UFC Vet Sonnen to Face Paulo Filho for WEC Title.
Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen (19-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will face WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho (15-0) at WEC 31, which takes place Dec. 12 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
This should make for a very good fight. Chael is a pretty well rounded fighter with some good wrestling. The question here will be if Chael even wants to try and take Paulo down or just keep it standing.
good matchup, filho should win but sonnen is a tough matchup for anybody.
I was worried they would not be able to find a decent contender for Filho, but Sonnen should put on an excellent challege for the belt......
well im glad they got someone to fight filho thats worth a damn, after hearing it wasnt trigg i was worried theyd throw anyone they could find at paulo. filho should win, but sonnen is no pushover.
I guess Chael's not w/Bodog anymore. This should be a damn good fight. Sonnen's a tought sob. He wrestling metality will make him want to take this fight to the ground, but Filho submission skills are very high-level. Paulo's definately the favorite here, but this IS mma, and as we all know, anything can happen. I've still got Filho to win though.
not a bad match-up especiall y for a replacement fighter...but I dont really think anyone in the WEC middleweight division is on Filhos level