Matt Schnell (fighter)

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Matt Schnell
Born (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 28)
Amory, Mississippi , USA
Other names "Danger"
Residence Shreveport, Louisiana USA
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
Division Flyweight
Reach 72 12 in (184 cm)
Fighting out of Shreveport, Louisiana USA
Team American Top Team
Rank Black belt in Karate[1]
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 11
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 3
Unknown 1
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Matt Schnell (born, January 15, 1990) is an American mixed martial arts fighter, currently fighting for the UFC and is the former flyweight champion of the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Career in MMA[edit]

Legacy Fighting Championship[edit]

Schnell joined Legacy Fighting Championship in 2012 and went 9–2 in various promotions before joining the cast for The Ultimate Fighter season 24.

The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions[edit]

On May 11, 2016, the UFC announced that the 16 contestants for The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions would be flyweight champion fighters from various organizations around the world, with the winner being expected to have a chance to fight for the flyweight title against Demetrious Johnson. Schnell was announced as part of the cast in July and selected for Team Cejudo.[2]

In the first round on the show, Schnell seeded at #6 faced #11 Matt Rizzo and defeated him in the second round via a triangle choke submission. Schnell advanced to the quarterfinals and faced #3 seed Tim Elliott. He lost the fight via first-round submission due to a bulldog choke.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Schnell was chosen as one of the cast mates to get a contract. He fought Rob Font in the bantamweight division at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale and lost via TKO in the first round.

Schnell returned to the flyweight division and faced Hector Sandoval at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Schnell next fought on October 7, 2017 at UFC 216 against Marco Beltrán. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[3]

Schnell faced Naoki Inoue on June 23, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 132.[4] He won the fight via split decision.[5]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–4 Naoki Inoue Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards June 23, 2018 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Win 10–4 Marco Beltrán Decision (unanimous) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–4 Hector Sandoval KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 1 4:24 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Return to Flyweight.
Loss 9–3 Rob Font KO (knee and punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 1 3:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 9–2 Klayton Mai Submission (armbar) Legacy FC 52 March 25, 2016 1 2:14 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Won the interim Legacy FC Flyweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Jonathan Martinez DQ (illegal knee) Legacy FC 49 December 4, 2015 2 2:21 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Win 7–2 Vanderlei Carvalho Leite KO (punches) Legacy FC 42 June 26, 2015 1 0:19 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 6–2 Chris Myers Submission (guillotine choke) Caged Warrior Championship 6 February 21, 2015 1 0:17 Houma, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–2 Thomas Coleman Submission (inverted triangle choke) Summit FC 10 November 22, 2014 1 N/A Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Win 4–2 Latral Perdue KO (punch) GFA 27: The Stage September 19, 2014 1 N/A Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Loss 3–2 Klayton Mai Submission (guillotine choke) Legacy FC 32 June 20, 2014 2 1:24 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Win 3–1 Roger Reyes Submission (guillotine choke) WFC 17: Battle at the Belle January 25, 2014 1 1:26 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 2–1 Elias Garcia Decision (majority) Legacy FC 20 May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Marcus Dupar Submission (armbar) Legacy FC 15 November 16, 2012 1 1:06 Houston, Texas, United States,
Win 1–0 Ryan Hollis Decision (split) Legacy FC 14 September 14, 2012 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States, Flyweight debut.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Tim Elliott Submission (guillotine choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions November 16, 2016 1 3:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Quarter-final round
Win 1–0 Matt Rizzo Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions October 5, 2016 2 2:04 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Round of 16

*Date given is the air date of the episode. The actual dates of the fight are not released by the UFC

References[edit]

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