Originally Posted by Nightmare Woody
The fight is going to look very similar imo. Shogun is clearly the better striker and dangerous off his back, but Chael is a dominant wrestler. I expect Shogun to get people on the edge of their seat with a few attacks from his back, but in the end it's going to be fight of position which Chael will win easily.
Fact is Shogun's TDD is 15% lower than the UFC average while Sonnen's Take down accuracy is the 4th best in MW history.
Munoz and Boestch were average LHWs at best and Franklin didn't do nearly as well their either.
Sonnen's best win to date at LHW is Jason Lambert.
"All I guarantee is Violence" Wanderlei Silva
HW Fedor, Mir, Cormier
LHW Shogun, T. Silva
MW Wanderlei, Vitor, Weidman
WW Diaz, Swick, Kampmann
LW Gomi, Pettis, Alverez, Khabib N.