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Matt Schnell

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16-8-0 (W-L-D)


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Matt Schnell

Histórico do atleta


Learn more about Matt Schnell's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Cidade natal
Estados Unidos
Fortis MMA
Estilo de luta
Estreia no UFC
Alcance das pernas

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012

  • Eight wins by submission (3 armbar, 2 guillotine, 2 triangle, inverted triangle), two by KO

  • Nine first round finishes

  • Has won five of his last eight (5-2, 1 NC)

  • Had 10-2 amateur record

  • Appeared on MTV series “Caged” in 2012

  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by my first MMA coach.”

UFC History

UFC 274
(5/7/22) Schnell was submitted by Brandon Royval via guillotine choke at 2:14 of the first round

UFC 262 (5/15/21) Schnell’s decision loss to Rogerio Bontorin was overturned to a no contest due to a positive drug test by Bontorin

UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Schnell won a three round unanimous decision over Tyson Nam

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Schnell was knocked out by Alexandre Pantoja at 4:17 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Schnell submitted Jordan Espinosa via triangle choke at 1:23 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Schnell submitted Louis Smolka via triangle choke at 3:18 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Schnell won a three round split decision over Naoki Inoue

UFC 216 (10/7/17) Schnell won a three round unanimous decision over Marco Beltran

UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Schnell was knocked out by Hector Sandoval at 4:24 of the first round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Schnell was stopped by Rob Font via strikes at 3:47 of the first round

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 24

On episode 10 (quarterfinals), Schnell was submitted by Tim Elliott via choke in the first round

On episode six, Schnell submitted Matt Rizzo via triangle choke in the second round


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training the same summer I graduated high school. I wanted to find something fun to do after my high school athletic career. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Legacy FC Champ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a dream being realized. I've done everything in my power to get myself here. I look forward to being part of this company for years to come. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I've worked many jobs throughout this journey. Most recently, I was teaching at a TKD school. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2011 Louisiana State Golden Gloves champion, 2011 Mid-South Golden Gloves champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Karate black belt, Jiu-jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: D'Arce choke

Favorite Striking technique: Cross