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"The Vanilla Gorilla "

Chase Sherman

Heavyweight Division

16-11-0 (W-L-D)

15

Wins by Knockout

12

First Round Finishes

Chase Sherman

athlete record

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Biloxi, United States
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
MMA
Age
33
Height
76.00
Weight
256.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 07, 2016
Reach
78.00
Leg reach
43.00
  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Lost to UFC vet Alex Nicholson in 2014
     
  • Has won five of his last ten
     
  • Most recent pre-UFC win was 56-second TKO of UFC vet Jack May in April 2016
     
  • 12 of 16 wins have ended in the first round
     
  • 15 wins by KO
     
  • Six wins in 63 seconds or less

UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Sherman lost a three round unanimous decision to Waldo Cortes Acosta 

UFC on ESPN (7/9/22) Sherman stopped Jared Vanderaa via strikes at 3:10 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Sherman was submitted by Alexandr Romanov via keylock at 2:11 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Sherman was submitted by Jake Collier via rear naked choke at 2:26 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Sherman lost a three round unanimous decision to Parker Porter

UFC on ESPN (4/17/21) Sherman lost a three round unanimous decision to Andrei Arlovski

UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Sherman stopped Isaac Villanueva via strikes at :49 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Sherman was stopped by Augusto Sakai via strikes at 4:03 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Sherman lost a three round unanimous decision to Justin Willis

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Sherman was knocked out by Shamil Abdurakhimov at 1:24 of the first round

UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Sherman won a three round unanimous decision over Damian Grabowski

UFC 211 (5/13/17) Sherman knocked out Rashad Coulter at 3:36 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (1/15/17) Sherman was knocked out by Walt Harris at 2:41 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (8/6/16) Sherman lost a three round unanimous decision to Justin Ledet

TRAINING: M-W-F: Live training at 9:30, strength and conditioning at 1 and drilling in the evening. T-Th: Live training at 9:30, pad work at 1, and drilling in the evening. Sat: Five-mile elevation run

When and why did you start training for fighting? Eight years ago. I wanted to stay competitive after college football.

What ranks and titles have you held? No. 1 HW in Mississippi, No. 2 in Florida, No. 6 in the southeast. FFI heavyweight champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me to be in the UFC, but it means even more to have a successful career in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor's in sports coaching and exercise science from Delta State University

What was your job before you started fighting? Sports performance coach

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Former V3 HW champ and FFI champ as an amateur

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt under Duke Roufus in kickboxing, blue belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Catch wrestling

Favorite Striking technique: Leg kick