Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Chael Sonnen (white shorts) prior to fighting Jon Jones (not pictured) competes against during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva official for May 31 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

A bout between heated rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, who will serve as coaches on season three of The Ultimate Fighter, has finally been made official. On Sunday night following UFC Fight Night 38, the UFC announced that the promotion will be returning to Brazil on May 31 for the event headlined by Sonnen vs. Silva.

The bout will be held at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. UFC executive Grace Tourinho confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.

While there is still no official word on the name of the event, the Sonnen vs. Silva bout is expected to be part of the UFC’s “Fight Night” series.

To prepare for the upcoming bout, you can watch TUF Brazil season three on UFC Fight Pass to see how the rivalry continues to develop from the time on the show.

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