Matt Schnell (fighter)
January 15, 1990|
Amory, Mississippi , USA
|Residence||Shreveport, Louisiana USA|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Reach||72 1⁄2 in (184 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Shreveport, Louisiana USA|
|Team||American Top Team|
Black belt in Karate |
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Career in MMA
Legacy Fighting Championship
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
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.
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
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.
Championships and accomplishments
- Legacy Fighting Alliance
- Legacy FC Flyweight champion (one time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|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
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|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
- "Matt Schnell - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- Joseph Benavidez e Henry Cejudo são escolhidos para servir como treinadores no 'The Ultimate Fighter 24'
- "UFC 216 results: Matt Schnell outworks Marco Beltran for decision and much-needed win". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
- Sherdog.com. "Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Matt Schnell counters his way to split over Naoki Inoue". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
- Sherdog.com. "Matt". Sherdog.
- "Matt Schnell ("Danger") - MMA Fighter Page - Tapology". Tapology.
- "Matt Schnell - Official UFC® Profile". uk.ufc.com.