Quick Hits: Silva to Undergo Elbow Surgery, Overeem to Fight in October & More


Anderson Silva. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

— UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will reportedly undergo elbow surgery that will keep him out of action for the remainder of the year. Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently announced that his client would be taking a break from active competition after fighting twice already this year. Details regarding the extent of the injury and how it was suffered remain unknown at this time. [Twitter.com]

— Recently criticized Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will make a much-awaited return to MMA action at Golden Glory 11 on October 17 in Amsterdam. An opponent for Overeem has not yet been named. Overeem’s training partners, Siyar Bahadurzada and Dion Staring, will also be on the card, which is to feature a mix of MMA and boxing bouts. [Fighters.com]

— Tickets for the recently postponed WEC 43 show went on sale yesterday. Tickets are priced at $25, $45, $75, and $125. The event will now be held at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and will be headlined by an interim WEC lightweight title bout pitting Donald Cerrone against Ben Henderson. [WEC.tv]

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