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Chael Sonnen Will Face Forrest Griffin In December

Chael Sonnen, serving as a host on UFC Tonight Tuesday evening, announced his next fight. Sonnen will meet Forrest Griffin on December 29.

The card is expected to feature UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defending his title against Cain Velasquez.

Sonnen is coming off a loss to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. He mentioned moving to 205 pounds after the loss to Silva, and now it appears that is where he is headed.

“That fight will be at light heavyweight,” Sonnen said. “This is a guy who’s beat everybody. I could go up to 205 and take Jon Jones’ belt away, but there is something to be said in sportsmanship in earning your fight. I’m going to go through Forrest to do it.”

Griffin is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He defeated Tito Ortiz by unanimous decision earlier this year.

Sully Sullivan contributed to this article