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Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva Now Goes Down From Brazil

Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva Now Goes Down From Brazil

Well, it looks like Chael Sonnen will get what he wanted after all.

Sonnen mentioned that he would not be fighting Wanderlei Silva in Silva’s “hometown” of Las Vegas recently after the bout was booked for UFC 173.

UFC officials announced Thursday that the two Ultimate Fighter Brazil series coaches will now meet May 31 from Brazil. It will likely be a UFC Fight Night program featuring the finals of TUF Brazil.

No venue for the card, or which network would air it, were announced by the UFC.

Sonnen (28-14-1) offered to step in on short notice and meet Daniel Cormier next week after Rashad Evans was injured. The former contender to both the UFC middleweight and light heavyweight titles has been involved in a lengthy feud with Silva (35-12-1).

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