Ed Soares explains why Anderson Silva is fighting Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153Posted on September 24, 2012, 03:40 PM by Anton Gurevich
Anderson Silva's manager, Ed Soares, looked back at the decision-making process behind the upcoming bout between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar. This will be the third time Anderson Silva moves up to 205, after knocking out Forrest Griffin and James Irvin in his previous performances at Light Heavyweight. This time Silva is called-up to save UFC 153 fight card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after Jose Aldo and Quinton Jackson were forced to withdraw from their bouts due to injury.
Soares explained that Stephan Bonnar was the best option available for Anderson Silva, after not-so-many UFC fighters were willing to step up to the occasion. Stephan Bonnar is currently on a three-fight win streak in the UFC, which definitely adds to the marketability of his encounter with "The Spider" in Brazil.
Silva's Blackhouse teammate, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, will participate in the co-main event action of the night, facing Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman (21-4). Both fighters will be looking to get back on winning ways inside the Octagon.
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