Chuck O'Neil

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Chuck O'Neil
Born (1985-09-22) September 22, 1985 (age 29)
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Other names Cold Steel
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 75 in (190 cm)
Fighting out of Arlington, Massachusetts
Team Mass BJJ
Trainer Nate Ryan
Rank     Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 14
By knockout 4
By submission 6
By decision 4
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Chuck O'Neil (born September 22, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. He has competed for the UFC, Bellator, and was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.

Early life[edit]

O'Neil was born in Falmouth, MA and raised in Bourne, MA, attending Bourne High School. During his years at Bourne High, O'Neil played football and baseball. Upon graduating, O'Neil enrolled at Bridgewater State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science.[1]

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit]

O'Neil started his professional MMA career in 2006 at the age of 21. He lost his inaugural fight to Earl Bauer via an inverted triangle choke submission. Since then, O'Neil has fine tuned his skills while training with the likes of John Howard, Rick Hawn, Joe Lauzon and Tom Lawlor. In 2008, O'Neil captured the Reality Fighting welterweight championship. He lost this title in 2009 to Tim Pinney via a heel hook. O'Neil went on to win his next 3 bouts while also winning the Cage Titans FC welterweight title.[2][3]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

O'Neil signed with the UFC in 2011 to compete on the The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.

O'Neil was selected as an alternate for the T.V. show and received his chance to compete once Myles Jury of Team Lesnar was forced to withdraw due to injury. In Chuck's first bout of the competition he fought Zach Davis and lost via a triangle choke in the first round. Luckily, Dana White chose Chuck to occupy one of the two "wild card" positions; keeping him in the running for the grand prize of a six figure UFC contract.

O'Neil faced Team dos Santos' Javier Torres in the "wild card" bout. Chuck was able to defeat Torres via a D'Arce choke in the second round of the fight. The win moved him into the quarter-finals.

O'Neil then had a rematch with Zach Davis in the quarter-finals. O'Neil was able to dominate Davis this time around and win by unanimous decision after two rounds. O'Neil then moved into the semi-finals and fought teammate, Tony Ferguson. O'Neil was eliminated from the competition after losing to Ferguson via a third round stoppage.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Even though O'Neil lost in the TUF 13 semifinals, he remained signed with the UFC after the show. He made his official UFC debut June 4, 2011 on The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale card, fighting against fellow semifinalist and teammate, Chris Cope.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and subsequently was released from his contract on June 17, 2011.

Post UFC[edit]

O'Neil fought fellow former UFC fighter Marcus Davis in a main event bout at W-1 Reloaded on October 15, 2011.[5] He won the fight via split decision.

O'Neil next faced Kevin Nowaczyk at Hoosier Fight Club 11 on June 2, 2012. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Yet, O'Neil rebounded strong in his next bout by earning a unanimous decision victory vs Keith Jeffrey at "CES MMA: Battle Tested". O'Neil next faced Ralph Johnson at "CES MMA: New Blood". O'Neil scored a TKO victory over Johnson in the first round. O'Neil next faced Gil de Freitas at "CES MMA: Gold Rush" in Lincoln, Rhode Island and suffered his first career TKO defeat. O'Neil returned to form in his next bout by getting his own TKO victory over the well traveled MMA veteran Chris "Cappi" Woodall at "CES MMA: November to Remember". Chuck O'Neil remained in the winners circle as he earned a unanimous decision victory over Roger "The Leprechaun" Carroll at "CES MMA 22". Chuck O'Neil next faced Ricardo Funch at "CES MMA 26" on October 10, 2014 for the vacant CES MMA Welterweight Title. O'Neil slapped on a second round armbar, submitting the Ultimate Fighting Championship vet and securing the welterweight championship belt.

On January 30th 2015, Chuck O'Neil will look to defend his CES MMA welterweight belt versus Emmanuel Walo at "CES MMA 27".

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Classic Entertainment and Sports
    • CES MMA Welterweight Champion (Current)
  • Cage Titans Fighting Championship
    • CTFC Welterweight Champion (Current)
  • Reality Fighting
    • Reality Fighting Welterweight Champion (Former)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Emmanuel Walo CES MMA 27 January 30, 2015 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 14-6 Ricardo Funch Submission (armbar) CES MMA 26 October 10, 2014 2 2:51 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Won CES MMA Welterweight Title.
Win 13–6 Roger Carroll Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 22 March 14, 2014 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 12–6 Chris Woodall TKO (elbows) CES MMA: November to Remember November 15, 2013 1 2:24 Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
Loss 11–6 Gil de Freitas TKO (punches) CES MMA: Gold Rush August 9, 2013 1 3:37 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 11–5 Ralph Johnson TKO (punches) CES MMA: New Blood June 7, 2013 1 1:30 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 10–5 Keith Jeffrey Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: Battle Tested December 7, 2012 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 9–5 Kevin Nowaczyk Decision (unanimous) Hoosier Fight Club 11 June 2, 2012 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Win 9–4 Marcus Davis Decision (split) W-1 Reloaded October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 8–4 Chris Cope Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale June 4, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–3 Anthony Kaponis Submission (rear-naked choke) CTFC 1: Epic July 30, 2010 1 2:25 Randolph, Massachusetts, United States Won CTFC Welterweight Title.
Win 7–3 Damian Vitale TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 17 May 6, 2010 3 1:02 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–3 Joe Kavey TKO (punches) CFX 7: Mayhem in Mansfield 2 December 19, 2009 1 NA Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 5–3 Tim Pinney Submission (heel hook) Reality Fighting: Throwdown May 2, 2009 1 2:01 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Lost Reality Fighting Welterweight Title.
Win 5–2 Ryan Schieding Submission (triangle choke) Reality Fighting: Final Conflict November 1, 2008 2 0:50 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Won Reality Fighting Welterweight Title.
Win 4–2 Rigo Dominicci Submission (rear-naked choke) Reality Fighting: Collision July 19, 2008 1 2:58 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–2 Travis Coyle Submission (triangle choke) FFP Untamed 19 March 15, 2008 1 3:02 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 2–2 James Campbell Decision (unanimous) WFL 16: Moment of Truth 2 March 31, 2007 3 5:00 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–1 Kyle McManus Submission (rear-naked choke) CZ 19: Above and Beyond December 2, 2006 1 0:27 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–1 Mark Chaupette Decision (unanimous) FFP Untamed 7 August 19, 2006 3 5:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 0–1 Eric Bauer Submission (inverted triangle choke) CZ 14: In the Cage April 8, 2006 2 2:69 Manchester, New Hampshire, United States


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