Wrestling Online video Score: four / 5
Wrestling Video Score: four / 5
Wrestling Video Rating: four / 5
Following his humiliating loss at the hands of Rashad Evans at UFC 167, Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC’s former Middleweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen had stated that he intended to return to the division where he enjoyed more success, ruling out any further fights in the Light Heavyweight division.
However, barely a few weeks after that announcement, it seems the American Gangster has had a change of heart. Speaking at a media conference in Brisbane, Sonnen stated that he will have to go back on his stance and will take on the legendary Wanderlei Silva at Light Heavyweight following their coaching stints as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.
Sonnen also had a message for the Axe Murderer, telling the Brazilian to eat well and enjoy the holidays as much as he could.
The two warring fighters were recently selected by the UFC officials to coach on the third season of the hugely popular The Ultimate Fighter Brazil and they will bring the curtains down on the season with a bout of their own inside the UFC Octagon.
Wanderlei had been asking for this fight for a very long time, claiming that Sonnen had been extremely disrespectful of him and his fellow Brazilian Mixed Martial Artists and admitted that he would love nothing more than to teach him a lesson.
The fight was announced even before Sonnen took to the Octagon against Evans and apparently, he didn’t have the option of facing Wanderlei at Middleweight and hence, he had to change his stance about not fighting in the division.
Sonnen lost two UFC Middleweight Championship title fights to the legendary Anderson Silva before making the move to Light Heavyweight where he has also suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Jon Jones in a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout.
Wrestling Video Ranking: 4 / 5