Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II Booked for June 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Well it almost took two years but the new UFC middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen will get his remtach against the number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet according to UFC President Dana White, who confirmed the news at the UFC on FOX 2 post-fight presser, Silva vs. Sonnen II is “set” for June 2012 in Brazil, most likely headlining a pay-per-view event in Sao Paulo.

Sonne was just a few short minutes away from defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 117 back in August 2010, and will now get his second shot at the champ this time in Silva’s backyard. Sonnen co-headlined the UFC on FOX 2 event just doing enough to get the judges nod against Michael Bisping via unanimous decision.

Silva is currently on the sidelines rehabbing multiple injuries and has yet to comment on his return to the fight game; however, White insists he’s a lock for this June after Sonnen’s victory this past weekend over Bisping.

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