Anderson Silva VS Chael Sonnen UFC 117 Review





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Uploaded on Aug 8, 2010

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Anderson da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃deʁsõ ˈsiwvɐ]; born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion as well as the promotion's longest reigning champion. With 12 consecutive wins, Silva holds the longest active winning streak in the UFC and the record for the longest winning streak in UFC history. Silva holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. He currently trains with Nogueira and Lyoto Machida at Black House.

Silva is currently ranked as the number one Middleweight in the world by multiple MMA publications; Sherdog and Yahoo! rank Silva as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Since 2006 he has been the UFC Middleweight Champion and he is also the last Cage Rage Middleweight Champion and former Shooto Middleweight Champion. Besides the UFC and Cage Rage, Silva has fought for a number of other MMA promotions including the Pride Fighting Championships, Shooto and Rumble on the Rock.


Chael Patrick Sonnen (pronounced /ˈtʃeɪl ˈsʌnən/; born April 3, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently signed as a middleweight with the UFC, and holds notable wins over former WEC champion Paulo Filho (Sonnen being the only fighter to defeat him in 21 professional fights), former King of Pancrase Nate Marquardt, former IFL champion Dan Miller, former ICON Sport champion Jason Miller, former Bodog Fight champion Trevor Prangley, former WEC champion Jason Lambert and Yushin Okami.

He was an NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Oregon, two-time University National Champion in Greco Roman, and a US Olympic team alternate. Sonnen is currently ranked as the #2 middleweight in the world by Sherdog.com. Sonnen also works as a real estate agent and was running for State Representative in Oregon's House District 37 as a Republican. On June 16, 2010, Chael quit the race for the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

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