The official UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II pre-fight press conference took place Tuesday, July 3, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his hated rival Chael Sonnen were in attendance to field questions from the collected media regarding their upcoming championship rematch, which is slated to headline UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following a contentious press conference filled with verbal barbs and thinly-veiled threats, both Silva and Sonnen nearly came to blows in the ensuing eye-to-eye. Video of the tenuous staredown and the complete UFC 148 pre-fight press conference can be seen below.
Preliminary Card (FX):
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camoes
Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo