Anderson Silva headlines UFC 153
But who is his opponent?
According to USATODAY.com, UFC 153 officially has a new main event.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will face popular veteran Stephan Bonnar in a three round, non-title, light heavyweight bout on October 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Also new to the card, Fabio Maldonado fills in for the injured Rampage Jackson to take on Glover Teixeira in the co-main event and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira returns from a devastating arm injury, suffered in his submission loss to Frank Mir back in December, to fight Dave Herman.
The original main event featured Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch for the featherweight title, but that was scrapped when Koch got injured. Then former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar stepped in for Koch, only to have Aldo pull out with a foot injury a couple weeks later. Aldo vs. Edgar is expected to take place later this year.
Current UFC 153 card
Light heavyweight bout: Anderson Silva (32-4) vs. Stephan Bonnar (14-7)
Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira (18-2) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-5)
Heavyweight bout: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC) vs. Dave Herman (21-4)
Welterweight bout: Erick Silva (14-2) vs. Jon Fitch (23-4-1)
Light heavyweight bout: Phil Davis (9-1, 1 NC) vs. Wagner Prado (8-0, 1 NC)
Featherweight bout: TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason aka Rony Mariano Bezerra (11-3) vs. Sam Sicilia (11-1)
Welterweight bout: Demian Maia (16-4) vs. Rick Story (14-5)
Featherweight bout: TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao (14-8) vs. Joey Gambino (9-1)
Lightweight bout: Cristiano Marcello (12-4) vs. Reza Madadi (12-2)
Welterweight bout: Sergio Moraes (6-2) vs. Renee Forte (7-1)
Middleweight bout: Luiz Cane (12-4, 1 NC) vs. Chris Camozzi (17-5)
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