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Anderson Silva on UFC 153 card

Updated: September 13, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has agreed to move up a weight class to face veteran light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar on short notice. The fight will headline UFC 153 on Oct. 13, in Rio de Janeiro.

UFC confirmed the fight on its website on Wednesday night. The main event was first reported by USA Today.

Silva accepted the bout after fellow Brazilian and featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the event and his highly anticipated bout against Frankie ...

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