UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva knows that Chael Sonnen’s best weapon is his excellent wrestling attack. The two will meet in the main event Saturday night at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II from Las Vegas.
Sonnen has been training in wrestling since he was nine years old, working through the high school ranks to put together a solid MMA career. For “The Spider,” however, that isn’t going to help him when he gets punched in the face.
“He took me down, he is good at wrestling,” Silva said. “Okay. Good. But I punch him in the face ‘BAP! BAP! BAP! BOOM!’ and that is it. I win. That’s it. No different from the first fight on Saturday; I win!”
Silva claimed the first encounter, scoring a submission in the fifth round. The two have been waging verbal battles ever since 2010, and now they are just days away from locking horns.
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