Anderson Silva will make the shocking move of stepping into a fight on a card he wasn’t slated for on just two days’ notice when he faces Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on Saturday night. After Jon Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was removed from the event due to potential USADA doping violation, the UFC scrambled to find an opponent to face 205-pound Cormier (17-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at the pay-per-view event at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. That opponent was Silva (33-7 MMA, 16-3 UFC), the former longtime UFC middleweight titleholder. Related: Daniel Cormier stays on UFC 200 vs. ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva in non-title fight Silva will face Cormier in a three-round non-title bout in the light heavyweight division on the main card, which airs following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. “The Spider” said he called UFC President Dana White immediately after news broke about Jones and offered his services.

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Anderson Silva hopes Jon Jones ‘doesn’t get mad’ he took his place at UFC 200 – MMA Junkie

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