Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Set For Co-Main Event For UFC 173

The highly anticipated face off of rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva has reportedly been set to be the UFC 173 co-main event on May 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was announced just hours after the headlining fight for the event.

The news was released by UFC President, Dana White via FOX Sports. At this time it is thought that agreements have been signed and returned by both parties.

Sonnen hasn’t competed at 185 pounds since he lost to Anderson Silva via second round TKO back in July 2012. Silva has gone 3-2 in his last five fights inside the octagon, defeating Michael Bisping, Cung Le and Brian Stann, whilst losing to Chris Leben and Rich Franklin.

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