Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Analyst & Co-Host

Chael Sonnen has been a mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst for ESPN since 2015. He currently co-hosts “The Chael Sonnen Show with Jorge Sedano” on ESPN+ and appears on a number of MMA programs across platforms and on event coverage, including reports on SportsCenter from UFC events.

Sonnen — who fought for the UFC world title three times at two different weight classes, against former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva (twice) and UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones — holds an MMA record of 29-14-1.

He has served as a UFC analyst for FOX Sports and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen,” which aired on FX, and “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Team Wanderlei vs. Team Sonnen,” which aired on UFC Fight Pass, the organization’s digital subscription service. In addition, he made several guest appearances as an analyst on ESPN’s MMA Live in 2010.

Sonnen, an Oregon native, attended the University of Oregon, where he was an NCAA All-American wrestler.



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