According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, the WEC has announced that Chael Sonnen (14-8-1) has signed on with the WEC to face rising undefeated WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho (15-0).
“Chael matches well with Paulo Filho, who is a tough guy for us to get opponents for,” said WEC matchmaker Scott Adams. “He was a Division I wrestler and he finished high in the Olympic Trials and I think he matches very, very well with Paulo. He’s got a lot of wins against a lot of top guys, but this is really his kind of breakthrough chance, which I believe he realizes.”