Wanderlei Silva Steps in to Face Cung Le for UFC 139
Dana White had confirmed that Wanderlei Silva will steps in to replace Vitor belfort for his upcoming match against Cung Le at UFC 139.
UFC president, Dana White, posted on Twitter last Wednesday that Cung Lee will replace Vitor Belfort for his upcoming match for UFC 139 against Wanderlei Silva. Vitor Belfort was forced out of the bout due to injury.
Wanderlei Silva steps in just a few months after his entire UFC career came into question, following a knockout loss to Chris Leben in July. The said legendary PRIDE fighter has gone 1-3 in his last four fights. However, he still wants to fight so he’ll get his chance this November against former Strikeforce middleweight champion — Cung Le. The bout between Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le will remain as the co-main event slot for UFC 139.
UFC 139 will take place on November 19 in San Jose, featuring a light heavyweight fight between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.View Article Source »