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UFC 148 Update: Referee and Judges set for Silva vs. Sonnen II

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen UFC 117 weigh-inNSAC has announced that referee Yves Lavigne will be the official for UFC 148’s main event rematch between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. NSAC confirmed the appointment to MMAJunkie yesterday.

NSAC also revealed that Patricia Morse Jarman, Junichiro Kamijo, and Chris Lee will be judges for the five-round battle. Jarman and Kamijo both served as officials at the UFC 143 main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. Lee served as a judge at UFC on FX 3 and judged the main event for UFC 145 between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans.

UFC 148 takes place July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will also be where UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will fight his last fight against Forrest Griffin.


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