Chael
Sonnen

  • Age:
    43
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 1"
  • Weight:
    205
  • Fighting Out Of:
    OR

Stats

W-L-D
30-18-1
(T)KO
7-7
SUB
4-10
  • Age:
    43
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 1"
  • Weight:
    205
  • Fighting Out Of:
    OR

Stats

W-L-D
30-18-1
(T)KO
7-7
SUB
4-10

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    2

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:00
  • Fastest KO:
    00:40
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:14

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    36.7%
  • Finished Rate:
    94.4%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    63.3%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    5.6%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    23.3%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    38.9%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    13.3%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    55.6%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    30-18-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    22 years, 1 months, 4 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    88.8
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    2.2
  • Longest Layoff:
    3 years, 2 month, 5 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    14 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    2.1
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    10:18
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    1.4
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    06:55

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
06/14/2019
Loss
30-17-1
Lyoto Machida
(25-7-0)
Light-heavyweight
205.6 vs 204.4
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 222
2 00:22
10/13/2018
Loss
30-16-1
Fedor Emelianenko
(37-5-0)
Heavyweight
227 vs 236
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 208
1 04:46
01/20/2018
Win
29-16-1
Quinton Jackson
(36-11-0)
Heavyweight
222 vs 253
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 192
3 05:00
06/24/2017
Win
28-16-1
Wanderlei Silva
(36-12-1)
Light-heavyweight
205.8 vs 205.8
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 180
3 05:00
01/21/2017
Loss
28-15-1
Tito Ortiz
(18-12-1)
Light-heavyweight
205.8 vs 204.8
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Bellator MMA 170
1 02:03
11/16/2013
Loss
28-14-1
Rashad Evans
(18-3-1)
Light-heavyweight
206 vs 205
TKO/RSC
UFC 167
1 04:05
08/17/2013
Win
27-14-1
Mauricio Shogun Rua
(21-7-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 205
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua
1 04:47
04/27/2013
Loss
27-13-1
Jon Jones
(17-1-0)
Light-heavyweight
205 vs 205
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
1 04:33
07/07/2012
Loss
27-12-1
Anderson Silva
(31-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 184
TKO/RSC
UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen
2 01:55
01/28/2012
Win
26-12-1
Michael Bisping
(22-3-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
3 05:00
10/08/2011
Win
25-12-1
Brian Stann
(11-3-0)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 186.5
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC 136 Edgar vs Maynard III
2 03:51
08/07/2010
Loss
25-11-1
Anderson Silva
(28-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 184.5
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
5 03:10
02/06/2010
Win
24-11-1
Nate Marquardt
(29-8-2)
Middleweight
185 vs 186
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman
3 05:00
10/24/2009
Win
23-11-1
Yushin Okami
(23-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
3 05:00
05/23/2009
Win
22-11-1
Dan Miller
(11-1-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
3 05:00
02/19/2009
Loss
22-10-1
Demian Maia
(10-0-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 184
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
1 02:37
11/05/2008
Win
21-10-1
Paulo Filho
(15-0-0)
Middleweight
184.5 vs 189.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
3 05:00
03/26/2008
Win
20-10-1
Bryan Baker
(3-0-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 184
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 33: Back to Vegas
3 05:00
12/12/2007
Loss
20-9-1
Paulo Filho
(14-0-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Submission (Arm Bar)
WEC 31: Live on Versus
2 04:55
10/27/2007
Win
19-9-1
Kyacey Uscola
(14-9-0)

TKO/RSC
Sport Fight 20
1 01:00
07/14/2007
Win
18-9-1
Amar Suloev
(22-6-0)
Middleweight
185.8 vs 183.2
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bodog Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Matt Lee
2 03:33
NSF
02/10/2007
Win
17-9-1
Tim McKenzie
(9-3-0)

Submission (Choke)
Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost
1 00:14
NSF
12/02/2006
Win
16-9-1
Aleksei Oleinik
(13-2-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bodog Fight: USA vs. Russia
3 05:00
NSF
08/22/2006
Win
15-9-1
Tim Credeur
(6-1-0)

TKO/RSC
Bodog Fight: Day 2
2 05:00
05/27/2006
Loss
15-8-1
Jeremy Horn
(77-14-5)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 186
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
2 01:17
04/06/2006
Win
14-8-1
Trevor Prangley
(13-3-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 4
3 05:00
NSF
10/07/2005
Loss
14-7-1
Renato Sobral
(25-6-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 55: Fury
2 01:20
NSF
07/09/2005
Win
13-7-1
Timothy Williams
(2-4-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Sport Fight 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden
1 03:59
02/26/2005
Win
12-7-1
Adam Tarsey
(4-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Mixed Fighting Championship 3: USA vs. the World
1 03:49
NSF
12/03/2004
Loss
12-6-1
Terry Martin
(6-0-0)

Submission (Verbal Submission)
XFO 4
2 05:00
NSF
10/21/2004
Win
11-6-1
Alex Stiebling
(17-6-1)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3
3 05:00
09/23/2004
Loss
11-5-1
Jeremy Horn
(71-13-5)
Light-heavyweight
200 vs 205
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno
2 02:35
NSF
07/25/2004
Loss
11-4-1
Keiichiro Yamamiya
(30-18-8)

Decision (Majority Decision)
Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament, Night Event
3 05:00
NSF
05/06/2004
Loss
11-3-1
Jeremy Horn
(68-12-5)

TKO/RSC (Cut)
Extreme Challenge 57
1 03:34
NSF
04/17/2004
Win
10-3-1
Justin Bailey
(0-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Flying Knee)
Rage at the River
1 00:40
03/13/2004
Win
9-3-1
Arman Gambaryan
(9-1-1)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Mixed Fighting Championship 1: Russia vs. USA 1
3 05:00
NSF
12/27/2003
Win
8-3-1
Homer Moore
(20-3-2)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rumble On The Rock: Proving Grounds 1
2 05:00
NSF
11/13/2003
Win
7-3-1
Jason Lambert
(14-4-0)

Decision
Gladiator Challenge 20
3 05:00
09/06/2003
Loss
7-2-1
Forrest Griffin
(7-1-0)
Light-heavyweight
197 vs 201
Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
1 02:25
NSF
05/02/2003
Win
6-2-1
Renato Sobral
(17-5-0)

Decision
Hitman Fighting 3
05:00
NSF
02/16/2003
Draw
6-2-0
Akihiro Gono
(15-9-6)

Draw
Pancrase: Hybrid 2
2 05:00
NSF
01/25/2003
Loss
6-1-0
Trevor Prangley
(7-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from an Arm Bar)
Xtreme Fighting Alliance 5: Redemption
1 05:00
NSF
08/24/2002
Win
5-1-0
Justin Hawes
(1-0-1)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
United Full Contact Federation: Rumble in Rochester
2 04:26
07/13/2002
Win
4-1-0
Jesse Ault
(1-1-0)
Light-heavyweight
204 vs 201
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Revolution Fighting Championships 1: The Beginning
3 05:00
NSF
04/13/2002
Win
2-1-0
Scott Shipman
(6-0-0)

Submission (Choke)
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
2 02:08
NSF
04/13/2002
Win
2-1-0
Jesse Ault
(1-0-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
5 06:00
NSF
03/30/2002
Win
1-1-0
Jason Miller
(3-0-0)

Decision
Hitman Fighting 1: Rumble on the Reservation
2 05:00
NSF
12/04/1999
Loss
1-0-0
Trevor Prangley
(1-0-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
World Pankration Kickboxing Organization
1 05:00
NSF
05/10/1997
Win
0-0-0
Ben Hailey
(0-2-0)

Decision
Battle of Ft. Vancouver
00:00

* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Wins:
    1

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    01:07
  • Fastest KO:
    01:07
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:00

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    100%
  • Finished Rate:
    0%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    0%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    0%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    100%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    0%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    0%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    0%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    1-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Rounds Fought:
    0.4
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    1

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    0.4
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    01:07
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    0
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    00:00

Amateur Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF
12/13/2003
Win
0-0-0
Greg Crunutt
(1-2-0)

TKO/RSC
Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 10
1 01:07

* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class