Well it now appears to be official. As Eric reported earlier this week, rumours were swirling that a returning Chael Sonnen would be moving up in weight to battle Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. However, according to MMAJunkie.com, those plans have since changed. The new plan is for Chael Sonnen to return at UFC 136 in Houston against “All American” Brian Stann.
This is surely going to be a big fight for both fighters. Stann is currently riding a three fight-winning streak since dropping to the Middleweight division from his previous home at the Light Heavyweight division. Sonnen is returning to the cage after an extended layoff due to his outside-the-cage exploits. However, he does enter fresh off of a loss to current Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
This fight is likely going to have immediate impact on Middleweight Contendership. The winner of this fight is likely to get the next chance at a title fight, be it against Anderson Silva or Yushin Okami; who challenges Silva for the title at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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