Dominique Steele (January 25, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Steele previously entertained a professional wrestling career during 2009, performing in Heartland Wrestling Association in his home state of Ohio.

Early life

Raised in Norwood, Ohio. Went to Norwood High School.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Steele began competing in amateur fights in 2009 before turning professional in 2011. He competed in several different regional promotions across the Ohio River Valley, including one fight stints in both Strikeforce and Bellator MMA. He was able to compile a record of 13 - 5.

After his victory over Chuck O'Neil in June of 2015, Steele signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Steele is expected to make his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Zak Cummings on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16, filling in for Antônio Braga Neto who pulled out citing injury. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Steele was expected to face Hyun Gyu Lim on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However, Lim pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Dong Hyun Kim. Steele won the fight via KO in the third round. The win also earned Steele his first Performance of the Night bonus award.

Steele faced Danny Roberts on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197. He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision. Both participants were awarded a Fight of the Night bonus.

Professional wrestling career

Steele made his pro wrestling debut in Heartland Wrestling Association. On July 18, 2009 at HWA Trouble In Paradise, he had an MMA Exhibition Match where he won against Donovan Cain in the third round. At HWA World War III on December 19, 2009, Steele won against Chris Hall by disqualification.

In wrestling

  • Finishers
  • Signature moves
  • Entrance Music
  • Nicknames
  • "Non-Stop Action Packed"
  • Managers and valets
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

  • Mixed martial arts
    • Ultimate Fighting Championship
      • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Danny Roberts
      • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Dong Hyun Kim

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