Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175
As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort.
While I would like to add that as of right now, no official announcement has been made by the UFC, Brazil’s MMA media outlet Combate reported on Wednesday that Wanderlei did not attended a licensing hearing for the fight.
Now, UFC 175 will see Sonnen against Belfort, who has had to overcome his own issues with licensing and weaning off of TRT since the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued its ban on therapeutic-use exemptions.
More updates to this sudden change will be posted as soon as information is made available.
The updated line-up for UFC 175 now looks like this:
• Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida – for middleweight title
• Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis – for women’s bantamweight title
• Vitor Belfort vs. Chael Sonnen
• Alex Caceres vs. Urijah Faber
• Matt Mitrione vs. Stefan Struve
• Uriah Hall vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
• Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
• Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
• Ildemar Alcantara vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
• Rob Font vs. TBA
By Kenya Owens