While Brock Lesnar fans continue to rejoice worldwide, the UFC will be hosting their next pay-per-view broadcast on August 7th. UFC 117 will feature the bitter grudge match between Chael Sonnen and middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
The event will be jumping off inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The show marks the organization’s Bay Area debut.
The foes 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 work his magic in quite some time.
Opening for them will be a pivotal welterweight scrap between Thaigo Alves and Jon Fitch, with the winner likely standing behind Josh Koscheck on the division’s VIP list. Kos is expected to challenge Georges St-Pierre for his belt following their stint as opposing coaches on the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Here are the fighters rumored/slated to participate in the extravaganza:
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
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)
Please click the media player below to watch the official trailer for UFC 117: