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Oddsbot
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03.20.2017 | 5:44 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Sonnen vs. Silva. Let's see what you've got.

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Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Chael Sonnen
Mmaweekly large "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva

Sonnen
Decision
Round 3

Chael Sonnen Wanderlei Silva

"The Axe Murderer"

28-15-1   Pro Record At Fight   35-12-1
Climbed to 29-15   Record After Fight   Fell to 35-13
-175 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +150 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
West Linn, Oregon   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
40 years, 2 months   Age at Fight   40 years, 11 months
205.8 lbs (93.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   205.8 lbs (93.3 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Team Quest Portland   Gym   Wand Fight Team
Tapology Community Predictions: 966  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Silva
46%
Sonnen
54%

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skelliher
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03.20.2017 | 5:44 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   wrong Submission   wrong Round 1  

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mikeyg
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03.20.2017 | 5:51 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Silva   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Yes, Wandy gonna retire this loud-mouth for good.
SonnensSyringe
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03.20.2017 | 7:30 PM ET

If Chael is off the clear, he's getting torched.

I supported the guy after UFC 117.
Still there after UFC 148.
Still there after UFC 159
Still there after UFC 167
Even after the multiple suspensions and questionable decisions of character, still there.

I don't even care that he lost to Tito. It's the fact that he just appeared to be concerned with collecting a paycheck and nothing more. He looked like crap heading into the fight, and came off as someone without a competitive motive. I was fine when he was trash talking and had some substance backing it. Now he's nothing more than a tired, washed out mouthpiece.

He doesn't need the sport anymore, and every additional fight is diminishing any remaining legacy he might have had.

Oh, and nearly the same can be said about Wanderlei. The difference being that the latter has handled himself a lot more inconspicuously. 

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Kinsalsa
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03.20.2017 | 9:40 PM ET

FEDOR X MITRIONE ADDED AS CO-MAIN EVENT

NY post reporting Fedor - Mittione as the co-main event. http://nypost.com/2017/03/20/ex-giant-and-sonnen-will-invade-ny-in-stacked-bellator-card/

Edit: MMAFIGHTING confirms the Fedor-Mitrione fight http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/3/20/14992292/fedor-emelianenko-vs-matt-mitrione-to-co-headline-bellator-180-in-new-york

* Edited at 03.20.2017, 9:52 PM ET *

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03.21.2017 | 6:37 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

The only reason I expect Wand to not pull out of this fight is how crappy Chael looked against Tito. Years too late for me.

I still think Chael takes him down and rides him, but if Wand throws a misplaced fart in Chael's direction or stuffs one TD attempt you can bet your bottom dollar he's Bob-Sapping immediately.

Chael's currently in it for the money only and he's not going to take one punch more than he has to get that money. It's not like he's planning on extending his contract with Bellator. He came out of retirement to get some nice paychecks and then he's back into the armchair.

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03.21.2017 | 7:56 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

Hope Wand actually fights.

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hdmexiqtioner
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03.23.2017 | 11:21 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   wrong Submission   wrong Round 1  

Flip flops takedown

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mikeyg
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03.23.2017 | 11:39 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Silva   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Wandy might even be able to tap Chael, that last tap vs Tito was Sage level bad sub defense
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03.23.2017 | 11:39 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Silva   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Wanderlei KO1 always. All time favorite. No one will ever surpass him. He is an immovable #1, Bisping is a permanent #2. 

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03.24.2017 | 7:57 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

Yes, even Wand could sub Chael.

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Piercerdan
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06.09.2017 | 5:45 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Silva   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

hoping for wanderlei. Ill always be a fan. Love chael too.

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rappinpapsoda
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06.10.2017 | 9:40 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

Pumped for the event

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06.10.2017 | 12:07 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

suck ma bawls 

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06.10.2017 | 12:42 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

I watch MMA since 5 years and its hard to be a fan of Wanderlei! In TUF Brazil vs Sonnen he look so bad!

* Edited at 06.10.2017, 12:42 PM ET *

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06.10.2017 | 12:46 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Silva   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

War Wanderlei!!!!

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lilhellyu2014
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06.11.2017 | 6:48 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

suck ma bawls. sonnen was never great. just a buffed up sherk. 

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rappinpapsoda
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06.11.2017 | 2:39 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

Is most successful fights actually one that he passed against Anderson.

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Kinsalsa
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06.11.2017 | 2:59 PM ET

Sonnen vs. Silva: Countdown to Bellator NYC



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Kuma
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06.11.2017 | 4:32 PM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

This countdown sucked,it was a really long promo as much as it was what we generally consider a countdown.Why would they ask Fedor all those questions and keep going to video with him not answering?How stupid was that,the video didn't answer the questions it was just awkward.I knew that would be a waste of time.Holy **** Silva and Sonnen both look liked they aged 10 years.The Card is good overall but I think these last 2 fights will be super anticlimactic.

As much as I love all the guys in the last two fights I just think they will end up being lame.Fedor (my 2nd favorite all time) getting ko'd quick trying to bang cause he's basically been a pure striker since his American debut cause he says that's what the fans want,and Chael with a slow grinding decision taking no chances on the feet.Or Wands tdd/ability to get up is on point and we see a more back and forth fight.I honestly don't really care about the last two fights but the title fights are good and the prelims are solid.

* Edited at 06.11.2017, 4:52 PM ET *

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06.12.2017 | 7:42 AM ET

Prediction: correct Sonnen   correct Decision  

Best Bellaror event on paper so I hope it delivers.

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