Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva to co-main event UFC 153 in Brazil?Posted on September 13, 2012, 07:11 AM by Anton Gurevich
After a dramatic announcement of Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153, Chael Sonnen tries to find his way back to the sunny beaches of Rio with a currently-rumored scrap with Wanderlei Silva.
Speaking in an interview with Portal do Vale Tudo, "The Axe Murderer" hinted that he could be fighting at UFC 153, naming Chael Sonnen as an opponent that "everyone wants to see him fight". The fight between Sonnen and Silva could take place at a catchweight of 195lbs.
Silva is no stranger to danger when it comes to catchweight bouts. Back in June, former PRIDE champion rematched Rich Franklin at UFC 147, losing the fight via Unanimous Decision. In fact, both of Wanderlei Silva's encounters with Mathematics teacher from Ohio took place at 195lbs catchweight, having the same outcome - a loss on judges' scorecards.
As for Sonnen, the Oregonian is currently on his way to Light Heavyweight, where he has a scheduled fight with Forrest Griffin at UFC 155. Regardless of his contractual obligations, Sonnen got close to fighting Jon Jones at UFC 151, and is most likely to offer his services for UFC 153.