29 October 1982
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185.5 lb (84.1 kg; 13.25 st)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Gloucester, England|
|Team||Trojan Free Fighters|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Spent early years training with Mark Weir.
Mills made his professional MMA debut in November 2003. After going 1-2 in his first three bouts, Mills amassed an impressive undefeated streak of 8-0 (1 NC) over the next three years. He was considered a top prospect in the UK and was invited to appear on The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter
Mills appeared on the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom. However, he lost an elimination match via heel hook to the subsequent winner of the competition, James Wilks, and therefore was eliminated from the show.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mills signed a contract with Zuffa to fight against The Ultimate Fighter 13 alumni Chris Cope at UFC 138 on 5 November 2011 in Birmingham, England. He won his debut in impressive fashion, finishing Cope by TKO just 40 seconds into the first round and was awarded Knockout of the Night honors.
Mills defeated Duane Ludwig on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5. The bout was stopped after Ludwig was unable to continue after tearing a knee ligament while attempting to defend a takedown in the opening round.
After his release from UFC, Mills fought current Cage Warriors and Cage Contender welterweight champion, Cathal Pendred. The fight was changed to a non-title fight as Mills failed to make weight and was subsequently docked 25% of his fight purse. Mills lost this fight via TKO.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Cage Rage
- Cage Rage British Welterweight Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||16 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||16–8 (2)||Jack Marshman||TKO (punches)||Cage Warriors 72||13 September 2014||2||1:32||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Win||16–7 (2)||Leeroy Barnes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 68||3 May 2014||1||4:46||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||15–7 (2)||Faycal Hucin||TKO (punches)||CWFC Fight Night 9||25 October 2013||2||4:23||Amman, Jordan||Middleweight bout. 186.6 Catchweight as Faycal Hucin missed weight.|
|Loss||15–6 (2)||Cathal Pendred||TKO (corner stoppage)||CWFC 55||1 June 2013||3||1:47||Dublin, Ireland||Originally was for CWFC welterweight title; Changed to non title fight as Che Mills missed weight.|
|NC||15–5 (2)||Matthew Riddle||No Contest||UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald||16 February 2013||3||5:00||London, England||Original loss by Split Decision; overturned after Riddle failed drug test.|
|Win||15–5 (1)||Duane Ludwig||TKO (knee injury)||UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic||29 September 2012||1||2:28||Nottingham, England|
|Loss||14–5 (1)||Rory MacDonald||TKO (punches)||UFC 145||21 April 2012||2||2:20||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||14–4 (1)||Chris Cope||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 138||5 November 2011||1||0:40||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||13–4 (1)||Marcio Cesar||KO (punches)||BAMMA 6||10 May 2011||1||4:05||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||12–4 (1)||Magomed Shikhshabekov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner||28 October 2010||4||5:00||St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia|
|Win||11–4 (1)||Jake Hecht||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 38: Young Guns||1 October 2010||3||5:00||North London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||10–4 (1)||Manuel Garcia||KO (knee)||Cagemania: Carnage on the Costa||29 May 2010||1||0:09||Benalmádena, Spain|
|Loss||9–4 (1)||Yuya Shirai||Submission (armbar)||Astra: Yoshida's Farewell||25 April 2010||1||3:59||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||9–3 (1)||Jim Wallhead||Decision (unanimous)||KUMMA 3: Mills vs. Wallhead||1 November 2009||3||5:00||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Win||9–2 (1)||Edgelson Lua||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 1||27 June 2009||3||5:00||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||8–2 (1)||Aidan Marron||Submission (punches)||KUMMA 1: Mills vs. Marron||29 May 2009||1||N/A||Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||7–2 (1)||Marius Žaromskis||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Cage Rage 26||10 May 2008||1||5:00||London, United Kingdom||Won Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship|
|Win||6–2 (1)||Ross Mason||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Rage 23||22 September 2007||1||2:07||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||5–2 (1)||Afnan Saeed||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage Contenders 5||16 June 2007||1||1:22||East London, United Kingdom|
|Win||4–2 (1)||Oriol Gaset||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFS: D-Day||12 May 2007||1||1:22||England, United Kingdom|
|NC||3–2 (1)||Paul Taylor||No Contest||Cage Rage: Contenders 3||12 November 2006||1||2:37||London, England, United Kingdom||Spectator with air horn distracted fighters, allowing Mills submission victory.|
|Win||3–2||Marius Žaromskis||KO (knee)||Cage Rage: Contenders 2||20 August 2006||1||4:49||Streatham, South London, United Kingdom|
|Win||2–2||Rob Zielinski||TKO (punches)||AM 9: Southern Agrrression 4||2 July 2006||1||0:23||Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom|
|Loss||1–2||Pedro Bessa||Submission (americana)||AM 5: Southern Agrrression 2||4 December 2005||1||N/A||Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||1–1||Chris Taylor||Submission (guillotine choke)||UK: Storm||18 June 2005||1||0:23||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom|
|Loss||0–1||Matt Thorpe||Submission (armbar)||XFC 2: The Perfect Storm||9 November 2003||1||0:42||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom|
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- "UFC 145; seven bouts shift to Atlanta". MMAjunkie.com. 20 January 2012.
- "Duane Ludwig vs Che Mills booked for UFC on FUEL TV 5 on Sept. 29 in Nottingham". MMAmania.com. 19 June 2012.
- "Duane Ludwig Suffers Complete ACL Tear". mmaweekly.com. 4 October 2012.
- "Matt Riddle meets Che Mills at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London". MMAjunkie.com. 1 December 2012.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (20 February 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com.