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Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen at UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 11, 2010
Sonnen promoting for Bellator 170 in January 2017
Born Chael Patrick Sonnen
April 3, 1977 (1977-04-03) (age 44)
Oregon, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight (2005–2012)
Light Heavyweight (2002–2005, 2013, 2017, 2019)
Heavyweight (2018–2019)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of West Linn, Oregon, United States
Team Team Quest
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Fabiano Scherner
Wrestling NCAA Division I wrestling
Olympic Greco-Roman trialist
Years active 1997, 2002–2014, 2016–2019 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 49
Wins 31
By knockout 8
By submission 4
By decision 19
Losses 17
By knockout 7
By submission 9
By decision 1
Draws 1
Amateur record
Total 2
Wins 2
By knockout 2
Other information
Occupation Mixed martial artist, promoter and entrepreneur
University University of Oregon
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 18, 2019
Chael Sonnen
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Competitor for  United States
World University Championships
Silver 2000 Tokyo 85 kg
Collegiate Wrestling
Competitor for the Oregon Ducks
Pac-10 Championships
Silver 1999 Stanford 197 lb
Silver 2001 Eugene 197 lb

Chael Patrick Sonnen ( born April 3, 1977) is an American submission grappling promoter, mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst, and retired mixed martial artist. Beginning his MMA career in 1997, Sonnen competed for the UFC, where he became a top contender in both the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions and challenged for both the UFC Light Heavyweight and UFC Middleweight Championships. Sonnen has also fought in the WEC, Pancrase, and most recently for Bellator MMA. Sonnen is often considered one of the best mixed martial artists never to have won a UFC Championship. In 2014, Sonnen began working as a MMA analyst for ESPN and two years later, in July 2016, founded Submission Underground (SUG), his own submission wrestling promotion. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest trash-talkers in MMA history.

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