OGlobo: Silva vs. Sonnen II likely in Vegas at UFC 148 on July 7

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

O Globo reported today that Chael Sonnen’s rematch against Anderson Silva will be moved to Las Vegas, and rumors indicate that it might happen at UFC 148 on July 7.

Silva’s manager Ed Soares told TATAME on Monday that the bout is already signed for June 23, in Rio de Janeiro, but his Black House partner, Jorge Guimaraes, told TATAME today that the plans could change.

“This situation is already being discussed,” said Guimares. “There are some speculations. What you heard, I heard too. It seems like there are no hotels to fit everybody with UN’s event, Rio+20.”

“(The date) will be announced by Dana White in a press conference in Brazil. Nothing is confirmed yet”.

UFC president Dana White, along with Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, will host a press conference in Brazil next Tuesday.

Silva, has demanded that the rematch take place in Brazil. Will he accept the fight in Nevada?

“That you have to ask Anderson. I don’t know,” Jorge said. “First it has to be moved, than we’ll see”.

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