MMA  > General MMA  > It's Official!! Rematch between Silva and Sonnen
March 27, 2012, 05:47 PM
Now that it is officially official (we all knew it was going to happen, right?), Silva will face Sonnen at UFC 147 in Brazil. So what's the predictions? Does the fact it's happening in Brazil put Sonnen at a severe disadvantage? Or will his lack of steroids be the severe disadvantage (which doesn't make much sense considering he couldn't beat Silva with roids and Silva being injured)? When and how will this fight end? Sound off Fannation!!
March 27, 2012  06:20 PM ET

This is old, its been known, they just couldn't decide which date was best suited for the rematch. I have Silva in 3 K'O

March 27, 2012  07:01 PM ET

Apparently it is not official yet...

Sonnen stated he didn't sign on the fight yet.

http://www.fightline.com/fl/news/2012/0327/547951/chael-sonnen/

I am positive it is just so Sonnen can grab more headlines and attention for his book, but I can't wait to see what he'll pull out this time around...

March 27, 2012  07:30 PM ET

2nd round. Silva knee to Sonnen temple. KO.

March 27, 2012  09:26 PM ET

I dunno about the fight because I, like everyone else, didn't see the first one going how it did. All I know is that if Sonnen wins this time, he better exit the cage fast before the Brazilians rush the field like it's a soccer riot.

March 28, 2012  04:18 AM ET

Hoping it's a Silva muay thai massacre.

But fearing that Sonnen will lay 'n pray for 5 rounds.

March 28, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Silva sub 2. He goes for the ko, knocking Sonnen onto his **** and when Sonnen covers up to avoid getting hit on the ground he leaves himself open for yet another submission.

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March 28, 2012  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Holy crap. Cyne is still alive.

Alive and kicking brother! The ribs thing I agree with Jim, a little overblown, who knows how bad that was. But the roid thing isn't. Sonnen was on them, medically or otherwise, yet still couldn't beat the Spider. So what's going to happen if he isn't? I bet Brazil tests him as much as they can to make sure he's clean. I also read somewhere (forget where) that Silva wanted to beat him with BJJ to prove a point. So if he goes in to this fight as the Spider, a four-limbed beast, I don't see Sonnen getting out of the 3rd round.

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March 29, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Well, first thing here. Sonnen will be on roids for this fight. So we can move past that point. I said in the first fight Sonnen WILL take Silva down, and people laughed. I thought Silva would eventually win that fight and my prediction did not look good until 1:52 left or whatever it was.People are ignoring the fact that this is the worst possible matchup for Silva stylistically. I don't know why. I think it has to do with people bringing up roids and bad ribs. Lets just move past that and focus on in the cage abilities. Can Silva defend Sonnen takedowns? I don't think he can. Can he sub Sonnen from his back again? Highly unlikely IMO.To me Silva will rock Sonnen before the takedwonn and finish him for a TKO, and Sonnen will smother Silva and beat him up for 5 rounds. I'm leaning Sonnen in this fight by 5 round decision.

You really think Sonnen will be on roids again after getting popped the first time? We all know one thing, Sonnen vs Silva 2 will end all the debate that Silva cracked ribbed played a factor in his performance. If Silva gets smothered again then the first fight will prove that his injury had nothing to do with his performance and was lucky enough to catch Sonnen slipping. But in the other hand if Silva wins by tko in the early rounds and defends the takedowns then it will make Silva that much tougher in the first fight.

Either way I am not missing this fight.

March 29, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Nice to see you back. Well, don't forget that Chael is under TRT. Its commissioned approved.

but TRT limits are 4:1, not the 16.9:1 he got popped for.....

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March 29, 2012  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Alive and kicking brother! The ribs thing I agree with Jim, a little overblown, who knows how bad that was. But the roid thing isn't. Sonnen was on them, medically or otherwise, yet still couldn't beat the Spider. So what's going to happen if he isn't? I bet Brazil tests him as much as they can to make sure he's clean. I also read somewhere (forget where) that Silva wanted to beat him with BJJ to prove a point. So if he goes in to this fight as the Spider, a four-limbed beast, I don't see Sonnen getting out of the 3rd round.

Good to see you back around Cyne. For a while there you were the most solid and consistent thread starter we have seen around these boards. Always finding good topics for interesting conversations.

March 30, 2012  02:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You really think Sonnen will be on roids again after getting popped the first time? We all know one thing, Sonnen vs Silva 2 will end all the debate that Silva cracked ribbed played a factor in his performance. If Silva gets smothered again then the first fight will prove that his injury had nothing to do with his performance and was lucky enough to catch Sonnen slipping. But in the other hand if Silva wins by tko in the early rounds and defends the takedowns then it will make Silva that much tougher in the first fight.Either way I am not missing this fight.

Like Jim said, he'll have an unfair advantage because of his TRT treatment.

Dan Henderson has the same exact situation.

Both from Team Quest, hmmmmmm.

March 30, 2012  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Like Jim said, he'll have an unfair advantage because of his TRT treatment.Dan Henderson has the same exact situation.Both from Team Quest, hmmmmmm.

While it would suck to lose Hendo, sports should ban TRT....it should be treated like it's life's way of telling you that you don't belong in that line of work sort of how an low intelligence tells people that they shouldn't be astrophysicists....what's next? we let handicapped participate in the 100m in the Olympics, but since they can't run like everyone else, we'll let them use a Porsche?

 
March 30, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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He'll be on roids. He has doctors approval for TRT.

Do you have a link for that? As far as i've seen, he stated he would maintain his TRT treatment, but never applied to the Athletic C omission.

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