MMA World Cup: The Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva Rematch

Silva and Sonnen in a rematch for all the marbles.

UFC champion Anderson Silva and the man who dominated him for more than four rounds last year, Chael Sonen, both made it out of the semi-finals in convincing fashion. This sets up the rematch of the century, or at least of the year, between two distinctly different middleweight stars.

Gold Medal Match:

1. Anderson Silva vs. 2. Chael Sonnen

My Take: Their first fight was my favorite of the year. As exciting as the finish was - I can't help but think the second time around Sonnen doesn't make a mental error, doesn't slip. Chael Sonnen can follow the template he established all the way to the gold medal.

Bronze Medal Match:

3. Yushin Okami vs. 4. Michael Bisping

My Take: Can Bisping hold off the Japanese's strong grappling game long enough to pitter patter his way to a decision? How will each man deal with the five round contest? Will gas tanks come into play? It's an interesting fight and I think Bisping has improved his wrestling to the point he can win a decision of Okami.

Vote in our poll to choose the winner!

  1. Brazil: Anderson Silva
  2. USA: Chael Sonnen
  3. Asia/AUS: Yushin Okami
  4. Europe:  Michael Bisping
  5. CIS/Assorted: Mamed Khalidov
  6. Canada: Denis Kang

Previous links after the break

Featherweight semi-finals

Lightweight semi-finals

Welterweight semi-finals

Middleweight semi-finals

Light heavyweight semi-finals

Heavyweight semi-finals

Bantamweights

Featherweights

Lightweights

Welterweights

Middleweights

Light Heavyweights

The Heavyweights

The Rules and an Explanation

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