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. He has also fought 4 times in professional boxing, winning all 4 fights and 3 via KO.
|Born||November 27, 1981|
Newton, North Carolina, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14.9 st)|
|Reach||76 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Dallas Texas, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Prior to beginning MMA, Coulter played American football for 17 years. He was introduced to MMA by his childhood friend Muhammed Lawal and began training in Muay Thai in early 2010. Lawal also dubbed Coulter the nickname "The Daywalker."
Mixed martial arts 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.
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. Coulter lost the fight by knockout in the second round. However, the back-and-forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
For his second fight in the promotion, Coulter faced debuting Tai Tuivasa on November 19, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura. He lost the fight via knockout due to a flying knee in the first round.
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. 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. Coulter won the fight by unanimous decision, marking his first decision win in his career and UFC win in his year with the company.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||4 losses|
|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|
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- "UFC Profile: Rashad Coulter". UFC. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
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- Drake Riggs (2018-11-23). "UFC Beijing weigh in results: Rashad Coulter comes in heavy". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "UFC Fight Night 141 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
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