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||September 13, 2014||2||1:32||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Win||16–7 (2)||Leeroy Barnes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 68||May 3, 2014||1||4:46||Liverpool, England|
|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 21: Guram vs. Garner||October 28, 2010||4||5:00||St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia|
|Win||11–4 (1)||Jake Hecht||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 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 (americana)||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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