The UFC today officially announced their UFC 117: Silva Vs Sonnen event which is scheduled to take place on the 7th of August in Oakland, California.

After being heavily criticized for his performance at UFC 110 earlier this year, middleweight champion Anderson Silva will surely be looking to make amends when he takes on his latest challenger, Chael Sonnen, who’s been engaging in a rather one-sided war of words with the pound-for-pound fighter which has added some extra spice to this encounter.

Matt Hughes, who was anointed into the UFC Hall Of Fame last weekend, also returns to take on Ricardo ‘Big Dog’ Almeida who should prove to be a considerably more challenging opponent than Renzo Gracie was in his last visit to the octagon.

Clay Guida got back to winning ways against Shannon Gugerty back in March and as a result finds himself back in main-card action against Rafael Dos Anjos who looked impressive in his second round victory over UK prospect Terry Etim recently.

This stacked card also features a heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Junior Dos Santos which will decide the heavyweight’s next No.1 contender, plus a welterweight rematch between Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch which could also have title implications down the line.

Check out the full fight card for the event below.

Main Card:

  • Anderson Silva Vs Chael Sonnen
  • Jon Fitch Vs Thiago Alves
  • Matt Hughes Vs Ricardo Almeida
  • Clay Guida Vs Rafael Dos Anjos
  • Roy Nelson Vs Junior Dos Santos

Prelims:

  • Todd Brown vs Tim Boetsch
  • Dustin Hazelett Vs Rick Story
  • Ben Saunders Vs Dennis Hallman
  • Stefan Struve Vs Christian Morecraft
  • Johny Hendricks Vs Charlie Brenneman
  • Rodney Wallace Vs Phil Davis

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