Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
Nicolau vs SchnellRound2Time1:44MethodKO/TKO
Schnell vs MudaerjiRound2Time4:24MethodSubmission
Royval vs SchnellRound1Time2:14MethodSubmission
- Pro since 2012
- Nine wins by submission (3 armbar, 2 guillotine, 3 triangle, inverted triangle), two by KO
- Nine first round finishes
- Has won six of his last ten (6-3, 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 on ESPN (12/3/22) Schnell was stopped by Matheus Nicolau via strikes at 1:44 of the second round
UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Schnell submitted Sumudaerji via triangle choke at 4:24 of the second round
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