Monday, 26 March 2012

Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 2 at UFC 147

It has been confirmed, UFC Middleweight champion and pound for pound great Anderson Silva will face his nemisis Chael Sonnen at UFC 147 in Brazil. The two fighters last faced each other at UFC 117 in a bout which was controlled by Sonnen for over 23 minutes, only to see Anderson Silva snatch victory with a late triangle choke. The world has waited patiently for a rematch, and that patience it seems has paid off.

UFC 147 is reported to be the biggest MMA event in the history of the sport and will take place at the Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 23, 2012. Initial estimates believe that the stadium break the previous attendance record of 55,000 held by the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The event will also see a clash between The Ultimate Fighter Brazil coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva in a rematch of their 1998 fight. Vitor Belfort won their first encounter via TKO in just 44 seconds.


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