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Monday, 02/06/2012, 09:25 am

UFC Officials Confirm Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II for June in Brazil


During last weekends UFC 143 media frenzy, UFC officials announced that the middleweight rematch between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva has been agreed upon by all parties for a yet to be announced event set for June in Brazil.

The middleweight champion, Anderson Silva made an appearance in Las Vegas for UFC 143 and UFC President Dana White confirmed that while in town a deal for the bout was reached.

The two middleweights originally faced off in a now infamous contest back in 2010 at UFC 117. In the five-round title fight, Sonnen was able to use effective wrestling to keep the champion on his back for nearly four and a half rounds. However his dominance didn’t last and he was forced to tap to a triangle choke midway through the final round.

Shortly after the original bout Sonnen received a suspension from the California State Athletic Commission for elevated levels of testosterone in his blood.

Once his suspension was up the outspoken middleweight has done everything he can to book the rematch with Anderson Silva. Insults and challenges in various forms have flooded the MMA media ever since their first bout, but most important, Sonnen has been winning fights.

The “Oregon Gangster” most recently saw action during the UFC on FOX 2 co-main event in a three-round war with Michael Bisping. Sonnen was able to edge “The Count” on the judges’ scorecards to earn his rematch with Anderson Silva.

Silva has not seen action since his August, 2011 title defense against Yushin Okami. The win marked his ninth middleweight title defense and his fourteenth straight UFC win. He is widely considered the best Mixed Martial Artist of all-time.

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36 Comments to UFC Officials Confirm Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II for June in Brazil

  1. Wrastler says:

    Chael is getting KTFO!!

  2. Robby says:

    Chael is going to exact his revenge!

  3. Mach00man says:

    Good! Silva can choke this muthafuka out again and he can sit his ass down somewhere.

  4. cav says:

    RIP CHAEL

  5. Eric says:

    So were gonna listen to Sonnen run his mouth for the next 5 months just to watch him LAY N PRAY, yes, i hope he catches a front kick to the teeth, shut him up for good

    • jacob lee says:

      Wow all u guys are really being fooled, you guys actually think Silva has a chance. He has no takedown defense and hardly throws any strikes, and he obviously gets tired easy because he fights at such a slow pace. I gaurantee Chale will win and in decisive fashion!

  6. Jujitsu Player says:

    Should be Bisping…FACT

  7. hahaha says:

    Lay and pray? He was throwing punches like crazy in the first fight and pretty sure he dropped silva on the feet as well so…..get off Silvas nuts

    • Eric says:

      oh yea, those pillow fists from sonnen did alot of damage im sure! he took steorids and still couldnt beat silva, he is simply not on his level, shit almost got boxed up by bitchping

  8. lex walker says:

    Let’s c what happens

  9. Thetude says:

    Finally, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!
    Chael will get KO’d
    Chael was on steroids last time and still got chocked out
    Last time Silva had a cracked rib which was broken in the 1rst round
    Chael lost to Bisping last week so by all right this fight shouldnt happen but it is gonna be a pleasure to see him nice and bloodied up by the champ.
    Silva is the man, lets see him piss all over this chump then retire on top as the P4P greatest of all time, he is pushing 37.
    Chael Sonnen is Fail sonnen and doesnt stand a chance against a healthy anderson silva.

    • Eric says:

      yes, i dont like bisping either but he should of won that fight, sonnen is way to over rated and his fights are boring, he will get knocked out

      • Thetude says:

        Yea i know right, the only reason he is getting this fight is because dana white knows it will be the biggest pay per view event in MMA history, and the only reason for that is because sonnen hasnt shut his trash talking mouth about for a year and a half. Remember how he said he was gonna “pat silvas’ wife on the ass and make her cook him a steak” Just that alone should be enough to fuel Andys’ fire to the point that bones will be broken. Maybe he will break Chaels jaw so bad it will be wired shut, that way we wont have to listen to anymore shit come out of it.

        • Eric says:

          right, ppl keep thinking chael sonnen was soo great because of his take downs, but i think silva purposely submitted him to prove a point, ya know, like giving him a free toy in his happy mean

        • Mike McMack says:

          Anderson wanted to submit Chael in that first fight because Chael was doggin his BJJ coaches. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen Silva walk to the cage with his BJJ Gi.

        • Jordon says:

          Haha im sure he did. So, he got wobbled on the feet and beat up for 5 rounds… and it was alllllll planned. You people are seriouslt dilusional. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Oh, oh! And dont forget he was injured, too! Shouldnt have even fought but he crawled out if his hospital bed with iv still in his arm. Haha, wake up people!

  10. 16v149 says:

    Don,t let your boys grow up to be a sonnite.Gail your milking it,taking credit
    for 4 rounds on drugs with silva hurt . The felon loses or wins it a huge payday . Off to the Big show if he loses or sell more white power for Diana.

  11. peaceout says:

    Wat da fuck is u sayn? ^^^^^

  12. 16v149 says:

    Sorry, I had a dick in my mouth…What I really meant to say is: Don,t let your boys grow up to be a sonnite.Gail your milking it,taking credit
    for 4 rounds on drugs with silva hurt . The felon loses or wins it a huge payday . Off to the Big show if he loses or sell more white power for Diana.

  13. Thurgood Jenkins says:

    I’m glad they finally got the parties on board with this; it’s been a long time coming. There’s a lot of controversy about Sonnen getting the shot because of the Bisping fight. Personally, I agreed with the decision. I thought Sonnen edged out Bisping in the 1st Round and that’s what made the difference. But I like how Bisping is progressing and wouldn’t mind seeing him in there against Silva. He’s incredibly underrated and keeps getting better. That being said, UFC should sign a title eliminator for Bisping-Munoz and put it on the June card.

  14. i wud bj bj :) says:

    i lik ur las t comment jenkins m8 :) i want a franklin style clinch domination from the TRUE CHAMP and if its not 2 much 2 ask a broken jaw 2 shut him up 4 at least 6months. thanks sir lol

  15. Xaninho says:

    Wow so it’s really going to happen..Sonnen is going to get what he’s been asking for. I almost feel sorry for what is going to happen to his face hahaha, almost…

    Anderson Silva healthy with no desire to submit him but just to hurt him, that is going to hurt!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Sonnen will be the one pussying out with a so-called injury.

    • yinyang says:

      Thanx for saving me the time. Sonnen fans will be very suprised when this fight goes a wee bit differently. Here’s to True Martial Artists.

  16. Mike McMack says:

    Chael’s shirt says it all

  17. Rolo says:

    no doubt about it that silva will look for the KO

  18. We will see a Aldo vs Mendez rematch in he 185 division.. same result.. Chael won’t be able to take andy down..

  19. joke says:

    this is a joke it should be bisping in there sonnen knows it dana knows it and most of the world knows this. Personaly i think even if bisping dominated him for 3 rounds he still would not of got the W UFC=$$ And this bisping fight would be alot more better for the fans to watch not a lay and pray gay fight.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      I agree man Bisping deserves the shot, he won that fight. But on the other hand there’s so much bullshit coming from Chael psychos and their gay birthday UFC 117, where he dominated an injured Silva while on roids then got subbed. It’s Chaels claim to fame and an MMA holiday for fans who appreciate cheaters that lose…? I don’t get it either. ne-ways, it will be nice to see Anderson debunk that bullshit – easily and in convincing fashion.

  20. Xaninho says:

    yeah Bisping won that fight. But on the other hand it’s a good thing to give the Spider the change to shut Sonnen up, once and for all.

  21. dave says:

    Anserson Silva wanted to submit him mainly becauuse he was dissing BJJ. Thts why it was asilvas first time wearing the BJJ Gi. This NiGga sucks he was on steriods and still couldn’t someone with broken ribs.

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