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

target="_blank">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


target="_blank">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


target="_blank">former title holder Rashad Evans.

Regardless of weight class, Sonnen and Silva are both gunning

for a big win in this upcoming fight after


target="_blank">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