UFC president Dana White announced during a press conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Wednesday that Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II will take place in Brazil, with the venue expected to seat 80,000 fans.
Think about this, the Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva fight, I’m probably going to put my foot in my mouth again, and probably not supposed to be talking about this either, but I always do it so, this thing’s going to be in a soccer stadium in Rio.
The UFC was looking to host UFC 147 in Sao Paulo, but problems have come up in trying to get everything worked out. Now, it appears Rio de Janeiro will be the host, with the Engenhao a likely host venue. The stadium will be used for the coming 2016 Olympics.
Silva-Sonnen II would be for the UFC middleweight championship. Previously, “The Spider” defeated Sonnen via submission after being behind on all the scorecards heading into the round. Other fights that have been reported for the card include Wanderlei Silva-Vitor Belfort, along with the finals from The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.