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UFC veteran Chael Sonnen's baby daughter was born 10 weeks early, and is in a fight for her life.

Blauna Dian Sonnen was born Friday, Aug. 12, in Portland, Oregon. According to who spoke with Sonnen, doctors said that his wife, Brittany, contracted listeria which caused the early birth.

"She's in a battle and we are prepared to fight," Sonnen said.

Listeria is an infection that is generally caught by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

An outbreak of Listeria was reported in May which affected some frozen food manufactured in Washington, but was considered under control as of July.

Sonnen has retained the law firm Flesher Schaff & Schroeder Inc. to investigate whether she consumed contaminated food, and they have already reached out to the CDC and FDA on behalf of the Sonnen.

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