Zak Cummings

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 11/1/2021
Out of April 10 fight
MiddleweightUFC
Out
March 11, 2021
Cummings withdrew Thursday from his scheduled April 10 middleweight fight in Las Vegas with Sam Alvey due to unspecified reasons, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
It's not clear why Cummings had to pull out of this bout, but Julian Marquez will be taking his place against Sam Alvey. Cummings' last fight came in late August when he defeated Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision.
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Facing Sam Alvey in April
MiddleweightUFC
Out
January 22, 2021
Cummings will take on Sam Alvey in a middleweight matchup on April 10, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cummings will be looking to make it two wins in a row and four victories out of five, having most recently defeated Alessio Di Chirico in a close but unanimous decision. He'll be facing an opponent who's gone winless in his last five fights.
Takes tight decision in Vegas
MiddleweightUFC
Out
August 29, 2020
Cummings defeated Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a typical ugly Cummings fight in the sense that his durability ultimately carried him to the victory. Cummings and Di Chirico fought to just about even terms on the feet in what was essentially a 15-minute kickboxing match, but Cummings' legendary chin held up (he has never been knocked out in his long pro career), and he did just enough in the striking game to pull out the decision. To Cummings' credit, he almost certainly would have won this fight via knockout if there was even a single additional second in Round 3. He clocked Di Chirico with a high kick just as the closing bell rang. Cummings improves to 3-1 in his past four fights dating back to December 2018.
Booked against Di Chirico
MiddleweightUFC
Out
June 24, 2020
Cummings will take on Alessio Di Chirico in a middleweight matchup August 29 at a yet-to-be-determined location, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cummings may be coming off a loss, but he's 8-5 with the company and is facing a fighter coming off back-to-back losses of his own. While Cummings will sport a one-inch reach advantage on fight night, most of the statistical edges (striking volume, takedown average, takedown defense) fall in the favor of his opponent. Cummings does absorb less significant strikes per minute on average, but he still absorbs more than he lands overall through that 13-fight span. He's also the older fighter by more than five years.
Books fight with Andrew Sanchez
MiddleweightUFC
Out
January 27, 2020
Cummings (23-7-0) is scheduled to take on Andrew Sanchez (11-5-0) in a middleweight fight April 25 at UFC Lincoln, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Cummings re-enters the Octagon with an 8-4 record in the promotion after losing to Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision in his last fight Sept. 7 at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. While Cummings brings more experience to the table in the matchup, Sanchez holds the edge in reach (76-inch reach to Cummings' 75) and age (32 years old versus 35).
Unable to snipe effectively
MiddleweightUFC
Out
September 7, 2019
Cummings lost to Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 29-28) at The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Cummings had some success with his counter left hook in Round 1 but wasn't able to sustain the attack in the second and third frame, with Akhmedov landing the more effective strikes and scoring takedowns. Cummings has seen mixed results in his move to middleweight, going 2-2 since making his decision in the middle of 2018. He falls to 23-7 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.