It is going to be an explosive night for both the fighters. Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen will be the toughest for both. Here is UFC 148 fight card and full fight preview
Chael Sonnen is being written off much before the beginning of the fight. There is so much enthusiasm for this fight among MMA fans, that this seems to have become the most awaited of all UFC fights. But if Chael Sonnen can trouble Anderson Silva in the first fight, he can be equally or much more lethal in the second fight. And I am sure this fight is going to be the toughest one for Anderson Silva as he has exposed his shortcomings and strength to Sonnen in their previous fight.
Both the fighters are in their best spirits and seem well prepared for the night out in the octagon in Las Vegas. The fight has been shifted to Vegas from Brazil where reports suggested that Chael Sonnen may face some security issue given his outspoken views not just against Anderson Silva, but also against the Brazil nation as a whole. In the weigh in results Sonnen was on the heavier side with 185 lbs weight, while Silva was lighter with 184 lbs of weight.
The fight today is going to be very tough for both the fighters as none of them may be ready to give up easily. Anderson Silva was actually eager to fight in front of his home crowd. Rio soccer stadium has a seating capacity of 80000 people and it was expected to be fully occupied for the fight. Brazilians were excited to witness the fight live in front of them, so was Silva. The decision to shift it to Los Vegas Clearly didn’t go down well with Silva and his hard-core Brazilian fan base.
A report while talking about the episode says, “Clearly the decision wasn’t taken lightly and risked upsetting the long-time champion Silva who was known to want to appear before his home crowd. “He was very upset about not fighting in Brazil,” White said at the press conference. “He wanted this fight with Chael Sonnen here. It took a lot of talking, and I finally convinced Anderson to take this fight in Las Vegas””
Meanwhile Anderson Silva fans are rooting for him and suggest that it will be a very easy game for him. A reader says, “Silva wasn’t 100% and still won. He submitted Hendo who is twice the fighter Sonnen will ever be. Silva is the best fighter in the world and for you to even think Chael is going to take him down for 5 rounds when he is healthy and pissed off then you are just crazy. Watch Chael get knocked out tomorrow night little boys because we will all witness greatness from Silva once again”.