Frankie Edgar is officially out of the event completely after Jose Aldo’s injury. Chael Sonnen’s manager also has denied reports of fighting Wanderlei Silva.
According to MMA Fighting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Dave Herman in the main event. This fight wouldn’t even be a co-main event on a typical pay-per-view line up. They’re both coming off losing efforts, while Big Nog might get more fans to come out in Brazil, this fight does nothing for me in terms of giving up $55 bucks to watch this event. This event is still lacking a co-main event, I guess Phil Davis v. Wagner Prado could fill that spot, but that fight just isn’t worth the price tag either. If you want to make your own decision head here to check out the current card.
Now MMA Junkie has Anderson Silva facing Stephan Bonnar in the main event. This is a joke of a fight to put together, but it’ll help ease the minds of fans when it comes to buying this card. In addition to this fight, the new Co-Main is Teixeira v. Maldonado moving Big Nog v. Herman to the support for the Co-main and Davis v. Prado is the second fight on the main card, assuming there are only five main card fights.