UFC 148 will take place on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is promoted by Ultimate Fighting Championship, and features Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen as the main event. Tito Ortiz will also face Forrest Griffin in a rubber match during the event. UFC tickets for sale have been going quickly thanks to these big-name fighters.
UFC 148 includes five preliminary matches and six main matches. All six of the main matches will be televised via pay-per-view. UFC 148 is the seventeenth UFC event of 2012. The Silva/Sonnen match was originally scheduled for UFC 147 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. However, scheduling conflicts occurred due to the presence of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. When the conflicts could not be resolved, the match was rescheduled to headline UFC 148.
Anderson Silva currently holds the UFC Middleweight title, so he will be defending his championship against Sonnen. Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin have fought on two previous occasions in the Light Heavyweight division. Each fighter has one victory against the other, so the co-main match of UFC 148 could go either way.