Daniel John Cramer (born October 31, 1985 in Bethel, Connecticut) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. He was a competitor on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest.
Dan Cramer graduated from Bethel High School, in his hometown of Bethel, Connecticut, in 2003. Cramer then attend the University of Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. While attending going to college, he played on the rugby team and was captain of the hockey team. After graduating, Cramer got a job working as a manager for a local country club.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Cramer began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of sixteen. He later started his mixed martial arts training with the American Top Team of Connecticut and Best Way Brazilian Jiu Jitsu led by Luigi Mondelli, a five time Pan Am Jiu Jitsu champion. Before being on The Ultimate Fighter, Cramer held a 3-0 amateur record. After the filming of The Ultimate Fighter, Cramer moved to Coconut Creek, Florida to train with the main American Top Team academy.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Dan Cramer was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. In order for the fighters to make it on the show, they had to win an elimination fight. Cramer won his elimination round fight against Jeremiah Riggs by unanimous decision. Rampage Jackson selected Cramer to be part of Team Rampage. Cramer then defeated Luke Zachrich by technical knockout in the second round. In the semi-final matchup, Cramer was paired off against Team Forrest's first pick, Tim Credeur. Credeur submitted Cramer with a heel hook to end Cramer's run in the tournament. After the fight, Cramer said he made a rookie mistake and he should have won the fight.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Cramer was set to make his debut at the The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale against former cast mate Cale Yarbrough. Cramer broke his collar bone and was forced to withdraw from the fight.
Cramer next fought his former Ultimate Fighter cast mate Matt Riddle at UFC 101. He lost the bout by unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 29-27, 30-26 and 30-27. Cramer was dropped from the UFC after his loss to Riddle at UFC 101.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|9||3 wins||1 loss|
|John Doyle||UCC 2: Strikedown||MW (185 lbs.)||May 14, 2010||Jersey City, New Jersey, USA|
|Ricardo Vera||AFL: Rumble at the Rock 3||MW (185 lbs.)||April 16, 2010||Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||Ever Nunez||Decision (Unanimous)||AFL: Rumble at the Rock 2||MW (185 lbs.)||March 5, 2010||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|Win||Ron Jackson||Decision (Unanimous)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin III||MW (185 lbs.)||December 11, 2009||3||5:00||Red Rock, Oklahoma, USA|
|Loss||Matt Riddle||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 101: Declaration||WW (170 lbs.)||August 8, 2009||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||Matt Arroyo||Decision (Split)||UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2||WW (170 lbs.)||January 31, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||MMA and UFC Debut|
- ↑ Dan Cramer. Spike TV. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- ↑ Luigi Mondelli: Fueling Dan Cramer’s Success And MMA Growth In Connecticut. TriStateFighter.com (August 18, 2008). Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- ↑ Morgan, John (2009-02-01). Penn quits before final round, St. Pierre keeps belt at UFC 94. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved on 2009-02-01.
- ↑ "TUF7" alumns Matthew Riddle and Dan Cramer meet at UFC 101. MMAJunkie.com (March 25, 2009). Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- ↑ UFC 101: Declaration. UFC.com. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- ↑ http://sherdog.com/news/news/ufc-101-play-by-play-18968
- ↑ http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=2209
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