Chael Sonnen, Returning from Exile at UFC 136 Against Brian Stann
Chael Sonnen will finally end his 14-month exile from action, as he faces Brian Stann on October for UFC 136.
Chael Sonnen was put on the sidelines following his middleweight battle against reigning champ, Anderson Silva, at UFC 117 last August 2010. His post-fight drug test resulted to positive when his urine sample came back with high testosterone-to-estrogen level. Eventually, the California State Athletic Commission shortened Chael Sonnen’s one year suspension to six months. However, due to misleading statements to the commission, CSAC gave the middleweight fighter an indefinite suspension. UFC also froze Chael Sonnen’s contract while working on his money laundering case.
Albeit Chael Sonnen is still required to apply for a fighter’s license in Texas where UFC 136 will be held, he will definitely be back in the forefront of the division. And opposing him is Brian Stann who’s coming off a three-fight win streak, and carries notable wins over Chris Leben, Mike Massenzio and Jorge Santiago.
Though a main event is yet to be announced, UFC 136 will reportedly highlight a featherweight title match between reigning king – Jose Aldo – and Kenny Florian. UFC 136 will take place on October 8 in Houston, Texas.View Article Source »