Anderson Silva To Face Chael Sonnen In Boxing Match On June 15 For His Final Fight In Brazil

"Spider" will go toe-to-toe with an old foe in his final fight in Brazil.

Chael Sonnen Vs Anderson Silva
Chael Sonnen Vs Anderson Silva - Image credit @sonnench @spiderandersonsilva Instagram
  • Anderson Silva has been booked for a boxing match with Chael Sonnen in Brazil
  • “Spider” confirmed that it would be his last fight in his home country

Anderson Silva will be taking on Chael Sonnen in a boxing match for his final fight in Brazil.

A familiar foe

As it turned out, Silva is indeed making his boxing return to face his former UFC nemesis Sonnen in his home soil. The bout will take place in São Paulo, Brazil and will be contested for five, two-minute rounds with a weight limit of 216 pounds.

At this point, no other fights have been revealed in the said event but it is said to happen in a formal evening occasion in front of 600 invited guests.

It was initially Terry Crews

Prior to the update, fans, even Silva initially thought he was going to fight comedian and actor Terry Crews. Before Sonnen was named as the Brazilian’s official opponent, Crews challenged Silva to a fight which the former UFC middleweight champion accepted.

However, Silva himself later confirmed that it wasn’t gonna be Crews but it would be his last fight in Brazil.

“So look, I was expecting the fight to be me and Terry Crews. But it won’t be with Terry. Terry is a great friend that I have, a guy that I love very much [and] that I have great affection for. So Today, tonight at Fantastico, you will be able to find out who my opponent is in my last fight here in Brazil,” Silva said in a video.

Silva and Sonnen have had history dating back to their middleweight days in the UFC. The pair took on each other twice in a title fight with “Spider” winning in both contests.

Silva last fought in boxing in 2022 and suffered a tough decision loss to Jake Paul. On the other hand, Sonnen last fought professionally in MMA at Bellator 222 where he lost via TKO to Lyoto Machida.

Published on May 20, 2024 at 10:35 am
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