Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Finally Confirmed for May 31 in Brazil

Written by Tom Ngo
March 23rd, 2014

UFC Middleweight Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen claimed he signed the bout agreement to face archenemy Wanderlei Silva (pictured) long ago, but for some reason Silva wasn’t as quick to put pen to paper.

However, on Sunday night at the UFC Fight Night 38 post-fight press conference, UFC Brazil exec Grace Tourinho confirmed the opposing “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” coaches will collide on May 31.

A yet-to-be determined venue in Sao Paulo, Brazil will host the long-awaited shootout.

Silva and Sonnen have engaged in a vicious verbal warfare for years, and tensions came to a head recently on set when they came to blows. This time, they will get paid to fight in a sanctioned bout.

Sonnen will be looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167. The chatty wrestler has dropped three of his last four fights.

Silva, meanwhile, hasn’t been seen since beating Brian Stann in March 2013. “The Axe Murderer” has alternated between wins and losses over his past six scraps.

Something tells me their impending tango will look awfully similar to their altercation on TUF:

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