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Anderson Silva Steps In to Save UFC 153

Written on September 14, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Anderson Silva is set to face Stephan Bonnar at the main event of UFC 153

middleweight champion steps in to save , after a series of injuries of fighters has threatened to cripple the event’s card.

Featherweight champ has pulled out from his main event bout versus , after suffering from a foot injury. While former champ Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson also withdrew from his scheduled light heavyweight bout with , due to an elbow injury.

The UFC show will now feature a light heavyweight match between Silva and TUF 1 finalist as the show’s main event.

An official announcement was made at UFC.com.

“Already 2-0 in the UFC at light heavyweight, pound for pound king will head 20 pounds north once more on Saturday, October 13 to meet former Ultimate Fighter finalist in the new three-round main event of UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The news was broken by USA Today on Wednesday evening.”

“UFC 153: ” will be held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13, 2012.

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