Anderson Silva. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be travel to “The Windy City” for the first time in history during a scheduled visit to Chicago for UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote on October 25th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
The organization officially announced the event earlier today. While no other bouts were confirmed, it’s expected that a previously rumored welterweight bout between title contenders Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez will take place at the event as well. Local product Rory Markham will likely participate while Stephan Bonnar will not.
Silva picked up his seventh straight UFC win and remains undefeated inside the promotion following a devastating first-round knockout of James Irvin on July 19th. Meanwhile Cote is currently riding a five-fight winning streak. His latest win was a close split decision over grappling ace Ricardo Almeida at UFC 86 earlier this month.
Tickets for the show will go on sale to UFC Fight Club members on August 15th at 11 AM ET. UFC Newsletter subscribers will be able to buy tickets on August 17th and the remainder of tickets will go on sale to the general public the following day. Both previously mentioned sales start at 11 AM ET.