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Report: Bryan Baker to face Chael Sonnen at WEC 33

Undefeated middleweight, Bryan Baker  has stepped up to face Team Quest’s Chael Sonnen  at March 26th’s WEC 33.

World Extreme Cagefighting’s official website confirmed the bout.

Baker (6-0) was rumored to take on fellow undefeated middleweight prospect, Nissen Osterneck  at the event but Osterneck had to pull out with injury. Baker has gone 2-0 so far in the WEC with a first round TKO victory over Jesse Forbes and a split decision win over Eric Schambari in December.

Chael Sonnen (19-9-1) had been scheduled to rematch WEC middleweight champion,  Paulo Filho on March 26th but that match was scratched after Filho pulled out citing depression and chemical dependence which resulted in the Brazilian checking himself into a rehab facility. Sonnen’s last fight was a controversial submission loss to the middleweight champion.

WEC 33 will take place in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a light-heavyweight championship bout between current WEC light-heavyweight champion, Doug Marshall and undefeated, Brian Stann.

Read more WEC 33 content  on FiveOuncesOfPain.com.

5 COMMENTS
  • Eric says:

    Only thing controversial about the first fight was me losing all respect for Sonnen. Thank God that other camera angle came out of him going “TAP TAP TAP TAP!”

  • woooburn says:

    wasn’t blown away by the previous baker fight i’ve seen (though i’m sure he could kick my a$$). i wonder if sonnen will still get his rematch if he manages to lose this fight. either way, i’m stoked for another night of free fights.

  • LoganClark says:

    Actually, Baker was scheduled to fight me after Osterneck pulled out with the injury.

  • Rich S. says:

    Sonnen didn’t verbally or physically submit in the fight with Filho..
    he just screamed in pain, or shock, rather..
    and aside for the armbar.. he was dominating the fight..
    so i don’t see whay you lost respect for him, Eric..

  • Sam Cupitt says:

    Sonnen is a noted screamer. Anyone remember when Babalu had him in a leg lock? He was holding onto the cage screaming in pain. He later got triangled or arm barred i believe.

    He was also screaming “TAP TAP TAP” when Jeremy Horn arm barred him. I think the ref may have seen that fight and thats why he stopped the Filho fight.

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