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UFC 117: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Made Official With Eight Bouts

The UFC made a long-expected August event in Oakland, California official today, with the announcement of UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen, scheduled for August 7th at the Oracle Arena.  Along with the headlining middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, seven additional fights were confirmed.  Here's how the card's looking so far:

Anderson Silva (26-4) -500 vs. Chael Sonnen (24-10-1) +350
Anderson SilvaChael Sonnen
Matt Hughes (44-7) vs. Ricardo Almeida (12-3)
Matt HughesRicardo Almeida
Thiago Alves (16-6) -140 vs. Jon Fitch (22-3) +115 *
Thiago AlvesJon Fitch
Junior dos Santos (11-1) vs. Roy Nelson (15-4) *
Junior Dos SantosRoy Nelson
Rafael dos Anjos (14-4) vs. Clay Guida (26-11)
Rafael Dos AnjosClay Guida
Thiago Silva (14-2) vs. Tim Boetsch (11-3)
Thiago SilvaTim Boetsch
Dennis Hallman (41-13-2) vs. Ben Saunders (8-2-2)
Dennis HallmanBen Saunders
Dustin Hazelett (14-5) vs. Rick Story (10-3) 

Johny Hendricks (8-0) vs. Charlie Brenneman (12-1)

Rodney Wallace (9-2) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (11-0)

*not yet announced


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