Che Mills

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Che Mills
BornChé Mills
(1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 37)
Gloucester, England
Other namesBeautiful
NationalityEnglish
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170.9 lb (77.5 kg; 12.21 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Welterweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofGloucester, England
TeamTrojan Free Fighters
Years active2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins16
By knockout8
By submission5
By decision3
Losses10
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision1
No contests3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ché Mills (born 29 October 1982) is an English mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of Cage Warriors. A professional competitor since 2003, he has also competed for the UFC, Cage Rage, BAMMA, and M-1 Global. He is the 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 5 November 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 21 April 2012 at UFC 145.[3] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

Mills defeated Duane Ludwig on 29 September 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 16 February 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barão 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]

After a 20-month layoff, Mills returns to action in Italy, under the Venator Fighting Championship banner, in a scheduled match against Italian prospect Roberto Rigamonti.[9] to take place on 21 May 2016 in Turin, Italy

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 16 wins 10 losses
By knockout 8 5
By submission 5 4
By decision 3 1
No contests 3
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Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–10 (3) Lew Long TKO (injury) Cage Warriors 83 6 May 2017 1 0:18 Newport, Wales
Loss 16–9 (3) Matt Inman Submission (triangle choke) Cage Warriors: Unplugged 12 November 2016 2 4:09 London, England
NC 16–8 (3) Terry Montgomery NC (accidental illegal elbow) Venator FC 3 21 May 2016 1 2:58 Milan, Italy Return to Welterweight.
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 Catchweight (186.6 lbs) bout; 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 Championship; changed to non-title fight as Mills missed weight.
NC 15–5 (2) Matthew Riddle No Contest UFC on Fuel TV: Barão 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: Watson vs. Rua 10 May 2011 1 4:05 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 12–4 (1) Magomed Shikhshabekov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner 28 October 2010 4 5:00 St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Win 11–4 (1) Jake Hecht Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors 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 Ross Mason 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As the UK Turns, the Wheel Lands on UFC 138 for Che Mills; He'll Fight Chris Cope". MMAWeekly.com. 1 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "UFC 145; seven bouts shift to Atlanta". MMAjunkie.com. 20 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Duane Ludwig vs Che Mills booked for UFC on FUEL TV 5 on Sept. 29 in Nottingham". MMAmania.com. 19 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Duane Ludwig Suffers Complete ACL Tear". mmaweekly.com. 4 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Matt Riddle meets Che Mills at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London". MMAjunkie.com. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012.
  7. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (20 February 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ url=http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/cage-warriors-55-cathal-the-punisher-pendred-vs-beautiful-che-mills
  9. ^ url=http://mmajunkie.com/2016/02/italys-venator-fc-books-sokoudjou-vs-matt-hamill-che-mills-vs-roberto-rigamonti

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