Report: UFC hoping for fall event at Cowboys Stadium featuring Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva and a HW title fight

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A report is circulating that the UFC could be putting together its biggest ever event this fall for Cowboys Stadium featuring a "superfight" between LHW champ Jon Jones and MW champ Anderson Silva as well as a Heavyweight title fight between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.

According to Dave Meltzer, the UFC is working on putting together what could be their biggest event in promotional history this fall in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium. The show would have two huge fights on top. Meltzer has the scoop:

Nothing was said as far as when or where the match will take place. There is an idea floating around to try and put on the biggest show in company history at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas this fall. Several things would have to fall into place for this to happen, the key being Anderson Silva retaining the middleweight title against Chris Weidman, and not being banged up in the process. In addition, Jon Jones would have to be recovered from his own toe injury, and UFC would have to work out a deal to get the two of them to fight. Each has his own reasons, but neither has exactly clamored to fight the other. Having all those things fall into place makes this very much a longshot of actually happening.

The idea would be to have Silva vs. Jon Jones and Velasquez vs. Dos Santos at the stadium, in October, at the same time as the state fair of Texas, perhaps on 10/12 or 10/19. That much is known to be at least something talked about. With Madison Square Garden seeming more and more unlikely for November, this show could be billed as UFC 20th anniversary show, with the idea of trying to repeat the success of UFC 100.

Keep in mind that the 20th anniversary aspect of the show is something that hasn't been discussed with me, and it's just that the timing seems right with UFC's first show being on November 12, 1993. Dana White had talked about plans for a 20th anniversary show in mid-November in Madison Square Garden at a time when they thought this would be the year they would be legalized in New York. Obviously such a lineup would be something that could be pushed as the biggest event in company history and rival UFC 100.

Meltzer wrote his piece for The Wrestling Observer prior to news that, according to Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion could be well enough to begin a training camp within three weeks. Even so, UFC president Dana White would have more of a say on when Jones would return to action, barring further injury.

Jones took to Twitter to discuss some of his options:

Meltzer explains that although no 20th anniversary type branding has been discussed around him, the timing could work along those lines. White has long discussed the possibility of holding an event at Madison Square Garden, but seemingly endless disputes with the Nevada Culinary Union have made efforts to legalize the sport in the state difficult. White has also made it public knowledge his desire to hold superfights at this type of an event, although more speculation surrounded an original match between UFC champion Georges St. Pierre and Anderson SIlva.


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