Functional Athlete – Wall of Fame Teammate
Sport – MMA
Level – Professional – Bellator
Prior to MMA, Chase was a successful wrestler. He was a four-time Illinois State Champion for Montini Catholic in Lombard, Illinois.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Beebe made his WEC debut on March 24, 2007 at WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio against Eddie Wineland for the WEC Bantamweight Championship, Beebe won via unanimous decision. On September 5, 2007, Beebe defended the WEC Bantamweight Championship against Rani Yahya at WEC 30 winning via unanimous decision.
Beebe was defeated by fellow Chicago native Miguel Torres losing the WEC Bantamweight Championship at WEC 32 via guillotine choke submission in round one. On June 1, 2008, Beebe was defeated by Will Ribeiro via split decision, following back to back loses Beebe was released by the WEC.
Ultimate Warrior Challenge
Chase was scheduled to fight Mike Easton for the UWC Bantamweight title on February 21, 2009. However, he failed to show up at the official weigh-in the day before and was scratched from the card. Beebe allegedly sustained a knee injury that hampered his training and ability to reduce his weight to the contractually-set limit of 135 pounds. Chase was replaced by Justin Robbins.
Chase got another shot at Mike Easton for the UWC 135 pound title. The bout took place on October 3, 2009 in Fairfax, Virginia. The fight was a grueling 5 rounder where Chase spent most of the fight on Easton’s back trying to sink in a rear naked choke. Most people, including the commentators, scored the fight 49-46 in favor of Beebe but two of the judges didn’t see it that way and handed Mike Easton a controversial split decision victory. The controversial decision was awarded Robbery of the Year by Sherdog for 2009. It has been announced that the Virginia Athletic Commission would review the Easton match which could lead to a “no contest” declaration.
Chase was one of the fighters who participated in DREAM’s Featherweight (63 kg/138 lb) Grand Prix. He lost in the first round to Joe Warren.
Chase returned to DREAM to face Yoshiro Maeda on October 25, 2009 at DREAM.12 He lost to Maeda via first round submission.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Beebe made his Bellator debut against Jose Vega at Bellator 43 in a Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament qualifying bout, Beebe won via guillotine choke submission in round one.
Chase entered into the Bellator Fighting Championships season five bantamweight tournament and fought Marcos Galvao in a Quarterfinal bout at Bellator 51 on September 24, 2011, Beebe lost via split decision.
Beebe defeated David Harris at Bellator 75 via unanimous decision. Beebe was defeated by Travis Marx via unanimous decision at Bellator 90.