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I actually see this as quite a bad matchup for Sonnen ... and I LOVE Sonnen. I honestly think Stann's TDD has improves leaps and bounds since the Davis/Soszynski fights - and Sonnen is gonna have a very hard time taking him down if he doesn't set his shots up correctly, like he lacked to do against Silva.
If he doesn't get this fight to the ground, I honestly see him getting KO'd.
Business standpoint, and fight standpoint, Lyoto/Sonnen made much more sense. Sonnen could do the whole "Karate kid" trolling, and the fight has more storylines in style. Surprising bad matchup made by the UFC.
He has been beaten by great wrestlers before e.g. Phil Davis, but that was at 205 where he was small. How he fares against great Wrestlers his own size remains to be seen. I think Chael probably wins by LnP.
Shows how much the UFC brass loves Sonnen, give him a gift wrapped win like this. Stann has no chance in hell here, even if he lands heavy Sonnen actually has a half decent chin. 30-27 UD Sonnen, can't imagine anything else.