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Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen I

Main Card | WEC Middleweight Championship | 185 lbs

Paulo Filho defeats Chael Sonnen via Submission at 4:55 of Round 2

Mmaweekly large Paulo "Ely" Filho
Mmaweekly large Chael Sonnen

Filho
Submission
Round 2

15-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   20-8-1
Climbed to 16-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 20-9
-475 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +355 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Fighting out of   West Linn, Oregon
29 years, 6 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 8 months, 2 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
N/A   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Brazilian Top Team   Gym   Team Quest Portland (Primary)
Gracie Barra Portland (Other)
WEC 31
  • Bout Information
  • Event: WEC 31: Faber vs Curran
  • Date: Wednesday 12.12.2007
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Frank Mir
  • Filho Total Disclosed Pay: $56,000
  • Sonnen Total Disclosed Pay: $25,000
  • Title on Line: WEC Middleweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Filho
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