Matt Schnell



Fight moved again
September 17, 2021
Schnell will now face Alex Perez in a flyweight fight at the UFC's Dec. 11 event after the bout was rebooked for a fourth different card, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The two were originally slated to square off May 15, and now the bout has been pushed back nearly seven months. Schnell has lost two of his last three fights and will look to make things right when he finally meets Perez in December.
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Fight moved to Dec. 4
August 25, 2021
Schnell's bout with Alex Perez has been moved back to Dec. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Schnell and Perez were supposed to fight on Sept. 4, but the UFC decided to move it back three months for an undisclosed reason. Schnell is coming off a unanimous decision defeat to Rogerio Bontorin back in May.
Upcoming fight rescheduled
August 6, 2021
Schnell will now take on Alex Perez in a flyweight matchup Sept. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The two fighters were initially slated to square off Aug. 28, but they'll enter the Octagon a week later than expected. Schnell has advantages in both height and reach.
Scheduled to fight Aug. 28
July 8, 2021
Schnell will take Askar Askarov's (undisclosed) place and fight Alex Perez on Aug. 28, reports.
Schnell was set to take on Alex Perez at UFC 262, but Perez had to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. In his last fight, Schnell opted to still fight Rogerio Bontorin, who missed weight, and ultimately lost.
Drops decision to heavy opponent
May 15, 2021
Schnell lost to Rogerio Bontorin via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC 262 on Saturday in Houston.
Schnell agreed to this fight despite the fact Bontorin missed weight by a pound on Friday morning, and he paid for it. At least he received 20 percent of Bontorin's fight purse for his troubles. Schnell was out of sorts from the very start and was never able to get on track. He got off second in virtually all the striking exchanges between the two men -- a major issue in a fight that was spent primarily on the feet. Schnell also had all sorts of issues with the physicality of Bontorin, which isn't all that surprising considering the size at which the later entered. This is a clear step backwards for Schnell, who entered as a -165 favorite and having won five of his past six fights.
Facing heavy opponent
May 14, 2021
Schnell's scheduled bantamweight matchup against Rogerio Bontorin will proceed as planned despite Bontorin weighing in at 137 pounds Friday morning, Marc Raimondi of reports.
Schnell will receive 20 percent of Bontorin's fight purse due to the miss, and the matchup will proceed as planned. After hitting his mark on the scales, Schnell sits as approximately a (-155) betting favorite as of Friday morning.