While Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II has been confirmed for some time this year, the actual site and date for the UFC middleweight contest is still unknown, according to Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes. The UFC is looking at returning to Brazil in June.
“It hasn’t been confirmed. I’ve heard it could be on June 16, but I’ve also heard June 2,” said Guimaraes, in a recent interview with Tatame.com. “Anderson is already training, ready to fight. He was born ready. Sonnen is a great fighter, no doubts, but I guess he was really lucky last time. This time will be different. I bet on a quick knockout.”
Silva has been out of action since the middle of 2011 when he defeated Yushin Okami. “The Spider” scored a submission victory over Sonnen in their previous meeting. Sonnen confirmed his status as No. 1 contender by topping Michael Bisping last month.