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‘Silva vs. Sonnen 2′ Video Hype: The Stat Line, Chael’s Mom + More


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If you’re a stats geek, this new UFC 148 promo clip will give you a raging nerd-boner. In dissecting the rivalry between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, we learn the following:

- Before his first fight with Sonnen at UFC 117, Anderson Silva had been hit a combined 166 times by his previous 11 UFC opponents. Sonnen landed on him 320 times. (Each of these must have counted as two.)

- Sonnen has actually out-landed all of his opponents in the UFC and WEC. Unfortunately, he’s also allowed 18 serious submission attempts during his UFC fights, which places him 3rd on the all-time list. We’re guessing he’ll never catch up to Melvin Guillard.

- Silva’s triangle/armbar submission of Sonnen 23:10 into their fight was the latest stoppage in UFC history.

- Sonnen’s 34 takedowns in the Octagon place him at #1 among middleweights.

- Sonnen is the “World’s Best Trash Talker,” which has been scientifically proven by the researchers at CompuTrash.

After the jump: Sonnen discusses the training camp support he gets from his mother/co-conspirator, and the full video of Sonnen’s UFC 136 smashing of Brian Stann.

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Mr_Misanthropy- July 3, 2012 at 10:53 am
Yeah, TRT makes you a terrible money launderer. If Sonnen spent as much time washing his back as he does his illegally gained profits from mortgage fraud he'd cure his backne.
kellyman- July 3, 2012 at 10:37 am
"Golden gloves boxer" - is that just more of Joe's rhetoric? Anyone have proof of this?
Crow42- July 3, 2012 at 9:49 am
Ok so these stats pretty much explain the benefits of TRT
agentsmith- July 3, 2012 at 9:36 am
Sonnen's mom is so sweet and loving, she helps her boy with both water bottles and mortgage fraud. Sorry, money laundering.
Ricardo Guitardo- July 3, 2012 at 9:19 am
Fighting must be fun when you are all hopped up on steroids. Chael my sister uses clearasil on her back when the steroid pimples get to be too much. Just an fyi....
knucklesamitch- July 3, 2012 at 8:28 am
I really want Sonnen to win, I'm tired of Anderson Silva. There's so many match-ups that would be more interesting with a new champ. Although, I really think Lombard would be Silva if Sonnen doesn't first.
Sho Nuff- July 3, 2012 at 8:22 am
July 7th, end of an era. Sonnen by TKO in the 2nd. He will lose his first title defense to Hector Lombard.
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