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UFC 153: Silva Vs. Bonnar Fight Card

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I'm going to let you in on a little secret, this article was supposed to publish on Tuesday evening. At the time I wrote it the headliner was still Jose Aldo against Frankie Edgar and Quinton Jackson was still fighting Glover Teixeira. Within the span of a few hours both fights were cancelled and so was this post. UFC 153 was in ruins and it looked the like the UFC's dreadful summer would go into the autumn. Luckily, Anderson Silva has saved the card by taking a 205 lbs fight against Stephan Bonnar. It's just a 3-round main event instead of 5, but the general consensus is that Silva wouldn't need 5 anyway.

The co-main is still Glover Teixeira, although instead of Rampage he's taking on Fabio Maldonado. Add the return of Big Nog against Dave Herman and you've got yourself a 6 fight main card with 13 total fights. It's only the 2nd time in UFC history they've run 13 fights on a single card, with UFC 103 being the other.

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

Main Card (PPV)

Anderson Silva (32-4) vs. Stephan Bonnar (14-7)
Glover Teixeira (18-2) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-5)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC) vs. Dave Herman (21-4)
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. Geronimo Dos Santos (31-14)
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