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"The Robot"

7-6-0

Steve Cantwell

Steve "The Robot" Cantwell

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  • Given Name: Steven Francis Cantwell
  • Professional MMA Record: 7-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Robot
  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1986.12.08
  • Last Fight: February 25, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: One Kicks 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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Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Riki Fukuda
Ref: Marc Goddard

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

2012.02.25
Odds: +260 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Massenzio
Ref: Kerry Hatley

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

2011.10.08
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cyrille Diabate
Ref: Herb Dean

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
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
Ref: Kevin Nix

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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luiz Cané
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

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

2009.04.18
Odds: +208 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
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
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

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
#73 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
Ref: Herb Dean

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
Win | Submission | Choke
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Tim McKenzie
Ref: Herb Dean

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
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Justin McElfresh
Ref: John McCarthy

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
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Brian Stann
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

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

2007.03.24
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
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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