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Chael Sonnen enlists jiu-jitsu world champion Vinny Magalhaes to help train for Anderson Silva rematch

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If you think Vinny Magalhaes is "that guy who got knocked out by Ryan Bader" in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 Finale, then you better ask somebody.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt is the winner of five straight, finishing all five of his opponents in the process en route to capturing the M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship. And in his spare time, he packed on a few pounds to win the 99 kilogram division of the 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) submission grappling world championships by defeating Fabricio Werdum.

Not too shabby.

Those are the kind of credentials that keep you employed, and Magalhaes' next paying gig will take place in Oregon, where he'll lend his grappling expertise to current UFC middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen, who unfortunately has a long history of tapping to Brazilians.

That includes a heartbreaking loss he suffered to Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 117 back in 2010, where he brutalized "The Spider" for four-and-a-half rounds prior to getting caught in a fight-ending triangle choke.

Will history repeat itself in their UFC 147 rematch on June 23 in Brazil? Not if Magalhaes, who Renzo Gracie says has the best jiu-jitsu in the heavyweight division, has anything to say about it.


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Post #1   4/4/12 2:19:30PM   

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There aren't too many others out there that would be this high caliber in Jitsu. Personally, I would be pretty surprised to see Chael get subbed from anything other than an RNC this time, he must have learned his lesson about guard and Brazilians by now. I can't @##$%^^&%*&%^&$#$%()&*%&*%##$%^@ing wait for this fight

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Post #2   4/4/12 2:26:28PM   

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if he gets submitted by andy this time, it will be seriously detrimental for sonnen. he talked about it being kind of a fluke that he got caught last time so he better not get caught again. im having doubts that he can do the same thing to andy that he did last time, i think andy will have worked diligently on his takedown defense. after chaels performance against bisping it was very obvious that his takedowns can be stopped.

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Post #3   4/4/12 3:42:54PM   

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A smart move for Chael, hopefully it's not too little too late.

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Post #4   4/4/12 4:26:13PM   

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Uncle Chael's new found Jiu-Jitsu >>>>>>>>> Andy's weak TDD

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He's gonna need all the help he can get.

Vinny is a great guy to teach him.

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I remember Vinny as the guy who scoffs at basic bjj techniques, because his level is so high he only respects the advanced high-level techniques.

I hope he doesn't teach in that same manner.

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Posted by scoozna

A smart move for Chael, hopefully it's not too little too late.



I know... you think he would have gotten someone very good after he was submitted by Maia.

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Posted by scoozna

A smart move for Chael, hopefully it's not too little too late.



I know... you think he would have gotten someone very good after he was submitted by Maia.



Or maybe as soon as he decided to become a pro fighter??

Post #9   4/4/12 7:06:53PM   

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Posted by TeamDEY


Posted by scoozna

A smart move for Chael, hopefully it's not too little too late.



I know... you think he would have gotten someone very good after he was submitted by Maia.

or after getting subbed by Horn the first time....or the second

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Post #10   4/5/12 10:22:51PM