The two fought three times (once for the light heavyweight title) and coached a season of The Ultimate Fighter against one another but all the bad blood is now water under the bridge for Ortiz. That’s not the case with Chael Sonnen though.Nov 21, 2019
Beginning his MMA career in 1997, Sonnen competed for the UFC, where he became a top contender in both the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions and challenged for both the UFC Light Heavyweight and UFC Middleweight Championships. Sonnen has also fought in the WEC, Pancrase, and most recently for Bellator MMA.
Chael Sonnen Chael Sonnen Defeats Wanderlei Silva Via Unanimous Decision at Bellator 180. After more than a decade of smack talk, “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen claimed a unanimous-decision victory over “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Bellator 180 from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday
In fact, the show has played a crucial role in promoting some of the biggest fights in UFC history. Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were scheduled to fight each other on three separate occasions, but the bout never happened due to pull-outs from both sides.May 27, 2021