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Referee and Judges Announced For UFC 148 ‘Silva vs Sonnen 2’ Main Event

(pic above shows Yves Lavigne as the UFC 125 main event referee for the lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard- credit to

The upcoming UFC 148 main event rematch bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is set for July 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Ultimate Fighting Championships has released the official referee who will be in the center of the Octagon that night, as well as the 3 judges that will provide their decision if the fight were to go all 5 rounds in this title match.

The official report was provided by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Keith Kizer.

MMA Referee:

  • Yves Lavigne (other important bouts he was a referee in: was in charge of the UFC 97 title fight between Anderson Silva and Thales Leites, where “The Spider” won via unanimous decision.  He has also officiated Sonnen’s UFC 98 decision triumph over Dan Miller).


  • Patricia Morse Jarman
  • Junichirio Kamijo
  • Chris Lee
** Jarman and Kamijo had chosen Carlos Condit over Nick Diaz in the main event bout at UFC 143.
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