This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (NSAC, Nevada)
Pro Record: 28-15-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Quest
Age: 38
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 205 lbs.
Out of: Portland, OR
Born: West Linn, OR
Chael Sonnen is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently signed as a middleweight with the UFC. He was a two-time National Champion, NCAA All-American wrestler, and he was a US. Olympic wrestling team alternate.

Chael Sonnen's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
11/16/2013 Loss Rashad Evans UFC 167 TKO/RSC 1 4:05
08/17/2013 Win Mauricio Shogun Rua UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua Submission Guillotine Choke 1 4:47
04/27/2013 Loss Jon Jones UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:33 Title Fight
07/07/2012 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen TKO/RSC 2 1:55 Title Fight
01/28/2012 Win Michael Bisping UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/08/2011 Win Brian Stann UFC 136 Edgar vs Maynard III Submission Arm Triangle Choke 2 3:51
08/07/2010 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Submission Arm Bar 5 3:10 Title Fight
02/06/2010 Win Nate Marquardt UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/24/2009 Win Yushin Okami UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/23/2009 Win Dan Miller UFC 98: Evans vs Machida Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/19/2009 Loss Demian Maia UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson Submission Triangle Choke 1 2:37
11/05/2008 Win Paulo Filho WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/26/2008 Win Bryan Baker WEC 33: Back to Vegas Decision Unanimous Decision 3
12/12/2007 Loss Paulo Filho WEC 31: Live on Versus Submission Arm Bar 2 4:55 Title Fight
NSF 10/27/2007 Win Kyacey Uscola Sport Fight 20 TKO/RSC 1 1:00
07/14/2007 Win Amar Suloev Bodog Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Matt Lee TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:33
NSF 02/10/2007 Win Tim McKenzie Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost Submission Choke 1 0:14
NSF 12/02/2006 Win Oleksiy Oliynyk Bodog Fight: USA vs. Russia Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/22/2006 Win Tim Credeur Bodog Fight: Day 2 TKO/RSC 2
05/27/2006 Loss Jeremy Horn UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Submission Arm Bar 2 1:17
04/06/2006 Win Trevor Prangley UFC Fight Night 4 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 10/07/2005 Loss Renato Sobral UFC 55: Fury Submission Triangle Choke 2 1:20
NSF 07/09/2005 Win Timothy Williams Sport Fight 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:59
02/26/2005 Win Adam Tarsey Mixed Fighting Championship 3: USA vs. the World TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:49
NSF 12/03/2004 Loss Terry Martin XFO 4 Submission Verbal Submission 2
NSF 10/21/2004 Win Alex Stiebling WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/23/2004 Loss Jeremy Horn Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno Submission Guillotine Choke 2 2:35
NSF 07/25/2004 Loss Keiichiro Yamamiya Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament, Night Event Decision Majority Decision 3
NSF 05/06/2004 Loss Jeremy Horn Extreme Challenge 57 TKO/RSC Cut 1 3:34
NSF 04/17/2004 Win Justin Bailey Rage at the River TKO/RSC Flying Knee 1
03/13/2004 Win Arman Gambaryan Mixed Fighting Championship 1: Russia vs. USA 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/27/2003 Win Homer Moore Rumble On The Rock: Proving Grounds 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 11/13/2003 Win Jason Lambert Gladiator Challenge 20 Decision 3
09/06/2003 Loss Forrest Griffin International Fighting Championship: Global Domination Submission Triangle Choke 1 2:25
NSF 05/02/2003 Win Renato Sobral Hitman Fighting 3 Decision
NSF 02/16/2003 Draw Akihiro Gono Pancrase: Hybrid 2 2 5:00
NSF 01/25/2003 Loss Trevor Prangley Xtreme Fighting Alliance 5: Redemption TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from an Arm Bar 1 0:00
NSF 08/24/2002 Win Justin Hawes United Full Contact Federation: Rumble in Rochester TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 4:26
07/13/2002 Win Jesse Ault Revolution Fighting Championships 1: The Beginning Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 04/13/2002 Win Jesse Ault Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat Decision Unanimous Decision 5
NSF 04/13/2002 Win Scott Shipman Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat Submission Choke 2 2:08
NSF 03/30/2002 Win Jason Miller Hitman Fighting 1: Rumble on the Reservation Decision 2
NSF 12/04/1999 Loss Trevor Prangley World Pankration Kickboxing Organization Submission Triangle Choke 1 0:00
NSF 05/10/1997 Win Ben Hailey Battle of Ft. Vancouver Decision

Chael Sonnen's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 12/13/2003 Win Greg Crunutt Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 10 TKO/RSC 1 1:07
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Chael Sonnen is a wrestler and MMA fighter from West Linn, Oregon. Sonnen started fighting with Team Quest before it ever even was Team Quest and he still training with them. Chael Sonnen holds Gladiator Challenge Light HWY Champion. Hitman LT HWY Champion. Danger Zone Light HWY Champion. Rumble at the River tournament Champion. 2x University National Champion. NCAA All-American, US. Olympic Team Alternate. Chael Sonnen has a 15-8-1 record in professional MMA competition. He also graduated with a degree in Sociology from University of Oragon.