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Despite recent antics, Anderson Silva will headline UFC 117 says Dana White

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Despite UFC president Dana White's threats in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting on the preliminary card of a UFC event any time soon.

In fact, he'll actually be in the main event.

Following Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" post-event press conference, White told a small group of reporters that the upcoming Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif., would serve as the night's featured contest.

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Post #1   4/25/10 4:17:12AM   

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I knew Silva would headline and I am looking foward to the fight. MMA fans seem to be picking Silva more than Chael, but atleast some are giving Chael a chance (including myself). Chael improved since Maia tapped him out.

I can almost gurantee Chael wont tap from elbows like Lutter, and he will styfle all bjj from Silva.

I like Silva fighting at 185 even though he seems to be having breakdowns and lackluster fights at MW. If he fights at LHW or WW, I wanna see him drop the MW belt. The only guy I want with 2 belts is BJ or GSP.

I hope Chael wins, but I think he will lose a close SD or UD.
He will be able to take Anderson down, sometimes, but get stood up a lot.

Andersons range will be too much to get passed in order for Chael to win the fight with a ud.

Anderson by UD.

Post #2   4/25/10 9:01:02AM   

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with a bit of luck andersons antics in the last fight wer boredom, and wer gonna see the fighter we all no he is wen he fights chael, i just dont see any1 coming close 2 beating him at 185! his future is most def at 205

Post #3   4/25/10 9:19:04AM   

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I wonder how many people will stick to their word and not buy this card based on Silva's last fight. I know I am going to. I'd suspect a lot of people will stick to their word.

Post #4   4/25/10 9:58:18AM   

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Chael will certainly push the action and make a fight out of this, so I'm really looking forward to it. I will probably avoid purchasing it at the house, but I have no problem watching it at an Applebees or Buffalo Wild Wings.

I think Anderson will regain the trust of MMA fans after this one.

Post #5   4/25/10 12:07:16PM   

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I might buy this to counter the sudden reemergence of haters. Apparently everyone forgot how easily he dispatches elite fighter. Look what he did to Forrest, Hendo, Ace, and Marquardt.

If you're a tall guy and your only risk whatsoever in losing is letting the grappler get a hold of you then you wouldn't be overagressive or engage on the ground. Granted antics were disrespectful, but you can't hate based on the decison outcome. Hate on Maia a bit for not being a good enough fighter to challenge Silva in any way.

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hahahahaha

Post #7   4/25/10 12:53:22PM   

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I think Sonnen brings something different to the table, and he's not a big submission guy, there is a chance that Anderson will engage Sonnen inside. Sonnen has a real decent shot of winning this match, I think he needs to let Silva come to him, keep his hands high and counter any kicks with a takedown, sounds simple and it really is that simple, he's not going to outbox Silva, so this is his best chance at keeping in the fight.

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Posted by seanfu
Granted antics were disrespectful, but you can't hate based on the decison outcome. Hate on Maia a bit for not being a good enough fighter to challenge Silva in any way.


I will hate on who I want, thank you very much!

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Posted by jae_1833


Posted by seanfu
Granted antics were disrespectful, but you can't hate based on the decison outcome. Hate on Maia a bit for not being a good enough fighter to challenge Silva in any way.


I like it in the butt




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Posted by Jackelope

I wonder how many people will stick to their word and not buy this card based on Silva's last fight. I know I am going to. I'd suspect a lot of people will stick to their word.



I sure as hell am not paying for it.

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Glad i dont have to look for Silva KO of Chael on the web on sunday!!! Silva had a bit of a hissie fit during the Maia fight but i look to see him correct his weeird ways and knock the shite out of Chael!! WAR SPIDER!!!

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Posted by Aether


Posted by Jackelope

I wonder how many people will stick to their word and not buy this card based on Silva's last fight. I know I am going to. I'd suspect a lot of people will stick to their word.



I sure as hell am not paying for it.



I wonder how many more people will tune in to see Anderson fight because they just wanna see him lose.

Post #13   4/25/10 6:20:43PM   

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I'll always pay to see Anderson fight, even if he pisses me off. You simply cannot pass up watching the greatest fighter in the history of the sport. And by the way, Chael is going to be ruined, despite being the most credible threat Anderson has faced at middleweight in awhile.

Post #14   4/25/10 8:26:44PM   

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I will not be wasting my money on this fight. I am sticking to my word.

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