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Wednesday, 04/18/2012, 08:29 am

Ed Soares Confirms Silva vs. Sonnen II Contracts Signed for Rio on Original Date

By Lynn Mitchell:
Fans around the world will finally get to see the most anticipated rematch of UFC history.   Middleweight, Anderson “the Spider” Silva, the seemingly untouchable UFC Champ will face once again, Chael Sonnen, the only man to beat Anderson for 4 rounds – only to be trapped by the Spider’s triangle.

Silva’s long time friend and manager – Ed Soares released the statement we have all been waiting for on

 “The contracts were signed two weeks ago, the fight will happen on June 23 in Rio de Janeiro”

On the contrary, UFC President Dana White said he wasn’t sure of the date due to Rio+20 and mentioned a possible move of dates to June 30th – during the Fuel TV post press conference this past weekend.

The dates may be confused and Soares says, the Spider Camp has not been contacted about this but it looks as though the contract is signed and the fight will happen.  Let the Chael Show begin!


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