On August 7th, Chael Sonnen did what no other fighter has been able to do:dominate champ Anderson Silva for 23 minutes. Silva managed a dramatic come from behind submission victory, and fans immediately began clamoring for a rematch.
Dana White, initially non committal, did allude to a rematch being in the near future, but referenced the long awaited bout between Silva and Vitor Belfort.
Now, the UFC has announced that Belfort will be fighting in November, but not against Silva, who will be sidelined due to injuries sustained before/ during the Sonnen fight.
White went on to state that the demand for an immediate rematch has been overwhelming, and he has decided to give the fans what they want.
The fight is tentatively scheduled to take place later this year, or in early 2011.