UFC Veteran Ryo Chonan is calling it a career after his October 20 bout with Bellator veteran Dan Hornbuckle. Chonan heads into his final bout, which will be for the DEEP welterweight title, with a career mark of 21-13. The Japanese fighter announced the news via twitter.
I fight against Dan Hornbuckle in Tokyo on October 20. This fight is a Deep's welter title shot. It's my retirement match.
— Ryo Chonan (@madchonan) August 6, 2013
Chonan fought for the UFC a total of four times to amass a record of 1-3 inside the Octagon, losing to then-welterweight T.J. Grant in his final UFC bout. Chonan would amass victories over notables like Joey Villaseñor, Hayato Sakurai, Roan Carneiro and Carlos Newton but was best known for his stunning flying scissor heel hook submission of a young Anderson Silva.
That submission victory stood as the last non-DQ loss for Silva until his knockout loss at the hands of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at last month’s UFC 162.