Wanderlei Silva News

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....

Jun 28, 2017 11:51 am

Wanderlei Silva calls for fight with someone who won’t wrestle him

This past weekend in New York City, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which was headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva. The fight saw Sonnen win via unanimous decision thanks to his wrestling, which saw Silva have...

Jun 27, 2017 10:09 am

Wanderlei Silva reflects on Chael Sonnen fight, vows to return

This past Saturday in New York, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which featured a number of high-profile fights. In the main event, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen stepped into the cage against longtime rival, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva, for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. When...

Jun 25, 2017 10:21 am

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen Mixed martial arts legend Wanderlei Silva returned to the cage for the first time in four years last night at Madison Square Garden where he took on bitter rival Chael Sonnen in the evenings main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Axe Murderer”, Sonnen was...

Jun 25, 2017 8:34 am

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen picked up his first win since August of 2013 last night at Madison Square Garden in New York. “The American Gangster” defeated bitter rival Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator NYC. The fight played out as many expected it would,...

Jun 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva (Highlights)

Bellator NYC Results: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen A scrap between bitter rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen served as the main event of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” fight card in New York. Round one begins and Wanderlei lands a leg kick to start. Sonnen immediately shoots in and scores a double leg takedown. He presses...

Jun 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on press conference scuffle

Thursday morning in New York City, Bellator MMA held a press conference for their highly anticipated Pay-Per View event this Saturday. While the event went off without any major speed bumps, a brief scuffle broke out at one point as MMA legend Wanderlei Silva shoved Chael Sonnen. Fortunately, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker and security...

Jun 14, 2017 11:58 am

If Vitor Belfort moves to Bellator, he could have a very familiar welcome committee

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator’s stacked Bellator NYC card, Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will make his debut in the Bellator cage. His opponent in this debut will be a longstanding rival in three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. No matter the outcome of this fight with Sonnen, Silva is hoping...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

May 6, 2017 8:42 pm

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will finally settle their beef on pay-per-view at “Bellator: New York” on June 24 under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Prior to their long awaited showdown, Chael Sonnen took to Twitter where he delivered a number of posts...

Apr 12, 2017 11:11 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva sparring ahead of Chael Sonnen fight

Quarta è dia de sparring , aí Vi o Robocop , me olhando de canto ( eu acho ) na oitava troca de parceiros , e disse vamos lá , a chinela cantou , o Homi tem a não pesada , brincadeiras a parte , ter Bons companheiros de treino è fundamental pra qualquer lutador...

Apr 3, 2017 5:47 pm

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves Former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva will return to the cage this summer when he clashes with bitter rival Chael Sonnen at Madison Square Garden in the headlining bout of “Bellator NYC” on June 24. “The Axe Murderer’s” highly anticipated bout with Sonnen will...

Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen did not hold back at today’s Bellator NYC presser

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am

VIDEO | Watch the Bellator NYC press conference live stream, today at 1 PM ET

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on Chael Sonnen fight

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was set to fight UFC veteran Chael Sonnen nearly three years ago at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in 2014. Unfortunately, due to a brawl that occurred mid-season, which resulted in Silva injuring his hand, the fight was postponed. Silva then refused to take a random drug test, and was pulled...

Mar 20, 2017 2:39 pm

BREAKING! Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva set for June

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...

Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva doesn’t like comedian Al Foran’s Conor McGregor impersonation

Ramsay, Tyson, Eubank, Steve Austin, DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci, Trump & McGregor chat to Wanderlei Silva ahead of #bellator169 #bamma27 pic.twitter.com/morQ6DtpQ2 — Al Foran Comedy (@ImpressionistAL) December 16, 2016 Comedian Al Foran has a lot of impersonations that he can do. From UFC superstar Conor McGregor to Robert De Niro, some of Foran’s impersonations that he...

Dec 4, 2016 5:59 am

Wanderlei Silva responds to ‘p*ssy’ Mirko Cro Cop

Until just days ago, Pride legends Wanderlei Silva and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic were scheduled to go at it for a third time under the Rizin banner this December. Regrettably, Silva was forced to bow out of this planned trilogy fight with an injury. This news did not go over well with Cro Cop. After...

Dec 2, 2016 9:34 am

Mirko Cro Cop goes off on “scared b**ch” Wanderlei Silva

Later this month, PRIDE FC legends Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva were set to step into the ring in the second round of the Rizin World Grand-Prix. The fight was a highly anticipated one, and would mark the third time the two MMA icons would be stepping into the ring together. Unfortunately, fight...

Nov 9, 2016 7:01 am

Brackets Set for Final Rounds of Rizin’s Openweight Grand Prix

Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation will close out 2016 in the biggest way possible, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of their hyped Openweight Grand Prix. The tournament quarterfinals will occur on December 29, while the semifinals and finals will occur two nights later on the 31. Late on Tuesday night, the Japanese organization revealed the...

Oct 13, 2016 3:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva still “pissed”, wants Chael Sonnen fight

Back in 2013, Chael Sonnen coached ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Season 3’ opposite MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. The pair were at each others throats throughout the entire season, with things coming to a head when the pair ended up brawling during the filming of an episode. Silva was angry with Sonnen, and took a swing...

Sep 30, 2016 10:46 pm

Wanderlei Silva warns Rizin FF fighters: This isn’t the UFC

Pride FC icon Wanderlei Silva was released by the UFC earlier this year, and wasted little to no time in signing with Bellator MMA, and with Rizin Fighting Federation. While ‘The Axe Murderer’ currently doesn’t have any fights set with either promotion, he has made several appearances with both promotions. Recently, in Saitama, Japan, Silva...

Sep 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Krazy Horse and Wanderlei Silva go at it again backstage at RIZIN

Earlier this week bitter rivals Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett and former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva got into a war of words at a hotel in Japan. (Watch that video here). Well, it appears that the bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and Krazy Horse is still boiling as the two went at it again, this time backstage following Bennet’s seven-second...

Sep 24, 2016 9:48 am

Wanderlei Silva calls out Chael Sonnen

Earlier this month, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he was ending his retirement, and had already signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who recently celebrated the end of his 2-year suspension handed to him by the NSAC, remained adamant throughout the course of his suspension that he was indeed...