Critical fans may be calling the last minute 153 headline savior fight a lopsided beatdown of Stephan Bonnar, but the UFC would like to remind you that upsets do happen. Just ask Georges St-Pierre how quickly you can tarnish a legacy, or consider how close Jones came to losing his last-minute title fight.
Even if you don’t buy into the risk factors for the champ Anderson Silva, after he claimed to be more out of shape than Bonnar, there is also a compelling line-up from head-to-toe. Consider the fact that you also have knockout artist like Glover Teixeira and Erick Silva, and even a co-headline heavyweight bout featuring the return of “Big Nog” vs. Dave “Pee-Wee” Herman.
Here is the full line-up for UFC 153 on Oct. 13, live from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Rony Mariano Bezerra vs Sam Sicilia Reza Madadi vs Cristiano Marcello Renee Forte vs Sergio Moraes Diego Brandao vs Joey Gambino Jon Fitch vs Erick Silva Demian Maia vs Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs Luiz Cane Geronimo Dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga Gleison Tibau vs Francisco Trinaldo Phil Davis vs Wagner Prado Fabio Maldonado vs Glover Teixeira Dave Herman vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Stephan Bonnar vs Anderson Silva