Chael Sonnen has been calling out Wanderlei Silva for a few years now. He will now get his fight, along with an added bonus. Sonnen and Silva will serve as coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.” This will be Silva’s second stint as a TUF Brazil coach.
UFC President Dana White announced the company’s plans on Monday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live.”
After the show as always, the two coaches will fight one another. A date for the fight has not yet been announced. This fight was expected to take place at UFC 167, but the bout fell apart when Silva reportedly held out for a cut of pay-per-view revenue. Since then, Chael has signed to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167 and Silva fell off. Even though Sonnen has a new opponent in Evans, he has wasted no time calling out Silva when ever he gets the opportunity.
Tryouts for the third edition of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11 in Rio de Janeiro.
Prospective cast member from the middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions are invited to the open tryout session.
Interested applicants can pre-register for the tryouts online at br.ufc.com. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. BRT local time on the day of the session.