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Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva to headline Bellator pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden

March 20th, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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Chael Sonnen will face Wanderlei Silva on pay per view for Bellator.

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator has an historic card planned for later this year.

A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline Bellator 180, a pay-per-view event set for Madison Square Garden, promotion officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Monday. The Associated Press broke the news. The card will take place June 24 in New York City.

Sonnen and Silva have had a rivalry that dates back years. The two famously brawled during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2014. They were supposed to fight in July of that year, but the bout was cancelled after Silva evaded a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) drug test and Sonnen failed two drug tests. Both were ultimately suspended by the NAC and this will be Silva’s first fight back …

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