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Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen targeted for 2017


Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen were supposed to fight in 2014 but after Silva evaded a drug test in May 2014 then the fight was called off. Now that Silva and Sonnen are under contract with Bellator MMA, it appears that the fight will take place.

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told Flo Combat that he expects the fight to take place in 2017.

“We’ve have a contract with Wanderlei Silva even before Rizin ever got him onboard,” he explained. “With the contract we have with him, he won’t be able to fight for us until he is cleared with NSAC. I think in May he will be cleared to compete for Bellator.

“Since Bellator contracted Chael Sonnen, believe me, we’ve been getting texts and calls from Wanderlei saying that he wants that fight. So, I think you’ll see that fight some time in 2017 for Bellator. It’s very difficult to pinpoint exactly when we can put it on, it’s kind of a moving target in a way, but I think some time in the summer for sure.”

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