It’s been done: Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen has been moved to UFC 148 in Vegas:
Although the official press conference has not yet begun, Brazilian media on the scene are reporting that the signage at the press conference indicates that the UFC Middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will take place at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas.
Reporter Fernando Kallas of Portal de Vale Tudo has tweeted a photo of the decor at the press conference that shows Silva and Sonnen’s faces beneath the UFC 148 marquee. UFC 148 had been set to feature a Bantamweight title fight betweeen Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz as its headliner. Cruz and Faber are the coaches of the debut season of The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX.
UFC 147 will still happen somewhere in Brazil, just without Chael and Anderson at the head. Instead, the main event will be the TUF Brazil coach fight between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. Not bad … unless it’s the consolation prize after losing one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport.