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.”