The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns on Saturday, August 7th, and fight fans will be treated to a world championship showdown between middleweight title holder and pound for pound king Anderson “The Spider” Silva, and number one challenger Chael Sonnen. Silva has dominated the 185-pound division since 2006, but in Sonnen, he may be meeting the one man with the style and determination to unseat him from the throne. Also in action will be welterweight legend Matt Hughes, who will take on jiu-jitsu wizard Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida.
Dominant wrestler Chael Sonnen squares off against MMA legend Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua in the main event at UFC Fight Night Boston. Sonnen comes into this bout off of back-to-back title losses to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva.
Chael Sonnen may not be the flashiest fighter out there, but when the bell rings, what the Oregonian does better than most is win. Yushin Okami has long-awaited his return to the octagon, and the Kanagawa standout has won 7 of his 8 last UFC bouts.
Middleweight champion Anderson Silva returns to Brazil to ready himself at home for the toughest test of his career; meanwhile, Long Island's Chris Weidman works day in and day out in the hopes of becoming the next UFC Middleweight champion.
Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen’s mouth did not stop moving for weeks before this fight voicing his criticisms of the champion. However, how will Chael back up his words when he enters the Octagon with Anderson Silva?
It's was a dream match-up as 'The Spider' Anderson Silva took on 'Dangerous' Dan Henderson at UFC 82 to see who was the true Middleweight Champion. Henderson came out early and was able to get Silva to the ground but Silva would show once again why people consider him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
After smashing his nose and taking his championship belt in their first meeting, Anderson Silva looks to repeat his victory versus Rich Franklin. Franklin, the former math teacher from Ohio, wants nothing more than to get his belt back.
In August of 2010, Chael Sonnen came within less than two minutes of dethroning one of the greatest fighters of all-time, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. On July 7th, the self-proclaimed 'Gangster from West Linn' attempts to finish what he started against Silva, the pound-for-pound king, in the most eagerly anticipated rematch in UFC history. Plus, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin look to settle the score in the final bout of their trilogy.