Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
"Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol more
Ralek Gracie explains his decision to allow Sonnen vs. Galvao to go ahead at Metamoris 4.
Since the revelation of Chael Sonnen's multiple failed drug tests over the last month, one of the big questions has been if he will still compete in his scheduled grappling match with Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4. Metamoris Founder, Ralek Gracie released a statement that the bout would go ahead as planned.
Here's the statement:
We are not cutting Chael Sonnen from the Metamoris 4 card on August 9th.
Why not? more
Metamoris has released the countdown video for what will serve as the main event at Metamoris 4 on August 9th: former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight Chael Sonnen vs. ADCC gold medalist and 2008 IBJJF world champion Andre Galvao in a submission-only, 20-minute grappling match.
Metamoris 4 takes place at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA and will stream live as an online pay-per-view for $20 at Metamoris.com. The full card for that event is as follows: Chael Sonnen vs. Andr more
Check out Metamoris' Countdown video highlighting their upcoming card's feature match between Chael Sonnen and Andre Galvao. more
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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale headliner B.J. Penn who looks to finally earn a victory over Frankie Edgar this Sunday (July 6, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight and Lightweight strap-hanger, B.J. Penn, will drop down to Featherweight to avenge a pair of losses to fellow former 155-pound kingpin, Frankie Edg more
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