UFC 153 Gets A Facelift: Anderson Silva Steps Up To Save Event, Will Face Bonnar In Headliner | UFC NEWS

September 12, 2012 7:20 pm by Pedro Carrasco

UFC 153 has now received a complete reshuffle after losing both its main and co-main event this week.

UFC officials, after being forced to cancel UFC 151, put together what is likely even a more intriguing card following this week’s fallout.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has agreed to move up a weight-class to face long-time UFC journeyman Stephan Bonnar.

In addition to the new main event, as reported earlier on BJPENN.COM, “Big Nog” is now set to return to action against the always dangerous Dave “Pee Wee” Herman on the evenings main card.

Glover Teixeira who was originally scheduled to face Rampage Jackson will remain on the main card and will now face Fabio Maldonado in the evening’s co-main event .

UFC 153 is set to take place on Oct. 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The pay-per-view event boasts an electric six-fight main card.

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