We’re still 15 days out from witnessing the highly anticipated grudge match between Chael Sonnen and middleweight king Anderson Silva. To help wet your UFC 117 appetite, the world’s biggest MMA promotion has just released the extended trailer for the August 7th event.
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, MMA’s deadliest assassin has been M.I.A. in his last three title defenses.
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.”
UFC 117 will be jumping off inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The pay-per-view broadcast marks the organization’s Bay Area debut.
Here are the fighters slated to participate in the extravaganza:
Rodney Wallace vs. Phil Davis
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 (Swing Bout)
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: