Che Mills

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Che Mills
Born Ché Mills
(1982-10-29) October 29, 1982 (age 31)
Gloucester, England
Other names Beautiful
Nationality England English/JamaicaJamaican
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185.5 lb (84.1 kg; 13.25 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Gloucester, England
Team Trojan Free Fighters
Years active 2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 23
Wins 15
By knockout 8
By submission 4
By decision 3
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 3
By decision 1
No contests 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ché Mills (born October 29, 1982) is an English/Jamaican mixed martial artist. He is a former Cage Rage British Welterweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Spent early years training with Mark Weir.

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Mills signed a contract with Zuffa to fight against The Ultimate Fighter 13 alumni Chris Cope at UFC 138 on November 5, 2011 in Birmingham, England.[1] 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.[2]

Mills next faced Rory MacDonald on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[3] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Mills defeated Duane Ludwig on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[4] 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.[5]

Mills then fought Matthew Riddle on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[6] Mills lost the fight via split decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[7]

Post UFC[edit]

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.[8]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

  • Cage Rage
    • Cage Rage British Welterweight Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–7 (2) Faycal Hucin TKO (punches) CWFC Fight Night 9 October 25, 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 June 1, 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 February 16, 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 September 29, 2012 1 2:28 Nottingham, England
Loss 14–5 (1) Rory MacDonald TKO (punches) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 2 2:20 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 14–4 (1) Chris Cope TKO (knees and punches) UFC 138 November 5, 2011 1 0:40 Birmingham, England, United Kingdom Knockout of the Night
Win 13–4 (1) Marcio Cesar KO (punches) BAMMA 6 May 10, 2011 1 4:05 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 12–4 (1) Magomed Shikhshabekov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner October 28, 2010 4 5:00 St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Win 11–4 (1) Jake Hecht Decision (unanimous) CWFC 38: Young Guns October 1, 2010 3 5:00 North London, England, United Kingdom
Win 10–4 (1) Manuel Garcia KO (knee) Cagemania: Carnage on the Costa May 29, 2010 1 0:09 Benalmádena, Spain
Loss 9–4 (1) Yuya Shirai Submission (armbar) Astra: Yoshida's Farewell April 25, 2010 1 3:59 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–3 (1) Jim Wallhead Decision (unanimous) KUMMA 3: Mills vs. Wallhead November 1, 2009 3 5:00 Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Win 9–2 (1) Edgelson Lua Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 1 June 27, 2009 3 5:00 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 8–2 (1) Aidan Marron Submission (punches) KUMMA 1: Mills vs. Marron May 29, 2009 1 N/A Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Win 7–2 (1) Marius Žaromskis TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 26 May 10, 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 September 22, 2007 1 2:07 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 5–2 (1) Afnan Saeed TKO (punches) Cage Rage Contenders 5 June 16, 2007 1 1:22 East London, United Kingdom
Win 4–2 (1) Oriol Gaset Submission (rear-naked choke) CFS: D-Day May 12, 2007 1 1:22 England, United Kingdom
NC 3–2 (1) Paul Taylor No Contest Cage Rage: Contenders 3 November 12, 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 August 20, 2006 1 4:49 Streatham, South London, United Kingdom
Win 2–2 Rob Zielinski TKO (punches) AM 9: Southern Agrrression 4 July 2, 2006 1 0:23 Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Loss 1–2 Pedro Bessa Submission (keylock) AM 5: Southern Agrrression 2 December 4, 2005 1 N/A Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Win 1–1 Chris Taylor Submission (guillotine choke) UK: Storm June 18, 2005 1 0:23 Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Loss 0–1 Matt Thorpe Submission (armbar) XFC 2: The Perfect Storm November 9, 2003 1 0:42 Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

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