Dana White: July 19 is on, and Silva's coming
Forget the rumors.
SI.com confirmed with Ultimate Fighting Championship President
Undefeated middleweight champion
Silva's last fight was against
Once word got out about the UFC even considering a July 19 card, the assumption was that White was trying to counter
Among the fighters on Affliction's pay-per-view card are heavyweights
White denied such reasons of counter-programming, claiming, instead, that more fights is simply "giving the fans what they want. And Silva just wants to fight more," he said.
Other names on the card have yet to be confirmed.