The Top 10 Light Heavyweights in the UFC
Light Heavyweight Division
#9 : Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen silenced nearly all his critics as he went out and submitted “Shogun” Rua in the 1st round. Not many people saw that coming as most doubted Sonnen’s ability to compete at 205 lbs. Sonnen will look to capitalize on his momentum with a scheduled UFC 167 bout with Rashad Evans. Should he reign victorious, Sonnen would likely find himself in the Top 5, but I’m not so sure people want to see him challenge for a title again. There is always the possibility that Sonnen drops down to 185 lbs. following the fight, and he has hinted at doing so. Sonnen likes big money fights and potential bouts with Vitor Belfort or Wanderlei Silva could easily headline a Brazilian fight card in the very near future.
vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC Fight Night (05/31/2014)