Chael Sonnen

Chael "American Gangster" Sonnen

First Name: Chael Last Name: Sonnen
Nickname: American Gangster
Date of Birth: Apr 03, 1977 Age: 47
Weight: 84.0 Height: 185.0
Reach: 188.0
Location: Portland, Oregon
Hometown: West Linn, Oregon, United States
Fighting Styles: Greco-Roman Wrestling 2 x U.S Champion, Wrestling NCAA Div 1 Champion, Kickboxing
Affiliations: Team Quest, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Fight Stats
Record 31 - 17 - 1 Last 5 Fights
Total Fights 49 fights Professional Fights 49 fights
Amateur Fights 0 fights Years Fighting 27 years
Days Last Fought 1835 days Rounds Fought 100 rounds
Finish Wins 12 finishes Finish Losses 16 finish losses
Finish Win Percentage 38 % Finish Loss Percentage 94 %
Knockout Wins 1 KOs Knockout Losses 0 KO losses
TKO Wins 6 TKOs TKO Losses 7 TKO losses
KO/TKO Win Percentage 22 % KO/TKO Loss Percentage 41 %
Submission Wins 5 subs Submission Losses 9 sub losses
Submission Win Percentage 16 % Submission Loss Percentage 52 %
Decision Wins 19 decision wins Decision Losses 1 decision losses
Decision Win Percentage 61 % Decision Loss Percentage 5 %
Unanimous Decision Wins 18 UD wins Unanimous Decision Losses 0 UD losses
Split Decision Wins 0 SD wins Split Decision Losses 0 SD losses

Professional Fights

Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(31 - 16 - 1)

Bellator 222

June 14, 2019 Friday
6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT

Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, United States

TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) Round: 2 Time: 0:22

Lyoto Machida
Win

Lyoto Machida

(25 - 8)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(31 - 15 - 1)

Bellator 208

October 13, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at NYCB Live, Uniondale, New York, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:46

Fedor Emelianenko
Win

Fedor Emelianenko

(37 - 5, 1 NC)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(30 - 15 - 1)

Bellator 192

January 20, 2018 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Quinton Jackson
Loss

Quinton Jackson

(37 - 12)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(29 - 15 - 1)

Bellator 180

June 24, 2017 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Wanderlei Silva
Loss

Wanderlei Silva

(35 - 12 - 1, 1 NC)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(29 - 14 - 1)

Bellator 170

January 21, 2017 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 1 Time: 2:03

Tito Ortiz
Win

Tito Ortiz

(18 - 12 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(29 - 13 - 1)

UFC 167

November 16, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:05

Rashad Evans
Win

Rashad Evans

(23 - 3 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(28 - 13 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 26

August 17, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round: 1 Time: 4:47

Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(28 - 12 - 1)

UFC 159

April 27, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, United States

TKO (Elbows and Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:33

Jon Jones
Win

Jon Jones

(17 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(28 - 11 - 1)

UFC 148

July 07, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) Round: 2 Time: 1:55

Anderson Silva
Win

Anderson Silva

(31 - 4)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(27 - 11 - 1)

UFC on Fox 2

January 28, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

United Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Michael Bisping
Loss

Michael Bisping

(21 - 3)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(26 - 11 - 1)

UFC 136

October 08, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States

Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Round: 2 Time: 3:51

Brian Stann
Loss

Brian Stann

(11 - 3)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(26 - 10 - 1)

UFC 117

August 07, 2010 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, United States

Submission (Triangle Armbar) Round: 5 Time: 3:10

Anderson Silva
Win

Anderson Silva

(28 - 4)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(25 - 10 - 1)

UFC 109

February 06, 2010 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Nate Marquardt
Loss

Nate Marquardt

(29 - 8 - 2)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(24 - 10 - 1)

UFC 104

October 24, 2009 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Yushin Okami
Loss

Yushin Okami

(27 - 4)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(23 - 10 - 1)

UFC 98

May 23, 2009 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Dan Miller
Loss

Dan Miller

(11 - 1, 1 NC)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(23 - 9 - 1)

UFC 95

February 21, 2009 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

O2 Arena, London, England

Submission (Triangle Choke) Round: 1 Time: 2:37

Demian Maia
Win

Demian Maia

(10 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(22 - 9 - 1)

WEC 36

November 05, 2008 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Paulo Filho
Loss

Paulo Filho

(16 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(21 - 9 - 1)

WEC 33

March 26, 2008 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Bryan Baker
Loss

Bryan Baker

(7 - 2)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(21 - 8 - 1)

WEC 31

December 12, 2007 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Submission (Armbar) Round: 2 Time: 4:55

Paulo Filho
Win

Paulo Filho

(15 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(20 - 8 - 1)

SF 20

October 27, 2007 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: TBD

Kyacey Uscola
Loss

Kyacey Uscola

(16 - 12)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(19 - 8 - 1)

Bodog Fight

July 14, 2007 Saturday
3 AM ET / 12 AM PT

Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJ

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 3:33

Amar Suloev
Loss

Amar Suloev

(22 - 6)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(18 - 8 - 1)

Bodog Fight

February 18, 2007 Sunday
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Costa Rica

Submission (Brabo Choke) Round: 1 Time: 0:13

Tim McKenzie
Loss

Tim McKenzie

(10 - 3)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(17 - 8 - 1)

Bodog Fight

December 02, 2006 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The Agrodome, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(16 - 8 - 1)

Bodog Fight

August 22, 2006 Tuesday
8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Costa Rica

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 2:18

Tim Credeur
Loss

Tim Credeur

(6 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(16 - 7 - 1)

UFC 60

May 27, 2006 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States

Submission (Armbar) Round: 2 Time: 1:17

Jeremy Horn
Win

Jeremy Horn

(76 - 14 - 5)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(15 - 7 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 4

April 06, 2006 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Trevor Prangley
Loss

Trevor Prangley

(11 - 3)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(15 - 6 - 1)

UFC 55

October 07, 2005 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

Submission (Triangle Choke) Round: 2 Time: 1:20

Renato Sobral
Win

Renato Sobral

(28 - 6)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(14 - 6 - 1)

SF 11

July 09, 2005 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 3:59

Tim Williams
Loss

Tim Williams

(1 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(13 - 6 - 1)

Euphoria - USA vs. World

February 26, 2005 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Atlantic City, New Jersey

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 3:49

Adam Tarsey
Loss

Adam Tarsey

(4 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(13 - 5 - 1)

XFO 4

December 03, 2004 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Lakemoor Banquet Facility, Lakemoor, Illinois, United States

TKO (Corner Stoppage) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Terry Martin
Win

Terry Martin

(6 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(12 - 5 - 1)

WEC 12

October 21, 2004 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The Palace, Lemoore, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Alex Stiebling
Loss

Alex Stiebling

(17 - 6 - 1, 1 NC)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(12 - 4 - 1)

SF 6

September 23, 2004 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Reno Hilton Outdoor AmphitheaterReno, Nevada

Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round: 2 Time: 2:35

Jeremy Horn
Win

Jeremy Horn

(70 - 13 - 5)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(12 - 3 - 1)

Pancrase - 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament Final

July 25, 2004 Sunday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Decision (Majority) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Keiichiro Yamamiya
Win

Keiichiro Yamamiya

(31 - 18 - 8)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(12 - 2 - 1)

EC 57

May 06, 2004 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Harrah's Casino Council Bluffs, Iowa

TKO (Cut) Round: 1 Time: 3:34

Jeremy Horn
Win

Jeremy Horn

(67 - 12 - 5)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(11 - 2 - 1)

ROTR - Rage on the River

April 17, 2004 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Redding, California

KO (Flying Knee) Round: 1 Time: 0:40

Justin Bailey
Loss

Justin Bailey

(DEBUT)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(10 - 2 - 1)

Euphoria - Russia vs. USA

March 13, 2004 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Trump Taj MahalAtlantic City, New Jersey

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Arman Gambaryan
Loss

Arman Gambaryan

(7 - 1 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(9 - 2 - 1)

ROTR 4.5

December 27, 2003 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium, Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Homer Moore
Loss

Homer Moore

(20 - 3 - 2)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(8 - 2 - 1)

FCFF

December 13, 2003 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Portland, Oregon

Submission (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:07

Greg Curnut
Loss

Greg Curnut

(1 - 3)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(7 - 2 - 1)

GC 20

November 13, 2003 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Colusa Casino, Colusa, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jason Lambert
Loss

Jason Lambert

(14 - 4)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(7 - 1 - 1)

Global Domination

September 06, 2003 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Pepsi CenterDenver, Colorado

Submission (Triangle Choke) Round: 1 Time: 2:25

Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(6 - 1 - 1)

HFP 3

May 02, 2003 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Santa Ana, California, United States

Decision Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Renato Sobral
Loss

Renato Sobral

(20 - 5)
Chael Sonnen
Draw

Chael Sonnen

(6 - 1)

Pancrase - Hybrid 2

February 16, 2003 Sunday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Grand Cube, Osaka, Japan

Draw (Unanimous) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Akihiro Gono
Draw

Akihiro Gono

(15 - 9 - 6)
Chael Sonnen
Loss

Chael Sonnen

(6 - 0)

XFA 5

January 25, 2003 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

National Guard ArmoryWest Palm Beach, Florida

Technical Submission (Armbar) Round: 1 Time: 2:49

Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(5 - 0)

UFCF

August 24, 2002 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, Washington

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 4:26

Justin Hawes
Loss

Justin Hawes

(2 - 1 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(4 - 0)

RFC 1

July 13, 2002 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Stardust CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jesse Ault
Loss

Jesse Ault

(1 - 1)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(2 - 0)

Dangerzone 13

April 13, 2002 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

4 Bears Casino and Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, United States

Submission (Forearm Choke) Round: 2 Time: 2:08

Scott Shipman
Loss

Scott Shipman

(6 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(2 - 0)

Dangerzone 13

April 13, 2002 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

4 Bears Casino and Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Jesse Ault
Loss

Jesse Ault

(1 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(1 - 0)

HFP 1

March 30, 2002 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Cahuilla Creek Casino, Anza, California

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Jason Miller
Loss

Jason Miller

(2 - 0)
Chael Sonnen
Win

Chael Sonnen

(DEBUT)

BFV - Battle of Fort Vancouver

May 10, 1997 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, Washington, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 1 Time: TBD

Ben Hailey
Loss

Ben Hailey

(0 - 1)