Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 9/13/12
Yes, you did read the headline correctly. After featherweight champ Jose Aldo forced the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion to scramble for a new UFC 153 main event, middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) has agreed to serve as a last-minute substitute to fight Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight affair. Our partners at USAToday reported the October 13th scrap Wednesday evening. Silva previously professed his 2012 campaign was a wrap after beating Chael Sonnen in July. However, “The Spider” offered up his services to salvage UFC 151 when Jon Jones declined a last-second scrap with Sonnen to save the September 1st event. The baddest middleweight in bare feet was willing to compete in a 205-pound affair because he wasn’t in a position to make middleweight at the time. It seems like that will once again be the case. Of Silva’s 15 Octagon forays, two have been at light heavyweight. He knocked out James Irvin and Forrest Griffin, respectively, in those two outings...
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