Sonnen/Silva 2 planned for 80,000-seat soccer arena in Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

he much-anticipated Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch will take place inside a Rio de Janeiro soccer stadium, Dana White announced at a UFC 149 press conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Wednesday. The UFC president added that the event will take place in front of 80,000 fans.

White did not specify which venue in Rio would host the card or the date, but sources close to the event have confirmed with MMAFighting.com that it is expected to take place on either June 16 or June 23.

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