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Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone joins the 2023 UFC Hall of Fame class.

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone has been announced as a member of the 2023 UFC Hall of Fame class, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest fighters to ever step foot inside the Octagon.

The official announcement that "Cowboy" will be named into the 2023 UFC Hall of Fame class was made at Saturday's UFC San Antonio event. The ceremony is planned to be held from July 3 to July 9 during International Fight Week. The ceremony's precise date and place have not yet been revealed.

Cerrone, 39, follows a distinguished class of 2023 inductees, which also features lighter-weight pioneer Jens Pulver and Brazilian superstars Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo.

Cerrone, known for his exciting fighting style and willingness to take on any opponent, holds several records in the UFC. He has the most wins in UFC history, with a total of 36 victories throughout his career. He also holds the record for most finishes, with 23 of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission. Additionally, he has earned the most post-fight bonuses in UFC history, with an incredible 18 fight night bonuses to his name.

Cerrone made his UFC debut in 2011, after building a reputation as one of the top fighters in the WEC. He quickly made a name for himself in the UFC, impressively winning his first four fights. Over the years, he has faced many of the top fighters in multiple weight classes.

While he was at his peak, Cerrone was recognized for his great activity. He won noteworthy fights versus Charles Oliveira, Jeremy Stephens, Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez, Jim Miller, and Benson Henderson which led his way to his first UFC championship chance.

Despite never winning a UFC championship, Cerrone's impressive record and willingness to fight anyone put him in the conversation as one of the best fighters in UFC history. His exciting style and willingness to engage in all-out wars with his opponents made him a fan favorite, and he will be remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters of all time.

Although losing his final seven fights, he was nevertheless involved in well-known bouts against Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson, and Anthony Pettis, among others.

Cerrone's induction into the UFC Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to a fighter who gave him his all every time he stepped into the Octagon. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of fighters, and his place in the Hall of Fame is well-deserved. Congratulations to Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone on this tremendous honor.


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