Former UFC champion Randy Couture will be an interested observer when Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen collide on July 7 at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 in a rematch of their encounter from two years ago. Couture gave MMAFighting.com his insight on the upcoming battle.
“It’s kind of odd. Normally I would say that the onus is on the guy who won the first fight to anticipate the changes the loser is going to make and get the same outcome,” Couture said. “If you look at Anderson and Chael, Anderson won by triangle choke with two minutes left. He didn’t really win the fight; he got his (expletive) whooped – literally – for four-plus rounds. But, it’s almost like he was the guy that won. (Sonnen) wants it to go the same minus the triangle.”
Couture faced several fights numerous times, so he knows what it takes to compete in rematches. Silva-Sonnen will take place on pay-per-view from Las Vegas.