

Cummins faced Jan Błachowicz on April 8, 2017 at UFC 210.[32] He won the bout by majority decision.[33]

A rescheduled bout with Gian Villante eventually took place on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[34] Cummins won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[35]

Cummins faced Corey Anderson on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217.[36] However on October 17, Cummins pulled out from the fight due to a resistant staph infection.[37] The fight was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21, 2018.[38] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[39]

Cummins faced Misha Cirkunov on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[40] He lost the fight by submission in the first round via an arm triangle choke.[41]

Cummins faced Ed Herman on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152.[42] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[43]

Cummins announced his retirement from the sport on Dec. 24, 2019.[44]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 10 wins 7 losses
By knockout 4 5
By submission 2 1
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–7 Ed Herman TKO (knee and punches) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee May 18, 2019 1 3:39 Rochester, New York, United States
Loss 10–6 Misha Cirkunov Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 1 2:40 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Loss 10–5 Corey Anderson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee April 21, 2018 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–4 Gian Villante Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 9–4 Jan Błachowicz Decision (majority) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States
Loss 8–4 Antônio Rogério Nogueira TKO (punches) UFC 198 May 14, 2016 1 4:52 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 8–3 Glover Teixeira TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 2 1:12 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–2 Rafael Cavalcante TKO (elbows) UFC 190 August 1, 2015 3 0:45 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 7–2 Ovince Saint Preux KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 1 4:54 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–1 Antônio Carlos Júnior Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 6–1 Kyle Kingsbury Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown July 26, 2014 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 5–1 Roger Narvaez TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 2 2:28 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 4–1 Daniel Cormier TKO (punches) UFC 170 February 22, 2014 1 1:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Willie Smalls Submission (guillotine choke) Sparta Combat League: Chaos in the Cage May 18, 2013 1 3:19 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 3–0 Ricky Pulu TKO (punches) Xplode Fight Series: Revancha March 16, 2013 1 1:07 Valley Center, California, United States Light heavyweight debut.
Win 2–0 Tasi Edwards Submission (arm-triangle choke) ProElite 3: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman January 21, 2012 1 4:01 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Catchweight (215 lbs) bout.
Win 1–0 Terrell Brown TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II December 4, 2010 1 2:44 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Catchweight (208 lbs) bout.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 190 Rousey vs. Correia". Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov". Archived from the original on June 19, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b John Morgan (April 21, 2019). "Patrick Cummins' wild ride changing course, aiming for just one perfect night".
  4. ^ a b "2004 - D1 College Wrestling". Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
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  7. ^ a b "Patrick Cummins - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu Results". December 4, 2010.
  9. ^ "Report: Cummins, Bradley Sentenced to County Jail". February 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "HDNet Fights Video Vault: Patrick Cummins vs. Tasi Edwards at ProElite 3". April 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "Xplode Fight Series - Revancha Official Results". March 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "Patrick Cummins vs. Willie Smalls". May 18, 2013.
  13. ^ "Top-prospect Patrick Cummins steps in to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 170". February 13, 2014.
  14. ^ "UFC 170 results: Daniel Cormier knocks out Pat Cummins". February 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Patrick Cummins meets Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque". April 4, 2014.
  16. ^ Staff (2014-05-22). "Roger Narvaez replaces Barroso, meets Cummins at UFC Fight Night 42". Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-06-07). "UFC Fight Night 42 results, photos: Patrick Cummins TKOs Roger Narvaez". Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  18. ^ Staff (2014-06-10). "Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins slated for UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  19. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-01). "Patrick Cummins meets TUF: Brazil 3 winner Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Fight Night 58". Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-12-20). "UFC Fight Night 58 results: Patrick Cummins dominates Antonio Carlos Junior". Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  21. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2015-01-28). "Ovince St. Preux vs. Patrick Cummins slated for UFC on FOX 15". Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-04-18). "UFC on FOX 15 results: Ovince Saint Preux knocks out Patrick Cummins with uppercut". Retrieved 2015-04-18.
  23. ^ Alex Schlinsky (2015-05-22). "Patrick Cummins vs Rafael Cavalcante set for UFC 190 in Brazil". Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  24. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-08-01). "UFC 190 results: Patrick Cummins devastates Rafael Cavalcante with elbows". Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  25. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-08-18). "Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins set for UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo co-headliner". Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  26. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Glover Teixeira takes out Patrick Cummins with TKO". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  27. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-02-16). "Patrick Cummins vs. 'Rogerio' Nogueira added to UFC event in Brazil". Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  28. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-05-14). "UFC 198 results: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira blasts Patrick Cummins for standing TKO". Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  29. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-09-29). "Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins targeted for UFC Fight Night: Albany". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  30. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-12-02). "Patrick Cummins out of UFC Fight Night 102 card with staph infection". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  31. ^ Staff (2016-12-02). "Saparbek Safarov set as injury replacement at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  32. ^ Staff (2017-01-27). "More bouts added to UFC 210 in Buffalo". Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  33. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-04-08). "UFC 210 results: Patrick Cummins withstands Jan Blachowicz's striking to take majority decision". Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  34. ^ Mark La Monica (2017-04-19). "Gian Villante to face Patrick Cummins in first UFC event at Nassau Coliseum". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  35. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Bloodied Patrick Cummins earns brutal split decision over Gian Villante". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  36. ^ Stephen King (2017-08-14). "Light heavyweights Corey Anderson and Patrick Cummins set to fight at UFC 217 in NYC". Archived from the original on 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  37. ^ "Patrick Cummins says he's off UFC 217 fight card due to 'mutant staph infection'". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  38. ^ "David Branch vs. 'Marreta' Santos, Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins added to UFC-Atlantic City". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  39. ^ "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Corey Anderson beats up Patrick Cummins, then cruises to decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  40. ^ Aaron Bronsteter (2018-08-07). "Canadian Cirkunov to fight at UFC Fight Night in Moncton". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  41. ^ "UFC Moncton results: Misha Cirkunov submits Patrick Cummins in opening round". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  42. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-03-15). "Light-Heavyweights Patrick Cummins and Ed Herman fight during UFC Rochester" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  43. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-05-18). "UFC Rochester Results: Ed Herman Snaps Losing Streak with TKO of Patrick Cummins". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  44. ^ Jesse Holland (December 24, 2019). "Patrick Cummins, the ex-barista who made Daniel Cormier cry, retires from MMA".
  45. ^ "Patrick". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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