- Wanderlei Silva's possible suspension for taking a banned substance has been rescheduled after "The Axe Murderer" did not show up for a scheduled hearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission. Silva was set to be item No. 30 on the agenda, but the ruling was tabled.
Prior to a planned fight with Chael Sonnen, Silva declined to take a drug test. He later admitted to taking diuretics, but does not believe he should be fined or suspended because he was licensed at the time to compete. Silva will need to acquire his fight license to compete again, something he plans on doing.
According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, Ross Goodman, Silva's lawyer, was informed that his client did not need to be present for the hearing to take place. No new date for the hearing has been set.
- A doubleheader of UFC action is set for Saturday, and weigh-ins for both events took place earlier today. First up will be UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le from Macao, China. The entire card airs on UFC Fight Pass. In the nightcap, UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos goes down from Tulsa, Oklahoma and airs on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and Fight Pass.
In the main event from China, Michael Bisping collides with Cung Le in a five-round middleweight affair. The evening card boasts former lightweight champion Benson Henderson against Rafael dos Anjos. Complete weigh-in results for both events can be found below:
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 48
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/9 a.m. ET)
Michael Bisping (186 lbs.) vs. Cung Le (185)
Tyron Woodley (171) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (170)
Zhang Lipeng (155) vs. Brendan O'Reilly (155)
The Ultimate Fighter: China Featherweight Final
Yang Jianping (145) vs. Ning Guangyou (146)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 a.m. ET)
Wang Sai (170) vs. Danny Mitchell (171)
Shinsho Anzai (171) vs. Alberto Mina (170)
Roland Delorme (136) vs. Yuta Sasaki (135)
Wang Anying (170) vs. Colby Covington (171)
Yao Zhikui (135) vs. Royston Wee (136)
Elizabeth Phillips (136) vs. Milana Dudieva (135)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 49
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson (155.5 lbs.) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155)
Mike Pyle (170.75) vs. Jordan Mein (170.25)
Thales Leites (185.25) vs. Francis Carmont (185.75)
Max Holloway (149) vs. Clay Collard (149.75)
James Vick (154.75) vs. Walmir Lazaro (155)
Tom Niinimaki (145.25) vs. Chas Skelly (145.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Neil Magny (170.75) vs. Alex Garcia (170)
Beneil Dariush (155.5) vs. Tony Martin (155.5)
Aaron Phillips (135.25) vs. Matt Hobar (135)
Ben Saunders (170) vs. Chris Heatherly (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Wilson Reis (124.75) vs. Joby Sanchez (125)
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