Chael Sonnen


  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Reach: 187.96"
  • Age: 37
wins27
22% 6 Knockouts
19% 5 Submissions
59% 16 Decisions
losses14
36% 5 Knockouts
57% 8 Submissions
7% 1 Decisions
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UFC 175 - 2014-07-05
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  • Chael Sonnen Lands New ESPN Deal
    November 11, 2014

    It didn’t take former UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen long to land another analyst gig. According to as press release from ESPN, Sonnen will be joining the team as an analyst covering all things mixed martial arts. ...

    It didn’t take former UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen long to land another analyst gig. According to as press release from ESPN, Sonnen will be joining the team as an analyst covering all things mixed martial arts. Glenn Jacobs, ESPN senior coordinating producer explained “Chael is a tremendous analyst and we are excited to have him join ESPN. Along with our established UFC analyst Gilbert Melendez, Chael allows us to provide unparalleled UFC coverage. We feel his insights from years in the octagon and his...

  • Chael Sonnen Submitted At Metamoris 4, WSOF 12 Recap
    August 11, 2014

    Chael Sonnen returned to action over the weekend, competing against Andre Galvao in the main event of Metamoris 4. Sonnen, who retired from MMA and the UFC earlier this year after two failed drug tests, was submitted...

    Chael Sonnen returned to action over the weekend, competing against Andre Galvao in the main event of Metamoris 4. Sonnen, who retired from MMA and the UFC earlier this year after two failed drug tests, was submitted when Galvao locked in a rear-naked choked. Recently, Sonnen appeared to be a potential no-show for the event after the Nevada Athletic Commission threatened to fine him for each failed test if he elected to compete in Los Angeles at the grappling event. However, true to his word, the former...

  • Chael Sonnen Update: Suspension, But No Monetary Fine
    July 24, 2014

    The Nevada Athletic Commission came down hard on Chael Sonnen during a recent meeting, handing out a two-year suspension for the former UFC title contender. Sonnen, though, announced his retirement last month...

    The Nevada Athletic Commission came down hard on Chael Sonnen during a recent meeting, handing out a two-year suspension for the former UFC title contender. Sonnen, though, announced his retirement last month following the second failed drug test. He was found to have banned substances in his system during both tests given by the NAC. “Today is the day for him to take responsibility for cheating,” NSAC chair Francisco Aguilar said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). “It’s not a time to hide...

  • Quarter-Million Dollar Fine Awaits Chael Sonnen
    July 9, 2014

    All that money Chael Sonnen saved from his UFC career might come in handy sooner rather than later. According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, the Nevada Athletic Commission has fined Sonnen up to $250,000 for his...

    All that money Chael Sonnen saved from his UFC career might come in handy sooner rather than later. According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, the Nevada Athletic Commission has fined Sonnen up to $250,000 for his failed drug tests. Sonnen retired from MMA following news of the second such results. A total of five banned substances were found in his system during two tests, and the NAC has given Sonnen 20 days to respond to the matter and plan an appeal. No comment was received by Sonnen or his managerial...

  • Dana White On Chael Sonnen, BJ Penn, More From FS1 Interview
    July 2, 2014

    UFC president Dana White made an appearance on FOX Sports 1 recently to promote UFC 175. White discussed a number of subjects, including the recent decision to part ways with Chael Sonnen. "It's never easy making...

    UFC president Dana White made an appearance on FOX Sports 1 recently to promote UFC 175. White discussed a number of subjects, including the recent decision to part ways with Chael Sonnen. "It's never easy making decisions like this," White said. "Chael is a person I personally care about; I know a lot of people at FOX care about him too. The guy had four banned substances in his system. Four banned substances in his system leading up to a fight here in Las Vegas. It's a tough one. It's one of those hard...

  • Discredited Fighter Chael Sonnen Cut By UFC, FOX
    June 30, 2014

    On the heels of a second failed drug test, the UFC and FOX Sports have cut ties with recently-retired fighter Chael Sonnen. The news, first reported MMAjunkie.com, has since been confirmed with a statement from the UFC...

    On the heels of a second failed drug test, the UFC and FOX Sports have cut ties with recently-retired fighter Chael Sonnen. The news, first reported MMAjunkie.com, has since been confirmed with a statement from the UFC and FOX Sports. Sonnen has been a vital part of the FOX Sports 1 UFC team, co-hosting the weekly "UFC Tonight" show with Kenny Florian. He was also on FUEL TV before the switch was made. The three-time UFC title contender was originally scheduled to face Wanderlei Silva, but Silva was removed...