Wanderlei Silva Is Out: Who Will Chael Sonnen Fight At UFC 175?

wanderlei silva off ufc 175

wanderlei silva off ufc 175

Wanderlei Silva missed some required pre-fight medical exams, and now he’s off the card at UFC 175, proving Chael Sonnen right. For months, Sonnen has been saying that Silva wouldn’t step inside the cage with him, and it doesn’t matter whether or not Silva’s missed exams was an intentional act, it looks like he’s avoiding “The American Gangster.”

So who will Sonnen fight? Enter Vitor Belfort, according to Combate. Although Belfort would prefer to be facing Chris Weidman for a Middleweight title shot, he has the OK to fight in Nevada and will easily be licensed to fight Sonnen. Reports also indicate that this fight will remain a light heavyweight bout.

There is also speculation that Silva’s UFC contract will be terminated as a result of his actions, that is missing the medical exams.

Yell! Magazine will keep you posted as this story develops further.

UFC 175 will be held on July 5th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 175 Updated Fight Card:

Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida (middleweight title fight)
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis (bantamweight title fight)
Vitor Belfort vs. Chael Sonnen
Alex Caceres vs. Urijah Faber
Matt Mitrione vs. Stefan Struve
Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

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