UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva rematches his nemesis Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 one week from today on July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Direct TV has thoughtfully released the full episode of the first of three Primetime specials the UFC is producing to promote the fight.
This episode focuses on the legendary UFC 117 bout between the two men that saw Sonnen nearly shock the world by beating up Silva from pillar to post for 4.5 rounds before falling into a triangle/choke armbar that forced him to tap late in the fourth round.
Afterwards, of course, Sonnen failed a post-fight drug test and had to serve a year's suspension for an elevated testosterone ratio in his urine. Sonnen also pled guilty to a federal money laundering count in that interval and at one point it looked as if he might never be licensed to fight again. Fortunately for fight fans all the obstacles to this fight occurring have been removed.