Is he stronger than Sonnen? Honestly i think Maia can take most people down when he is the relentless BJJ fighter and not the shit kickboxer.
Chael is a weird fighter. I think that trip just caught him off guard. Maia has struggled to take lesser and weaker wrestlers down. I wouldn't be surprised if eventually he gets a trip or some kind of body lock take down. But I think Story should be able to keep it standing for atleast a little while and I think he will be the one controlling the grappling at the beginning of the fight.