Chael Sonnen proved to the world that he has what it takes to hang with the best on the mats. He may not have attempted many submissions or guard passes, but he went the distance with Renato “Babalu” Sobral and that’s not something many people can say.
Sonnen was dripping with sweat only minutes into the bout which aided him in escaping any holds Sobral tried during the bout. Sobral tried to lock in kimuras and baratoplatas, but Sonnen’s submission defense was on point. As soon as Sobral tried his kimura attempts, Sonnen pinched his hand between his leg and mat which prevented Sobral from locking the hold in. Sonnen’s sweat aided him in escaping all of the baratoplata attempts.
Time expired with both men in the standing position and they embraced as soon as the referee informed them time expired.
Chael Sonnen and Renato Sobral Grappled to a Draw (Time Limit)