Well, that didn’t take long. Less than nine hours after announcing UFC 148‘s new featured attraction, the planet’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion has released the show’s official event poster.
Courtesy of the United Nations’ conference, the middleweight rematch between champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was plucked from the UFC 147 lineup and moved to the July 7th roster. The 185-pounders will serve as the card’s showcase contest.
The trilogy between bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber was originally scheduled to headline the festivities, but the archenemies will now be bumped to the event’s co-featured bout.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the star-studded show. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes
Renan Barao vs. Ivan Menjivar
Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz (UFC Bantamweight Champion)
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)