In addition to heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (9-0) who will face “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (12-1), UFC 136 will also see the return of outspoken former middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen (24-11-1). HeavyMMA confirmed today that a verbal agreement has been reached between Sonnen and the red-hot “All-American” Brian Stann (11-3) for a middleweight tilt on the October card. The bout will mark the first time Sonnen has competed since legal problems and a lengthy dispute with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) sidelined him for almost a year.
MMA Gospel returns for another trio of ground fighting tutorials courtesy of Hapkido expert Ed Perdomo and his assistant and student Adam Valencia. This arch will work on defending one of the most common finishers in MMA, the Armbar from the Guard, and will feed off of that defense to offer a pair of countering submissions. To start things off, MMA Gospel will begin in the most logical place, the defense of the Armbar itself.