PRESS RELEASE: 1.25.22 Chael Sonnen joins Eagle FC broadcast team

Chael Sonnen joins Eagle FC broadcast team

'The Bad Guy' to debut at Eagle FC 44, streaming live on FLXcast

MIAMI – Eagle FC, the promotion founded by undefeated MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, is happy to announce the addition of combat sports and broadcasting legend Chael Sonnen to the organization's all-star lineup of on-air talent. 

Sonnen joins former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo, former UFC title challenger Felicia Spencer, veteran sports reporter Jennifer Sterger, and the man known as "Mr. International," Cyrus Fees, on the Eagle FC broadcast team. The move comes ahead of the promotion's U.S. debut, "Eagle FC 44: Spong vs. Kharitonov," which streams live on FLXcast on Friday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. ET from the brand new FLXcast Arena in Miami.

One of the most recognizable figures in MMA today, Sonnen has long served as an analyst for both the UFC and Bellator, and currently hosts "The Chael Sonnen Show with Jorge Sedano" on ESPN+. The Oregon native's ultra-successful broadcasting career was preceded by a legendary in-cage run that saw him twice challenge for the UFC middleweight title against future UFC Hall of Famer Anderson Silva, including a legendary UFC 117 clash that was universally recognized as 2010's MMA Fight of the Year.

"Khabib and Sonnen – the two undefeated champions JOIN FORCES," Sonnen said. "Eagle FC, Friday."

#EagleFC44 features a heavyweight headliner between multiple-time kickboxing world champion Tyrone Spong and Russian MMA and kickboxing legend Sergei Kharitonov, while the co-main event sees UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans return to the cage to take on Brazilian submission master Gabriel Checco. 

The full card streams live and FREE on FLXcast. Sign up today at

For further information or inquiries, or to request media credentials for #EagleFC44, please contact Daniela Morgan at



Founded by one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and managed by CEO Rizvan Magomedov, Eagle FC is the MMA league that was built for the people, by the people, with the intent of putting our fighters and fans first. Featuring elite talent from around the globe, Eagle FC began promoting top-level cards in 2017 and seeks to find athletes who, like the promotion, are obsessed with greatness. New events are staged every month in the U.S. and select international locations and stream exclusively on FLXcast. Sign up today at


Working under the guidance of CEO Alan McGlade, FLX Media is a dynamic media entertainment company that is wholly responsible for the development and production of live and taped Eagle FC programming, as well as the global distribution of all Eagle FC content. U.S.-based MMA events are held at the state-of-the-art FLX Arena in Miami. All live and on-demand programs are distributed internationally to more than 200 countries via the FLXcast apps. MMA fans can sign up at

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