It appears the fireworks that were ignited between middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) and Chael Sonnen during Monday’s conference call officially kicked off the UFC 148 hoopla train. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has now released an extended video preview for the July 7th extravaganza to keep the momentum going.
Silva defends his throne against his archenemy in the show’s featured attraction. Future UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will complete his trilogy against Forrest Griffin in the night’s co-main event. The contest marks Ortiz’s final Octagon foray.
Both scraps are discussed in the clip.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is the event’s official roster:
(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Rafaello Oliveira
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Shane Roller vs. John Alessio
Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)