Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Have Company at UFC 117

Written by Tom Ngo
June 29th, 2010

UFC Poster 117 Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen

With the addition of the pivotal welterweight match-up between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves, the dance card for “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” on August 7th is now fully booked.
The pay-per-view broadcast will be jumping off inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Controversial middleweight champ Anderson Silva will defend his strap against Chael Sonnen, the man who is spearheading “The Spider is Junk” campaign.

The bitter rivals will throw down in OakTown to determine who the planet’s top 185-pounder is. When challenged, the Brazilian has displayed a vicious arsenal that’s sent most into unconsciousness. Unfortunately, fans haven’t witnessed MMA’s deadliest assassin do his thang in quite some time.

Sonnen has promised that a new king will be crowned if the vintage Silva doesn’t return.

Here is the complete 11-bout roster that will participate in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rodney Wallace vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders
Johnny Hendricks vs Charlie Brenneman
Christian Morecraft vs. Stefan Struve
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story
Thiago Silva vs. Tim Boetsch

Main Bouts:

Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson
Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida
Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Championship)

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