Sonnen confirms Wanderlei Silva fight will be at light heavyweight

The grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will
finally be settled in 2014 and the two veterans have agreed to meet
in a light heavyweight showdown.

Sonnen announced on the FOX Sports 2’s UFC Fight Night pre-fight
show that he has agreed to meet Silva at 205 pounds in a bout that
will take place next year after they coach opposite one another at
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil season three.

“Wanderlei, eat up, enjoy the holiday,” Sonnen said taunting his
next opponent.

There has been no date or location confirmed yet for Sonnen vs.
Silva, but the two fighters are scheduled to begin coaching their
season of the show in early 2014. Following the season, Sonnen and
Silva will face each other to settle the score once and for

The fight taking place at light heavyweight is expected to be
Sonnen’s last at 205 pounds as
he’s already teased a return to middleweight
in the near future. Sonnen has gone 1-2 since moving to light
heavyweight with a win over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and losses to UFC
champion Jon Jones and
former title holder Rashad Evans.

Regardless of weight class, Sonnen and Silva are both gunning
for a big win in this upcoming fight after
years of back and forth jabber between the two
veteran competitors.

FOX Sports will have more information on the date and location
of the upcoming Sonnen vs. Silva grudge match when it becomes