Bellator Reignites Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei's Rivalry on PPV at MSG

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As far as his first fight with the new promotion, Bader said he'd like an immediate title shot against Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis in June.

"We always said that when we come to NY, we'll bring the biggest and the best fight card we've ever had in the history of this company", Coker told the AP. That event was headlined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's first tussle with Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal. It has been reported that event garnered 100,000 buys.

It can't be understated that Wanderlei Silva and Sonnen have been feuding since those golden days of 2010 and 2011 in MMA. So much so that the matchup really has little significance now, if it ever really did, so it will be interesting to see how well this PPV sells. He was the champion of The Ultimate Fighter 8 in 2008. They even got into a fight on set. Wanderlei's countryman Vitor Belfort stepped in to replace him, but Sonnen subsequently failed a pair of drug tests and was removed from the card entirely. Sonnen would go on to temporarily retire from the sport, while Silva was given a lifetime ban for failing to submit to drug tests. Silva's punishment was eventually overturned to a three-year sentence.

The UFC waived its matching rights to Bader last week, providing him with his release.

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Sonnen (28-15-1) is coming off a first-round submission loss to Tito Ortiz in January.

Silva (35-12-1-1NC) will be making his Bellator MMA debut in this fight and he will be competing for the first time in over four years.

Highly ranked UFC light heavyweight fighter Ryan Bader now has a new home as he is the latest addition to the Bellator MMA family.

Fedor Emelianenko would also be a good option.

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