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UFC 117: Silva Vs. Sonnen Officially Announced For Oakland, California

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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – For nearly four years, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has ruled the 185-pound weight class with an iron fist. On August 7th, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, he will look to add to his record six title defenses when he takes on the one man brash enough to call him out, number one contender Chael Sonnen. This championship bout, which is the main event of UFC 117: SILVA vs. SONNEN presented by Tequila Cazadores, headlines the first UFC® event in Oakland.

UFC 117 also features former Ultimate Fighting Championship® welterweight champion and recent inductee into the UFC® Hall of Fame Matt Hughes against 170-pound contender Ricardo "Big Dog" Almeida, and an explosive lightweight bout pitting Clay "The Carpenter" Guida against Rafael dos Anjos

Look at my boy Dos Anjos getting some love!  It's probably because he's fighting Clay Guida.  How pitiful is that?  Here's the lineup so far and it's looking pretty good:

-Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen(UFC Middleweight Title)

-Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves*

-Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson*

-Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida

-Clay Guida vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

-Thiago Silva vs. Tim Boetsch

-Dustin Hazelett vs. Ricky Story

-Ben Saunders vs. Dennis Hallman

-Johny Hendricks vs. Chris Brennemen

-Rodney Wallace vs. Stanislav Nedkov

*not officially announced