Chael Sonnen (above) is headed for a clash with Brian Stann. | Photo: Dave Mandel


It appears Chael Sonnen will return to the cage sooner rather than later, as the Oregon native will likely face fellow middleweight Brian Stann at UFC 136.

The event, rumored to go down Oct. 8 at Houston’s Toyota Center, has yet to be officially announced by the promotion. Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a source close to the bout on Wednesday after an initial report from Heavy.com.

Sonnen has not fought since his defeat to middleweight champion Anderson Silva in August 2010. Since that loss, the fighter has faced multiple battles outside the cage in relation to his testosterone replacement therapy hearings in California, as well as an unrelated money laundering conviction in Oregon. The fighter’s recent indefinite suspension from the California State Athletic Commission was lifted when his fight license expired on June 29, making him eligible to reapply for a new license in any state.

Stann was more active in the last year, fighting twice since defeating Mike Massenzio with a triangle choke in August 2010. The “All-American” went on to knock out the notoriously resilient Chris Leben in January, and subsequently punched out former Sengoku middleweight ace Jorge Santiago at UFC 130 in May.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC boss Dana White: 'I would never take the risk of headlining a show with Jon Jones again'

  • 22 days ago
  • 88 views

UFC President Dana White appears to have lost faith in former UFC champion Jon Jones following his one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Association (USADA) for a failed drug test prior to UF read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Chael Sonnen and UFC 205 recap

  • 19 days ago
  • 46 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Chael Sonnen and a recap of the weekend’s big UFC 205 event.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2326 with Chael Sonnen

  • 18 days ago
  • 9 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with Chael Sonnen.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio read news >>

Chael Sonnen claims Mackenzie Dern ducked Miesha Tate, manager responds

  • 17 days ago
  • 28 views

Chael Sonnen on Monday said the meeting between former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was not the originally planned matchup for next month’s Submission Underground 2.File read news >>

Catch a First Look at Chael Sonnen on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 59 views

Catch Chael Sonnen in this clip for all of .78 if a second. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum No Longer Happy Fighting for UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 399 views

The rift between Fabricio Werdum and the UFC appears to be appears to be widening, as the former champion is no longer happy with the organization. read news >>