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Matt Schnell

Matt Schnell

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Matthew Christopher Schnell (born January 15, 1990) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Schnell formerly competed for Legacy Fighting Alliance, where he is a former Legacy Fighting Alliance Flyweight Champion. As of December 19, 2022, he is #8 in the UFC flyweight rankings. 


Age33 years old
Net WorthEstimated $1 million
Source of WealthMMA, Boxing
SalaryAverage $100,000
ResidenceShreveport, Louisiana
Marital StatusMarried
Last UpdatedMay 27, 2023

Matt Schnell Biography, EarlyLife

Amory, Mississippi native, Matt Schnell was born on 15th January 1990, under the star sign Capricorn. The thirty-one years old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Flyweight division. Schnell previously fought for the Legacy Fighting Alliance, where he held the title of flyweight champion. He is ranked #8 in the UFC flyweight standings as of May 2023.

Matt Schnell Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Matt Schnell’s Height, And Weight

He stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighs 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb). His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown.


Schnell joined Legacy Fighting Championship in 2015 and went 3-0 before joining the cast for The Ultimate Fighter season 24.

The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions

On May 11, 2016, the UFC announced that the 16 contestants for the season of this TUF would be flyweight champion fighters from various organizations around the world, with the winner being expected to have a chance to fight for the flyweight title against Demetrious Johnson. The cast was announced on July 20. The coaches for the season were the former challengers to the flyweight belt, Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, and Schnell was selected for Team Cejudo.

Schnell seeded at #6 faced #11 Matt Rizzo and defeated him in the second round, via submission (triangle choke).

Schnell advanced to the quarter-finals and faced #3 seed Tim Elliott. Matt lost the fight via first-round submission (bulldog choke). Tim went to eventually win the show.


After his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Schnell was chosen as one of the cast mates to get a contract. He fought Rob Font in the Bantamweight division at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale and lost via 1st round KO.

Matt returned to the flyweight division and faced Hector Sandoval at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov and lost via TKO.

Matt is slated to return at UFC 216 against Marco Beltrán in the flyweight division.

Matt Schnell’s Net Worth

As of May 2023, Matt Schnell’s net worth is predicted to be $1 million. Different sources estimate Matt Schnell’s net worth differently, resulting in a broad variety of numbers. His net worth has been cited as high as $5 million by some sources, while estimates as low as $100,000 are cited by others.

With endorsements, Matt Schnell makes about $100,000 a year. However, the typical MMA fighter in the United States earns $45,000 per year, with earnings ranging from $20,000 to $187,000.

Based on these details, his potential income would be $60,000. The rest would come from bonuses, endorsements, and sponsorships. According to Tapology, Matt Schnell has made an estimated $180,000 in career earnings.


Sadly, there is no information readily available on Matt Schnell’s endorsements. He may have collaborations or brand ties, but the specifics of these are not disclosed to the general public.

Matt Schnell’s Wife, Marriage, Children

On 14th April 2018, Matt tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Morgan Schnell in a simple but elegant wedding ceremony in Huston, Texas. It’s been over two years still the MMA fighters keep on sharing a glimpse of their wedding on his official IG. What’s more, he often shares pictures of his beautiful wifey while he is far due to fights telling how much he misses her. Must say, he is not shy to flaunt his love in public. 

In November 2019, Matt surprised his fan followers with news of their baby on the way. He shared a picture of an ultrasound photo and wrote, “My baby is 28 weeks along today. She’s about the size of a small eggplant, and growing rapidly. She’s currently checking in just a little over 2 lbs. She had her hands up high (unlike her daddy) so we weren’t able to get a clear shot of her sweet face. Shout out to Penelope’s momma for being a stone-cold fox!”

On 15th February 2020, the couple welcomed their baby girl, Penelope Mae at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Schell family is living a blissful life. 

Matt Schnell Awards

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Jordan Espinosa
    • Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Brandon Royal and Su Mudaerji
  • Legacy Fighting Alliance
    • Legacy FC Flyweight champion (one time; former)


Together with his wife, Morgan, and their daughter, who was born in 2020, Matt Schenell resides in Shreveport, Louisiana. Schnell’s precise address is not known, perhaps due to security or private concerns.


What is the net worth of Matt Schnell?

His net worth is 1 million dollars.

What is the height of Matt Schnell?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Matt Schnell?

His age is 33 years as of 2023.

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