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"The Robot"

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Steve Cantwell

Steve "The Robot" Cantwell

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  • Given Name: Steven Francis Cantwell
  • MMA Record: 7-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Robot
  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1986.12.08
  • Last Fight: February 25, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: One Kick's Gym
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $67,000 USD
  • Born: Long Beach, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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Steve Cantwell made his professional MMA debut in 2005, winning his first three fights before signing with the WEC in 2007, where he was defeated in his debut by Brian Stann by TKO in the first round. After putting together back-to-back wins, Cantwell fought Stann in a rematch for the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship, a bout he won by TKO in round 2. Following Zuffa, LLC’s decision to disband all WEC weight classes above 155 lbs., Cantwell was moved into the UFC’s light heavyweight division, where he has met with mixed results, including a decision loss in a rubber match with Stann.


Cantwell looked to be a promising light heavyweight  on account of his youth, size, toughness and well-rounded ability to fight both standing and on the ground, however, after winning his UFC debut he went on to lose five straight decisions. He was released from the promotion and  retired from MMA  in 2012 having closed out his career with the UFC.



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Steve Cantwell MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Riki Fukuda
7-5-0 17-5-0

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Massenzio
7-4-0 12-5-0

UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cyrille Diabate
7-3-0 16-7-1

UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Stanislav Nedkov UFC 120 2010.10.16
Reason: Cantwell Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Vladimir Matyushenko UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Cantwell Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Brian Stann
7-2-0 6-2-0

UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.09.16
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Nix
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luiz Cané
7-1-0 10-1-0

UFC 97: Redemption
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.04.18
Odds: +208 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Brian Stann UFC UFN 16 2008.12.10
Reason: Stann Injury
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:04 Round 1 of 3

Razak Al-Hassan
6-1-0 7-0-0

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.12.10
Odds: -318 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#82 Greatest Submission of All Time
UFC Fight Night 16 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:01 Round 2 of 5, 9:01 Total

Brian Stann
5-1-0 6-0-0

WEC 35: Condit vs Miura
Main Card | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.08.03
Odds: +311 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Tim McKenzie
4-1-0 11-4-0

WEC 33: Marshall vs Stann
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.03.26
Odds: +118 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Justin McElfresh
3-1-0 5-2-0

WEC 29: Condit vs Larson
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.08.05
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Brian Stann
3-0-0 2-0-0

WEC 26: Condit vs Alessio
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.03.24
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Leonardo Pecanha

Jungle Fight

2006.12.17
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mike Ashford

Rage in the Cage

2006.01.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Richie Hightower

Rage in the Cage

2005.04.23

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