UFC president Dana White, broke the news to mmajunkie.com just minutes ago. The fight will take place at light-heavyweight (205Lbs.), it will be the middleweight champs third test outside of his own division, that he has dominated for years
“We’re back on track. Anderson Silva wasn’t scheduled to fight at all. I called him today, and he’s shooting a commercial in Brazil. Anderson Silva steps up, and Stephan Bonnar wants to fight him.
The Teixeira vs. Maldonado fight comes together, and then Nogueira was standing right there with Anderson shooting the commercial with him, and he said he wanted to fight, too.
This is old-school UFC. A card is in jeopardy, but guys that are world champions and superstars stepped up and jumped in and saved the card. This is why the fans love this sport and why we went on a 12-year run without canceling an event.”
This is not the first time Anderson Silva has reached out and tried to help a save a card devastated by injuries. Silva attempted to help the UFC by taking a fight on a weeks notice to save UFC 151, but called too late.
Bonnar, is on a three fight win streak, with wins over Krzysztof Soszynski, Igor Pokrajac and Kyle Kingsbury.