December 31, 1986
Pawhuska, Oklahoma, United States
|Other names||Black Eagle|
|Nationality||American, Osage Nation|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Pawhuska, Oklahoma, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chance Rencountre (born December 31, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial artist competing in the Welterweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2012, he has also competed for Bellator and Titan FC.
Rencountre was born to a single mother in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, which is part of the reservation of the Osage Nation. His mother had to work 3 jobs to support her son growing up. As homage to his heritage Rencountre carries the flag of the Osage nation when entering the ring. His sister Alexis Rencountre is the Osage Nation's elections supervisor. He is the first member of the Osage tribe to compete in the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
After amassing a record of 8 wins and 1 loss, Rencountre signed with Bellator MMA. He made his debut at Bellator 151, losing to Justin Patterson by split decision. In his second fight for the promotion, he faced Jake Lindsey at Bellator 171 and won the fight by split decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rencountre was initially suppose to fight Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, but Brown pulled out in the week leading up to the event. Dwight Grant was soon announced as his replacement, but it was later reported that he was unable to be cleared to fight due to an "eye issue". Promotional newcomer Kyle Stewart was then announced as Rencountre's new opponent. Rencountre won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||14–4||Lyman Good||TKO (punches)||UFC 244||November 2, 2019||3||2:03||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||14–3||Ismail Naurdiev||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 239||July 6, 2019||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–3||Kyle Stewart||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||1||2:25||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Loss||12–3||Belal Muhammad||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes||June 1, 2018||3||5:00||Utica, New York, United States|
|Win||12–2||Chris Harris||Submission (rear-naked choke)||C3 Fights: Border Wars||February 10, 2018||1||2:42||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States||Won the C3 Fights Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||11–2||Justin Patterson||Submission (Barbo choke)||Bellator 184||October 6, 2017||1||2:58||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||10–2||Brian Monaghan||TKO (punches)||DCS 33: Spring Brawl 2017||April 1, 2017||3||3:02||Lincoln, Nebraska, United States||Won the DCS Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Jake Lindsey||Decision (split)||Bellator 171||January 27, 2017||3||5:00||Mulvane, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Justin Patterson||Decision (split)||Bellator 151||March 4, 2016||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||8–1||Joe Heiland||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights: Beltran vs. Stafford||December 5, 2015||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|loss||7–1||James Nakashima||Decision (unanimous)||RFA 30: Smith vs. Jardine||September 14, 2015||3||5:00||Lincoln, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||7–0||Andrew Parker||TKO (punches)||Legend Fights||July 24, 2015||1||3:09||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||6–0||Mike Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights: Rencountre vs. Jackson||January 24, 2015||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||5–0||Zach Kelly||TKO (punches)||Oklahoma Fighting Championship 3||November 22, 2014||2||0:42||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||4–0||Jose Brewer||KO (punch)||C3 Fights: Border Wars 2014||February 8, 2014||1||0:28||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rashid Abdullah||KO (punch)||C3 Fights: Fall Brawl 2013||October 12, 2013||1||2:06||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jason Witt||TKO (punches)||Titan FC 26||August 30, 2013||2||0:56||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||1–0||Wesley Sullivan||Decision (unanimous)||Rhino Fighting Championships 6||March 8, 2013||3||5:00||Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States|
- "Raised on Osage reservation, Chance Rencountre proud to bear nation's flag at UFC 239". MMA Junkie. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- ""Black Eagle" Chance Rencountre". Tapology. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
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- Shannon Shaw Duty (January 29, 2019). "Rencountre makes history as he wins his first UFC match in Brooklyn". Osage News. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
- "Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell". bellator.com. March 4, 2016.
- "Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani". bellator.spike.com. January 27, 2017.
- Staff (May 22, 2018). "Belal Muhammad gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- Staff (January 13, 2019). "Randy Brown says he's off UFC on ESPN+ 1 card in Brooklyn – despite being '100 percent healthy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
- Staff (January 13, 2019). "Dwight Grant not cleared as replacement for UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UPDATED)". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
- Staff (January 14, 2019). "Kyle Stewart in for Dwight Grant, meets Chance Rencountre at UFC Brooklyn". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
- DNA, MMA. "Ismail Naurdiev maakt opwachting tijdens UFC 239 in Las Vegas tegen Chance Rencountre". Retrieved July 7, 2019.
- Anderson, Jay (July 6, 2019). "UFC 239 Results: Chance Rencountre Upsets Ismail Naurdiev in Decision Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
- Cole Shelton (August 27, 2019). "Lyman Good, Chance Rencountre to clash at UFC 244 on Nov. 2". sherdog.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
- Anderson, Jay (November 2, 2019). "UFC 244 Results: Lyman Good Bludgeons, Bloodies Chance Rencountre". Cageside Press. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
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