Fans that were looking forward to UFC 173’s co-main event fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will have to wait a week later. The UFC has announced that they are moving the fight to main event a card to take place on May 31 in Brazil with a city and arena to be determined shortly. No reason was given to why the fight was moved.
Silva and Sonnen are currently the coaches for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3”, which is still shooting at this time and will air on UFC Fight Pass starting in March. Dana White stated two weeks ago that their was an incident between the two during filming that turned physical.
Silva last fought in March of 2013 in a fight of the year candidate when he knocked out Brian Stann on a show in Japan.
Sonnen’s last fight was at UFC 167 when he lost to Rashad Evans by first round stoppage.
The fight looks like it will be on one of the Fox Sports channels or UFC Fight Pass.
Updated:The fight will coincide with “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finals” and will air on Fox Sports 1.