Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in Brazil
UFC 148 may prove to be the biggest card of 2012 and now the final main card has been announced for the blockbuster show headed to Las Vegas on July 7.

UFC officials announced the main card on Tuesday.

The main event will of course be the grudge match to end all grudge matches as Anderson Silva defends his UFC middleweight title against Chael Sonnen.

The co-main event will also settle a long time rivalry as bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz faces off with fellow Ultimate Fighter coach Urijah Faber.

Tito Ortiz will close down his long and historic UFC career in a rubber match against former Ultimate Fighter winner Forrest Griffin, while former middleweight champions Rich Franklin and Cung Le square off in a 185lb showdown.

The final fight confirmed for the main card will feature new welterweight Demian Maia as he takes on Dong Hyun Kim.

The main card being announced also confirms an earlier story first reported on MMAWeekly.com as Michael Bisping’s fight against Tim Boetsch has been moved off the UFC 148 card and will instead likely land on the UFC 149 show later in July.

Tickets for the historic UFC 148 event go on this Friday, May 4 at 12pm PT and the ticket prices range from $1200 down to $125.

UFC Fight Club members will have access to purchase tickets as of Wednesday, May 2 starting at 10am PT. UFC newsletter subscribers will also have a chance to purchase tickets early starting on Thursday, May 3 at 10am PT.

UFC 148 goes down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, July 7.

MAIN CARD FOR UFC 148: SILVA VS. SONNEN 2

MAIN EVENT: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen (middleweight title fight)
CO-MAIN EVENT: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (bantamweight title fight)
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson Announced: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 25 days ago
  • 47 views

Rafael Dos Anjos will face Tony Ferguson in a five-round lightweight clash in the headline bout of the UFC's event at Mexico City's Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Saturday, November 5. UFC Europe relayed read news >>

Amanda Nunes Plans to Wait for Ronda Rousey’s UFC Return

  • 23 days ago
  • 53 views

Fresh off the biggest win over her career over Miesha Tate at UFC 200 to capture the women's bantamweight title, Amanda Nunes is hoping for an even bigger fight in her first title defense. read news >>

RFA 42 Gets New Headliner

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced on Friday that there has been a change at the top of RFA 42 read news >>

UFC's Epstein joins Board of Directors of the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has announced Ike Lawrence Epstein, UFC Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as their newest member to its Board of Di read news >>

Conor McGregor Not Worried, but Plotting, After UFC Sale (Video)

  • 19 days ago
  • 89 views

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor isn't sweating the UFC's recent sale... he's plotting. read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS signs worldwide live-event deal with TKO MMA

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC FIGHT PASS announced a worldwide deal with president of TALION Sports Entertainment Inc., and former TKO MMA promoter, Stephane Patry to add the newly resurrected Canadian mixed martial arts prom read news >>

John Lineker vs. John Dodson Headlines UFC Fight Night 96

  • 14 days ago
  • 15 views

John Lineker will face John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 96 on Oct. 1, officials announced on Saturday afternoon. read news >>

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson II Announced: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 13 days ago
  • 49 views

Michael Bisping will put his UFC middleweight title on the line in his home town of Manchester against veteran Dan Henderson on October 8. The fight will headline UFC 204 and was confirmed by the UFC read news >>

Ricardo Lamas vs. BJ Penn Announced for UFC Manila: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 13 days ago
  • 28 views

Ricardo Lamas will face BJ Penn in UFC Manila's headline fight, the UFC announced on Monday. UFC Asia tweeted the news: The featherweights will step into the Octagon on Saturday, October 15. More to read news >>

Penn vs. Lamas Headlines Manila Event

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC, the world’s premier MMA organization, has announced its main event for UFC FIGHT NIGHT Manila. This year’s card will be headlined by a five-round featherweight bout between returning read news >>