Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has reached a plea agreement with Clark County (NV.) prosecutors stemming from an alleged 2021 incident at a Las Vegas hotel.
Sonnen plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of “breaking the peace” after allegedly attacking a couple in a Four Seasons Hotel hallway. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first to report the news.
The misdemeanor charge replaces four previous battery charges related to the alleged incident. Sonnen will pay a $750 fine and wasn’t present in court on Wednesday.
Sonnen allegedly attacked Christopher and Julie Stellpflug at the hotel on Dec. 18, 2021, before attacking multiple security guards. He was briefly detained by responding police officers.
Chael Sonnen Reaches Resolution In 2021 Las Vegas Case
Sonnen hasn’t publically addressed the case since pleading no contest.
Sonnen retired from MMA at Bellator 222 after falling to Lyoto Machida by second-round TKO. He lost back-to-back fights to Fedor Emelianenko and Machida before opting to call it a career.
Sonnen then turned his attention towards a broadcasting career and was indefinitely suspended from ESPN programming while his case unfolded. It’s uncertain if and when he’ll return to the air.
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