It’s Tiiiiiimmmmmeeee! The moment you’ve all been waiting for… five rounds of middleweight championship action between the champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen. It all goes down tonight at UFC 148 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time for ProMMAnow.com to round up the troops to send in their staff picks. And whether it was by snail mail, email or carrier pigeon, or Furby with his smoke signals, we have the complete main card breakdown and predictions for you right here. This one is a biggie!
ProMMAnow.com Editor and Founder Jack Bratcher will be a guest today on Clarksville Sports Network’s “From the Sideline” hosted by James D. Horne and Wade Neely. “From the Sideline” aires 3-6 p.m. CT Monday-Friday on WJZM 1400 AM in the Clarksville, Tenn., and Fort Campbell area. The show can also be listened to live daily online at www.wjzm.com. Tune in today at 5:15 p.m. CT to hear the guys discuss this weekend’s upcoming UFC 148 card as well as what is going on in the local MMA scene.
Heavy.com’s “Fight Day” UFC 148 Pay-Per-View pre-show will stream LIVE on ProMMAnow.com today starting at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). Host Dave Farra will bring viewers up to speed on all the news and drama surrounding UFC 148. Also, leading MMA journalist John Morgan, along with Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Radio, will preview the UFC 148 fight card. “Fight Day” correspondent Maggie Krol will take viewers on a tour inside the UFC Fan Expo taking place this weekend in Las Vegas and she will check in with Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen to get their final thoughts on the fight.
Today’s “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” weigh-ins will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and will stream LIVE on ProMMAnow.com at 4 p.m. PT (local time) / 7 p.m. ET. UFC 148 is headlined with the much anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, and will also feature Tito Ortiz in his final bout as he takes on fellow former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the co-main event.
Tito Ortiz spoke with ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) and other media at the UFC 148 open workouts Thursday in Las Vegas. Tito discussed why he chose this time to retire from fighting, what he wants to do after he retires, his disdain for Ariel Helwani, how he will deal with the emotion of being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame just hours before the fight and much more.
The UFC 148 main event will feature UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in defending his title for the second time against number one contender Chael Sonnen. The two fought back at UFC 117 in 2010 with Sonnen dominating Silva before succumbing to a triangle choke with just two minutes left in the fight. Sonnen will look to replicate that effort minus the submission loss on Saturday night. Can he do it?