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MMA Nation Round-Up: Who Wins Silva Vs. Sonnen II?

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Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen

MMA Nation Round-Up provides you with daily coverage of the latest in news, multimedia, and analysis throughout the world of combat sports. Today we continue to bathe in the fuzzy aftermath of UFC 136 before looking ahead at Frankie Edgar's next potential challenger, Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez.

- Head Kick Legend's Anthony Pace explains why Frankie Edgar's dramatic comeback against Gray Maynard at UFC 136 capped what may be the most incredible trilogy in MMA history

- Lost in the raucous finale was one of the unsung heros of the night, Edgar's boxing coach Mark Henry, who had more to do with the come-from-behind win than you'd think.

- With Kenny Florian out of the picture, is Chad Mendes the next in line for Jose Aldo's featherweight title?

- Despite the brandname of Florian, Bloody Elbow's Leland Rolling feels Aldo's resume is lacking until he can defeat Mendes.

- The only thing standing in the way of a Chael Sonnen sponsored superfight with Anderson Silva on Super Bowl weekend is the very real potential of the Nevada State Athletic Commission refusing a license to the brash challenger. UFC President Dana White believes that's not entirely fair.

- Of course, when that fight inevitably happens, it would be the biggest night of either man's career. Brent Brookhouse explains why he thinks Sonnen could walk home with the belt.

- But in the meantime, Siva was voted the unanimous winner by the fans as the cover athlete of UFC Undisputed 3.

- Meanwhile, Strikeforce announced on Monday that the promotion has big plans for Gilbert Melendez. Could it be a potential move to the UFC?

- When Melendez does eventually debut in the Octagon, would it be for a title shot against Frankie Edgar?

- In other news, MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger sat down with Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky as he gears up for Bellator 54.

- Spurned by K-1, kickboxing superstar Tyrone Spong talked to MMA Nation about a possible move to mixed martial arts.

- With UFC 136 in the books, Zuffa wasted no time releasing the official trailer for UFC 137.

- Pride legend Wanderlei Silva released the first edition of his video blog as he readies for a bout against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le at UFC 139.