Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva? 

Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight fighter Chael Sonnen is definitely moving up a weight class. Just a week after losing the UFC Middleweight Championship match against Anderson Silva at UFC 148 for the second time, Sonnen was linked with a move up to the 205lbs division. The man himself, who has experience of fighting as a Light Heavyweight in the past was open to a move up a division is order to land some big fights and a title shot in order to find a way to bypass the logjam ahead of him for the UFC Middleweight Championship.

The American has since revealed that he will fight someone in a heavier division. However, the next opponent for his fight is not actually linked to any particularly division as he revealed he will go up to the ‘grudge weight’ of 200lbs for the fight. Chael Sonnen did not, however, name any opponent when he posted the message on the social networking website of Twitter.

While the interest Sonnen has of fighting someone from a different weight class is quite obvious, the American stopped short of naming anyone in the message he posted on Twitter and that has sparked various rumors regarding who his potential opponent might be. The names of Wanderlei Silva as well as Vitor Belfort have come up as potential opponents for Sonnen, considering the fact that he has had verbal exchanges with them in the past.

However, at the moment, it seems that Wanderlei Silva is the most likely opponent for Sonnen, considering the fact that Belfort has other engagements. And considering their past history, it would only be logical if Chael Sonnen took on the Brazilian in a grudge match at a weight category which is between both the weight classifications that the UFC allows.