Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva In Brazil

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are now officially headlining a UFC card on May 31st in Sao Paulo, Brazil, UFC Brasil exec Grace Tourinho announced Sunday night at the UFC Fight Night press conference in Natal. The news was confirmed to FOX Sports by UFC officials.

UFC president Dana White said last week at UFC 171 that the bout was still not signed. White said it wasn’t a money issue and that Silva was by no means ducking Sonnen.

“Not done yet, I gotta get that done.”

Sonnen-Silva were linked to UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas as the co-main event of a card headlined by Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. This bout will also mark the first time in years that Sonnen will not get an exemption for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) after it was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission and subsequently by the Brazilian regulating body.

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