Who is Matthew Christopher Schnell?
Matthew Christopher Schnell, also known as Matt Schnell is an American MMA fighter. Matthew Christopher Schnell competes in the flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
As of November 9th, 2020, Matthew Christopher Schnell is rated #9 in the UFC flyweight rankings.
He made his professional debut in 2009 and previously participated at Caged, GFA, Summit FC, and notably Legacy FC, where he was the former flyweight champion.
Matt Schnell, a resident of Amory, Mississippi, was born on January 15, 1990, under the sign of Capricorn.
The thirty-one-year-old is of white ethnicity and of American nationality.
In terms of stature, he is 5 feet 8 in (1.73 m) tall and weighs 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb).
How much money does Matthew Christopher Schnell have?
Matthew Christopher’s compensation in the UFC has been steadily growing throughout the years.
His UFC earnings are recorded in the table below.
Date Event Opponent Result Earnings
- Swanson vs. Lobov, UFC Fight Night, April 22, 2017
$10,000 performance, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
- UFC 216, October 7, 2017
$10,000 to exhibit, $10,000 bonus, and a $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
- UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards, June 23, 2018
Victory a $12,000 show bonus, a $12,000 win bonus, and a $4,000 fight week incentive pay.
- UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos, March 9, 2019
Win a $14,000 show bonus, a $14,000 win bonus, and a $4,000 fight week incentive pay.
- UFC on ESPN, August 3, 2019: Covington vs. Lawler
Win $16,000 just for showing up, a $16,000 win bonus, a $50,000 Performance of the Night prize, and a $5,000 fight week incentive money.
- UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie, December 21, 2019
- $18,000 for appearance, $5,000 for fight week incentive pay
He competed extensively for Legacy FC before signing with the UFC, where the athlete makes a $1000 to $2000 purse bout.
Matt gets a lot of money from his sponsorship arrangement outside of the ring.
His net worth is more than $0.5 million as of 2021.
Wife and Daughter of Matthew Christopher Schnell
Matt married his long-time love, Morgan Schnell, in a simple yet elegant wedding ceremony in Huston, Texas on April 14, 2018.
Even after more than two years, the MMA fighters continue to share glimpses of their wedding on their official Instagram.
Furthermore, he frequently publishes images of his gorgeous wifey while he is separated from her due to disputes, expressing how much he misses her.
He is not afraid to show his affection in public.
Matt stunned his fan fans in November 2019 with the news that their kid was on the way.
He posted an ultrasound photo with the caption, “Today marks the 28th week of my pregnancy.
She’s about the size of a tiny eggplant and is rapidly expanding.
She’s currently weighing slightly over 2 pounds.
Penelope Mae, the couple’s newborn girl, was born on February 15, 2020, at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The Schells are having a happy life.
UFC fight scheduled
Matt will battle Tyson Nam at UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny on January 20, 2020.
Originally, the two were scheduled to meet off at UFC Fight Night 183 on September 12, 2020.
Nonetheless, Schnell withdrew from the fight on the day of the weigh-in due to health concerns relating to his weight loss.
The fight with Nam was initially postponed for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal on December 19, 2020.