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

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