Report: Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen to rematch at WEC 36

MMA Junkie, by way of Tatame, is reporting that WEC middlweight champion Paulo Filho will rematch Chael Sonnen at WEC 36 in September.

Filho just did a stint in rehab due to depression and chemical dependency and is back to training and focusing on fighting. The two were originally supposed to have a rematch in March but Filho pulled out due to these personal reasons.

The first bout ended in a bit of controversy as Filho was getting dominated for the majority of the fight until Sonnen made a mistake on the ground that allowed Filho to lock on a tight armbar. The referee claimed that Sonned tapped verbally and he clearly had a look of pain on his face but Sonnen claims that he never tapped. The two will now clash again in a rematch to settle things once and for all in September.

7 COMMENTS
  • JoHn says:

    after sonnen beats filho this time, can you imagine the excuses they will come up with

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  • mike wolfe says:

    I’m really looking forward to this re-match. Filho better have his head right, because Sonnen will be on a mission.

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  • Big Chuck says:

    Chael POUNDED this dude in their first fight ….
    … not so sure it’ll go the same way again, seeing as Filho “knows” what he’s in for, but i am quite impressed with Chael … did anyone see him DESTOY Brian Baker??? omg !
    Good luck Chael … get what’s yours … THE BELT !!!

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  • ttt says:

    i thought the armbar that Filho sunk was pretty tight last time. it’s like everyone forgot. Sonnen didn’t tap, but a few more seconds and …

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  • wildgoat says:

    In response to #4 ttt your correct in saying that Sonnen didn’t tap and in a few more seconds the round would have been over and Sonnen would have won the belt by unanimous decision

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  • BadMonkey says:

    Yep, Sonnen’s going to whip Paulo’s ass in this fight. You know he’s not going to get caught in another desperation arm bar like last time.

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  • violent offender says:

    hell yeah sonnens a force …he beat him last time…….If he I think he would be a force in the ufc also…hopefully sooner than later

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