The long anticipated rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will not likely go down in Rio. Apparently, the logistics on holding a UFC event on the same weekend of a large United Nations convention is to much for the city to handle, according to UFC President Dana White.
â€œThis situation is already being discussed. There are some speculations. What you heard, I heard too. It seems like there are no hotels to fit everybody with UNâ€™s event, Rio+20â€, Guiamares said.
â€œ(Silva vs. Sonnenâ€™s venue and date) will be announced by Dana White in a press conference in Brazil. Nothing is confirmed yetâ€.
The â€œSpiderâ€, who demanded that the rematch needed to take place in Brazil, will accept to fight in Nevada? [Tatame]
The showdown will likely go down July, 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas.