Not surprisingly, there's a lot of fans picking Sonnen over Rua. The question is why? My guess is that they dance to the tune of the media hype while overlooking one of the best kept secrets out there; Sonnen's not that good.
Rua's best days are behind him, true enough. Yet he's still good enough to kick Sonnen's behind like a soccer ball. Rua's striking is the deciding factor in this mismatch. Sonnen's wrestling won't be enough to change the outcome.
Robert rules this fight an ugly stoppage similar to Jon Jones lopsided victory over Sonnen.