Chael Sonnen discusses upcoming Submission Underground event

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen, who’s promoting an upcoming ‘Submission Underground’ grappling¬†competition next month (July 17th, 2016) at the Roseland Ballroom in Portland, Oregon and will air exclusively on

The fighter-turned promoter is excited about giving grapplers an opportunity to showcase themselves on a national stage and he went into detail about it:

“The main event is Jake Shields vs Benson Henderson, which is pretty damn big. King Mo is gonna take on Vinny Magalhaes in the co-main event. My grappling coach Fabiano Scherner is going to be taking on Ricco Rodriguez. We’ve a match-up between Filipe Santos and Kenny Florian. That match happened on a whim because Kenny faced him in a tournament a couple weeks ago and he misunderstood the rules and lost. They’re gonna rematch. Jens Pulver is gonna face a guy named Nathan Orchard and both are from Oregon in a home turf battle. Each one of these fights has a story and Flo is gonna tell it. I don’t have to promote anything. It’ll be live and free on Flo if you’re a member… I’ll be on card number two against Tim Kennedy.”

Written by Frank Trigg

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