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Report: Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro set for UFC 85

From the good folks at Sherdog:

Roan Carneiro and Ryo Chonan have signed to fight at UFC 85 on June 7 in London, sources close to both camps have told Sherdog.com.

The bout will be a rematch of a Feb. 12, 2005, meeting in Deep. Chonan (14-8) stopped the Brazilian on a cut in that first fight after landing a knee as Carneiro (12-6) tried for a takedown.

Chonan was recently saying that he had “no money,” according to a translation of his blog and was awaiting his next fight. Now he’s got it and it looks be a damn good one on paper. This Joe Silva character knows what he’s doing sometimes.

8 COMMENTS
  • Nick says:

    Chonan is a very exciting fighter in my opinion, I would love to see him fight more. I am very excited about that match up, Roan showed an improved attitude in his last fight, way more energetic and enthusiastic. Should make for a good brwl between those two. Wonder if Anderson Silva would be interested in a revenge rematch with Chonan down the road? They are running out of matchups for the guy, that might be a fight everyone is forgetting about.

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  • paddiosf says:

    Oh he beat Anderson Silva wow..Anderson would now school that guy…his game is so much more improved from that fight..It’s funny how everyone we they see Ryo Chonan name pop up on a site everyone is quick to say” He beat Anderson Silva”..One in a lifetime win against the best PFP fighter in the world…

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  • platypus says:

    pound for pound best fighter is fedor.

    id like to see chonan vs anderson again, but at this point in their careers it would be a stoppage win for anderson in round 1

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  • Nick says:

    Don’t get me wrong guys, I don’t think Chonana has much of a chance myself, but Joe Silva is going to be digging pretty hard for opponents for Anderson soon, and Chonan comes with built-in drama with the previous win.

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  • Patrick says:

    Platypus, Fedor is definitely not the best “pound for pound” fighter in the world. He may be top 5 in the heavy weight division, but I think you need to go look up what “pound for pound” means.

    Fedor hasn’t fought anyone worth mentioning in a long time, he’s a notoriously big drinker and he’s pretty much just resting on his laurels at this point, in fact if you watched any of the sambo championship stuff, he almost got stuffed a couple times this last go around.

    Pound for pound though in my opinion? GSP, Spider Silva, Gomi, Penn, those are pound for pound amazing fighters who don’t shy away from serious competition, they’re also improving their game constantly (well maybe not Gomi recently, he needs to find something to do.)

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  • ttt says:

    fedor’s a big drinker? where did you read that?

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  • gabe says:

    i just think its funny that any time pound for pound is mentioned the only guys people talk about are the smaller guys. its not like because u are a heavyweight or LHW u cant be the best fighter PFP in the world. if u look at the length of dominance in their respective weight class, FEDOR is by far and away the best fighter in the world right now. does that mean he is the best PFP, in my opinion yes.

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  • gabe says:

    they may throw rampage or fedor in the mix as far as PFP goes, but they are only in the mix. everyone immediately jumps to GSP or Penn or obviously Andy Silva, but to me I judge how long u have ran your division as a huge factor in the PFP discussion, and that means that Fedor and Chuck (don’t laugh, he ran the LHW division for 2.5 years, and noone else has done that since Tito’s heyday) are the 2 best PFP fighters in MMA right now. U can throw Uriah in cause he has dismantled everyone in front of him for 18 months now, but u really gotta reach that 2 year plateau of domination IMO to be considered. Otherwise, heck, u may as well say Thiago Silva is the best PFP!

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