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UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar fight card

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The final UFC event of October sees a loaded lineup for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, headlined by a special 205 lbs fight between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar. Bloody Elbow takes a look at the rest of the card.

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After a six-week span of no UFC events, we were hit with 3 in 3 weeks and we'll get one more before another one-month break. UFC 153 was injury-riddled, filled with makeshift matchups, but in the end this is still an excellent card. The main event is between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar in a three-round LHW bout. It's a severely lopsided fight on paper and kudos to the UFC for actually marketing it as such.

This was supposed to be Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch as the main event, then it became Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar in a "F*** yeah" moment for the ages, then Aldo pulled out following a motorcycle accident. There have been so many fights either changed or scrapped and we still don't know who Gabriel Gonzaga is fighting with Geronimo dos Santos out, but here we are with a very fun PPV on paper and hopefully it's another memorable event in Brazil.

October 13th, live on PPV from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Card (PPV)

Anderson Silva (32-4) vs. Stephan Bonnar (14-7)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC) vs. Dave Herman (21-4)
Glover Teixeira (18-2) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-5)
Jon Fitch (23-4-1, 1 NC) vs. Erick Silva (14-2, 1 NC)
Demian Maia (16-4) vs. Rick Story (14-5)
Phil Davis (9-1, 1 NC) vs. Wagner Prado (8-0, 1 NC)

Preliminary Card (FX)

Rony Jason (11-3) vs. Sam Sicilia (11-0)
Gabriel Gonzaga (13-6) vs. TBA (0-0, ∞ NCs)
Diego Brandao (14-8) vs. Joey Gambino (9-1)
Gleison Tibau (25-8) vs. Francisco Drinaldo (11-1)

Preliminary Card (Facebook)


Sergio Moraes (6-2) vs. Renee Forte (7-1)
Luiz Cane (13-4, 1 NC) vs. Chris Camozzi (17-5)
Cristiano Marcello (12-4) vs. Reza Madadi (12-2)

SBN coverage of UFC 153