VIDEO: Anderson Silva Gives Chael Sonnen Hilarious Gift Ahead Of Their Trilogy Fight In Brazil This Saturday

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Anderson Silva will make his return to action this weekend in what many believe to be his final fight, and the UFC icon seems to be heading into the bout looking to make it a joyous and entertaining close to his legendary fighting career.

After nearly two years away from competition, Anderson Silva will make his return to action in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday night. The exclusive VIP event will see the MMA legend face off one last time with his most bitter rival in the fight game, Chael Sonnen. However, since they last fought over a decade ago the hatred between the two men has greatly cooled.

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Sonnen made a name for himself in the 2010s by calling for a fight against Silva during a career hot streak and enraged Brazilians when he claimed after beating the then-UFC middleweight champion he would take his wife home and have her make him a steak dinner.

While it created a huge amount of interest in their first fight at UFC 117 in 2010, the pair of MMA greats have become friends since then and Sonnen really is the perfect opponent if this is to be “The Spider’s” last bout. On Wednesday, the fighters took part in a press event to hype the bout and it was all love and laughs ahead of their scrap.

Anderson Silva gives Chael Sonnen a rose as a gift

In the video above, the two UFC veterans square off for one of the final times in a major pre-fight presser. Sonnen pushes for Silva to face off like they once did in their previous two fights in the cage. And the Brazilian obliges for a great photo opportunity. But later in the presser, Anderson Silva is handed a rose, which he then gifts to his long-time American rival in a hilarious moment that concludes with a true show of friendship, a hug.

Unlike so much of the pre-fight hype for various bouts around the combat sports game, the short promotion of this fight has been very positive with a lot of tongue-in-cheek jokes thrown in. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen III will be a boxing bout on Saturday night and will air on the Brazilian television network Globo TV.

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