Salina Deleon is the proud wife of former Olympic wrestler turned UFC champ, Daniel Cormier. Her 38-year-old hubby is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Salina’s man has been named the third best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC but prior to his success in mixed martial arts, Cormier actually began his career as a wrestler.
Born March 20, 1979; the Lafayette, Louisiana native has an older brother, Ferral, younger brother, Joe, and a sister named Felicia. His stepfather is named Percy Benoit.His biological father was killed on Thanksgiving Day in 1986.
Cormier was an NCAA Division I Freestyle wrestler at Oklahoma State University. In 2008, he was the team captain of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team.
Cormier is no stranger to success, having been a two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time U.S. Open national champion, but he has also struggled with losses. At Oklahoma State, he lost the Division I finals. He finished fourth at the 2008 Olympics and never made it to the 2012 Summer Games after falling ill.
In 2009 he began his career in MMA at heavyweight but transitioned to light heavyweight in 2014 and took home the light heavyweight title in 2015.
Cormier began his professional MMA career on September 25, 2009, defeating Gary Frazier by TKO at Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings.
In fact, he won his first eight fights while competing in Strikeforce, XMMA (won their heavyweight title), and KOTC (won their heavyweight title).
A stroke of luck came Cormier’s way when Alistair Overeem pulled out of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in July of 2011. The Strikeforce brass chose Cormier to take his place.
Cormier’s lovely wife is Salina Deleon whom she married last May. Prior to his nuptials to the pretty UFC wag, Cormier became a daddy while in college and was also previously married. Cormier married his first wife, Robin in November of 2002.
While attending Oklahoma State, Daniel Cormier and then girlfriend, Carolyn Flowers became parents of one daughter. Sadly, the couple’s daughter Kaedyn was tragically killed in a car accident in 2003.
Salina Deleon and Cormier began dating around 2010. The following year the two became first time parents with the birth of son, Daniel Jr. At the time, Salina Deleon was referred to as Cormier’s fiancée.
In 2012 Salina Deleon gave birth to the couple’s second child, daughter Marquita Kalani. The two were finally joined in holy matrimony just a few weeks ago! They tied the knot on May 27, 2017, in Half Bay Moon, California.
Prior to becoming a UFC wag, the lovely Salina Deleon worked at Hooters in Fresno, California, her hometown. She and her husband and their two adorable kids currently reside in San Jose, California.
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