Dana White confirms Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann is still on for UFC 130Posted on February 6, 2011, 09:19 PM by Joey Santosus
While conflicting reports have surfaced in recent days, it appears that the Middleweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann will, in fact, be a part of the UFC 130 line-up.
The match-up was said to be confirmed on last week's UFC.com Ultimate Insider show, however reports began to surface indicating that Silva would not be recovered from his recent knee surgery in time to prepare for the bout.
UFC President Dana White reportedly shed light on the matter, stating that despite Silva's reluctance, the fight is still set for the May 28th card.
"It's on," White insisted. "It's on."
Silva originally expressed a desire to face Chris Leben upon his return. However, Stann stated on numerous occasions after defeating Leben, that he would now like to fight Silva. Wanderlei Silva has been sidelined since February 21st of 2010, when he defeated Michael Bisping via a Unanimous Decision at UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez.
UFC 130 will be headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III and is set to take place May 28th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.