Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao headlines Metamoris 4

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chael Sonnen may have retired from MMA, but that doesn’t mean he won’t compete again.

The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender has agreed to enter the Metamoris 4 mat in a no-gi match against two-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC winner Andre Galvao, sources told MMAFighting.com. BJEE.com reported the news earlier this week.

Metamoris 4 takes place in Los Angeles on Aug. 9.

A decorated wrestler, Sonnen earned five of his 28 professional MMA victories via submission, notably against Mauricio Rua and Brian Stann. Galvao returned to grappling after a 5-2 run in MMA and won the ADCC 2011 weight and absolute divisions, defeating the likes of Rousimar Palhares and Gunnar Nelson. He became the ADCC 2013 superfight winner with a submission over Braulio Estima.

Vinny Magalhaes and Keenan Cornelius, expected to clash at the third edition of the event, will finally meet on Aug. 9, sources confirmed to MMAFighting.com. Magalhaes, a former UFC light heavyweight and multiple time jiu-jitsu champion, was forced out of Metamoris 3 hours before the no-gi match due to a staph infection. Kevin Casey replaced Magalhaes and lost to Cornelius via heel hook.

MMAFighting.com reported on Friday that Josh Barnett vs. Dean Lister is also set for Metamoris 4.

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