Chael Sonnen Full MMA Record and Fighting Statistics

Chael Sonnen

MMA Record: 31-17-1

WINS
31
7
5
19
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS
LOSSES
17
7
9
1
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS

FINISH RATE
39%
Age
44
Reach
74'
(188 cm)
Height
73.2'
(186 cm)
Country
USA

Chael Sonnen is a 44 year old Male fighter from United States with a 31-17-1 pro MMA record. Sonnen most recently fought Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 on Friday June 14, 2019. Chael Sonnen lost to Lyoto Machida by KO/TKO at 0:22 of Round 2 in the Light Heavyweight division.

Chael Sonnen has 31 wins with a 39% finish rate, including 7 by knockout, 5 by submission, 19 by decision.

Chael Sonnen is currently on a 2 fight losing skid.


Chael Sonnen's Last Fight

Loss • Lyoto Machida DEF Chael Sonnen by KO/TKO R2 0:22

Chael Sonnen full mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
Loss
31-16-1 Lyoto Machida
KO/TKO
R2 0:22
Bellator 222 2019-06-14 Light Heavyweight BFC
Loss
31-15-1 Fedor Emelianenko
KO/TKO
R1 4:46
Bellator 208 2018-10-13 Heavyweight BFC
Win
30-15-1 Quinton Jackson
DEC
R3 5:00
Bellator 192 2018-01-20 Heavyweight BFC
Win
29-15-1 Wanderlei Silva
DEC
R3 5:00
Bellator NYC 2017-06-24 Light Heavyweight BFC
Loss
29-14-1 Tito Ortiz
SUB
R1 2:03
Bellator 170 2017-01-21 Light Heavyweight BFC
Loss
29-13-1 Rashad Evans
KO/TKO
R1 4:05
UFC 167 2013-11-16 Light Heavyweight UFC
Win
28-13-1 Maurício Rua
SUB
R1 4:47
UFC Fight Night 26 2013-08-17 Light Heavyweight UFC
Loss
28-12-1 Jon Jones
KO/TKO
R1 4:33
UFC 159 2013-04-27 Light Heavyweight UFC
Loss
28-11-1 Anderson Silva
KO/TKO
R2 1:55
UFC 148 2012-07-07 Middleweight UFC
Win
27-11-1 Michael Bisping
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC on FOX 2 2012-01-28 Middleweight UFC
Win
26-11-1 Brian Stann
SUB
R2 3:51
UFC 136 2011-10-08 Middleweight UFC
Loss
26-10-1 Anderson Silva
SUB
R5 3:10
UFC 117 2010-08-07 Middleweight UFC
Win
25-10-1 Nate Marquardt
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 109 2010-02-06 Middleweight UFC
Win
24-10-1 Yushin Okami
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 104 2009-10-24 Middleweight UFC
Win
23-10-1 Dan Miller
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 98 2009-05-23 Middleweight UFC
Loss
23-9-1 Demian Maia
SUB
R1 2:37
UFC 95 2009-02-21 Middleweight UFC
Win
22-9-1 Paulo Filho
DEC
R3 5:00
WEC 36 2008-11-05 Catchweight WEC
Win
21-9-1 Bryan Baker
DEC
R3 5:00
WEC 33 2008-03-26 Middleweight WEC
Loss
21-8-1 Paulo Filho
SUB
R2 4:55
WEC 31 2007-12-12 Middleweight WEC
Win
20-8-1 Kyacey Uscola
KO/TKO
R1
Regional circuit 2007-10-27 SF
Win
19-8-1 Amar Suloev
KO/TKO
R2 3:33
Regional circuit 2007-07-14 BF
Win
18-8-1 Tim McKenzie
SUB
R1 0:13
Regional circuit 2007-02-18 BF
Win
17-8-1 Aleksei Oleinik
DEC
R3 5:00
Bodog Fight 2006-12-02 Light Heavyweight BF
Win
16-8-1 Tim Credeur
KO/TKO
R1 2:18
Regional circuit 2006-08-22 BF
Loss
16-7-1 Jeremy Horn
SUB
R2 1:17
UFC 60 2006-05-27 Middleweight UFC
Win
15-7-1 Trevor Prangley
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 4 2006-04-06 Middleweight UFC
Loss
15-6-1 Renato Sobral
SUB
R2 1:20
UFC 55 2005-10-07 Light Heavyweight UFC
Win
14-6-1 Tim Williams
KO/TKO
R1 3:59
Regional circuit 2005-07-09 SF
Win
13-6-1 Adam Tarsey
KO/TKO
R1 3:49
Euphoria 3 2005-02-26 Middleweight EMFC
Loss
13-5-1 Terry Martin
KO/TKO
R2 5:00
Regional circuit 2004-12-03 XFO
Win
12-5-1 Alex Stiebling
DEC
R3 5:00
WEC 12 2004-10-21 Middleweight WEC
Loss
12-4-1 Jeremy Horn
SUB
R2 2:35
Regional circuit 2004-09-23 SF
Loss
12-3-1 Keiichiro Yamamiya
DEC
R3 5:00
Pancrase 137 2004-07-25 Light Heavyweight
Loss
12-2-1 Jeremy Horn
KO/TKO
R1 3:34
Regional circuit 2004-05-06 Light Heavyweight EC
Win
11-2-1 Justin Bailey
KO/TKO
R1 0:40
Regional circuit 2004-04-17
Win
10-2-1 Arman Gambaryan
DEC
R3 5:00
Euphoria 1 2004-03-13 Middleweight EMFC
Win
9-2-1 Homer Moore
DEC
R2 5:00
Regional circuit 2003-12-27 ROTR
Win
8-2-1 Greg Crunutt
SUB
R1 1:07
Regional circuit 2003-12-13 FCFF
Win
7-2-1 Jason Lambert
DEC
R3 5:00
Regional circuit 2003-11-13 GC
Loss
7-1-1 Forrest Griffin
SUB
R1 2:25
IFC 17 2003-09-06 Light Heavyweight IFC
Win
6-1-1 Renato Sobral
DEC
R3 5:00
Regional circuit 2003-05-02
Draw
6-1-0 Akihiro Gono
DEC
R2 5:00
Pancrase 116 2003-02-16 Light Heavyweight
Loss
6-0-0 Trevor Prangley
SUB
R1 2:49
Regional circuit 2003-01-25
Win
5-0-0 Justin Hawes
KO/TKO
R2 4:26
Regional circuit 2002-08-24 UFCF
Win
4-0-0 Jesse Ault
DEC
R3 5:00
Revolution FC 1 2002-07-13 Light Heavyweight
Win
2-0-0 Jesse Ault
DEC
R2 5:00
Regional circuit 2002-04-13 DZ
Win
2-0-0 Scott Shipman
SUB
R2 7:08
Regional circuit 2002-04-13 DZ
Win
1-0-0 Jason Miller
DEC
R2 5:00
Regional circuit 2002-03-30
Win
0-0-0 Ben Hailey
DEC
R1
Regional circuit 1997-05-10
Chael Sonnen MMA Record: 31-17-1

Chael Sonnen's MMA career highlights

Chael Sonnen's Professional MMA debut

Sonnen made his professional debut against Ben Hailey on May 10, 1997, fighting on the regional circuit.

He made a winning start to his career, defeating Ben Hailey who carried a 0-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.

Chael Sonnen beat Ben Hailey by Decision at of Round 1.

Chael Sonnen's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career

Sonnen made his debut in the UFC against Renato Sobral on October 7, 2005, fighting on the main card of UFC 55: Fury having compiled a 15-6-1 professional MMA record.

Chael Sonnen lost to Renato Sobral by Submission at 1:20 of Round 2.

Since his debut, Sonnen has gone on to fight a total of 14 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 7-7-0.

Outside the UFC

After his UFC stint, Sonnen took his next fight at BF on August 22, 2006, fighting against Tim Credeur on the of the regional circuit.

Chael Sonnen beat Tim Credeur by KO/TKO at 2:18 of Round 1.

Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship

After 8 fights outside of the promotion, Sonnen returned to the UFC on February 21, 2009, fighting against Demian Maia on the main card of UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson.

At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 23-9-1

Chael Sonnen lost to Demian Maia by Submission at 2:37 of Round 1.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Middleweight Championship loss to Anderson Silva

Sonnen lost his 1st middleweight title challenge, losing to Anderson Silva on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen.

Chael Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva by Submission at 3:10 of Round 5. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Middleweight Championship loss to Anderson Silva

Sonnen lost his 2nd middleweight title challenge, losing to Anderson Silva on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2.

Chael Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva by KO/TKO at 1:55 of Round 2.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship loss to Jon Jones

Sonnen lost his 1st light heavyweight title challenge, losing to Jon Jones on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.

Chael Sonnen lost to Jon Jones by KO/TKO at 4:33 of Round 1.

When was Chael Sonnen's last win?

Sonnen's last win came against Quinton Jackson at Bellator 192 on Saturday January 20, 2018. Chael Sonnen beat Quinton Jackson by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.

Who is Chael Sonnen's next opponent?

Sonnen is not currently booked for any fights.

When was Chael Sonnen's last loss?

Sonnen's last loss came against Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 on Friday June 14, 2019. Chael Sonnen lost to Lyoto Machida by KO/TKO at 0:22 of Round 2.

How many UFC fights has Chael Sonnen had?

Sonnen has fought 14 times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 7-7-0.

How many pro MMA knockouts does Chael Sonnen have?

Sonnen has knocked out 7 opponents.

How many pro MMA submissions does Chael Sonnen have?

Sonnen has submitted 5 opponents.

How many times has Chael Sonnen been knocked out?

Sonnen has been knocked out 7 times.

How many times has Chael Sonnen been submitted?

Sonnen has been submitted 9 times.