Chuck O’Neil (born September 22, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2006, O’Neil has fought all over the Massachusetts area, building an 8-3 record on the regional circuit even having a 1-0 stint in Bellator Fighting Championships. Chuck has held the title for Cage Titans FC in the welterweight division. He was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos. O’Neil was released from his UFC contract on June 17th 2011.
O’Neil signed with the UFC in 2011 to compete on the The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.
O’Neil was selected as an alternate for the T.V. show and received his chance to compete once Myles Jury of Team Lesnar was forced to withdraw due to injury. In Chuck’s first bout of the competition he fought Zach Davis and lost via a triangle choke in the first round. Luckily, Dana White chose Chuck to occupy one of the two “wild card” positions; keeping him in the running for the grand prize of a six figure UFC contract.
O’Neil then had a rematch with Zach Davis in the quarter-finals. O’Neil was able to dominate Davis this time around and win by unanimous decision after two rounds. O’Neil then moved into the semi-finals and fought teammate, Tony Ferguson. O’Neil was eliminated from the competition after losing to Ferguson via third round TKO.
Even though he lost in the semifinals, O’Neil remained signed after the show. He made his official UFC debut June 4, 2011 on The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale card, fighting against fellow semifinalist and teammate, Chris Cope. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and subsequently was released from his contract on June 17th 2011.
hand2handkombat’s kmede talked with Chuck and got his thoughts on some matters.
(Last Fight) Chuck O’Neil vs Kevin nowaczyk- ”going in we knew he was a tough durable guy. We had a game plan going in but his style made me vear away from it a bit. He had more of a poke and run approach and I wanted to turn it into a brawl. In the end I feel I def made some mistakes but did enough for the win. The decision was read and I was definitely left with a bad taste in my mouth over the outcome. But in the end it’s all good, I learn something through every experience I have with every fight and it’s only made me a better fighter in the end” via Chuck O’Neil.
(Next Fight) Chuck O’Neil vs Keith Jeffrey for CES at twin river casino in Rhode Island- “Keith is a super tough guy. One of the top ranked guys in New England. He’s been around forever and I know he’s gonna bring an awesome fight and game plan to me. This is the type of fight that gets me excited. My coach Nate Ryan, from Mass BJJ, has put together an amazing, well calculated game plan for this fight as well as put me through an amazing camp. Nate is such a huge part of my progress in this game. He not only has me physically prepared but also mentally which is huge! Camp has been amazing couldn’t ask for more. I have a saying “in Nate we trust” and I mean every word of it. With him I feel unbeatable” via Chuck O’Neil!
I would like to thank My coach Nate Ryan for all his hard work along with all my amazing training partners at Mass BJJ and teammates from Cross training with Connors MMA and Triumph BJJ. In Particular Brett Oteri, Cody Anderson, Aaron Petrucelli, Nick Bennett, Eric Phillips, Timmy Loughran, Tyler King and most importantly Jimmy Quinlan. My supplement sponsor in Smartpowders.com, as always, has been huge. Mike Mccandless is the owner and great friend of mine. He’s full of never ending support toward me and my career. Kunetics for their sponsorship in shorts and Baddass incorporated for making my custom walkout shirts. Last but not least my management crew at Fight House Management up in Montreal!
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