MMA Nation Senior Editor Luke Thomas brings you his predictions and breakdowns of the UFC 136 main card headlined by the lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. However, another fight that may have just as much importance is the return of the Chael Sonnen after being out of action for 14 months against middleweight contender Brian Stann.
Chael Sonnen has become some sort of an icon in MMA. A fighter who can back up all his talk, he is the folk hero of many as the only man to ever truly test Anderson Silva. A positive test for elevated levels of testosterone and some unrelated legal trouble meant that Sonnen would be sidelined while other's took his place in the divisional hierarchy. One such person is Brian Stann who has been quite impressive as of late with major wins over Chris Leben and Jorge Santiago. According to UFC President Dana White, the victor of this fight will not only go home with a win bonus but also a shot at the UFC middleweight champ.