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Rumor: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen possible for UFC 153 main event | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

News broke yesterday that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had sustained an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Frankie Edgar at UFC 153.

As if that news wasn’t enough to panic UFC officials, the organization also had to scrap the co-main event set for 153 between Quinton Jackson and Glover Teixeira, as “Rampage” suffered a shoulder injury.

So, like a bad case of deja vu, the UFC is once again scrambling for a replacement main event. While the other main card fights set for UFC 153 are good (especially in comparison to UFC 151), they aren’t main event worthy. However, a possible new main event could be in the works between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at a catchweight of 195lbs.

via Fighters Only:

A fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen is a possible replacement main event for UFC 153 on October 13.

Silva has publicly voiced willingness to meet Sonnen if the UFC officially offers the match and sources say that the bout is under consideration. It would take place at a catchweight of 195lbs – between middleweight and light-heavy – to reflect the short-notice nature of the bout.

Wanderlei Silva also commented on the subject during an interview with Portal do Vale Tudo today, expressing his interest in both fighting Chael Sonnen and competing in Rio.

“I accept to fight any one and with him it would be tasteful. It would be a bout that people would like to see. I wasn’t offered it yet, but if the boss needs me and I can contribute to make the fans happy, I would feel so glad.”

For now, Chael Sonnen is still scheduled to face Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 and has yet to make any comments in the media about possibly fighting in Rio. That said, the UFC is in desperate need of a main event and with Sonnen and Wanderlei already having a history of trash-talking one another, it may be a desirable enough match-up for the UFC to entertain putting together.

Stay tuned to bjpenn.com for all your UFC 153 updates.

 

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33 Comments to Rumor: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen possible for UFC 153 main event | UFC News

  1. Pride > says:

    Wandy is awesome !

  2. You sir,are a moron says:

    Kaboom!

  3. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Easy match up for Chael obviously.

  4. X@ninho says:

    looks like Chael will be able to knock someone out for once lol

  5. Xaninho says:

    At least now we know up front Wandy won’t get knocked out.

  6. Coots says:

    Not happening!
    I think machida vs glover

  7. learntoread says:

    Would be kind of sad to see ol Wandy lose back to back fights at home in front of his countrymen (even though I thought the Franklin fight should have been stopped near the end of the 2nd rd).

  8. TheWholeTruth says:

    Wandy should load up with steroids, knock chael sonnens head off, throw it in the crowd so they can kick it around like a soccer ball.

  9. showwtime says:

    Chaels manager has already come out some time ago to say this fight wont happen, this website seriously needs to keep up!

  10. atomic ocho cinco says:

    it better be a rumor; because I am not watching that Shit!!!!!!!!!! wanderlei Silva vs chael SoNen? Must be kidding right?

  11. showwtime says:

    chaels manager has already come out to say this fight wont happen, this website seriously needs to keep up!

  12. Aaron Flores says:

    This rumor has already been debunked. Chael Sonnen won’t be main eventing 153.

  13. HaVaginaButts says:

    So a guy who can’t take a punch versus a guy who can’t really throw punches? An older striker who is two steps slow against a guy who gets beat by guys capitalizing on small mistakes? I’ll just predict a decision for Chael by shoulder humping now.

  14. Brend0magic says:

    C’mon guys. Way too easy of a fight for Chael. Def way easier than Forest.

  15. Ironfist says:

    Everybody knows this fight is not happening.come on now…..

  16. Samsneed says:

    Man,u guys are a tough crowd on this website.i luv bj so imma stick it with it.

  17. Mike b says:

    Rashad vs chael for the main event.frankie vs Korean zombie as co main event.

  18. 757 says:

    xanido or whatever other fag name you have you are such a little dick. Wandy has done more than your roid boy will ever. The fact is that Chael is scared to fight Wandy…..you dick

  19. A.James says:

    Chael wouldn’t survive in brazil.

  20. DMAC says:

    This can go either way for sure, the build ups going to be crazy

  21. slacker says:

    I think this will be a great fight. I could see Wandy knocking him out.

  22. Dick Diaz says:

    stylistically, this can actually be quite FOTN esque! let’s do it!!! btw is it me or those two dudes next to Wanderlei look alike?!?! wtf… haha jk

  23. 757 says:

    XANIHOE LEARN HOW TO WRITE. HA HA STUPID

    • Xaninho says:

      English is not my first language so I might make a little mistake once in a while, what’s your excuse for not being able to read comprehensively?

      • 757 says:

        zanido or fagado or whatever your gay ass name is you don’t know shit and you take the bait evertime. F#$%^&* dummy

        • Xaninho says:

          And yet here you are still replying to my comments, who’s taking the bait now?…Crash n Burn.

        • AZ says:

          Wow you two stop with the bashing please. You would probably have some good input if you would stop smashing each other. Xanido I have to say that your comebacks aren’t very good but your mma input could be.

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