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UFC PRESS RELEASE: Daniel Cormier named to UFC Hall Of Fame- CLASS OF 2022

UFC NEWS. 5/7

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Modern Wing’ as a member of the Class of 2022. The 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires®, will take place on Thursday, June 30, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased via AXS. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS® starting at 7 p.m. PT.

Daniel Cormier is widely known in the UFC world as an all brawler but with exceptional skill. Daniel Cormier is one of the greatest ambassadors for UFC, and wears the culture of martial arts second nature. Dana White expresses, “DC faced the greatest athletes in the world on every level of wrestling and MMA. He is also the ultimate professional. As an active fighter, he always took time for the media, which led him to become one of the best TV analysts in all of sports. DC is one of the greatest ambassadors UFC has ever had, and it’s going to be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.”

Cormier enters the UFC Hall of Fame with an impressive resume that includes:

  • One of only four simultaneous two-division champions in UFC history (Light Heavyweight & Heavyweight)
  • Most significant strikes head landed in a UFC heavyweight fight (UFC 241 vs. Miocic) – 162
  • Most significant strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight (UFC 241 vs. Miocic) – 181
  • Second-most significant head strikes landed in a UFC light heavyweight fight (UFC 192 vs. Gustafsson) – (111)
  • Third-most title fight wins in UFC light heavyweight history – (4)
  • Third-highest significant striking accuracy in UFC heavyweight history – (61.6%)
  • Third-most significant strikes landed in a UFC light heavyweight fight (UFC 192 vs. Gustafsson) –140
  • Tied for third-most significant clinch strikes landed in a UFC light heavyweight fight (UFC 192 vs. Gustafsson) – (48)
  • Tied for 10th-most title fight victories in UFC history – (6)
  • Outside the Octagon, Cormier has become an accomplished combat sports analyst with ESPN and serves as a commentator during UFC events. He also serves as the co-host of DC & RC with NFL Super Bowl champion Ryan Clark, and hosts his own digital series, “The DC Check-In” on YouTube. Earlier this year, he also served as a wrestling analyst for ESPN during the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships.
  • To view Cormier’s UFC FIGHT PASS collection please visit: https://ufcfightpass.com/playlist/10134.

Ken (KCM) Williams

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