Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Zak Cummings is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight division. He was born on February 3, 1983 in Springfield, Missouri.
Cummings has been fighting professionally since 2007 when he won his first fight by submission against Jesse Gadsen at KOTC: Premiere Combat 4. Since then, Cummings’s career has taken off and he now holds an impressive professional record of 22 wins (9 by knockout, 7 by submission and 6 by decision). His most notable wins have come against Andrew Craig, Nicholas Musoke and Thiago Santos.
Before joining the UFC in 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale where he defeated Bristol Marunde via unanimous decision, Cummings competed for several smaller regional promotions such as Strikeforce, Maximum Fighting Championship and Titan Fighting Championships where he won numerous titles including MFC Middleweight Champion (2009-2010), Resurrection Fight Alliance Middleweight Champion (2011-2012) and TFC Welterweight Champion (2013).
In 2014 Cummings made his debut octagon appearance against Nicolas Musoke at UFC Fight Night 45. Despite being knocked down early in round one Zak was able to battle back strong and score a rear naked choke win over Musoke late in round three to take home Submission of the Night honors.
Since then Cummings has fought eight times inside the octagon winning five fights while losing three times with two split decisions losses due to controversial judging calls which many MMA pundits thought Zak had done enough to edge out victories on both occasions.
Currently ranked #13th in the UFC middleweight rankings Zak is looking to make it into title contention soon with dominating performances against top contenders like Darren Stewart earlier this year or Whiteknight ace Cezar Ferreira recently but unfortunately came up short on both occasions falling short via split decisions giving him yet another opportunity for redemption inside the cage as he looks forward for a chance to prove that he belongs amongst some of the greatest athletes ever compete across any sport within or beyond 8 walls battlecage known today as “The Octagon” .