Photo of Chael Sonnen
Team Team Quest
Age 41
Gender Male
Height 6' 1"
Weight Class Heavyweight

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.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 30-17-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 21 years, 5 months, 3 days
Rounds Fought 87.7
Avg. Fights/Year 2.2
Longest Layoff 3 years, 2 months, 5 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 7 4 19
Losses 6 10 1
Finish Rate 36.7%
Finished Rate 94.1%
Win by Decision Rate 63.3%
Loss by Decision Rate 5.9%
Win by KO Rate 23.3%
Loss by KO Rate 35.3%
Win by SUB Rate 13.3%
Loss by SUB Rate 58.8%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:40
Fastest SUB 00:14
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 2.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 10:18
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:00
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 10/13/2018 L
(30-16-1)
Fedor Emelianenko
(37-5-0)
HW
(227.0 vs. 236.0)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 208
1 4:46
Official MMA Fight Results 01/20/2018 W
(29-16-1)
Quinton Jackson
(36-11-0)
HW
(222.0 vs. 253.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 192
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/24/2017 W
(28-16-1)
Wanderlei Silva
(36-12-1)
LHW
(205.8 vs. 205.8)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 180
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/21/2017 L
(28-15-1)
Tito Ortiz
(18-12-1)
LHW
(205.8 vs. 204.8)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Bellator MMA 170
1 2:03
Official MMA Fight Results 11/16/2013 L
(28-14-1)
Rashad Evans
(18-3-1)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 167
1 4:05
Official MMA Fight Results 08/17/2013 W
(27-14-1)
Mauricio Shogun Rua
(21-7-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua
1 4:47
Official MMA Fight Results 04/27/2013 L
(27-13-1)
Jon Jones
(17-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
1 4:33
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2012 L
(27-12-1)
Anderson Silva
(31-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen
2 1:55
Official MMA Fight Results 01/28/2012 W
(26-12-1)
Michael Bisping
(22-3-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/08/2011 W
(25-12-1)
Brian Stann
(11-3-0)
MW
(185.5 vs. 186.5*)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC 136 Edgar vs Maynard III
2 3:51
Official MMA Fight Results 08/07/2010 L
(25-11-1)
Anderson Silva
(28-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.5)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
5 3:10
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2010 W
(24-11-1)
Nate Marquardt
(29-8-2)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/24/2009 W
(23-11-1)
Yushin Okami
(23-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2009 W
(22-11-1)
Dan Miller
(11-1-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/19/2009 L
(22-10-1)
Demian Maia
(10-0-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
1 2:37
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2008 W
(21-10-1)
Paulo Filho
(15-0-0)
MW
(184.5 vs. 189.5*)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/26/2008 W
(20-10-1)
Bryan Baker
(3-0-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 184.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 33: Back to Vegas
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2007 L
(20-9-1)
Paulo Filho
(14-0-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
WEC 31: Live on Versus
2 4:55
Official MMA Fight Results 10/27/2007 W
(19-9-1)
Kyacey Uscola
(14-9-0)
TKO/RSC
Sport Fight 20
1 1:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/14/2007 W
(18-9-1)
Amar Suloev
(22-6-0)
MW
(185.8 vs. 183.2)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bodog Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Matt Lee
2 3:33
NSF 02/10/2007 W
(17-9-1)
Tim McKenzie
(9-3-0)
Submission (Choke)
Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost
1 0:14
NSF 12/02/2006 W
(16-9-1)
Aleksei Oleinik
(13-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bodog Fight: USA vs. Russia
3 5:00
NSF 08/22/2006 W
(15-9-1)
Tim Credeur
(6-1-0)
TKO/RSC
Bodog Fight: Day 2
2 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/27/2006 L
(15-8-1)
Jeremy Horn
(77-14-5)
MW
(185.5 vs. 186.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
2 1:17
Official MMA Fight Results 04/06/2006 W
(14-8-1)
Trevor Prangley
(13-3-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 4
3 5:00
NSF 10/07/2005 L
(14-7-1)
Renato Sobral
(25-6-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 55: Fury
2 1:20
NSF 07/09/2005 W
(13-7-1)
Timothy Williams
(2-4-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Sport Fight 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden
1 3:59
Official MMA Fight Results 02/26/2005 W
(12-7-1)
Adam Tarsey
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Mixed Fighting Championship 3: USA vs. the World
1 3:49
NSF 12/03/2004 L
(12-6-1)
Terry Martin
(6-0-0)
Submission (Verbal Submission)
XFO 4
2 5:00
NSF 10/21/2004 W
(11-6-1)
Alex Stiebling
(17-6-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/23/2004 L
(11-5-1)
Jeremy Horn
(71-13-5)
LHW
(200.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno
2 2:35
NSF 07/25/2004 L
(11-4-1)
Keiichiro Yamamiya
(30-18-8)
Decision (Majority Decision)
Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament, Night Event
3 5:00
NSF 05/06/2004 L
(11-3-1)
Jeremy Horn
(68-12-5)
TKO/RSC (Cut)
Extreme Challenge 57
1 3:34
NSF 04/17/2004 W
(10-3-1)
Justin Bailey
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Flying Knee)
Rage at the River
1 0:40
Official MMA Fight Results 03/13/2004 W
(9-3-1)
Arman Gambaryan
(9-1-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Mixed Fighting Championship 1: Russia vs. USA 1
3 5:00
NSF 12/27/2003 W
(8-3-1)
Homer Moore
(20-3-2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rumble On The Rock: Proving Grounds 1
2 5:00
NSF 11/13/2003 W
(7-3-1)
Jason Lambert
(14-4-0)
Decision
Gladiator Challenge 20
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2003 L
(7-2-1)
Forrest Griffin
(7-1-0)
LHW
(197.0 vs. 201.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
1 2:25
NSF 05/02/2003 W
(6-2-1)
Renato Sobral
(17-5-0)
Decision
Hitman Fighting 3
NSF 02/16/2003 D
(6-2-0)
Akihiro Gono
(15-9-6)
Draw
Pancrase: Hybrid 2
2 5:00
NSF 01/25/2003 L
(6-1-0)
Trevor Prangley
(7-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from an Arm Bar)
Xtreme Fighting Alliance 5: Redemption
1 0:00
NSF 08/24/2002 W
(5-1-0)
Justin Hawes
(1-0-1)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
United Full Contact Federation: Rumble in Rochester
2 4:26
Official MMA Fight Results 07/13/2002 W
(4-1-0)
Jesse Ault
(1-1-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 201.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Revolution Fighting Championships 1: The Beginning
3 5:00
NSF 04/13/2002 W
(2-1-0)
Jesse Ault
(1-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
5 6:00
NSF 04/13/2002 W
(2-1-0)
Scott Shipman
(6-0-0)
Submission (Choke)
Danger Zone 13: Caged Heat
2 2:08
NSF 03/30/2002 W
(1-1-0)
Jason Miller
(3-0-0)
Decision
Hitman Fighting 1: Rumble on the Reservation
2 5:00
NSF 12/04/1999 L
(1-0-0)
Trevor Prangley
(1-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
World Pankration Kickboxing Organization
1 0:00
NSF 05/10/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Ben Hailey
(0-2-0)
Decision
Battle of Ft. Vancouver
0:00
* 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

Amateur Record 1-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length -
Rounds Fought 0.4
Avg. Fights/Year 1.0
Longest Layoff -
Quickest Turnaround -

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 1 0 0
Losses 0 0 0
Finish Rate 100.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 100.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 0.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:07
Fastest KO 01:07
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 01:07
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 00:00
Finish Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 12/13/2003 W
(0-0-0)
Greg Crunutt
(1-2-0)
TKO/RSC
Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 10
1 1:07
* 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