OFFICIAL: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 moved to July 7th UFC 148 card in Las Vegas, NevadaPosted on April 24, 2012, 10:52 AM by Anton Gurevich
After weeks of confusion, Ultiimate Fighting Championship held an official press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to announce that the long-anticipated bout between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva has been moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight will now headline UFC 148, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7th.
As for UFC 147, the card will no longer take place in a soccer stadium. The event wil be headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Wanderlei Silva bout, also featuring the Heavyweight encounter between Mike Russow and Fabricio Werdum, as well as TUF: Brazil finals. As for now, the UFC have no venue for UFC 147.
UFC President Dana White has also mentioned that Jose Aldo could fight on the card, in what would be the third defense of his UFC Featherweight title.
UFC 148 is now easily one of the best cards in UFC history, with Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin, Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch, Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim, and of course Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva all fighting at the same venue.
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