UFC 136 Live Blog: Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann Updates

Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann at UFC 136.HOUSTON -- This is the UFC 136 live blog for Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann, a middleweight bout on tonight's UFC 136 pay-per-view from the Toyota Center.

Sonnen (25-11-1) has not competed since his loss to Anderson Silva in a championship bout at UFC 117 in August 2010. Stann (11-3) has won his last three fights against Mike Massenzio, Chris Leben and Jorge Santiago.

The live blog is below.


Round 1: Sonnen immediately rushes in for the takedown without a single punch. Stann defends and puts him against the cage. Stann fires right hooks to the body. Sonnen turns Stann into the fence. Stann takes him down and right into side control. Stann tries to get to his feet but Sonnen repositions his weight and holds him down. Sonnen takes his back with 2:30 left. Sonnen gets full mount. Stann gives up his back, and then gets to his feet with Sonnen on his back. Sonnen back suplexes him to the mat again. Sonnen with punches from the top. Stann can't find any space. Stann started to look for a triangle but Sonnen was too high. Sonnen with left hands and elbows. It's 10-9 Sonnen.

Round 2: Exact replica of the start of round one, with Sonnen going immediately for the takedown. He does get it this time. Sonnen to side control as he continues the smothering. Sonnen mounts one minute in. Stann does a good job moving his hips and getting it back to guard but he can't get out from under Sonnen. The ref stands them up midway through. Stann blasts Sonnen with a left hook. Sonnen immediately goes low, picks up Stann and slams him down. If Stann can't stay on his feet, he's in trouble. Sonnen with an arm triangle. He tightens it. Stann defending but it's locked in. It's over.

Winner: Chael Sonnen via arm triangle submission, Rd. 2 (3:51)

Afterward, Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva to a rematch on Super Bowl weekend, saying if he lost he would leave the UFC for good.


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