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"Danger"

Matt Schnell

#8 Flyweight Division • 15-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 2
    Wins by Knockout
  • 8
    Wins by Submission
  • 6
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 37% 37%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
261
Sig. Strikes Attempted
714
Grappling accuracy 33% 33%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
6
4.20
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
4.02
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.48
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.21
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
63
%
Sig. Str. Defense
54
%
Takedown Defense
0.00
Knockdown Ratio
07:46
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
240 (92%)
Clinch
19 (7%)
Ground
2 (1%)

Sig. Str. by target

70% 182 Head 10% 26 Body 20% 53 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
2 (13%)
DEC
6 (38%)
SUB
8 (50%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Schnell vs Nam

    Round
    3
    Time
    04:58
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Pantoja vs Schnell

    Round
    1
    Time
    4:17
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Espinosa vs Schnell

    Round
    1
    Time
    1:23
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Amory, United States
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Age
31
Height
68.00
Weight
125.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 04, 2016
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

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

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WICHITA, KS - MARCH 09: (R-L) Matt Schnell reacts after submitting Louis Smolka in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Intrust Bank Arena on March 9, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)