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Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 12:08 pm

Dana White Confirms Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Set For 80,000 Seat Soccer Stadium In Rio

Much has been speculated on about the middleweight rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.

The who’s, the what’s and the where’s have now been answered by UFC president Dana White.

Originally thought to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is now set for an 80,000 seat soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The UFC president stopped short on confirming exact dates or name a venue, but he did confirm that 80,000 Brazilians will get a chance to fill a soccer stadium in their home country and watch Anderson Silva attempt to defend his title against Chael Sonnen for a second time.


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78 Responses to “Dana White Confirms Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Set For 80,000 Seat Soccer Stadium In Rio”

  1. magoo says:

    theres gonna be alot of pissed off people in that stadium after Chael P Sonnen smashes Anderson the clown Silva!! There gonna need a riot squad for sure!

    • GSP.Sucks says:

      Learn a thing or two about MMA before you post and make yourself look like a fucking idiot.

      • Coffee409 says:

        Pot; meet kettle.

      • Adam says:

        Your name is gsp sucks and your telling him he doesnt know about mma, lol you shouldve been swallowed.

        • charlie says:

          well GSP does suck.
          what’s his name have to do with this fight?
          anderson will run through sonnen faster than brazillian food runs through my intestines.

        • PREDICTABLE says:

          Run like the 5 round pounding Silva took from Sonnen in fight no1? Sad to see so many bandwagon fans in MMA today!

          Personally I think Anderson is one of the best in the history of MMA, but after watching their initial fight it’s hard to say that Sonnen didn’t dominate with an unfortunate finish. Obviously all that counts in a fight is the finish or final outcome… I could only imagine that Chael has played that fight over and over in his head since then and has a plan to take it to the finish line?

          Lets see what comes out of this fight without broken ribs and TNT replacement in the picture 😉

      • magoo says:

        watch the first fight again GSP.Sucks….Chael smashed Anderson,unfortunately he got sloppy with a couple of minutes left in the fight,the rest is history….till they meet in Brazil !!

        • spiritsplice says:

          I think that *you* need to watch it again. While you’re at it, find out what what “a work” is.

        • magoo says:

          Ive watched it many times,and Chael reall fucked AS up…didn’t he? I’m not quite sure what “a work” is!!

        • K2 says:

          Yeah, well this time Phael won’t be juiced up on Testosterone like he was in the 1st fight with a T/E ratio of 16:1 while a normal male’s is 1:1 and the max allowed is 4:1. So yeah, Phael might have a little trouble with this one. He took a shot of testosterone 2 days before the 1st. He’s a cheating S.O.B. and a NARC.

        • K2 says:

          *before the 1st fight.

        • GJJFan says:

          Yeah, I thought Chael was gonna bring the gold back to the USA! BUT, he got sloppy and then TRANGLE CHOKED and tapped out a nice little diddy for the referee. LOL Seriously tho. If Chael doesn’t work on his triangle and armbar defense more, he’s going to loose AGAIN. Seriously, you’d think he’d work a little catch wrestling or SOMEthing into his arsenal to help with the subs defense! WAR SILVA vs SONNEN!!! Time for a record breaking UFC event! :-)

    • THOM BJJ says:

      yea i dont think so magoo, i know you support the juicing wrestlers but anderson is going to destroy chael.

    • jacob lee says:

      I agree with u bro and all these people are just gonna say stupid stuff so forget them. We know sonnen is the better fighter….not mixed martial artist….but fighter!

  2. tsssstttttaaaaaarrrr says:

    Chael…prepare to be killed after the fight #badIdea

  3. dsame says:

    Ufff he isssss crazy i.see a riot coming in this event btw UFC should come to PR will be a huge experience here

  4. Chael Sonnen says:

    …from the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon, baby!

  5. dsame says:

    GSP?? Who was tht for???

  6. Andy says:

    A soccer stadium with underground tunnell access to the cage is the only way to keep Chael from being pelted wtih rocks, molotov cocktails, bags of piss, etc.

  7. mike says:

    Sonnen will make 80k brazilians cry when he finishes the washed up spider

  8. HaVaginaButts says:

    I kinda want Chael to win just because I think it’s time to see Machida at middleweight

  9. Anderson Silva says:

    You guys really think Chael can beat me? I will put a beating on him and put some humbleness in him. Knockout or Choke 2nd Round! Guaranteed

  10. toneloc24 says:

    How much y’all wanna bet Chael gets injured or finds a way out of this fight? He’s gunna need a shit load of testosterone to make that trip to the cage and he’ll still got his ass beat

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Sounds like you want to lose your money. He doesn’t have a track record of getting injured and pulling out of fights and he didn’t pull out of the last fight with The Spider.

      • Xaninho says:

        I think him having the artificially enhanced testosterone level of ten men had something to do with his braveness back then…

        He knows Silva is motivated to the bone now and has his mind set on putting a beating on Sonnen.

        I’ve said it before in another article about this fight. I really wouldn’t be surprised if Sonnen chickened out faking an injury.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Not when money and pride’s on the line.

          After this fight good things happen. Chael will lose and go to LHW or Anderson Silva will lose, get a rematch and beat Chael to get his belt back or Anderson Silva loses and moves up to LHW to face Bones.

        • Xaninho says:

          Options..Options haha.

        • toneloc24 says:


        • K2 says:


          I’m glad someone else knows the effect of testosterone on the body. Testosterone is natural STEROIDS. He was JUICING whether you call it TRT or not. And taking a testosterone shot 2 days before the fight just proves how much of a douche Sonnen is.

      • dougie says:

        Anderson silva doesnt have a track record of losing or almost becoming champion. ahaha! lol. then, talks about it. Anderson silva has no weakness. he’s beaten the best wrestlers, strikers, and bjj guys. he beat chael at his worse. imagine what he will do to him the second fight.

  11. true mma says:

    Magoo go fuck yourself, you Chael pussy Sonnen loving ass. Next time you want to talk shit pick a fighter that doesn’t have 11 losses, always taps, is a WWE wanna be and is a fake champ. Bow down to the real champ.

  12. THOM BJJ says:

    80000.. daaamn this is gonna be an incredible main event, prolly majority of brazilians will watch it.. war anderson

  13. charlie says:

    is this an outdoor fight?
    if so, expect some gassed fighters. brazil is very hot and humid.

    either way, it’s an easy fight for silva…so i don’t expect it to go more than a round or two anyway.

  14. Pierce says:

    My name is Donal McLaughlin, I’m a street fighter from Ireland and I wanna be in the UFC, make it happen Dana! I’m a jiu Jitsu brown belt

  15. Xaninho says:

    Sonnen doesn’t have to be afraid of the crowd. Ofcourse they won’t be cheering for him, but the danger aspect is really exagerated.

    He does have to be afraid of what Silva is going to do to him though…

  16. Kingsforge says:

    I think Silva’s got this. Chael’s trash talk has gone way too far, it quickly went beyond funny, turned to irritating and then evolved into hating the cocky pr**k. I hope Silva picks him apart Franklin style. Or just decimates him first round.

  17. JPeech says:

    I got Sonnen in this fight if he fights smart like he did the first time I dont want to see him try and stand like he did with Bisping……he will get his head knocked off, but if he hits and goes for a double i think he can take this home thats if he has learned for the first fight and has trained in sub def

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      he tried to stand w bisping? lmao more like bisping made him stand since sonnen is so one dimensional and couldnt execute his one dimension for 2 rounds. sonnens lucky he got that decision to even be considered to fight the champ. healthy silva will annihilate scumbag sonnen.

      • JPeech says:

        except for the first round he took him down twice and landed about double the strikes….. and the third round was like a 10 8 for sonnen cause bisping couldnt do jack… but yeah he was lucky right lol watch the fight again

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          two immediately reversed takedowns and had his back stuck to the cage eating punches for the majority of ththe first two rounds, yeah he was real dominant. everyone knows what would have happened to bisping if he fought silva but when he actually puts up a good fight against the overrated sonnen ppl wana act like it was an off night for the loud mouth loser. no excessive trt abuse no great white hope for morons.

        • GRT 3000 says:

          exactly…it’s funny how after the fight Sonnen was ball cupping Bisping like he just ‘beat’ the best fighter in MMA. Dude is a fake & he faces the real deal in a few months.

    • Xaninho says:

      He just couldn’t take him down and if he did he couldn’t keep him down dude. not like he realy wanted to stand and bang….He had to and he looked shitty doing it. Luckily for him the judges were blind.

      • JPeech says:

        again he took him down twice and while bisping was standing back up he ate punches which is why sonnen won the first. the second round was a lot of cage control back and forth…. the third was all sonnen so no i disagree i believe sonnen won that fight

        • Xaninho says:

          Two takedowns…And the rest of the fight Sonnen got beat up, that back and forth second round thing you mentioned was more onesided than you apparently see it.

          I really don’t think he won that, and I don’t even particularly like Bisping.

        • JPeech says:

          you may not like Bisping but you Hate Sonnen which is why i think you are biased

        • Xaninho says:

          I like Rampage alot and I dislike Jon Jones, but Jon Jones won that fight fair and square.

          I’m not biased when it comes to a fair assessment of a fight.

          Whether I think Sonnen is the biggest douchebag that ever stepped foot in the octagon has nothing to do with how that fight was scored by the judges.

  18. t says:

    i am neither a sonnen nuthugger nor hatter but the facts are u have to respect what sonnen did to silva in the last fight and that was a great performance but in the end silva got the win so yes im torn on who is gonna win because chael is tough and so is anderson if chael wins its gonna be by decsion and if silva wins it wil be a finish

  19. mmaislandjunkie says:

    80,000 ppl about to witness the first murder in the ufc. rip chael sonnen.

  20. Chartmonster says:

    Anderson Silva attempt to defend his title against Chael Sonnen for a second time… Attempt is right bc Andy is going to get jacked up.

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      anderson is 1 for 1 in his “attempts” v sonnen and 10 for 10 in his ufc championship fights, pretty good percentages especially when compared to sonnens championship match winning percentage at 0 for 2 at a whopping 0% lol. chaels book should be titled “born a loser died a loser: the story of chael the failure sonnen”.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      awe fart?! & you said you were a TRUE Anderson fan…shame

    • K2 says:

      Anderson’s gonna get “jacked up”? It was Sonnen that was “jacked up” on Testosterone the 1st fight and he still didn’t win. So you see, the Spider isn’t going to get “jacked up” and doesn’t need to get “jacked up”. Sonnen does and is.

  21. GetOffSonnensNuttz says:

    Bisping should of jus went for a triangle and i wouldnt have to hear about chael sonnen dudes a bitch i hope he gets snipered 😉

  22. true mma says:

    80,000 people will watch Sonnen tap, but Sonnen will still say he didn’t tap.

  23. lol says:

    Chael will lose then he will lose to bisping in a rematch then lose to Munoz and then all you fake ass chael fans will jump off his nuts and chael will be done with being recognize as a top fighter. He will then be fighting nobodys with his shrunken balls.

    95% if not all chael fans are those bandwagon idiots who jump on anything that does well then no longer supports them when they leave. Watch when big mouth loses he wont quit the UFC like he promised. Hes a liar and a fraud. Of course he does this to sell tickets. Many people see their souls for money and I have no respect for that kind nor you idiot fans that support that.. #real talk

  24. Magoo says:

    Interesting,I’ll be here after Chael wins or loses,but I bet all the A.S fans can’t say the same,especially the ones that have ran Chael into the ground….you know who you are,and so do I.

  25. Nat says:

    Anderson will beat Chael and Chael will finally go away.

  26. Judge_Dreadz says:

    Sonnen fans are the worst the man is a sloppy garbage fighter who lost to Bisping and cheated just to lose… Silva by singing to a whopper rd 1

  27. Del G says:

    Another tuff night for Anderson, but he will choke out Chael in 3. EZ

  28. superflyyyweight says:

    Chael’s going to dominate!
    After a rough outing with Bisping, and waiting for this fight too long, you know he will be well prepared to take out the champ.
    Sonnen def. Silva via TKO 2:20 RD 3

  29. chance says:

    Personally i dont think its a good idea to have this fight in Brazil. Its really not a safe place for someone like Chaael who is continuely bashing silva,whos a fucking celebrity over more so than he is here. Even if Chael loses he can get mobbed. Remember ufc rio 2 josse aldo ran into the crowd. That was insane…. imagine all tthose people pissed off at Chael ssonnen….

  30. Chartmonster says:

    Fukk Anderson and the donkey he rode in on! That clown doesn’t have a chance in rio even w 80k native chanting wookie bookie! Chael is going to slam him on his injured shoulder and crack that fag rib again..I smell retirement coming, maybe he can make movies w segal.

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