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DirecTV advertising match between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva for UFC 79

A hat tip goes out to for pointing out that DirecTV is currently advertising on its website that the long awaited dream match between Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell is scheduled to take place at UFC 79 on Dec. 29.

You can check out the graphic that appears below by clicking here and going to the DirecTV website.


Should DirecTV’s decision to advertise the match be taken as anything close to official? Not a chance. Promotions routinely send out advertising materials to affiliated vendors on a regular basis only to see some of the matches never publicly announced. It’s also possible that DirecTV acted on its own and created the above graphic.

However, it’s sure is intriguing to see Liddell and Silva advertised by one of the UFC’s biggest PPV distributors.

  • I think most important is that it didn’t appear until just now, 2 days before ’77. Had it appeared near UFC 76 I would have been more likely to say it was just DirecTV acting on its own or running outdated stuff. We’ll see on Saturday.

  • defsteve says:

    DirecTV have now changed the graphic on their site. Letting the cat out of the bag so close to Wanderlei’s “surprise” announcement at UFC 77 is a major cockup. I don’t expect the UFC are too impressed. Although it could have been a ‘deliberate mistake’ to start the momentum. Either way I hope it’s true as I will be there :)


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