Chael Sonnen Predicts Tonight's UFN Main Event, UFC Fight Night 33 Preview & Weigh In Results
- This week on UFC Tonight, middleweight/light heavyweight standout Chael Sonnen gave his thoughts on the UFN 33 main event between heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Though Hunt is best known for his K-1 level striking prowess and Silva has more than a few KO/TKOs on his record, Sonnen knows that there is more to this bout than stand up alone.
"These guys can do it all," he said. "It's not a classic striker-versus-grappler fight."
Still, he believes that Hunt's best chance to attain victory is to avoid the ground game with Silva, who has proven to be plenty competent with submissions and ground strikes.
"He's a devastating striker," Sonnen said of Hunt. "He's mainly a boxer. His keys are defending the takedown, attacking the body and he needs to land the power punches."
However, Sonnen is picking Bigfoot to take home the win, based mostly on his impressive resume within the division.
"I think Bigfoot Silva may be the third best heavyweight in the world, behind Cain (Velasquez) and Junior (dos Santos)," Sonnen asserted. "I like him in a landslide."
Hunt and Silva will top tonight's main card, which begins around 10:00pm ET.
- Finally, you can check out the weigh-in results for tonight's card below. All fighters made weight for their respective bouts.
Antonio Silva (264) VS Mark Hunt (262)
James Te Huna (205) VS Mauricio Rua (205)
Anthony Perosh (204) VS Ryan Bader (205)
Soa Palelei (264) VS Pat Barry (237)
Clint Hester (186) VS Dylan Andrews (185)
Bethe Correia (135) VS Julie Kedzie (135)
Nam Phan (135) VS Takeya Mizugaki (135)
Caio Magalhaes (186) VS Nick Ring (185)
Justin Scoggins (125) VS Richie Vaculik (126)
Krzysztof Jotko (185) VS Bruno Santos (185)
Alex Garcia (170) VS Ben Wall (168)
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