UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II primer: Primetime, Countdown, and fight analysis

Long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva will rematch his rival Chael Sonnen in the main event at UFC 148, and each man is bringing a fistful of intangibles into the cage.

How big of a factor was Silva’s hurt ribs in the first fight that saw him dominated by Sonnen before a miraculous last round comeback? How much of Sonnen’s performance can be attributed to elevated testosterone levels? The champ’s anger may also play a key role, but in who’s favour is yet to be seen. Let’s not forget the Steven Seagal x-factor either. Under Siege is a classic, don’t hate.

We’ll find out tomorrow.

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For now, sit back and enjoy these preview shows, predictions, and fighter breakdowns.

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UFC Primetime: Silva vs. Sonnen

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Countdown to UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen

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UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen fighter predictions (Sportsnet)

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It’s interesting to note how many pros in the above video are picking Sonnen for the win. For anyone who thinks Sonnen stands no chance here, take the time to read Bloody Elbow’s fight analysis pieces and let us know if they change your mind. Intangibles aside, perhaps Sonnen is simply a stylistic nightmare for The Spider.

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