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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen set for boxing rematch — report

Well, this is a trilogy bout we weren’t quite expecting to see this week.  According to a report by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting , who cited a Sunday announcement on Globo’s Fantastico, former UFC middleweight rivals Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will square off one final time — this time under boxing rules on

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen set for boxing rematch — report

Nicely, this can be a trilogy bout we weren’t fairly anticipating to see this week. 

In keeping with a report by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, who cited a Sunday announcement on Globo’s Fantastico, former UFC middleweight rivals Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will sq. off one last time — this time beneath boxing guidelines on July 15 in Brazil. As of but, the finer factors of the bout — together with the variety of rounds and if will probably be knowledgeable or exhibition contest — have but to be confirmed.

The information follows swiftly from experiences in latest days that Silva, who turned 49 final month, was in search of one final outing in a fight sports activities area. The previous longtime UFC 185-pound champion final competed in October 2022 the place he was defeated in an eight-round skilled boxing bout reverse Jake Paul. Silva’s boxing ledger presently stands at 3-2, together with wins over former UFC champ Tito Ortiz and boxing world champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Sonnen, who at 47 is 2 years Silva’s junior, will make his skilled boxing debut within the July occasion, which comes a number of years after his last bout within the combined martial arts — a June 2019 loss to Lyoto Machida.

Silva and Sonnen mixed for 2 world title matches in a UFC rivalry usually lauded as among the many most intense within the organisation’s historical past. Of their first encounter in August 2010, Silva scored a late fifth-round submission win in a battle that had been largely dominated by the American grappler.

Silva discovered a extra conclusive win — a second spherical TKO — of their rematch a little bit beneath two years later.

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