Igor Vovchanchyn

Silva Unable to Gain Medical Clearance; Silva vs Vovchanchyn Off

According to The Fight Network former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva has failed to gain medical clearance from the Nevada State Athletic Commission meaning he cannot fight on Sunday’s PRIDE 34: Kamikaze card.

On February 24th, Silva was handed a six-week medical suspension after suffering a second round knockout to the hands of Dan Henderson.

Wanderlei Silva vs Igor Vovchanchyn at Pride 34

Chute Boxe USA has announced that Wanderlei Silva will be returning to the Pride ring this coming weekend as the main event of Pride 34: Kamikaze.  He is set to face the Russian powerhouse Igor Vovchanchyn.  Igor has not fought in MMA in close to 18 months, yet Vovchanchyn is one of the most experienced Pride veterans of all time, having competed in 27 Pride fights and sporting a sterling 45-9-1 record. 

Ultimately, this fight may be scrapped if Wanderlei Silva does not get the NSAC mandated medical suspension lifted in time for the bout. 

This is also a very dangerous bout for Wanderlei as Igor is a deadly striker and with Wanderlei coming off two devastating KO losses in a row, Igor will be looking to test that chin and make it three in a row.