While Chael Sonnen is currently in the midst of a budding rivalry with Wanderlei Silva, the former Light Heavyweight title challenger also has another role in life -- analyst on the weekly UFC news program "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV.
Sonnen, alongside co-host Kenny Florian, provides insight and an expert opinion to the FUEL TV audience regarding anything and everything in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
With UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" going down Saturday night (May 25, 2013) in "Sin City," Sonnen and Florian were required to give his official predictions for the three leading bouts on the card during the most recent edition of "UFC Tonight."
Watch the video above to hear Sonnen's thoughts on the main event between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva, the co-main event battle between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt and more. Or read below for a transcription of Sonnen and Florian's predictions:
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Sonnen: "In this fight, the biggest thing Bigfoot needs to do is make things difficult. If he gets taken down, he can't just fall down - he's got to make it really hard. Ultimately, it's going to be a closer fight than it was the first time but Cain leaves with the strap."
Florian: "I think Cain Velasquez gets it done. He's just too aggressive and fast. His wrestling skill will be the big difference."
Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
Sonnen: "I think Junior Dos Santos is going to win, but his grappling isn't going to do it. He's actually going to out-point and out-strike Mark Hunt on their feet."
Florian: "I think we're finally going to see Junior dos Santos use some offensive grappling skills. He's going to take Mark Hunt down. I think he gets it done early."
Glover Teixeira vs. James Te Huna
Sonnen: "I think this is a very close fight. I think their skills almost mirror each other and it's a very competitive match. It's going to come down to who wants it more, and maybe sprinkle in a little bit of luck, and I'm going to give it to Teixeira in a close battle."
Florian: "Teixeira is going to take this in the third round."
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