Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Considered for UFC on FOX Sports 1

It looks like Chael Sonnen will once again get what he asked for, this time a fight against former PRIDE champion, Wanderlei Silva and at the very first UFC on FOX Sports 1 on August 17th in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dave Meltzer explained further during Wrestling Observer Radio:

The Wanderlei Silva thing was something he was told to do because they are looking at- I know that the idea is Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen as one of the top matches on the August 17 show in Boston. That’s what they are looking for. As far as a TV main event… Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann is to me, is like the greatest TV main event in UFC. It drew phenomenal ratings for Fuel…it was almost double the highest rated show in the history of the channel. And what a match. That probably was UFC’s best match of this year.

Wanderlei has got a certain charm and is very over and Chael is a personality. If you are thinking of a good TV main event, that’s it. Thats a good one to have. And again, Chael will cut the promos to build it up and it will be very good. I don’t know if the match will be great but its definitely the right mix to build a television main event.

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