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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva booked for Bellator PPV at Madison Square Garden

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Bellator has an historic card planned for later this year.

A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline Bellator 180, a pay-per-view event set for Madison Square Garden, promotion officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Monday. The Associated Press broke the news. The card will take place June 24 in New York City.

Sonnen and Silva have had a rivalry that dates back years. The two famously brawled during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2014. They were supposed to fight in July of that year, but the bout was cancelled after Silva evaded a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) drug test and Sonnen failed two drug tests. Both were ultimately suspended by the NAC and this will be Silva’s first fight back from the three-year ban.

Sonnen (29-15-1) stunningly signed with Bellator last year and fell to Tito Ortiz in his debut back in January. “The American Gangster” is a former two-time top UFC middleweight No. 1 contender and light heavyweight title challenger. Sonnen, 39, is one of the top-drawing fighters in MMA history, owed mostly to one of the best trash-talking games the sport has ever seen.

Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) was supposed to return over the winter in the Rizin grand prix against Mirko Cro Cop, but was sidelined due to injury. The Brazilian star has not fought since March 2013. Silva, 40, has had a Hall of Fame-level career, beating the likes of Dan Henderson, Quinton Jackson, Guy Mezger and Kazushi Sakuraba.

No other fights for Bellator 180 have been announced yet. It’ll be only the second Bellator pay-per-view event. The first, under previous promoter Bjorn Rebney, was in May 2014 and headlined by a fight between Quinton Jackson and Muhammed Lawal.
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So Bellator is again venturing into the pay-per-view market. It's understandable that they'd want these two to headline and I can see them getting a few other stars in there as well.

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Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva will be a great Fight.

Chael has a great record of 28-15 and is an experience fighter. On the other hand Wanderlei Silva 35-12 and 25 KO is incomparable stats to another fighter.
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SIlva all day. Silva wont take a dive for anyone. Chael better enjoy his paycheck beating.
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I have no idea who i want to see win Maybe Silva...





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Well as we found out from that brawl the two had, Chael can take Wanderlei down.

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Man I love Chael, he's hilarious.

"When you fight so poorly that some people can't imagine you fought that poorly, that this HAS to be fixed....that's not good".

Really hope he wins this one, been wanting to see this for years.

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Chael is there for the paycheque, he'll likely lose without taking too much damage like the tito fight. He doesn't care anymore.


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Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva will be a great Fight.

Chael has a great record of 28-15 and is an experience fighter. On the other hand Wanderlei Silva 35-12 and 25 KO is incomparable stats to another fighter.
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Well as we found out from that brawl the two had, Chael can take Wanderlei down.

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I guess a street brawl is very different then a MMA fight?

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