Chael
Sonnen
29-14-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 19 fights.
Record: 29-14-1
Summary: Excellent wrestler, constant pressure

Fighter Info

From: Milwaukie, Oregon USA
Fights Out Of: West Linn, Oregon USA
Age: 37
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: University of Oregon
Degree: Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1288
44% Successful
565
Types of Successful Strikes
0
565
30%
14%
56% Ground
170
79
316
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
78
59% Successful
46
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
41
1
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Rashad Evans Nov 16, 2013
20 1 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Chael Sonnen 3 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua Aug 17, 2013
0 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 5 2 2 3
Jon Jones Apr 27, 2013
20 3 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Chael Sonnen 6 0 0 0
Anderson Silva Jul 7, 2012
15 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Chael Sonnen 22 1 0 2
Win
Chael Sonnen Jan 28, 2012
40 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 30 1 0 0
Win
Chael Sonnen Oct 8, 2011
28 4 1 8 R2 Submission
Brian Stann 2 0 0 0
Anderson Silva Aug 7, 2010
29 1 3 1 R5 Submission
Chael Sonnen 89 3 1 6
Win
Chael Sonnen Feb 6, 2010
39 6 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nate Marquardt 11 0 2 1
Win
Chael Sonnen Oct 24, 2009
91 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yushin Okami 25 0 1 0
Win
Chael Sonnen May 23, 2009
36 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Miller 9 0 2 0
Loss
Demian Maia
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
6 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 8 0 0 0
Win
Chael Sonnen
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
53 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Paulo Filho 5 0 0 0
Win
Chael Sonnen
WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann
Mar 26, 2008
70 5 0 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Bryan Baker 6 0 0 0
Paulo Filho
WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran
Dec 12, 2007
3 0 3 0 R2 Submission
Chael Sonnen 32 3 1 2
Loss
Jeremy Horn May 27, 2006
3 0 4 0 R2 Submission
Chael Sonnen 6 3 0 0
Win
Chael Sonnen Apr 6, 2006
25 7 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Trevor Prangley 7 0 2 1
Loss
Renato Sobral Oct 7, 2005
11 4 3 0 R2 Submission
Chael Sonnen 12 0 0 0
Win
Chael Sonnen
WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3
Oct 21, 2004
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alex Steibling -- -- -- --
Loss
Forrest Griffin
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
2 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 5 1 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: HARD work man. Wouldn't wish it on anybody.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Team Quest about two years before it was called Team Quest.


What ranks and titles have you held? Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion.  Hitman Light Heavyweight Champion.  Danger Zone Light Heavyweight Champion.  Rumble at the River tournament Champion.  2x University National Champion.  NCAA All-American, US. Olympic Team Alternate.


Do you have any heroes? Pope John Paul II.


What is your favorite technique? I like arm throws and leg locks.


What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my dream.  I've wanted this since 1993.


Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a degree from the University of Oregon in sociology.


What was your job before you started fighting? I was a realtor and an elected public official (precinct member district 22).


•    Has won ten of his last 13 bouts, including a November 2008 decision over previously unbeaten WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho.

•    Three wins by submission, seven by TKO / KO

•    Holds wins over Jason Miller, Jason Lambert, Homer Moore, Alex Stiebling, Tim Credeur, Tim McKenzie and Amar Suloev. Has also faced Terry Martin, Forrest Griffin, and Akihiro Gono.

•    Loss to Silva was UFC 117’s Fight of the Night
 


Career

Key Opponents

Nate Marquardt
Nate Marquardt
36-13-2
( W-L-D )
Demian Maia
Demian Maia
19-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Nate Marquardt UFC® 109 RELENTLESS
Win
Nate Marquardt UFC® 109 RELENTLESS

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