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Chael Patrick Sonnen (April 3, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and politician. He is currently signed as a middleweight with the UFC, and holds notable wins over former WEC champion Paulo Filho (Sonnen being the first fighter to defeat him in 17 professional fights), former King of Pancrase Nate Marquardt, former IFL champion Dan Miller, Jason Miller, Jason Lambert, Trevor Prangley and Yushin Okami. He was an NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Oregon, two-time University National Champion in Greco Roman, and a US Olympic team alternate. Sonnen is currently ranked as the #3 middleweight in the world by Sherdog.com Sonnen also works as a real estate agent and is currently running for State Representative in Oregon's House District 37 as a Republican.

Professional wrestling

On May 6, 2015, professional wrestling promotion Global Force Wrestling (GFW) announced Sonnen as an "expert analyst" for it's events.

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