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‘UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar’ Roster Complete, Features Six-Fight Main Card

Written by Tom Ngo
September 13th, 2012
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UFC Middleweight Anderson Silva

With all the switcheroos that have taken place with UFC 153’s roster over the past couple of days, it’s easy to get confused with what the show’s official lineup actually looks like. 

Thankfully, the organization has released the event’s 13-bout agenda to help clear the air. To make up for all of the drama, the main card will feature six scraps instead of the customary five.

Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar are out as the night’s featured attraction, and middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) and Stephan Bonnar are in. The pair will compete in a light heavyweight affair.

Another 205-pound tango between Glover Teixeira and Fabio Maldonado serves as the co-main event. Heavyweights Dave Herman and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira get the card’s third-to-top billing.

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva, Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado and Demian Maia vs. Rick Story round out the live pay-per-view broadcast.

HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the fiesta.

Here is the show’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte

(FX 8PM/5PM)

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos

Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Dave Herman vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado

Stephan Bonnar vs. Anderson Silva (Three-round light heavyweight fight)

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