Shorty after the news of Chael Sonnen pleading guilty to money laundering, and dodging 20 years of prison with a plea deal; Chael Sonnen vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama is verified as official for UFC 128 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on March 19. The main event of the card is expected to be a title fight between champ, Shogun Rua and top contender and former champ, Rashad Evans.
This will be Sonnen’s first return to the cage since the failed PED’s test in California against Anderson Silva. A fight Sonnen lost after dominating four-and-a-half rounds against the champ, losing via triangle. Akiyama will also be looking to comeback from a loss against Chris “The Crippler” Leben last summer.