With the addition of the pivotal welterweight matchup 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 the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Controversial middleweight champ Anderson Silva will defend his strap against the man spearheading “The Spider is Junk” campaign in Chael Sonnen.
The bitter rivals will throwdown 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 king will be crowned if vintage Silva doesn’t return.
Here is the complete 11-bout roster that will participate in the event:
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)