Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Set as UFC 173 Co-Main Event
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.02.2014
Dana White confirms the news…
UFC President Dana White appeared on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show for UFC 169 and confirmed that the highly anticipated bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 coaches Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will take place as the co-main event at UFC 173.
White stated on the fight card, "Weidman will fight Vitor Belfort in Vegas Memorial Day Weekend. I'm excited about this fight. And yes, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will be the co-main event.
UFC 173 is set for Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card is scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight title bout with champion Chris Weidman defending his belt against Vitor Belfort.