Wanderlei Silva 30-day Suspension Paves Way for Fight at UFC 115 with Yoshihiro Akiyama

According to a report at MMA Junkie, Marc Ratner, the UFC’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, middleweight Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1) will be free to return to action after a 30-day suspension.

This news clears the way for a recently reported potential fight between “The Axe Murderer” and Japanese middleweight star Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1) at UFC 115 in June.

Although not yet officially announced, UFC 115 is expected to take place June 12 at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Akiyama had been slated to face Silva at the UFC 110 card before the promotion elected to pull him in favor of Bisping. Akiyama told MMAjunkie.com prior to the Australian event that he was expecting to face the winner.

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