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UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins Venue Set For Mandalay Bay | UFC NEWS

The weigh-ins for the most highly anticipated fight of the year have been scheduled for July 6th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The weigh-in will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo that will take place July 6-7 at the same venue.

In the main event for UFC 148, Anderson Silva will take on Chael Sonnen in the rematch to the middleweight title fight that took place at UFC 117 nearly two years ago. The weigh-in will likely be a show in itself as the outspoken Sonnen and current champ Silva have had a long brewing rivalry that has taken far too long to complete. July 7th, however, fans will get the rematch that they want.

Urijah Faber was supposed to challenge bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz in another highly anticipated match-up. Unfortunately, Cruz was injured and eventually replaced by Renan Barao who will fight Faber for the interim bantamweight title. This fight was supposed to serve as a co-main event until Jose Aldo pulled out of his title fight at UFC 149. Aldo and Barao will now fight in Aldo’s place in the main event of UFC 149.

Here is the full line-up for the stacked card.

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen (for middleweight title)
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Patrick Cote vs. Cung Le
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia

PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX)
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Gleison Tibau
Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar
Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
Fabricio Camoes vs. Melvin Guillard
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller
Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Rafaello Oliveira

 

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6 Comments to UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins Venue Set For Mandalay Bay | UFC NEWS

  1. Nuitari X says:

    Grrrrr!!!! This year is fucking horrible with all the damn injuries and fighters testing positive for PED’s and shit!!!! Every good fight out there has been affected, I really wanted the faber barao fight on this card as the co-main event. I don’t want to pay another 60 bucks to watch faber get his ass beat. FUCK!!!!!

  2. B-rad says:

    i dont think youl have to worry about droppin 60 buck to see faber lose… i think he is the only matchup that doesnt heavily favor barao.. urijah has fought tougher (jose aldo) but that didnt go so well… spider takes the rematch against phael too

  3. Clay says:

    Phillipou is on roids. This whole cars is going to have steroid a users winning fights. Just not fair.

  4. A.James says:

    Melvin is on a prelim? How the mighty have fallen…

  5. WrestlingRules says:

    And the New MW CHAMPION of the World, ‘Chael “Spider Stomping Sonnen” !!! The crowd roars so load the roof is blown off and God’s Rays engulf the New Champ……As thanks for sending this bitch into retirement….

    • mj says:

      i hope so….Im American, live and train in brazil and you guys. My fellow american have no idea how much they hate any fighter who fights against a brazilian. They chant die die die, granted these guys are really pussies on the street but they think the UFC is Brazil vs the USA. JDS, Anderson, Machida, the NOG group is 100% anti american. But yea root for people who still think George Bush is our president.

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