Its official Wanderlei Silva signs with the UFC. The UFC Friday released a video to announce the big news. Silva is set to make his debut in December against an unknown opponent. If all goes well for Chuck Liddell at UFC 76, the Liddell vs. Silva fight will probably be in the near future.
“Many fighters have a dream of fighting for the UFC, and as a champion for six years in Japan, my dream has always been to have the UFC belt,” said Silva. “Today, I’m one step closer to this goal.”
“As crazy as this sounds, this is the pinnacle of my seven year career in this company,” said UFC President Dana White. “I’m so excited to have this guy under contract. He grabbed my arm and looked me in the eyes like one of his pre-fight staredowns and he said ‘I’m gonna fight so good for you, you’re gonna see the best fights ever from Wanderlei Silva.’”