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Sure, if you look at the final result of their first two meetings, then Anderson Silva is clearly the undisputed victor.
But if you actually watch the fights and look at the statistics, Sonnen was by far the more dominant fighter.
In the first meeting in 2010, Sonnen landed over 250 more strikes than Silva, and felt as though he could take down his opponent at will.
Unfortunately for Sonnen, a submission move in the fifth round ended his fight for the title.
In their most recent battle, Sonnen came out shooting from the bell, and put Silva on his back before he could even land a quality punch.
If it wasn't for a foolish miss on a spinning backfist in round two, then Sonnen may have never been subjected to Silva's relentless flurry of punches that ended in a disappointing TKO.
Sonnen knows he can put together a dominant performance against the reigning middleweight champion, he just needs to eliminate that one critical mistake that has cost him dearly in the first two bouts.