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Wrestler vs. wrestler showdown on Fox: Sonnen and Munoz official for Jan. 28

Steve Cofield
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Chael Sonnen did all he could to throw the media and fan off the scent, but it turns out initial reports that the mouthy middleweight would be facing Mark Munoz were true. Sonnen and Munoz have been booked as the co-main event for the Jan. 28 in Chicago.

Just a few minutes ago, the UFC sent out a UFC of Fox 2 press conference advisory:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will host a press conference at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the United Center in Chicago. UFC President Dana White will discuss the UFC® on FOX event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at United Center.

In the night's main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans battles the unbeaten Phil Davis to determine the next challenger to the 205-pound title. Plus, in the night's co-feature, controversial middleweight contender Chael Sonnen takes on "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Mark Munoz in a bout that will decide which fighter gets the next crack at champion Anderson Silva.

With the event at the massive United Center, the UFC decided to go with an unusually low set of ticket prices:{ysp:more}

Tickets for UFC® on FOX are priced at $250, $150, $100, $75, $50, and $40, and go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the United Center Box Office.

Sonnen is coming off a dominant October win over Brian Stann at UFC 136. He the only fighter to give UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva a real challenge over the last six years when he took the champ to the brink before losing via submission in the fifth round at UFC 117.

Munoz, a national champion wrestler at Oklahoma State, has plowed through the UFC middleweight division with a 7-1 mark. Sonnen was a collegiate wrestling star at Oregon and went onto a decorate career internationally on the Greco-Roman grappling scene.

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