Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nate Marquardt Granted Title Shot With Anderson Silva

UFC president Dana White has made good on a promise. Undefeated middleweight contender Nate Marquardt (25-6-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has been granted a title shot with current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (17-4, MMA, 3-0 UFC), according to a very reliable source close to one of the fighters.

The title shot is expected to take place in June — possibly at UFC 72 — on a card that might also feature the much-anticipated rubber match of Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes (assuming St. Pierre successfully defends his title against Matt Serra at UFC 69).

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