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Silva Moves Up to 205 to Battle Irvin in Live Spike Special on July 19th

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Considered to be the best fighter on the planet, pound for pound, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will put that accolade to the test on Saturday, July 19th, when he makes his first UFC foray into the light heavyweight division against knockout artist James ‘The Sandman’ Irvin.

This bout is the main event of a special UFC telecast that will put the game’s best in living rooms around America for free, courtesy of Spike TV.
By Thomas Gerbasi

Considered to be the best fighter on the planet, pound for pound, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will put that accolade to the test on Saturday, July 19th, when he makes his first UFC foray into the light heavyweight division against knockout artist James ‘The Sandman’ Irvin.

This bout is the main event of a special UFC telecast that will put the game’s best in living rooms around America for free, courtesy of Spike TV.

Tickets for Silva vs Irvin, which will take place at The Palms in Las Vegas, go on sale Saturday, June 21st, at 1pm PT. UFC Fight Club members will be able to participate in a special presale on Friday, June 20th, beginning at 10am PT.

The full July 19th card, which features a full lineup of intriguing bouts featuring the sport’s top contenders and a host of rising stars, will be announced shortly.

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