Zak
Cummings
18-4-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 18-4-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

From: Irving, TX USA
Fights Out Of: Kansas City, MO USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
199
33% Successful
65
Types of Successful Strikes
0
65
37% Standing
42% Clinch
22%
24
27
14
Striking Defense
40
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
7
71% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
5
1
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Zak Cummings
Jul 25, 2015
14
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Zak Cummings
Jul 19, 2014
13
18
1
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Zak Cummings
May 10, 2014
23
28
1
3
2
1
4
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Zak Cummings
Aug 28, 2013
5
6
2
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission Submission of the Night
Loss
Zak Cummings
Strikeforce Challengers 3
Sep 25, 2009
44
6
1
0
4
0
6
0
R2 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Hard morning practices, and my evenings consist of everything from technique and strength and conditioning to live sparring. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005, originally to cross train over the summer while between wrestling seasons. Then once I was done wrestling, I started training more seriously to get back in shape, with no desire to fight. After about six months, a fight presented itself and after a 41 second submission win I was hooked.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Nova Uniao brown belt, Midwest CageFighting Championship Middleweight Champion and XFC Middleweight Champion


Do you have any heroes? I've always looked up to my family, and guys like Cael Sanderson, Rich Franklin, and Anderson Silva are guys I've looked to in the athletic world.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC verifies all the years of hard work I've put in and sacrifices I've made. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to test myself against the best guys in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration at Meramec Community College while wrestling. Still working towards a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University.

What was your job before you started fighting? Full-Time Student and worked as a Lab Assistant.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x NJCAA Wrestling National Qualifier, 6-0 MMA and held a title.

Favorite grappling technique: D'Arce Choke

Favorite striking technique: Anything to the liver

• Team Sonnen member on TUF 17

• Pro since 2007

• Fourth fight at welterweight (2-1)

• Nine wins by submission (RNC, guillotine, 2 D’arce, armbar, neck crank, Americana, two undisclosed submissions), five by knockout

• Has won five of his last six

• Owns 2009 win over UFC vet Terry Martin

• Has also faced Tim Kennedy and Ryan Jimmo

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