Sonnen picks Henderson over Belfort in rematch


Posted at Oct 30 2013 06:27 PM | Updated as of Oct 31 2013 02:28 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen believes Vitor Belfort hasn’t evolved as a fighter, which is why he thinks Dan Henderson will beat the Brazilian “Phenom” again.

Henderson and Belfort will meet again in a rematch set on November 9 at the main event of UFC Fight Night 32.

Sonnen, who trains with Henderson, said “Hendo” has the upper hand.

“I just got done training with Dan Henderson and the last time I worked out with Dan Henderson is before the first time he fought Vitor. And he whipped Vitor. He dominated him. They went out and fought hard, but Dan dominated that fight,” said Sonnen in MMA Weekly.

“I can tell you Dan is better now than he was then. I don’t think Vitor is better. I think Vitor was very good back then, but I don’t think he’s better now. I think he’s just got a different haircut,” he added.

Sonnen himself is preparing for a fight against former light heavyweight titleholder Rashad Evans at UFC 167 on November 16.