Chael Sonnen faces 11 battery charges for alleged Las Vegas hotel altercation

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen faces almost a dozen prices stemming from his December arrest in Las Vegas.

According to on the web courtroom records, Sonnen was hit with 10 misdemeanor charges of battery and just one felony charge of battery by strangulation. He is owing for his initial court physical appearance April 27 in Las Vegas. TMZ Sports on Tuesday was initially to report the filings, which transpired March 14.

The alleged incident took location Dec. 18 at the Luxor Hotel and On line casino. To begin with dealing with 5 misdemeanor battery counts for alleged altercations with 5 different people, Sonnen experienced the expenses “dismissed by the courtroom without prejudice.” There was a chance that the expenses could be refiled at a later on date.


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Law enforcement advised MMA Preventing in January that Sonnen under no circumstances was arrested or put in jail, but he was issued citations and escorted off the home. A online video printed by TMZ Athletics demonstrates a guy who seems to be Sonnen staying escorted down a hallway with his palms guiding his back and T-shirt close to his shoulders.

Sonnen, 44, has not competed since 2019 but has served in an analyst function for different stations and promotions, including the UFC and Bellator, as well as heading grappling advertising Submission Underground. He has not but commented on the costs submitted versus him.