UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2," which goes down tonight (Sat., July 7, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is expected to rake in $6.5 million at the gate according to ESPN, making it the largest ever mixed martial arts (MMA) gate in the state of Nevada. The previous record was held by UFC 66: "Liddell vs. Ortiz 2" in Dec. 2006 with a gate of $5.3 million.
No one ever said that Chael Sonnen wasn't confident. Just take a look at his own version of the UFC 148 promotional poster taken from his Twitter background complete with the "Gangsta from West Lynn, Oregon" front and center, and with the UFC middleweight title no less. Sonnen will be challenging the long reigning and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva in the main event this Saturday night (July 7, 2012) in one of the biggest rematches of all time. Do you think this type of promotion could be getting in the head of "The Spider?"
For you Maniacs making the trip out to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the upcoming "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" event set to go down on July 7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the UFC has provided you with this handy-dandy schedule of events to work your entire week around. Who's heading to "Sin City" to enjoy the festivities? For a hi-res version of the UFC 148 schedule of events poster click here.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is celebrating the Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a week-long extravaganza dubbed "International Fight Week," which will feature all the UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" pre-fight festivities as well as the next Fan Expo. The promotion has provided this handy-dandy schedule of events to work your week around, so don't miss out on anything, Maniacs. Anyone planning to hit "Sin City" for the holiday? Click here for an enlarged pic.