Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva is finally going to happen!
The grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is finally going to happen on June 24 in New York City.
APNEWS.com first reported the bout
According to the report, Bellator MMA will be holding a pay-per-view event in New York City on June 24 and the event will be headlined by the highly anticipated fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva.
The event will mark only the second pay-per-view in Bellator history. Bellator staged its only previous pay-per-view event in May of 2014, shortly before CEO Scott Coker took over the promotion.
“We always said that when we come to New York, we’ll bring the biggest and the best fight card we’ve ever had in the history of this company,” Coker told the AP. “We’re putting it together, and our roster is robust enough that we feel like it’s time to get into the pay-per-view business, so here we go.”
Chael Sonnen made his debut with Bellator this past November, where he suffered a submission loss to MMA legend Tito Ortiz.
Sonnen had the following to say about fighting in New York City:
“New York is a big deal for a lot of people,” Sonnen said. “I’m a big deal for New York.”
As for Wanderlei Silva, the former PRIDE FC champion has not competed in MMA since March of 2013, where he scored a second-round knockout victory over Brian Stann.
Silva has alternated between wins and losses over his past six fights, going 3-3 in those contests.
“The Axe Murderer” will make his highly anticipated Bellator debut under the grand lights of Madison Square Garden.
Who do you think will emerge victorious when Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva throw down at Bellator 180 on June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York? Sound off PENN Nation!