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Chael Sonnen 100% positive Brian Stann will knock Michael Bisping out

Considering his past in-ring experiences with both Brian Stann and Michael Bisping it’s not surprising to hear Chael Sonnen has an opinion on this weekend’s tilt between the two talented middleweights. However, what may turn a few heads is Sonnen’s belief that the individual who gave him less of a fight in their match-up is the favorite to win the duo’s upcoming war at UFC 152.

Sonnen barely scraped by Bisping, earning a controversial decision win, while he finished Stann in the second round of their rumble. Of course, the only part of either performance Sonnen seems to remember is the punching power each man possessed.

“This is a fight that Bisping isn’t used to. Brian Stann is not afraid to strike with him and has a lot more power than Michael has. You don’t have to be an avid fan to realize the fact Stann hits a lot harder than Bisping,” explained Sonnen in an interview with the UFC. “And that isn’t a knock on Mike. He hits plenty hard. He hurt me bad in our first round with a right hand and I looked at him thinking ‘You have no idea how bad you just hurt me’.”

“But I come back to this: Stann is a plant your feet and throw bombs kinda guy. And I think 15 minutes is a long time for Bisping to avoid those bombs,” he continued. “I’m not one of those guys who is going to say ‘Bisping should win – but IF Stann lands it is over’. I am the guy saying ‘Stann WILL land a bomb and he will win this fight by KO’. He will find the shot 100%.”

Both Stann and Bisping have only been stopped by strikes a single time in their respective careers, though neither has suffered a TKO in the past three years.


  • Lord Faust says:

    Word has it that Chael taught him that killer spinning back-fist, thus the immense confidence.

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  • Creature says:

    I gotta say I share the same belief as the Gangster from West Linn.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Bisping is gonna win and nobodys gonna care. Again.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Bisping will ground out a win.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    *grind out a win.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Nah, Bisping isn’t a grinder. Wrestlers like Sonnen and Kos and Fitch are grinders. If he wins, Bisping will prance his way to a win.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Bispings a counter fighter. he ll throw some shots create a counter and score. His speed will kick in this fightand he will get the w on the score cards.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I’m going out on a limb here, and I’ll say Bisping tries to wrestle Stann down and pound him out. Between what Chael did to Stann, and how well Bisping held his own against Chael’s wrestling, I have a feeling he’s going to put 2 and 2 together.

    I think Bisping wins a decision or a TKO. If Stann wins, I expect it’ll be with a lumberjack KO.

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