A politician vs. a marine? America, f*ck yeah!
Heavy.com brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Sonnen was initially rumored for a light heavyweight battle against Lyoto Machida at the same event; however, those rumors turned out to be hogwash and instead we're left with yet another battle of good vs. evil.
The geographical location of the fight is noteworthy in that the Texas Commission has seemingly had more lax standards when it comes to licensing controversial figures in both boxing and MMA.
Will this decision by UFC affect its standing with both the California and Nevada State Athletic Commissions?
Stay tuned for that, but in the meantime, there's one hell of a scrap brewing for "Space City."
In fact, one could argue "All American" is easily having the best year of any fighter who plys his trade inside the Octagon.
A win over Sonnen would most certainly catapult him into a title shot. While it was not reported that this is a number one contender bout, it's certainly a strong possibility.
UFC 136 is currently set to go down on Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Many fights have been rumored for the card, including Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 3 and Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, but nothing is confirmed at this time.
So far, it's just Sonnen vs. Stann in the co-main event of the evening.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.