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ASU's 50 Best Professional Athletes No. 49: UFC Fighter C.B. Dollaway

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We continue our summer series counting down the 50 greatest professional athletes that attended Arizona State and we stay in the UFC Octagon to do so. At No. 49 on the list is current UFC light-heavyweight fighter and former ASU wrestler, C.B. Dollaway.

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Besides perhaps baseball, there could be an argument made that Arizona State has produced better MMA fighters than any other kind of athlete and C.B. Dollaway strengthens that case.

Dollaway came to ASU after a successful high-school and JUCO career. Before he donned maroon and gold, Dollaway was a state champion as a high schooler in Ohio and won a JUCO National Championship in 2003 while attending Colby Community College.

As a Sun Devil, Dollaway became an All-American in 2006 while wrestling with Ryan Bader, currently ranked fifth in the UFC's light-heavyweight division, and Cain Velasquez, two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and currently the number two ranked contender in that division. To say that ASU has produced its fair share of talent in the world of mixed martial arts would be a huge understatement.

Posting a 6-0 professional record before getting into the UFC, "The Doberman" as many fight fans know him as, began to show promise quickly on the seventh season of the promotion's reality show "The Ultimate Fighter", which guarantees the winner a contract. Dollaway finished as the runner-up in the finale, but still earned his way into the company.

Dollaway has compiled a 15-8 record as a professional fighter with 17 of those fights coming in the UFC's middleweight division and has received two Submission of the Night awards, a Performance of the Night, and a Fight of the Night.

According to Bloody Elbow, Dollaway is set to make his light-heavyweight debut (205-pounds) after losing three consecutive fights for the first time in his career at UFC 203 on September 10 against Francimar Barroso.