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Rashad "Daywalker" Coulter (born November 27, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2011, he has also competed for Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship.[3] He has also fought 4 times in professional boxing, winning all 4 fights and 3 via KO.

Rashad Coulter
Born (1981-11-27) November 27, 1981 (age 37)
Newton, North Carolina, United States
Other namesDaywalker
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)
Light Heavyweight
Reach76 in (190 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofDallas Texas, United States
TeamFortis MMA
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By decision1
By knockout3
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog



Prior to beginning MMA, Coulter played American football for 17 years.[3] He was introduced to MMA by his childhood friend Muhammed Lawal and began training in Muay Thai in early 2010.[3] Lawal also dubbed Coulter the nickname "The Daywalker."

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Coulter made his professional MMA debut in June 2011. Over the next five-and-a-half years, he amassed a record of 8 wins against 1 loss with all of his wins coming via knockout.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

For his UFC debut, Coulter stepped in to replace Dmitry Poberezhets on short notice against Chase Sherman at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017.[4] Coulter lost the fight by knockout in the second round.[5] However, the back-and-forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[6]

For his second fight in the promotion, Coulter faced debuting Tai Tuivasa on November 19, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura.[7] He lost the fight via knockout due to a flying knee in the first round.[8]

In his third fight for the promotion, Coulter was scheduled to face Allen Crowder on June 19, 2018 at UFC 225. However, on May 12, it was announced that Chris de la Rocha has replaced Crowder for undisclosed reasons.[9] Coulter lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

In his fourth fight for the promotion, Coutler moved to Light heavyweight to face Hu Yaozong on November 24, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2. At the weigh-ins, Coulter weighed in at 208 pounds, 2 pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit of 206. He was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to his opponent.[10] Coulter won the fight by unanimous decision, marking his first decision win in his career and UFC win in his year with the company.[11]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 9 wins 4 losses
By knockout 8 3
By submission 0 1
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–4 Hu Yaozong Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 November 24, 2018 3 5:00 Beijing, China Light Heavyweight bout; Coulter missed weight (208 lbs).
Loss 8–4 Chris de la Rocha TKO (punches) UFC 225 June 9, 2018 2 3:53 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 8–3 Tai Tuivasa KO (flying knee) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura November 18, 2017 1 4:35 Sydney, Australia
Loss 8–2 Chase Sherman KO (elbow) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 2 3:36 Dallas, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 8–1 Larry Hopkins KO (punches) Legacy Fighting Alliance 1 January 13, 2017 1 0:38 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 7–1 Jeremy Hardy KO (punch) Legacy Fighting Championship 61 October 14, 2016 1 1:11 Dallas, Texas, United States Return to Heavyweight.
Win 6–1 Allen Nelson KO (punches) Xtreme Knockout 30 April 30, 2016 1 2:49 Dallas, Texas, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 5–1 Jeremiah O'Neal TKO (knee and punches) Bellator 135 March 27, 2015 1 1:44 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–1 Alex Madrid TKO (punches) RFA 35: Moises vs. Castillo October 18, 2014 1 2:52 Arlington, Texas, United States Return to Heavyweight.
Loss 3–1 Derek Perkins Submission (kimura) Xtreme Knockout 18 March 23, 2013 1 2:03 Arlington, Texas, United States Middleweight debut; Coulter missed weight (187 lbs).
Win 3–0 Chase Watson TKO (punches) Shark Fights 21 November 11, 2011 3 2:39 Lubbock, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Alfredo Ayala TKO (punches) 24/7 Entertainment 2 September 10, 2011 1 2:19 Midland, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Manuel Rodriguez KO (punch) 24/7 Entertainment 2 June 10, 2011 2 1:56 Amarillo, Texas, United States


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rashad Coulter - UFC".
  2. ^ "Rashad Coulter | UFC". Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  3. ^ a b c d "UFC Profile: Rashad Coulter". UFC. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  4. ^ Staff (2017-05-02). "UFC 211 gets two late fights added, including replacement, bringing card to 14 total". Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  5. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-05-13). "UFC 211 results: Chase Sherman finally stops Rashad Coulter in crazy heavyweight slugfest". Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  6. ^ a b Tristen Critchfield (2017-05-14). "UFC 211 bonuses: Miocic, Knight, Sherman, Coulter pocket $50K Awards". Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  7. ^ "Gone in 96 seconds: UFC rookie's record". Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  8. ^ "Subscribe to the Cairns Post".
  9. ^ Staff (2018-04-12). "With Allen Crowder out, Rashad Coulter gets new UFC 225 opponent". Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  10. ^ Drake Riggs (2018-11-23). "UFC Beijing weigh in results: Rashad Coulter comes in heavy". Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 141 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  12. ^ "Rashad". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-24.

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