Sonnen to get immediate rematch with Silva?

Chael Sonnen during the press conference for the Ultimate Fighting Championship 109 event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on February 4, 2010.

Nate Lawson of HeavyMMA.com writes that Dana White has granted Chael Sonnen an immediate rematch with Anderson Silva.

Chael Sonnen’s efforts at UFC 117 may not have earned him the belt, but they have earned him an immediate rematch with middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

UFC President Dana White delivered news of the rematch on ESPN earlier this morning.

In what is a certain “Comeback of the Year” candidate, Silva took a beating for four and one-half rounds, with Sonnen earning takedowns in each and every round and utilizing ground and pound throughout the contest. However, Silva locked on a triangle choke from his back at the end of the fifth, forcing his underdog opponent to submit.

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