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Filho out to set the record straight against Sonnen

After a few false starts and a stint in rehab, Paulo Filho is ready to set the record straight against old foe Chael Sonnen on Wednesday.

Originally Published: November 5, 2008
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

After Paul Filho made Chael Sonnen verbally tap out at WEC 31, it was clear a rematch was in order.

Filho, a Brazilian middleweight with a 16-0 mark, snagged Sonnen in an armbar in their Dec. 12, 2007 bout in Las Vegas. Filho clamped it on tight, and had no intention of letting it go until Sonnen tapped.

Sonnen yelled. Exactly what he yelled, at 4:55 of the second round, no one is clear on. Referee Josh Rosenthal -- the only person whose opinion really mattered on that night -- ...

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