Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben at UFC 132 on July 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada

Despite what UFC President, Dana White wanted it looks like “The Axe Murderer” got his wish! The UFC announced today, via their website, that the Brazilian MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva will take on the hard hitting “Crippler”, Chris Leben at UFC 132 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 2nd, 2011.

Wanderlei made a successful drop to 185 pounds back in February 2010 when he defeated Michael Bisping in Sydney, Australia. He was due to return over the summer months against Yoshihiro Akiyama before a series of injuries forced him to withdraw.

Leben ended up stepping in for Wand at UFC 116 in July, submitting exciting Japanese product, Yoshihiro Akiyama in the third. He was last in action on January 1st when he took on former WEC light heavyweight champion, Brian Stann at UFC 125. Surprisingly getting knocked out in the very first round, bringing an end to his possible title run.

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