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September 22, 1985 |
Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Other names||Cold Steel|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States|
|Team||Mass BJJ (primary)
Tri-Force MMA (other)
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chuck O'Neil (born September 22, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler currently competing in the Middleweight division of CES MMA. A professional competitor since 2006, he has also formerly competed for the UFC, Bellator, and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.
O'Neil was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts and raised in Bourne, 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.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
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.
The Ultimate Fighter
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
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. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and subsequently was released from his contract on June 17, 2011.
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 UFC vet and securing the welterweight championship belt. On January 30, 2015, Chuck O'Neil continued his winning ways with a 1st round knockout victory over Emmanuel Walo at "CES MMA 27" to retain the welterweight belt. Chuck O'Neil next faced Dominique Steele at "CES MMA 29" to defend the Classic Entertainment and Sports Welterweight Belt. He lost via unanimous decision in a five round war. Chuck O'Neil moved to the middleweight division for his next bout versus Daniel Vizcaya at "CES MMA 31" and suffered his first submission loss since 2009 as Vizcaya executed a 1st round rear-naked choke. Following the Vizcaya fight, O'Neil stayed active in the middleweight division and won his next two fights versus Dennis Olson and Roy Jones.
Championships and accomplishments
- Classic Entertainment and Sports
- CES MMA Welterweight Champion (Former)
- One successful championship defense (vs. Emmanuel Walo)
- Cage Titans Fighting Championship
- CTFC Welterweight Champion (Current)
- Reality Fighting
- Reality Fighting Welterweight Champion (Former)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||17 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||17-9||Wilfredo Santiago||KO (punch)||CES MMA 39||November 4, 2016||1||0:41||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||17-8||Roy Jones||TKO (punches)||CES MMA 37||August 12, 2016||1||2:24||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||16-8||Dennis Olson||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 33||March 11, 2016||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Loss||15-8||Daniel Vizcaya||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CES MMA 31||October 30, 2015||1||2:19||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||15–7||Dominique Steele||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 29||June 12, 2015||5||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Lost CES MMA Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||15–6||Emmanuel Walo||KO (punch)||CES MMA 27||January 30, 2015||1||0:11||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Defended CES MMA Welterweight Championship.|
|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 Championship.|
|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 Championship.|
|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 Championship.|
|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 Championship.|
|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|
Mixed Martial Arts Exhibition Record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|4 matches||2 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||2-2||Tony Ferguson||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos||2010||3||3:10||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Semi-finals|
|Win||2-1||Zach Davis||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos||2010||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Quarter-finals|
|Win||1-1||Javier Torres||Submission (D'arce choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos||2010||2||4:31||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Wildcard Match|
|Loss||0-1||Zach Davis||Submission (triangle choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos||2010||1||3:20||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Preliminary Round|
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