Sonnen Now in For Herman

Written by Tom Ngo
April 30th, 2009


The game of musical chairs continues as Dan Miller’s UFC 98 opponent has changed once again. His original challenger was Yushin Okami, however he was forced to pull out due to a knee injury. Ed Herman agreed to step in on just 23 days notice, but now it looks like Chael Sonnen will be the one subbing in.

Late Thursday evening, MMAWeekly.com confirmed with a source close to the situation that the UFC opted to go with the former WEC middleweight top contender instead of Herman. The reason for the switch is unknown.

Sonnen had won seven of his last eight bouts prior to his Octagon debut. He was forced to tap after Demian Maia caught him in a sick triangle choke in the 1stRound of their UFC 95 fight.

The 32-year-old Sonnen was being considered as a potential opponent for Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102, however the UFC felt he was good to go for the earlier May 23rd scrap.

The Team Quest fighter told the website that he would be down to keep his fight with Gouveia in late Auguest as well.

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