“I believe that if he’s in good shape no one can beat him, especially Sonnen. Anderson has a black belt level at Jiu Jitsu. When he puts the gi on he does great. He can attack and defend himself well with no gi and, fighting MMA, no comments. But I believe that next time he won’t let Sonnen take him down. He has excellent takedown defense. Sonnen won’t even touch him.”
In the original matchup between Sonnen and Silva, Sonnen was able to use his superior wrestling skills to takedown the champion and almost grind out a decision victory. It wasn’t until the fifth and final round that Anderson Silva was able to comeback from near defeat to submit Sonnen and retain the title.
After the match it was revealed that Silva fought with a couple of broken ribs. Could this be the difference? Will a healthy Silva dominate Sonnen like he does all his other opponents or will Chael be able to back up the hype and take out his rival once and for all?
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