UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva offered to fill in at the last minute at UFC 151, but it was too late. This time, he got the call. Silva will meet Ultimate Fighter 1 Finalist Stephan Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153 at light heavyweight. MMA Junkie/USA Today have the news:
USA TODAY Sports has confirmed with company officials that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4, 15-0) is moving up to 205 pounds to meet Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153 event, which takes place Oct. 13 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena.
Silva (32-4) has competed at light heavyweight twice in the UFC, defeating James Irvin and Forrest Griffin by first-round TKO. He's coming off a second-round TKO win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Bonnar (14-7) has won eight of his fourteen fights in the UFC and is currently on a three fight winning streak. He hasn't competed since taking a decision over Kyle Kingsbury last November.