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Early Ratings Suggest Strong Showing For UFC 153: Silva Vs. Bonnar

According to Dave Meltzer of, UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar will have the biggest pay-per-view buy rate for any of the previous four Brazilian shows. The card took place earlier this month from Rio de Janeiro.

Meltzer reports that the card will bring in anywhere from 340,000 to 410,000 buys, industry sources are estimating. The card featured UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defeating Stephan Bonnar in a non-title fight main event.

Also, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira took part on the card, stopping Dave Herman. Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira and Demian Maia all earned wins, as well.

Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin competed in the main event of a card from Brazil earlier this year, as did UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.